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Fresh Air TV critic David Bianculli on the series finale of The Good Wife:

For years now, The Good Wife has been the best drama series on broadcast television – but it deserves even more praise than that. Robert and Michelle King, the creators of  CBS’s The Good Wife, have had to deal, from the start, with restrictive network standards, inconsistent scheduling, intrusive advertising breaks, and a production order of 22 episodes per season – almost twice that of its cable and streaming competition. Yet, from start to finish, The Good Wife has been rewarding, surprising, and delightfully unpredictable. It became one of my favorite TV series to watch – and stayed that way until the end.

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