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The Good Fight: Season 1 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: An auspicious beginning for CBS All Access, The Good Fight solidly follows its predecessor while allowing for new storytelling styles, a wider narrative scope, and a chance for its lead to explore new territory with a relatable human struggle.

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The legal drama series is a spin-off of "The Good Wife" and takes place about a year after that series ended. Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) is pushed out of her law firm when a scam leaves her broke and ruins the reputation of her goddaughter Maia (Rose Leslie). The two women end up joining Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) at a new firm and together they try getting back on their feet. The first season of the show follows Diane and Maia as they rise through the ranks and rebuild their careers, while also trying to solve the mystery of the case that destroyed their professional and personal lives. The series also serves as commentary to America's contemporary political climate, dealing with issues that go from institutional racism to Trump's election.

Cast

Christine Baranski
as Diane Lockhart
Cush Jumbo
as Lucca Quinn
Delroy Lindo
as Robert Boseman
Sarah Steele
as Marissa Gold
Paul Guilfoyle (II)
as Henry Rindell
Bernadette Peters
as Lenore Rindell
Erica Tazel
as Barbara Kolstad
Justin Bartha
as Colin Morello
Dylan Baker
as Colin Sweeney
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This is both a set-up ripe with potential and that shamefully rare phenomenon, a showcase for three fascinating, three-dimensional female leads.

March 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

All of it is a fight worth fighting, indeed.

February 17, 2017 | Full Review…

The Good Wife always was about reinvention and perseverance, and The Good Fight continues those themes beautifully. It's an excellent series - a perfect sequel.

February 17, 2017 | Full Review…
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The best news about The Good Fight is that it takes a character a lot of us have loved for years and challenges her to be better, and less complacent, than she's ever been -- with no guarantee that she'll succeed.

February 17, 2017 | Full Review…

CBS made the first two episodes available for review, and they're both pretty terrific.

February 17, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Anyone who did love The Good Wife won't regret figuring out how to make this new show a part of their lives. After all, a good show is a good show. And The Good Fight shows no signs of being anything else.

February 17, 2017 | Full Review…

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