Here’s the best part of this Golden Age of TV that we’re currently living through: Stuff like “The Good Wife,” a show with 30 Emmy nominations, can now be binged with abandon leading into its fifth season.
It’s one of the best acted network TV shows that you’ll ever see, and this Labor Day weekend, it’s all yours. The first four seasons of “The Good Wife” will be available on Hulu Plus starting on September 1st. Binge away.
Here’s what you probably already know about it: Julianna Margulies plays Alicia. Her husband cheated on her. He’s a politician. It gets out to the media. She decides — and struggles — to keep the family together.
That’s the baseline. But it evolves into so much more over four seasons. She’s a lawyer, a tough cookie with “Law & Order”-style cases that make the show a little too accessible to random hangers-on and couch hoppers.
Martha Plimpton slides in at points. So does Michael J. Fox. Josh Charles was Emmy-nominated for his work as Will. There’s fan fiction about him and another character on the Internet, and that’s all we can probably say without ruining everything.
If you haven’t already, you should watch it all and find out for yourself. Right a wrong before the season five premiere on CBS Sept. 29.