The Good Fight is one of my favorite streaming shows. All four seasons are available you in full on CBS All Access. It’s so funny, so dramatic, so off-kilter marvelous, I suggest you take CBS All Access’s free trial and binge away. You won’t be sorry. It’s giddy, bombastic, sly, with sudden swerves of sweetness and rage and grim intensity. It looks and feels unlike anything else currently streaming.
Like many film and television projects, The Good Fight has been forced to stop production during the plague, and its current season is ending early. Producers-writers-showrunners Robert and Michelle King say:
”We are leaving the show in an even more absurd a place than usual…”
Season Four was intended to have 10 episodes, but now there are only seven, which means this wild, wacky wonderful season is ending with an episode that begins streaming Thursday, May 28, titled The Gang Discovers Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein.
In case you don’t know, The Good Fight is sort of a spin-off or maybe a sequel to The Good Wife (2009-2016) which was also created by the Kings. Like The Good Wife, the show features an extensive cast of supporting characters, including a recurring stable of opposing counsel, clients, police officers, FBI agents, judges, and politicians. Many are played by well-known guest stars, including theatre favorites Bernadette Peters, John Cameron Mitchell, Andrea Martin, Aaron Tveit, Denis O’Hare, Jane Alexander, Judith Light, Bebe Neuwirth, Hugh Dancy, Smash‘s Christian Borle and Megan Hilty; plus, Alan Alda, Margo Martindale, Tituss Burgess, Gary Cole, Rob Reiner, Michael Sheen, and Jane Lynch. So many gay actors and queer characters, plus, I am not making this up, Gina Gershon as Melania Trump.
The series focuses on Christine Baranski,the delightfully named Cush Jumbo, Sarah Steele, Delroy Lindo, Nyambi Nyambi, Michael Boatman, and Broadway star Audra McDonald.
Instead of the missing three episodes of the current season, here’s a Zoom video of the cast, creators, and crew singing You Are My Sunshine together via webcam: