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Review of "The Good Fight" 2/28/17 by Suzanne
Airs Mondays on CBS All Access


I loved "The Good Wife," although I came to it late. I really miss it, so I'm glad that they made this spin-off, "The Good Fight." I'm sure I'm not the only one! Some of the lead characters from that previous show are not on the new show, such as the entire Florrick family, Eli, Cary, or minor characters likeable characters Jason, Finn or Louis (at least so far; it's possible some of them may appear later). The star of this ensemble show is Diane (Christine Baranski). Now, Diane was never the most sympathetic character on "The Good Wife," but they've softened her a bit on this show because she's suffered some setbacks. She and her husband, Kurt (Gary Cole), are getting a divorce because he cheated on her, somewhere between Alicia leaving and now... I hope they find a way to keep him around because he's one of my favorites. Two other familiar faces on the show are Lucca (Cush Jumbo) and Marissa (Sarah Steele). The presence of Marissa gives me major hope that we will see her dad, Eli, at some point! I really love Alan Cumming, and he always had the best lines in "The Good Wife."

The other lead character in the show is newcomer Maia (Rose Leslie). Diane, Lucca and Maia anchor the show, and everyone else revolves around them and their situation. Maia's father, Henry (the always reliable Paul Guilfoyle from "CSI") is a financial investor who is arrested for running a Ponzi scheme. He's a good friend of Diane's, so she invested with him. She had planned to retire, so she left the law firm formerly known as Lockhart/Gardner and was about to buy a French mansion when her friend was arrested. Maia is her daughter, who's just out of law school and being harrassed by other people whose money was lost. Diane, who's forced to go back to work, gives her a job because of her connections.

After the scandal, Diane, Lucca, Maia and Marissa end up working for a law firm headed by Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo, who's always spectacular). His partner Barbara (Erica Tazel of "Justified") isn't too keen to have all these new people working at their firm. Another favorite actress of mine, Bernadette Peters, plays Maia's mother. Michael Boatman has a small role in the law firm as well. In the first episode, we see the old favorites David Lee and Howard Lyman. Christine Lahti shows up in the second episode as the oily Andrea and Denis O'Hare returns as quirky Judge Abernathy. I hope we see more of the revolving kooky cast of "The Good Wife!" Either way, this is a very good show, and I can't wait to watch the rest.

I think if you haven't seen "The Good Wife," you should still enjoy this one and not be lost. But do yourself a favor and watch "The Good Wife," too! All 7 seasons are available on CBS All Access and on DVD.

If you don't have CBS All Access, get it for this show. It's only $6 a month! It's worth it. This is just the first original show on their new internet network. The new series "Star Trek" Discovery" will be coming out, too. I'm sure they will have more fine shows available as well.

MORE INFORMATION:

THE GOOD FIGHT

THE GOOD FIGHT picks up one year after the events of the final episode of “The Good Wife.” In the new series, an enormous financial scam has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, Maia Rindell, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart’s savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago’s preeminent law firms.

ON AIR:

Premieres Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 (8:00 PM, ET) on-demand on CBS All Access and with a special broadcast of the premiere episode on the CBS Television Network (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

 

After premiere night, all new episodes will be available weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers.

ORIGINATION:

New York

FORMAT:

Drama (Filmed in HD)

STARRING:

Christine Baranski

(Diane Lockhart)

 

Cush Jumbo

(Lucca Quinn)

 

Rose Leslie

(Maia Rindell)

 

Delroy Lindo

(Adrian Boseman)

 

Erica Tazel

(Barbara Kolstad)

 

Sarah Steele

(Marissa Gold)

 

Justin Bartha

(Colin Morrello)

 

 

 

GUEST STARRING:

Paul Guilfoyle

(Henry Rindell)

 

Bernadette Peters

(Lenore Rindell)

PRODUCED BY:

CBS Television Studios

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:

Robert and Michelle King, Phil Alden Robinson, Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Liz Glotzer, Brooke Kennedy and Alison Cross

For press information and photos visit: www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-all-access/shows/the-good-fight

Facebook: @thegoodfightCBS

Twitter: @thegoodfight

Instagram: @thegoodfightCBS

CBS TV Studios Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBSTVStudios


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