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  • marty
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    A near perfect send-off! I don’t want to say goodbye yet though 🙁

    Special shoutout to Nyambi Nyambi, his final scene really stuck out to me this episode and I realized how good he’s been for the whole series while flying largely under the radar.

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    Exemplary series finale. Truly exceeded all of my expectations. I have really come around to the Kings’ idea of ending the series now because I cannot imagine that they could have topped this conclusion. I mean, the firm getting opened fire on by white supremacists? That is as bold, epic, and emotional an end as possible. I really loved the full-circle quality of this episode and all of the callbacks to earlier seasons. They also did a lovely job giving each of the characters a fitting end and a chance to perform, from Baranski’s existential crisis to McDonald accepting her father’s past, Nyambi bidding a tearful farewell to the firm, etc. I love where each of the characters is heading into the future. And that final moment, the jaws dropping at Trump’s announcement, which that they almost nailed perfectly in terms of the date, really made me laugh. I also think this end is fitting because of how the coverage of the midterm elections have anointed Ron DeSantis and weakened Trump. The show hinted at that upcoming conflict and change of focus, so this felt like the perfect button to a series that chronicled the Trump era.

    This finale really deserves a writing nomination. Baranski has objectively earned a nomination, too, with the last two episodes alone. Braugher, McDonald, and Cumming were all season standouts as well. This is an ensemble built for a SAG bid. I will be hyping this show as much as possible from now until July, and I love all the coverage the finale and Baranski have received in the press yesterday.

    How would everyone rank the six seasons? I’ve been thinking about this and I find it really challenging. I think 2, 5, and 6 are in my top three, in some order.

    Formerly known as PianoMann.

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    wolfali
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    This finale really deserves a writing nomination.

    I’ve never hated the writing nomination “End” got because the Kings were always so cruelly under-appreciated (how can you NOT nominate season 5??!?!?!?!) for their work on The Good Wife but if the writers branch can nominate them for it then there should be absolutely no reason for them not to nominate “The End of Everything”. It’s the least they deserve for crafting one of the most original and groundbreaking dramas of the last century in The Good Fight.

    My ranking of the seasons: 5 > 6 > 2 > 4 > 3 > 1

    I feel kind of bad ranking 4 so low because it has some of my favourite episodes not only of this franchise as a whole but of television ever but it also feels hard to place it higher than 2, 5 and 6 with it being abridged (although I do think “The Gangs Discovers Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein” is just such a good self-contained episode of TV that its ambiguity concludes the season perfectly).

    FYC: Better Call Saul, The English and The Good Fight in all categories including Emily Blunt, Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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    David Buchanan
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    I’ve never hated the writing nomination “End” got because the Kings were always so cruelly under-appreciated

    Oh, me either! There’s so much to like in that final episode, especially how they incorporated Will Gardner without it feeling unearned, and the full-circle slap is totally iconic. I didn’t love the focus on Peter’s case, though, and I really wish they had focused on the missing ballots from an earlier season than a totally new case. Right now, I just have no quibbles at all with “The End of Everything.” I hope the Kings get an awards campaign, or maybe a surprise WGA nomination.

    My ranking of the seasons: 5 > 6 > 2 > 4 > 3 > 1

    This is an excellent order! I’m conflicted about how I rank my top three, but I absolutely agree with 4 > 3 > 1 as the bottom half in that order. I know 3 is the most divisive because of Roy Blum, but I rank the first season in last place only because it doesn’t feel like the series that it would later become. It has a political sensibility, but it’s still a tad too straight and the Rindell family kind of drags the whole thing down, which is funny to say because I couldn’t have been happier with it at the time. It’s kind of miraculous that some of its best seasons are its last two.

    Formerly known as PianoMann.

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    Farewell to this bold, hilarious and gutsy series!

    Loved the series finale, especially the last scene and the “this all really happened” caption at the end of the credits. Lol.

    Christine Baranski is getting A LOT of press for the end of this series. Maybe it will be enough to garner some of the Winter Awards love? A 2nd Globes nom? …A Globes win?! …a Globes Drama Series nom?!! One can dream, right?

    SAG Ensemble is too unrealistic of a dream, but Christine could surprise there.

    Lord knows The Good Fight deserves Emmy love, but we all know better than to think it could happen unfortunately. Paramount+ would need one heck of a campaign and to hit these winter awards first.

    Awards or not, The Good Fight will go down in TV history as one of the best of it’s time.

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    wolfali
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    This is an excellent order! I’m conflicted about how I rank my top three, but I absolutely agree with 4 > 3 > 1 as the bottom half in that order. I know 3 is the most divisive because of Roy Blum, but I rank the first season in last place only because it doesn’t feel like the series that it would later become. It has a political sensibility, but it’s still a tad too straight and the Rindell family kind of drags the whole thing down, which is funny to say because I couldn’t have been happier with it at the time. It’s kind of miraculous that some of its best seasons are its last two.

    I think that’s more or less why I placed 1 at the bottom. It’s not a bad season of TV by any means but it feels more like a bridge between Wife and Fight and lacks a lot of the show’s hallmarks (in particular that Liz/Diane dynamic that feels almost impossible to imagine the show without).

    Whilst season 2 is a near flawless season of television and one of the best of this show it’s actually interesting how much more compelling it became once Leslie left the show. I mean I liked Leslie on the show but it felt like the show just reached new heights once the Rindell story went into the rearview.

    FYC: Better Call Saul, The English and The Good Fight in all categories including Emily Blunt, Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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    Awards or not, The Good Fight will go down in TV history as one of the best of it’s time.

    I can see this happening as well. October last year, the BBC polled 207 worldwide critics for a “Greatest TV of the Century” poll.

    The Good Fight (with S4 being the most recently released season) was one of the only a handful of currently airing shows to make the top 50, given how it’s now stuck the landing, I can see it growing in stature even more so now.

    Shows in the top 50 that were on-air as of October 2021,

    10. Succession
    14. Atlanta
    16. The Crown
    21. Curb Your Enthusiasm
    23. Better Call Saul
    38. The Handmaid’s Tale
    45. The Good Fight

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    Philip
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    This show jumped the shark and just kept swimming. The actors deserve so much better.

    #12 for 2021 SAG Film Award Winners.

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    Thiago
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    I think the shark ate it and season 6 is what came out at the other end.

    If that finale got a 86 on IMDB, I am officialy terrified to see what they did with Killing Eve next.

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    wolfali
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    Paramount+ is having a SAG nominations committee screening for both The Good Fight and Evil next month!

    I know it probably won’t lead to anything but hopefully it’s a sign that they’re taking the Kings and Baranski’s final season buzz seriously!

    FYC: Better Call Saul, The English and The Good Fight in all categories including Emily Blunt, Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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