Home Forums Television The Good Fight (Season 5)

The Good Fight (Season 5)

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 15 posts - 121 through 135 (of 192 total)
Created
2 years ago
Last Reply
2 months ago
191
replies
23056
views
35
users
David Buchanan
52
wolfali
20
24fanatic
16
  • Profile picture
    orangestraw
    Joined:
    Mar 27th, 2021
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1204338552

    This season really saying “you know how much energy you’ve been putting into wanting Cush Jumbo to get a Supporting Actress nod? Start channelling that energy into Sarah Steele”

    If this season keeps going at the way it’s going, Guest Actress for me next year is going to be wall-to-wall Good Fight. The return of Jane Lynch – the poor birds, the entrance music, how she turns from friendly to fearsome in the blink of an eye – I love Madeline Starkey. If the Good universe continues post-Fight, I’m here for the Kings going for an FBI drama with Starkey as the lead.

    My only quibble? I hate the songs! I wasn’t a fan in S3, and I audibly groaned when the drawing came up. Also I wish the show would utilise Jay a bit more – his immigration episode in S2 remains one of my favourites. Secret cartoonist Jay surely due for a copyright certificate from the court of Mandy Patinkin.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Tjuz
    Joined:
    Jul 13th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1204339915

    This season has truly been iconic so far! I’ve always loved this show (even when the third season was a bit of a mixed bag), but it hasn’t been quite on this level of quality since the second season. I gave that season my personal drama series award in 2018 and Day 485 is still my favourite episode of the show, but this is coming damn close. I would not be surprised if it ends up eclipsing it once the season is over for me. Embarrassing that the Emmys never have and will continue not to give this show its due, but at least we can enjoy it nonetheless!

    P.S. Mandy Patinkin really has been a fantastic addition. I worried about this show with it losing Lucca and Adrian, but it hasn’t missed a beat. At this point, I don’t even miss them. I don’t know how the Kings pulled that off, but they did. Best showrunners on TV right now.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    marcus_emn
    Joined:
    May 8th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1204347643

    The opening scene was so chaotic and I couldn’t have loved it more lol.
    The insurrection arc is heating up and Baranski and Cole are killing it. I was not that invested in the fake court arc, but after this episode I’m all here for it! The comedy storyline was brilliant and hilarious, it’s also worth noting that Good Fight is funnier than most shows on TV. I mean, “Good for 1 joke about: Greta Thunberg and Mrs. Maisel” lmaooo.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Owl-Always-watching
    Joined:
    Dec 13th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1204348437

    Another great episode.
    the joke cards were hilarious..

    also, Mandy Patinkin just sitting in a meeting .Fake court arc is great so far.

    Gummer back in her best role. Eventhough she was using the Martha Plimpton shtick. Which brings me to why hasn’t Plimpton appeared again since her Good Wife win

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    David Buchanan
    Joined:
    Nov 5th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1204348471

    Welcome back Mamie Gummer! This is a great opportunity to bring her back, and I love seeing a grand jury again after the show used it to great effect in the first season with Matthew Perry’s Mike Kresteva. The opening sequence was indeed terrific and highlighted one of the strengths of this episode, interweaving all of these different arcs for a moment here or there. I especially like that Steven Lang is financing Wackner’s court – I feel like it helps the legitimacy that the court needs to sustain itself for another six episodes.

    I know Patinkin is slated to be one of those come-and-go characters like Season 3’s Roland Blum, but I’d really like them to find a way to keep him longer. He is so hilarious in this role and Hal works so terrifically off of Diane. At least we know Carmen will stick around, and what an inspired idea to pair Charmaine with Wallace Shawn. Nice introduction to Wayne Brady’s character, too. An entertaining case of the week that was a nice counterpoint to Diane and Kurt’s increasingly bad situation…

    Formerly known as PianoMann.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Rachel615
    Joined:
    Sep 20th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1204348630

    I hope they find an excuse to have Mandy Patinkin sing a couple of lines or a chorus of something with Audra McDonald and/or Christine Baranski this season like they had McDonald and Baranski duet on a short bit of Raspberry Beret a couple of seasons back.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Rachel615
    Joined:
    Sep 20th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1204348632

    I hope they find an excuse to have Mandy Patinkin sing a couple of lines or a chorus of something with Audra McDonald and/or Christine Baranski this season like they had McDonald and Baranski duet on a short bit of Prince’s Raspberry Beret a couple of seasons back.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    wolfali
    Joined:
    Sep 4th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1204348642

    I would love to see the cast reading the opening sequence of this episode at a read through! Such a vibrant opening to the episode yet not messy in execution whatsoever.

    It’s always great to see The Good Wife alumni return so welcome back Mamie Gummer! I love how when the show re-introduces guest characters after a long time away the writers quickly cover what they’ve done in between with one or two lines without overcomplicating things unnecessarily (“I’m an AUSA now!”). That scene with Jane Curtin (one of my favourite guest judges on the show) in court was so hilarious.

    I’m always astounded as to how the Kings manage to deal with such sensitive timely topics in a way that is neither too convoluted nor superficial. This insurrection arc is also providing some of the strongest material on the show to date for Baranski and Cole. I’ve never been so anxious to see the next instalment of this show!

    Oscars FYC:
    "THE POWER OF THE DOG" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "SPENCER" – In all categories especially Director (Pablo Larrain) and Actress (Kristen Stewart)
    "SHIVA BABY" – in all categories especially Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Score
    "TOGETHER" – Actress (Sharon Horgan), Actor (James McAvoy), Original Screenplay
    "FLEE" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "LAST NIGHT IN SOHO" – Director (Edgar Wright), S. Actress (Anya Taylor-Joy/Diana Rigg), Cinematography, Costume Design and Production Design

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Ryan
    Joined:
    Oct 12th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1204349776

    I’m catching up on the current season and I’m curious to know what people think of Sarah Steele’s performance. If I had to pick a weak link in the cast, it would be her.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    wolfali
    Joined:
    Sep 4th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1204349781

    I’m catching up on the current season and I’m curious to know what people think of Sarah Steele’s performance. If I had to pick a weak link in the cast, it would be her.

    Her performance is probably my least favourite in the regular cast but she’s grown on me quite a bit this season (perhaps because they’ve expanded Marisa’s role a bit). She has great chemistry with Mandy Patinkin.

    Oscars FYC:
    "THE POWER OF THE DOG" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "SPENCER" – In all categories especially Director (Pablo Larrain) and Actress (Kristen Stewart)
    "SHIVA BABY" – in all categories especially Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Score
    "TOGETHER" – Actress (Sharon Horgan), Actor (James McAvoy), Original Screenplay
    "FLEE" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "LAST NIGHT IN SOHO" – Director (Edgar Wright), S. Actress (Anya Taylor-Joy/Diana Rigg), Cinematography, Costume Design and Production Design

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Pranshu
    Joined:
    Apr 1st, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1204354314

    Renewed for Season 6!

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    gabspss
    Joined:
    Sep 10th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1204354327

    Great news! The Good Fight is a show that I’m always worried it’s gonna be cancelled, but I guess the ratings are not that bad.

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Onion
    Joined:
    Aug 1st, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1204354507

    Renewed for Season 6!

    YES!!! Hopefully we can get the show into The Good Wife’s mark with 7 seasons (but with a masterful last season this time around, please, Kings)

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    David Buchanan
    Joined:
    Nov 5th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1204354537

    More than seven, I hope! Fight feels a lot less tethered to one character’s “education” than Wife was to Alicia’s, so I think it has more space and time to run. Plus the short seasons let Baranski and others pursue other projects, so I doubt they’re feeling burnt out like Margulies after seven years on network.

    There was also this note in a Vanity Fair article that sounds very encouraging:

    The Good Fight remains a passion project—Michelle sees “no signs” of the series slowing down, so long as CBS lets it continue—as the creators build a larger TV empire around it.

    So very glad they’re renewed! They deserve a Schitt’s Creek-level awards break-through any season now.

    Formerly known as PianoMann.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Owl-Always-watching
    Joined:
    Dec 13th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1204358453

    Weakest episode so far of season for me. Mainly Bc I’m Covid out and episode revolved around Covid case.

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 15 posts - 121 through 135 (of 192 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
lvigario - Oct 19, 2021
Television
gabspss - Oct 19, 2021
Television
gabspss - Oct 19, 2021
Television