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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Air date: Feb 19, 2017
2
Air date: Feb 19, 2017
3
Air date: Feb 26, 2017
4
Air date: Mar 5, 2017
5
Air date: Mar 12, 2017
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Air date: Mar 19, 2017
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Air date: Mar 26, 2017
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Air date: Apr 2, 2017
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Air date: Apr 9, 2017
10
Air date: Apr 16, 2017

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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.

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Critic Reviews for The Good Fight Season 1

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (27)

All of it is a fight worth fighting, indeed.

Feb 17, 2017 | Full Review…
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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.

Feb 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.

Feb 17, 2017 | Full Review…

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

Feb 17, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Feb 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Solid opener, compelling premise, good cast and one major hole.

Feb 16, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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In the same way that The Good Wife was unafraid to comment on the issues of the day, the sequel The Good Fight takes on the same mantra, with added force.

Mar 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The Good Fight injects just enough hope and levity into its narrative that it isn't purely cynical. It strikes the right balance between being real but also not a total downer.

Feb 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Back on familiar ground, [co-creators Robert and Michelle King] able to proclaim their liberal agenda within the format of a legal drama.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Not surprisingly, the actress rises to the occasion, thereby confirming what many a Good Wife fan suspected going in: [Christine] Baranski makes a helluva leading lady.

Mar 30, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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