The Good Fight: Season 1 Reviews

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November 26, 2019
The rewritten version with a slack-jawed Lockhart's snapping off a TV showing Trump's inauguration makes even more sense.
February 26, 2019
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.
March 30, 2018
The heroines in "The Good Fight," at least so far, are simpler. Their problems are less intimate, their strategies less perplexing.
March 6, 2018
Of The Good Fight's three leads, Maia is set up to have the grandest arc. But it's Lucca who proves the most fascinating.
March 6, 2018
There's so much to be excited about in this first episode. It sets up The Good Fight as a familiar story (a woman tries to remake herself and her career in the wake of scandal) and something brand new.
March 6, 2018
I'm pleased to report that my faith in Queen Baranski was rewarded: The Good Fight is a sleek and very intelligent drama about two women picking up themselves up again after being screwed over by rich white men.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 29, 2017
I always find contemporary US drama a bit prim when it comes to effing and jeffing, but its use here is judicious and gives an immediacy to the dialogue.
June 6, 2017
It's just nice to be back in America, as seen by the Kings. Their writing remains sharp and witty. Their knack for telling stories through crisp visuals gives The Good Fight a high-gloss sheen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 6, 2017
Creatively, it's a satisfying return to the world, freed of the Florrick baggage that made the final Good Wife days less exciting, even if her absence seems to limit the new show's overall ceiling.
March 30, 2017
This is both a set-up ripe with potential and that shamefully rare phenomenon, a showcase for three fascinating, three-dimensional female leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 29, 2017
The Good Fight weaves all its elements together as masterfully as its predecessor did and looks set to deliver.
March 27, 2017
It's a fresh take on The Good Wife model, and one that puts women and minorities first.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 21, 2017
The Good Fight is current, urgent, steeped in real-life politics that make it a little more than just a compelling character-driven drama.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 21, 2017
The Good Fight preserves its predecessors' tone, intelligence, quirkiness and Nancy Drew sense of adventure, while leaving behind some old, beaten baggage.
February 21, 2017
Among The Good Wife's signature achievements was its examination of the failure of white liberals to stamp out subtle racism in the workplace. The Good Fight reverses the racial perspective.
February 17, 2017
All of it is a fight worth fighting, indeed.
February 17, 2017
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
CBS's The Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight is not merely the best of CBS's less-than-bumper crop of current dramas; it's the best hour CBS has aired since, well, The Good Wife.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 17, 2017
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
The Good Fight feels appropriately like an extension on the brand and unless you discover that what you really liked about The Good Wife was the soap opera of Alicia Florrick's life, you'll find this a welcome return.
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