Rewind Guide: How to Catch Up on Shows You've Missed
The Good Wife
'The Good Wife'
Returns: This fall for Season 4
What You Can Skip: Everything but the first and last episode of each season.
Like the FX with "Sons of Anarchy," CBS was kind enough to do a "Good Wife" crash-course episode right before Season 3 started. But don't worry if you can't track it down; as much as we love us some Alicia Florrick, at the end of the day this show is basically a procedural with the sheen of a serial drama -- the juiciest stuff is all at the bookends.