I finally just finished season 2 (after FINALLY fixing the performance issue with my laptop) and OMG, I can't believe we have to wait until next year for new episodes! I really wish they'd give us a longer season. Twelve episodes just is not enough!
In spite of the pretty serious storyline they've given Diane, the finale still had some laughs. All the ladies cursing loudly while Luca was in labor was laugh out loud funny. We thought Colin's mom was nuts, but only because we hadn't met Luca's mom yet! You just know Andrea Martin and Judith Light had a ball with those scenes.
The jingle that idiot came up with in favor of lawyers = When they played it over the closing credits, I was dying. Oh, and yes, let's arm all the lawyers....and the firearms instructors will definitely be hot women in bikinis Even Julius seemed to get that those four were fools.
We watched the first 2 episodes of season 1 last night and enjoyed it. So, they have filmed 3 seasons which aired on CBS All Access? Has season 3 finished airing? I wonder why they are doing this? Do they want to drum up more viewers for CBS All Access? Those of you who have been watching it on All Access, how much is it? I wonder if I should stick with watching season 1 b/c I really don't have any desire to pay more money to watch seasons 2 and 3 on All Access. Darn them all!
The show's third season just wrapped up a few weeks ago. They post one episode per week as if it were on regular TV, as opposed to dumping the whole season at once like many streaming shows.
All Access is $5.99 a month (I think, unless it's gone up). Many FORTers have had it for years, ever since the Big Brother live feeds moved there several seasons ago. And Big Brother is starting up next week, so there's that too. There's a thread on how to subscribe in the BB Live Feeds forum.
I remember when The Good Fight, the sequel to The Good Wife, first started running on All Access after Big Brother a couple of years ago and passed on it because I didn't want to pay for All Access. Watched eps. 1 and 2 of season 1 last night and Loved it! With BB coming up I decided to pay for a month of All Access where I can binge all three seasons now and drop All Access after a month if I find (as usual) that I'm not interested in watching the Live Feeds! Loving this show!
CBS All Access will premiere the fourth season of The Good Fight starring Christine Baranski on Thursday, April 9. New episodes of the legal drama spun off from CBS’ The Good Wife will be available every Thursday thereafter on the streamer.
The 10-episode Season 4 finds Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart navigating a very different landscape. After they lost their biggest client, Chumhum, and their founding partner’s name was tarnished, Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart was forced to accept an offer by a huge multinational law firm, STR Laurie, to become a small subsidiary. Suddenly, all of their decisions can be second-guessed by the giant firm that is literally on top of them. While STR Laurie initially seem like benevolent overlords, we find Diane Lockhart (Baranski) and her colleagues chafing at their loss of independence.
Cush Jumbo, Audra McDonald, Sarah Steele, Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi, Zach Grenier, John Larroquette and Delroy Lindo also star in the series. Hugh Dancy joins Season 4 in a recurring role.
I'm all caught up now since I finally signed up for CBS All Access. I'm trying to decide whether or not I'll cancel and then re-up once this and a few other shows have come back with new content. LOVED the third season, but that finale was a heart stopper.
BOO! We were already losing Delroy Lindo and Now Cush is leaving too? I do hope that they come back next season to wrap up storylines. It would feel weird if the show started up and both Adrian and Lucca were just gone
I thought the premiere was terrific. Considering how much they had to do, including give both Cush Jumbo and Delroy Lindo nice exits, I think they did a great job. They had last season cut short and didn't get to give any kind of build up to those exits AND they had to figure out how to deal with any plotlines they'd left hanging from last season. Cush was still in London and stuck there because of the pandemic, so they had to change Luca's exit. All in all, I was impressed.
I had to laugh at Diane's superstitiousness while watching the election returns. I felt the same way! Like if he kissed her, Biden would lose Georgia
I understand the feelings of those partners wanting to have an all-Black firm and wanting Diane out, but I also think that's crappy behavior after she helped increase the profile of the firm and especially after she bought in with her own money (if I'm remembering that correctly - maybe not). I do think getting rid of many more Black than White associates isn't cool. They need to at least be more equal with that. IMO, the solution is to bring on more Black partners, not get rid of the one White one. I'd assume that since Julius has been pardoned by Trump (nice touch there), he can practice law now. Not sure of the law there.
I love that Marissa is going to law school! I also like that they had Jay get Covid. When he was coughing right in Adrian's face though, I was sure they were going to have Adrian get Covid and die, since they'd announced that Delroy Lindo was leaving the show. Glad they let him ride off into the sunset and left it open for him to come back.
They might be fudging how pardons work. To get a pardon, the person has to admit the crime. Julius may be able to practice again on the show, but I don't know if that would be the case in reality. But it was a great way of writing themselves out of a corner in any case.
They seem to be setting up a frosty relationship between Diane and Liz -- I hope they resolve it, because I'd much rather see these two working together against the world than being cold and neurotic to each other. They're a great buddy movie.
Could you imagine trying to bring back Juliana Margulies in a guest shot at this point? Alicia would probably be a total villain if they did. I can understand why they've never been able to make it happen. I still love watching Good Wife reruns, but I usually stop after season 5, after Will dies and Alicia starts running for office. The show went slightly off the rails from that point. I really didn't like the face slap at the finale.
I think the main reason you'll never see Julianna Margulies on this show is because of her rumored terrible diva behavior on set. This show's cast seems to be more longtime actors - many stage actors - who have a record of just WORKING. I'd guess that they're all pretty professional and don't put up with any nonsense. My guess is that JM showing up on set wouldn't be met with enthusiasm.
I loved The Good Wife, but I don't miss Alicia. Diane was always my favorite. ITA about that show jut not being as good after they killed Will.
Agreed about Diane and Liz working together vs. working against one another. I was kind of pissed when Adrian left that parting shot as if he was encouraging her to push Diane out. Nice loyalty there, dude. I hate that tired old trope about women having to be at odds with each other.
I forgot last week to mention the hilarious closing credits with all the baby animals (vs. exploding things)! I was laughing out loud!
This week's episode reminded me again of how much I love this show! Mandy Patinkin was perfect! I hope that's not just a one-off. Marissa at courtroom 9 3/4 was so much fun. I love the idea of her arguing cases in front of "Judge" Whacker in his "courtroom."
I really like the new junior associate. Looks like she's got a good backstory, even if we haven't heard it yet. IIRC, in her introduction at the associates meeting, she said she's from Victorville. Could be a coincidence, but there's a Federal prison in Victorville.
I like that Diane laid it all out there with Liz. I only hope that no one does an end-run around Liz to take the power out of her hands as to who is name partner or not. I would prefer that those two work together. I don't think they're ever going to be besties, but I think they're a powerful pair.
As much as I LOVE Hugh Dancy (even with an American accent), I think it would have been a misstep to hire Caleb, and not just because he and Liz had a personal relationship. I'm glad Julius is back. I might not love his politics, but I love Michael Boatman.
I forgot to mention this last week, but it's so nice to see Geoffrey Owens on the show! I felt really bad for him a few years back when someone took a pic of him while he was working at Trader Joe's and it went viral. The guy was literally just working an honest job and this person had to let everyone know about it, as if he had anything to be ashamed about. Anyway, I always liked him on Cosby, and I think he's a good actor. I hope they give him more to do on this show.
This show continues to have such great guest actors! I was happy to see Mandy Patinkin back again and always love seeing Jane Lynch in anything. Oh, and dreamy Aaron Tveit!
OMG, the teddy bears! "Do we all get one, or is it just clients?"
Things are looking a bit...complicated for Kurt. You lie down with dogs and all that.