The Good Fight

King Size Productions

English     7.5     2017     USA


Picking up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of "The Good Wife", an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart's savings. Forced out of her law firm, now called "Lockhart, Deckler, Gussman, Lee, Lyman, Gilbert, Lurie, Kagan, Tannebaum & Associates", they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago's preeminent law firms.


Peter McGinn wrote:
After we finished watching The Good Wife, we knew we would continue on to watch this spinoff show. I checked some reviews on a different site and saw a bunch of one-star reviews, which I have come to know is usually due to liberal politics, a positive presentation of gay or lesbian characters, or too many people of color in leading roles. In this case it might have been a combination of all three elements. I am really enjoying the show. It is funny and dramatic in turns, and very edgy in its plots and presentation. Sometimes it goes perhaps pushes the envelope a bit too far. One example is a corrupt character introduced in the fourth season. I tired of him quickly. It felt to me the actor was “doing” Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman. But these excesses are all in the pursuit of a story told well. Sometimes it seems like they are cranking out conspiracy theories, but why not? Why should the far right have all the fun making up news? So if a liberal leaning show makes your ears bleed you will want to give this a rest or have gauze on hand to stem the flow. For everyone else, make some popcorn and pull up a seat and perhaps prepare to binge watch.