Parents' Guide to

The Good Fight

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Smart female-led spin-off features strong language, themes.

TV CBS Drama 2017
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age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

A review from a Good Wife viewer.

I subscribed to CBS All Access to watch the Good Fight. Season one was interesting, Season 2; Fair but Season 3 got into the Trump issue to the degree that it ruined the stories. After looking a a few Season 3 & 4 shows I cancelled CBS All Access. I think the Kings should worry about producing a entertaining show rather than producing Political Statements.
age 15+

The Good Fight

The show is a great spin-off to The Good Wife and is worth watching. The Good Fight is more graphic than The Good Wife by quite a long way. Swearing is frequent with f**k and sh** being used every episode along with b**ch and more. There is no violence on the show. Sex: There are very infrequent sex scenes with people kissing. In Season 1 Episode 1, a man's bare buttocks are visible. No drug use. Overall, the show is quite mild apart from the swearing.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This dramatic, entertaining procedural offers a compelling story that centers on one of its parent series' strongest characters. It seamlessly reestablishes Diane Lockhart's strong, complex character as she rebuilds her life and redefines her role both in and outside of a law firm. But the show also boasts even more robust characters, especially other strong women such as Maia Rindell and Lucca Quinn.

The incorporation of race as a subtext adds an interesting tension to the show, as do some of the cast's edgier, more intimate personal relationships. Meanwhile, the interactions with the cast at Lockhart's former firm, including Howard Lyman (Jerry Adler) and David Lee (Zach Grenier), and appearances by folks such as Bernadette Peters, Matthew Perry, and Carrie Preston successfully add to the action. Law procedural fans won't be disappointed, but if you're simply looking for a good show to watch, The Good Fight makes a great case for tuning in.

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