The Good Fight Reviews & Ratings

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The show picks up one year after the events of The Good Wife's finale and stars Good Wife vets Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo and Sarah Steele (reprising their respective roles as Diane, Lucca and Marissa). In the new series, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of Diane’s goddaughter, Maia (Game of Thrones‘ Rose Leslie), while simultaneously wiping Diane’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca at one of Chicago’s pre-eminent law firms.
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Feb 20, 2017 7:52AM EST
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I have to say I wasn't really expecting a lot from the spinoff (TGW was indeed a truly amazing show, but I didn't see a future without Alicia), however, I must say that TGF delivered, which goes to show the incredible writing team behind it! And hey, swear words FTW! 'Though it has a lot in common with the flagship series, The Good Fight ultimately blows up The Good Wife’s narrative.'

I have to say I wasn't really expecting a lot from the spinoff (TGW was indeed a truly amazing show, but I didn't see a future without Alicia), however, I must say that TGF delivered, which goes to show the incredible writing team behind it! And hey, swear words FTW! 'Though it has a lot in common with the flagship series, The Good Fight ultimately blows up The Good Wife’s narrative.'

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by Darmah
May 16, 2017 10:51AM EDT
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There is no substitute for quality...... I'm so pleased they did this, great characters, credible plots, and wonderful writing
And on a more jocular note, I'm surprised that the writers (so far) have not had someone say, "You know nothing Maia Rindell" to the tyro lawyer!

There is no substitute for quality...... I'm so pleased they did this, great characters, credible plots, and wonderful writing
And on a more jocular note, I'm surprised that the writers (so far) have not had someone say, "You know nothing Maia Rindell" to the tyro lawyer!

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Mar 21, 2018 11:08AM EDT
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I didn't know what to expect from the TGW spin-off, but was willing to give it a chance.

After the first season I must say it was a good decision. TGW
was a truly great show and TGF is continuing in the same manner.

I like Christine Baranski and especially Cush Jumbo's character Lucca Quinn was so compelling.
And Marissa Gold (Sarah Steele), isn't she great and now in season 2 her character seems to get more focus and getting better.

I didn't know what to expect from the TGW spin-off, but was willing to give it a chance.

After the first season I must say it was a good decision. TGW
was a truly great show and TGF is continuing in the same manner.

I like Christine Baranski and especially Cush Jumbo's character Lucca Quinn was so compelling.
And Marissa Gold (Sarah Steele), isn't she great and now in season 2 her character seems to get more focus and getting better.

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Feb 24, 2017 3:52PM EST
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The Good Fight has all the makings of a compelling and smartly comedic legal drama, as good as or better than its predecessor, The Good Wife (or more specifically, its first five seasons). I have very high hopes for newcomer Rose Leslie, and look forward to seeing how this show will continue to explore the themes of innocence, ambition, honesty, and justice, as well as how the Kings will restructure their well-known world in Alicia's wake.

The Good Fight has all the makings of a compelling and smartly comedic legal drama, as good as or better than its predecessor, The Good Wife (or more specifically, its first five seasons). I have very high hopes for newcomer Rose Leslie, and look forward to seeing how this show will continue to explore the themes of innocence, ambition, honesty, and justice, as well as how the Kings will restructure their well-known world in Alicia's wake.

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Jun 25, 2019 12:45PM EDT
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Kind of amazed what they can get away with in this show. :) It is very good, very clever and very entertaining. However, the last few episodes of Season 3 really went down hill, as if someone had a vacation to get to and needed to hurry up...threads got kind of lost and things got very confusing. I don't care if they continue with it or not, which means they probably lost a lot of viewers.

Kind of amazed what they can get away with in this show. :) It is very good, very clever and very entertaining. However, the last few episodes of Season 3 really went down hill, as if someone had a vacation to get to and needed to hurry up...threads got kind of lost and things got very confusing. I don't care if they continue with it or not, which means they probably lost a lot of viewers.

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May 29, 2018 4:10PM EDT
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They are not my own, but I thought these comments constituted a good review of the second season of the show:

"I thought the show I was watching was still an extension of The Good Wife, just a bit more edgy having been liberated from the constraints of network TV. That all changed for me with the finale. TGF has well and truly become its own thing.

The Good Wife was a legal drama with occasional silliness. The Good Fight is a silly show with occasional legal drama. The transformation is complete: this is a pitch black comedy above all else. It was when [2.13 spoiler] that the true nature of this show shifted into focus for me and everything made sense again. It has been said before that TGF is about Trump and how he feels like an actual character on the show, but it didn't hit me until now how much this is true. This is not a show about lawyers set in current times, it is a show about the current times, featuring lawyers. In light of this revelation (...), the entire season looks much more cohesive in retrospect. That overarching storyline I thought it was missing was there all along. Those episodes that felt a bit too on-the-nose (...) were actually the heart of what the show wanted to say, and not the background calling undue attention to itself. (...)

Is it liberal wish fulfillment? Sure you can call it that, but I think it's selling the show very short. It's clear where the creators of TGF stand on the political spectrum, but it didn't feel to me like they were trying to push an agenda. Rather it was an attempt to creatively process the world we live in, through dark comedy and farce, but with sincerity. And to me, that's admirable and exciting to watch. For the Kings to use their platform of a little-watched drama tucked away on a litte-subscribed streaming service to do that, utterly transforming the very genre they operate in in the process, is more than a little crazy. And must-see television as a result."

(credit: CrashTextDummie @ http://forums.previously.tv/topic/70551-s02e13-day-492/?do=findComment&comment=4369585)

They are not my own, but I thought these comments constituted a good review of the second season of the show:

"I thought the show I was watching was still an extension of The Good Wife, just a bit more edgy having been liberated from the constraints of network TV. That all changed for me with the finale. TGF has well and truly become its own thing.

The Good Wife was a legal drama with occasional silliness. The Good Fight is a silly show with occasional legal drama. The transformation is complete: this is a pitch black comedy above all else. It was when [2.13 spoiler] that the true nature of this show shifted into focus for me and everything made sense again. It has been said before that TGF is about Trump and how he feels like an actual character on the show, but it didn't hit me until now how much this is true. This is not a show about lawyers set in current times, it is a show about the current times, featuring lawyers. In light of this revelation (...), the entire season looks much more cohesive in retrospect. That overarching storyline I thought it was missing was there all along. Those episodes that felt a bit too on-the-nose (...) were actually the heart of what the show wanted to say, and not the background calling undue attention to itself. (...)

Is it liberal wish fulfillment? Sure you can call it that, but I think it's selling the show very short. It's clear where the creators of TGF stand on the political spectrum, but it didn't feel to me like they were trying to push an agenda. Rather it was an attempt to creatively process the world we live in, through dark comedy and farce, but with sincerity. And to me, that's admirable and exciting to watch. For the Kings to use their platform of a little-watched drama tucked away on a litte-subscribed streaming service to do that, utterly transforming the very genre they operate in in the process, is more than a little crazy. And must-see television as a result."

(credit: CrashTextDummie @ http://forums.previously.tv/topic/70551-s02e13-day-492/?do=findComment&comment=4369585)

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by orekeTV
May 29, 2018 1:07AM EDT
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Excellent show...love the character development and their role in the new political climate. Go Diane, Go! Please please keep Colin and Luca together!

Excellent show...love the character development and their role in the new political climate. Go Diane, Go! Please please keep Colin and Luca together!

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Apr 1, 2018 12:38PM EDT
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Just as topical and binge-worthy as The Good Wife!

Just as topical and binge-worthy as The Good Wife!

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by Penles
Jan 23, 2018 6:02AM EST
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Love this show can not wait for its return march cant come soon enough

Love this show can not wait for its return march cant come soon enough

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Jun 24, 2017 4:43AM EDT
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I'm going out on a limb giving this a 5 star after watching just one episode, but I can't see it going bad. The Good Wife is one of the best shows I have ever watched, and The Good Fight seems like it will be a great continuation of the story. The cast is amazing, my feminist side is excited about the female leads and the fact I can watch it on HBO is yet another plus. More comments after I have finished the first season.

I'm going out on a limb giving this a 5 star after watching just one episode, but I can't see it going bad. The Good Wife is one of the best shows I have ever watched, and The Good Fight seems like it will be a great continuation of the story. The cast is amazing, my feminist side is excited about the female leads and the fact I can watch it on HBO is yet another plus. More comments after I have finished the first season.