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Here's What Critics Are Saying About The Good Fight The first reviews are in. Read all the buzz about the highly-anticipated spin-off series.
Posted on Feb 17, 2017 12:55pm


The wait is almost over! The Good Fight premieres on CBS All Access on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 8 PM ET, and television critics are starting to weigh in on the highly-anticipated spin-off series.

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Read what the critics have to say:


"Watching the opening moments of The Good Fight, it feels so comfortable, slipping back into the world of The Good Wife," --Ken Tucker, Yahoo!

"It’s immediately the best legal drama in the TV-verse…" --Jeff Jensen, Entertainment Weekly

"Is The Good Fight worth adding another streaming subscription? Afraid so." --Ken Stuever, Washington Post

"In honor of Diane finally being able to swear, I can sum up my feelings about The Good Fight in four words: I f***ing love it." --Amy Amatangelo, Paste Magazine



"The Good Wife always was about reinvention and perseverance, and The Good Fight continues those themes beautifully. It's an excellent series — a perfect sequel." --David Bianculli, NPR

"The word that kept coming back to me as I watched the initial episodes was: intelligent. This is a show about grown-ups that treats its audience like grown-ups, too." --Jen Chaney, Vulture

"Once again, personal stories weave around and reflect upon weekly cases; and once again, the Kings use those cases to skillfully tackle social issues, with an added emphasis here on ageism, racism and privilege. And as always, they tell their cleverly structured stories with wit, lace them with ambiguity, and sprinkle them with twists that are all the more enjoyable for being believable." --Robert Bianco, USA Today

"...The Good Fight gives us the wit and legal theatrics that made the original series so good…" --Kara Brown, Jezebel



"The Good Fight has been assembled in such a way that you don’t need to have seen so much as one episode of The Good Wife to follow what’s going on. The new chapter in Diane’s life is also a new chapter in the genre of first-rate lawyer shows." --Ken Tucker, Yahoo!

"The Good Fight is a spin-off worth watching." --Patrick Harbron, VOGUE

"The Good Fight is the 2017 show you should be on the edge of your seat for, even if you don't realize it yet. It takes the best parts of one of the greatest shows on television and it's helmed by a cast of talented ladies who are ready to kick ass and take names." --Alexis Rhiannon, Bustle



"The Good Wife had an unusual maturity and moral ambiguity for a broadcast drama; now The Good Fight has the expletives to match." -- James Poniewozik, New York Times

"...The excellent Baranski easily shoulders the good weight of fronting her own series after being an often strong and sardonic pillar on The Good Wife." --Dominic Patten, Deadline

"It took only a few minutes in the first episode of The Good Fight, which will premiere on CBS on February 19 and will then continue on CBS All Access, for a feeling of satisfied comfort to set in." --Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter

"The writing is crisp and very organized. The acting is understated and careful. The characters are both new and familiar. " --Mack Rawden, CinemaBlend



Stream The Good Fight now on CBS All Access.