The Good Fight has seen better days. But this nothing-to-lose series finale made it worth sticking with it till the end.
Even with the lows of the last two seasons, most of what has made the show great is still present. Starting with its surrealist bent all the way to its utter cynicism about law and government. The show is just over-the-top parodies of innovative technologies and their legal and social implications.
I admit that I wasn’t a fan of the last season, but season 6 made me fall in love all over again with the franchise, and especially with Diane Lockheart (Christine Baranski).
In addition, the show has also been stylistically bold. At one stage, it incorporated cheeky animated explainers of things like non-disclosure agreements. And it’s evolved with flair, adroitly replacing key characters in the vibrant ensemble.
Attorneys argue their case amid screaming children, a cascade of bubbles, and a clown running circles around them. Highlighting small absurdities like this make The Good Fight one of the most interesting shows on TV.
Should you watch it?
The Good Fight knows what it is, and sticks to it for the finale season: One of the most accurate televisual reflections of what it feels like to exist in the world right now. It’s confusing, scary, and always shifting.