Premise[ edit ] A year after the series finale of The Good Wifean enormous financial scam destroys the reputation of young lawyer Maia Rindell and wipes out the savings of her mentor, Diane Lockhart. The show deals primarily with the storylines of its three female leads — Diane, Lucca, and Maia — and contains considerable political and social commentaryexploring topical issues such as the alt-rightthe Me Too movementonline harassmentand fake news. As well as starting again in a new firm with its own office politics to deal with, longtime Democrat Diane must navigate a world she hardly recognizes, becoming increasingly troubled by Trump-era politics and the actions of his administration. Meanwhile, Maia, Diane's goddaughter, is trying to get her legal career off to a good start, while coming under pressure from the FBI over alleged involvement with her father's Ponzi scheme.
Since when has network television felt so good. From the writing to the characters, everything is so crisp that it almost feels like its on par with its predecessor.
Viewers looking for 'must-see' television, this one is definitely on the list. Acting, casting, writing, cinematography and sound track are all totally on point. The use of GoodI love The Good Wife, so I wanted to like this, but was scared it would lean to hard on it's predecessor only to fail at being the same, but I was pleasantly surprised.
The use of Good Wife history and characters were blended perfectly; enough that the show was familiar to fans and our former likes and dislikes of characters were re-kindled, but for new watchers, it wouldn't be confusing because the writing is so careful to be accessible to most.
She's amazing, her relationship with her girlfriend is perfect! I'm so so glad Marissa is back, she is the perfect way to make this a new character to explore for old and new viewers since this is a new side of her for everyone. Something about this series that is different then The Good Wife, is that we are now mostly based in a primarily black law firm; that's how they market themselves in our current society as tribalism escalates.
We explore more relevant politics Trump, Hillary , male sexual violence towards women, the legalities of police brutality and some of the ways in which systemic racism is very much alive and well in America.
There's very little I could say to criticize this show, like The Good Wife, every part of this show is thought through so thoroughly, that it takes the viewer exactly where they writers want them.
This legal drama is now among my Top 2, along with The Good Wife.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes strong women characters, very cunning and slightly mischievous characters, shows with a lot of African American representation, and fast paced dramas.
The opening credits, alone are terrific! It's nice seeing several of the old faces and watching my favorite second and third "bananas" get a chence to take more center stage in the drama Christing Baranski as Diane Lockhart, Cush Jumbo as Lucca, andBest spinoff I think I've ever seen.
It's nice seeing several of the old faces and watching my favorite second and third "bananas" get a chence to take more center stage in the drama Christing Baranski as Diane Lockhart, Cush Jumbo as Lucca, and Sarah Steele as Marissa Gold.
Quick note, one of the reviews marked as "red" is actually a very positive one. In my opinion, this show deserves a user score higher than a 6.
My only complaint I'm currently on season 3 is that the political narrative takes away from the show itself, it's obvious that the writers of this show detest Donald Trump but they're only hurting their own show byI really enjoy the show and is a decent spinoff from the good wife.
My only complaint I'm currently on season 3 is that the political narrative takes away from the show itself, it's obvious that the writers of this show detest Donald Trump but they're only hurting their own show by using it as a means of preaching their politics at the viewer in my opinion.
I think the storyline is smart and the acting is good enough. It is something I look forward to every week. What's her name from GOT is a good addition to the cast.
This season seems incredibly bizarre. The political bias is distracting from from some very fine performances. I get it the writers are anti white, anti republican yawn and anti Trump 0 of 0 users found this helpful