Commentary: The New Yorker

“The Good Wife” went at its theme sideways, with cunning and great TV craftsmanship. With her helmet of hair and black-slash eyebrows, Julianna Margulies’s Florrick was a mysterious figure, gifted at hiding motives, even from herself. In the first episode, she was still recovering from the press conference at which her husband, Peter (Chris Noth), the Cook County state attorney, had confessed to having sex with prostitutes. The press nicknamed her St. Alicia, a sneer embossed on a pedestal. While Peter was in jail, awaiting trial for corruption, she took a job as a junior litigator,

via Julianna Margulies on CBS’s “The Good Wife” : The New Yorker.