"Good Wife" is the ne plus ultra of middle-aged white people entertainment. (Wait, no - "Mad Men" is.) Here are the characters ranked by how much my wife Jennifer and I enjoy them.
  1. Eli Gold (Alan Cumming)
  2. Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies)
    Although we get mad at her a lot.
  3. Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski)
  4. Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker)
  5. Will Gardner (Josh Charles)
    Only ranked this low 'cause, you know, he's dead. At least once an episode, Jennifer or I would erupt, "Will's a weasel!"
  6. Kalinda Sharma (Archie Panjabi)
    Although they're blowing it with her this season.
  7. Peter Florrick (Chris Noth)
    Peter scenes were our FAVORITES for many seasons, but then they really sold his character out this season by having him sleep around again.
  8. Lemond Bishop (Mike Colter)
    I do an imitation of him breaking character between scenes that KILLS with Jennifer.
  9. Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox)
  10. Elsbeth Tascioni (Carrie Preston)
    Someone PLEASE introduce her to Tina Fey in time for second season of "Kimmie."
  11. David Lee (Zach Grenier)
  12. Cary Agos (Matt Czuchry)
  13. Kurt McVeigh (Gary Cole)
  14. Jackie Florrick (Mary Beth Peil)
    Don't understand why she doesn't play the senior-white-lady-who-says-sexually-inappropriate-things in every big-budget comedy.
  15. Owen Cavanaugh (Dallas Roberts)
  16. Judge Richard Cuesta (David Paymer)
  17. Judge Charles Abernathy (Dennis O' Hare)
  18. Grace Florrick (Mackenzie Vega)
  19. Zach Florrick (Graham Phillips)
  20. Finn Polmar (Matthew Goode)
    Although I think Jennifer enjoys him more than she lets on.
  21. Joy Grubick (Linda Lavin)
    In three episodes, she's created a more vivid off-camera life than many actors do in the entire runs of their series.
    Suggested by @SGGinNYC