The Good Fight: Full Season 1
April 18, 2017 4:09 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Diane Lockhart and an awful lot of the gang are back in this spinoff of The Good Wife.
posted by lalex (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I loved this. It was like slipping back into a familiar wine cardigan, as someone once dubbed Alicia's wardrobe of cashmere loungewear, and it's a huge relief to have the gang back without focusing on Alicia and her family.

Too many wonderful returning guest stars to list!

I'm loving a lot of the interpersonal relationships here, particularly those between Marissa and Jay, Lucca and Colin, and Lucca and Maia.

I am a huge, huge fan of the TV show Justified, but one of its flaws was that Erica Tazel's character was underdeveloped. I'm hoping the writers here do more with Barbara in the second season.

Anyone you'd like to see back that didn't appear this season? Looking at my list from the first episode's post, I'm still hoping for appearances from Eli, Kalinda, Cary (#1, obviously), Lemond Bishop, Simone Canning, Nancy Crozier, Patti Nyholm, and Owen WITHOUT ALICIA. So happy Julius Cain is back.
posted by lalex at 4:18 PM on April 18, 2017


I didn't realize that was the season finale!
posted by Obscure Reference at 5:29 AM on April 19, 2017


After careful consideration, I have decided I like this spin-off better than the original. Definitely better than the last two seasons of "The Good Wife".
posted by seasparrow at 9:36 AM on May 4, 2017


I really enjoyed the show, except for most of the Maia plot. I'm sure we'll get more of it, but I would be just as happy if it was a very minor arc.
posted by jeather at 4:47 PM on May 5, 2017 [1 favorite]


Late to the party here, but I'm loving this. Binged up to episode 5 yesterday and knew as soon as Lucca said they they needed someone unorthodox as the firm lawyer that Elsbeth would be making a return.
I can't tell if or which of Maia's family is/isn't the bad persons which is fantastic and keeps it interesting for me.
I hadn't realised until this came along how much Alicia and the family was dragging The Good Wife down.
posted by unliteral at 8:00 PM on June 20, 2017


Okay, all done. Overall I liked it a lot. Maia reminds me of the Erica in The Girlfriend Experience. They are both subject to social media harassment and difficult personal circumstances but are able to stand up to the difficulties with an underlying strength and boldness.
That said, the actions in the final episode were a joke. Who sticks a USB drive that you have been told contains malicious code designed to bring down the city electricity grid, into your network connected work laptop? Completely implausible.
The luring of Dylan to the restaurant. Seems unlikely.
Maia slipping into a temporal TV warp and becoming a spearwife in the year 299 AL - as if!
One thing is definite though. Henry is a complete shit.
posted by unliteral at 3:59 PM on June 21, 2017


Loved this show, and it is my favourite new show of the year. Henry will not win any Father of the Year awards, but it's riveting. Happy to hear there will be a season two on the horizon. I watched The Good Wife and never really cared for it, but The Good Fight is an entirely other matter. The three characters I liked the most from the former are really unleashed perfectly here, and I am happy I finally got to see it.
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 10:05 AM on July 23, 2017 [1 favorite]


I am a huge, huge fan of the TV show Justified, but one of its flaws was that Erica Tazel's character was underdeveloped. I'm hoping the writers here do more with Barbara in the second season.

uuuggggghhhhh 'The Good Fight' Season 2: Erica Tazel Exits as Series Regular
posted by lalex at 1:33 PM on September 20, 2017


uuuggggghhhhh 'The Good Fight' Season 2: Erica Tazel Exits as Series Regular

No!
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 7:34 AM on October 9, 2017


I just finished season 1 last night and am really, really enjoying the show so far. I'm wondering why I was so sure I wouldn't enjoy it that I never even bothered to watch a single episode. I think the problem was that I was sooooo done with Alicia's story by the time The Good Wife ended -- I thought her story was very played out and that the show had lost its way -- but removing her from the story while keeping most of the rest of the cast and adding some good new characters made it fresh again. The Good Wife was always one of those rare shows that have a particularly immersive and rich world, and The Good Fight has made full use of it. And not only do they bring back an exceptionally fine cast, they added new characters! Bernadette Peters! Andrea Martin! And looking at the IMDB cast list, I see more coming!

I liked Rose Leslie's character and story. (And wouldn't Lady Sybil Crawley be thrilled! Her protégée has succeeded beyond her wildest dreams, going from being a maid at Downton Abbey to being a lawyer in Chicago!) I always knew her parents had to be neck deep in that investment scam. Neither of them had any idea that the money coming in from their clients wasn't actually being invested in anything? Really? They could not possibly be innocent of any wrongdoing. What especially appalled me was the way they used their daughter's name to do it. Those two are snakes. Poor Maia, who is quite a decent person, was too smart and perceptive and honest not to know it all along, though she never fully faced up to it.

Also, like The Good Wife, this show has great costuming, particularly the suits. Such beautiful, beautiful suits. One could write an entire dissertation on what the suits of each character indicate about them.

Anyway, I have two more seasons to watch now.
posted by orange swan at 6:33 PM on February 2, 2020 [2 favorites]


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