If you’re not watching The Good Wife, then you’re missing out on one of the best dramas on TV. Seriously. I was kind of put off by the premise because I don’t really go for the “ripped from the headlines” types of shows. But I got so many requests to see the Florrick family’s apartment in Chicago that I finally started watching…and got totally hooked.
The sets are great, too. So, as I promised when I posted photos of Alicia’s former home, which she revisited in a recent episode, we’re taking a closer look at her apartment.
Julianna Marguiles plays Alicia, a politician’s wife whose life is changed by her husband’s sex scandal. After spending years as a stay-at-home mom, she goes back to work as an attorney to pay the bills and discovers that she’s really good at it.
“Designer Dad” Stephen Saint-Onge had the opportunity to visit the set in person and he wrote a great post about it, filled with behind-the-scenes photos and details that you can see on his blog. That’s where I found some of these fabulous set photos. Thanks, Stephen!
The Set Decorator for the series is the talented Beth Kushnick. Her work on the show is so popular that the sets have their own Twitter account (which I follow!): @GoodWifeSetDec. She also writes a blog for CBS.com that gives inside looks into the weekly set design.
Chris Noth plays Alicia’s ex-husband Peter Florrick, whose misdeeds while in office put him out of a job and into a prison cell. If I have any complaints about the show, it’s that he’s not in enough of the episodes!
Another great character is Eli Gold, played by the brilliant Alan Cumming. (Jane Austen lovers still remember him as Mr. Elton in the 1996 “Gwyneth version” of Emma.)
Another reason to watch–if you’re a Gilmore Girls fan like I am, anyway–is to see Rory’s old boyfriend Logan. Matt Czuchry plays Cary Agos on The Good Wife and is one of my favorite characters. Almost makes me wish Rory ended up with him…
- Stephen Saint-Onge Visits the Good Wife Sets
- Set Decorator Beth Kushnick’s Blog at CBS.com
- A Q&A with Set Decorator Beth Kushnick
P.S. On a recent episode, Alicia revisited the beautiful home they lost after her husband’s scandal and contemplated buying it back again. You can see photos of it here.
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