The Good Wife
Here’s a secret: The Good Wife is one of the gayest shows on broadcast television. It’s also one of the most exciting and fun procedural-ish shows around.
Julianna Margulies’s Alicia Florrick is stunning and brilliant and funny and sexy. You want to hate her for being so perfect, but then she wins your case for you and drinks like a (classy) sailor. What’s not to love? There’s Alan Cumming and Nathan Lane, who are series regulars, and they’re both so incredibly watchable. And then of course Hillary Clinton’s fictional BFF Diane Lockhart is played by Christine Baranski like a boss.
While this show of love triangles and ripped-from-the-headlines legal entanglements is set in Chicago, it’s shot in New York, which means theater stars galore: Stockard Channing, Jonathan Groff, Anika Noni Rose, Kristen Chenoweth, John Benjamin Hickey, Dallas Roberts, Ana Gasteyer, Bebe Neuwirth, and T.R. Knight, to name just a few. I’m surprised they haven’t had the ghost of Jerry Orbach yet.
And then there’s Kalinda. What will she wear? Who will she make out with? (Maybe Cary? Maybe some beautiful government agent?) Who knows? But I’m sure it will involve leather. — Michelle Garcia