Geezee wrote:Samoan wrote:I'm very impressed by the follow-on series to The Good Wife, called The Good Fight.
Enticing opening sequence of shots by Ridley Scott and then straight into a whole new legal show featuring a Ponzi scheme as both the showcase legal and life(s)-changing event. The series continues to star Christine Baranski (Diane Lockhart) and also from TGW, is young lawyer Cush Jumbo (Luca Quinn) and Eli Gold's delightful daughter, Marissa reappears.
Do watch it, it's great.
I don't know if The Good Wife has been discussed here before, but it is surprisingly good. It loses its way completely sometime around season 6 but the way it weaves in social media, political debate and courtroom drama is pretty effective.
The apparently explosive friction between two of the leads Margulies and Panjabi is pretty funny as well as the producers try as many ingenious ways as possible not to have them in the same room together even when the plot demands that they talk to each other.
Didn't realise there was a sequel, will check it out, thanks for the heads-up (I didn't like Eli Gold's daughter though ).
Started very promising, this series - I love the opening shot of Diane staring forlornly at the screen as Trump is being sworn in, and the core cast is fantastic - Diane, Lucca, Maia, and Adrian - but ultimately I feel the series fell off the rails pretty badly pretty quickly. Lucca's love interest (the guy from the Hangover) doesn't follow on well from previous, similar, conflicted-but-well-meaning AUSA characters (just comes across as pure sleaze) and their relationship doesn't seem believable at all. Most of the cases involve the same set of clients/antagonists from The Good Wife and it feels like they really should have moved on from all that - particularly since they move the setting to an all-black law firm, why are all the cases the same vanilla white millionaires as in The Good Wife? And I find Maia's role particularly difficult - she's a really interesting actress, but she completely overdoes the weakness/uncertainty/stumbling thing, and the way she is handling the investigation into her parents makes no sense. Plus, it seems to me that the eventual FBI interview is fully justified, while they are portraying it as a sneaky, politically motivated campaign against her. When she is let off trhough a technicality, you are meant to feel relieved, but all I felt was fcking typical - she is getting away with (and OK, fine, the season ends with her being arrested - but only because he dad doesn't protect her...and what, are we meant to feel sorry for her? fck off!)