March 15, 2019 at 6:35 am #1202817465
Fantastic premiere episode that juggled a lot of stories, but was enthralling, incisive and delectable. The cast fired on all cylinders, the Kings jumped right into the thick of some messy topics, and it seems we are set up from another thrilling season. The episode was probably their longest ever, but I could’ve watched another hour of it. I’m so happy this show is back!!March 15, 2019 at 11:58 am #1202817744
Agreed, quite a stellar start to the season! The whole ensemble is excellent and it’s quite a feat that they can manage to give so many characters so many compelling moments in the span of fifty-two minutes. Audra was certainly MVP in this one; it’s a crowded field, but in an ideal world she’d be in the conversation for Supporting Actress (is she even in our predictions center?!). The show continues to surprise with just how damn funny it is, too. Also, how epic are the updated opening credits! They just keep raising the bar.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.March 16, 2019 at 11:16 am #1202818654
Amazing start to Season 3! I love how the series balances drama and dark comedy. What other show has the balls to tackle Trump (and I mean REALLY tackle him!), the #MeToo movement, gender roles and race relations while also making us laugh? The cast continues to shine, especially Christine Baranski, Delroy Lindo and Audra McDonald… who all deserve Emmy consideration! Bonus: For Broadway fans, it was fun seeing Mean Girls’ Taylor Louderman return from last season. Can’t wait for the introduction of Michael Sheen’s character next week!
Grade: AMarch 17, 2019 at 11:13 am #1202819504
Season 3 premiere was everything a TV fan would want AND MORE. Audra McDonald really set the bar very high. The scene in which she watched Cynthia’s video – that scene has Emmy nomination written all over it. And even though the Drama Supporting Actress category may be a bloodbath as we have not seen in years, I am really happy to see this amazing work being done by ladies on TV. Currently placing McDonald as one of my 5 nominees.
Diane’s speech about men was perfect. It was poignant, astute and it really sticks with audience… It’s truly amazing writing and acting.March 17, 2019 at 11:37 am #1202819533
How can I watch The Good Fight in the UKMarch 21, 2019 at 11:05 am #1202824553
Episode: The One Inspired by Roy Cohn
Synopsis: Maia begins working with attorney Roland Blum on a murder trial; the firm interviews for a new head of matrimonial law; Diane tries to let off steam after hearing about who recommended Kurt for a new job.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.March 21, 2019 at 5:36 pm #1202825016
Quite a hell of a first impression for Michael Sheen. The music in this episode was on another level. I’m trying to articulate what it is that this show is doing that is so radical, but I may need a few more weeks to really narrow in on that.March 22, 2019 at 3:56 pm #1202826189
The premiere was incredible, really shocked about how good it was. And even more shocked about Maia being the MVP.March 24, 2019 at 4:45 am #1202827578
Although the premiere was good I can’t say the same about the second episode. I know this might be an unpopular opinion here but those scenes with Maia and Roland Blum in court were beyond ridiculous and over the top. The fact that Sheen’s character was so unrealistically unprofessional kinda ruined this episode for me.March 24, 2019 at 6:12 pm #1202828137
I agree that the premiere was better, but I appreciate that they chose to do a lot more of the table-setting for the season in this second episode than the first. Sheen is definitely over the top, but I trust that he and the Kings know what they’re doing with this performance based on his season arc; they’ve said he’s only on the show for a year, unless they change their minds down the line. I know voters don’t watch this show, but Sheen’s Blum seems like they type of performance they would love in the days of Spader and Shatner. Nice monologue from Cush, and I really loved seeing Chris Butler’s return to the Wife/Fight universe, too.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.March 28, 2019 at 3:04 pm #1202832746
Episode: The One Where Diane Joins the Resistance
Synopsis: Diane meets with a female resistance group determined to sink President Trump’s approval numbers; Maia and Roland try to work out a plea deal on their murder case; Lucca gets a surprise divorce referral; Marissa helps Julius find a campaign manager for his bid for a federal judgeship.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.March 29, 2019 at 10:10 am #1202833551
Great episode! I really like how they brought both Adrian’s injury from last season and the firm’s payoffs in the premiere to bear in Liz’s divorce proceedings. I also preferred Sheen’s Blum in this episode compared to his introduction last week, and I particularly like how they’re using his presence to ramp up Maia’s character. Their confrontation scene near the end of the episode was excellent. Props to Rose Leslie for really delivering this week! I also love how they’ve brought back the NSA (and Michael Urie’s character) in Diane’s storyline. It’s early yet, but I’m excited to see where they go with it and I hope it gives Baranski a huge showcase.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.April 1, 2019 at 9:43 pm #1202836839
Do we know any of the guest stars that will be appearing this year? Last year had such a fantastic lineup (Alan Alda, Matthew Perry, Judith Light, Andrea Martin, Margot Martindale, and many more), such a shame it couldnt even get Alan Alda a nom
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.April 4, 2019 at 12:39 pm #1202840077
Episode: The One with Lucca Becoming a Meme
Synopsis: Lucca’s involvement in a viral “mothering while black” video leads to conversations at the firm about racial biases. Liz joins Diane at a resistance group meeting with the mission of swaying votes in swing states; Roland Blum adversely affects Maia’s job.
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