Tuesday“The Good Wife’’ (CBS)
Stars: Julianna Margulies (pictured), Chris Noth, Christine Baranski
The concept: A mother of two (Margulies) returns to the workplace as a defense attorney when her politician hubby (Noth) goes to jail after a sex and corruption scandal. Can she hold her own against young hotshots?
Our take: I love Margulies in this role; she’s not a superwoman, but she’s gaining confidence. And I love the idea of exploring the emotional fallout of the “good’’ wives who stand by their husbands during humiliating press conferences. But the crooked gender office politics are too obvious and could turn the drama into an op-ed cartoon.
Alternate name: “Eliza Bethedwards’’
Grade: B (Sept. 22)