Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Good Fight


As I started thinking ahead to my posts for this week, I counted to see what letter fell on Wednesday. (Even though I'm not officially doing the A to Z Challenge, I'm still writing to the letter of the day.)

G? That made today's post topic obvious.

I have lamented the fact that The Good Wife's spin off, The Good Fight, was only going to be broadcast on CBS All Access, CBS's paid streaming service. I have made many blog comments to this effect. I knew that one day I'd bite the bullet and sign up.

Then, a couple weeks ago, I heard that CBS was doing an extra long free trial. Instead of the usual week, they were opening it up for a month. (Only until something like April 23rd, so if you're thinking about doing the same, check to see if there's a deadline. The coupon code was ALL.)

I signed up that night and immediately started this show. I finished season 3 Monday night. But while in the midst of season 2 (sometime last week), I heard that season 4 is starting soon. How soon? Tomorrow (April 9th). Talk about timing...

So, because I suck at writing synopses, the show is about (via Google):
The CBS All Access series picks up one year after the events in the final episode of "The Good Wife." After a financial scam destroys the reputation of young lawyer Maia Rindell and wipes out her mentor and godmother Diane Lockhart's savings, the two are forced out of Lockhart & Lee and join forces with Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago's pre-eminent law firms. At Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad, Diane finds familiar faces, including Colin Morrello, who is a rising star in the state's attorney's office, and Marissa Gold. Though starting at the bottom, Diane and Maia are determined to rebuild their careers and lives at the new firm.

Or, if you prefer trailers:


(That's the trailer for the first season. You can find trailers for all the seasons here.)

It's a great show. Very dramatic. The stakes are always high. And the supporting characters...

If you ever saw The Good Wife, you'll remember how some guest stars would recur. Like, they're lawyers, so occasionally they're in court. Several of the judges are familiar faces. And they return episodes and seasons later, and they're playing the same judge. This leads to some good jokes, especially if you're paying attention.

It's a great show. If you haven't had a chance to see it, you should check it out. It is the only reason I'm doing CBS All Access. (And I'm a sci-fi fan and I do want to see Picard.)

13 comments:

  1. I like how so many businesses are extending free trials and waiving base fees. :) My husband and I feel so blessed to live where we do. Stay safe!

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    1. It's useful. Probably a marketing ploy, but it's helping me :)

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  2. Husband love The Good Wife, but I don't care for it. But maybe if I get a re-run that strikes me right, I'll start watching it.

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    1. Then you won't like The Good Fight unless Diane Lockhart was your favorite character.

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  3. Sounds like a good one! Read about it.

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  4. Frigging CBS putting all the good shows up on All Access. Yeah, the long free trial is good, but I think it's going to run out before the pandemic does.

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  5. That is neat that they extended the trial period and you can get this show in. I would imagine they are hoping people will forget about the trial period and then continue on with the service especially during this pandemic for those that can afford to then pay for the service.

    betty

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  6. Started out watching the Good Wife, thought it pretty good but after awhile it seemed to get old to me so I stopped watching. Every so often I would jump on just to see what was going on. I have not watched the Good Fight though.

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    1. The Good Fight is more of the same, just with a different set of characters.

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  7. Not my cuppa tea. But probably just as well, I have more than enough tv to go on with :)

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  8. I watched some of The Good Wife, off and on. I am so far out of the loop that I would never be able to pick up the thread. But I LOVE that all these broadcast stations that were opening up streaming are letting people view for free for a bit.

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    1. If you started from the beginning... Not of The Good Wife. Although, you could do that, too. But only if you're looking for something to watch. Not everyone is looking for something to watch.

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  9. I never watched The Good Wife but I heard it was good and this one looks good because of Christine Baranski

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