TV Review - The Good Fight: Season 3
The show is still a legal drama that follows the lives and cases of a Chicago law firm. The show is also a political drama that is very much about a woman who is really against President Donald Trump. She's a hardcore liberal, but the show is good to give balance and depict those who support Trump or at least support conservative ideas or the Republican party in ways that aren't unfair or totally demonic. However, whenever there is a specific legal issue or even a political concept that is spoken on the show, the show this season will inject a brief animated short film, done to a song. These animated short films are in the style of the cartoon series Schoolhouse Rock! (1973). They're highly informative and highly funny. Plus, the songs created for them hopefully will be eligible and in fact nominated for Emmy Awards.
The group meets in secret and mostly works under the radar. A lot of their work happens online. Diane enjoys the progress that the group accomplishes and the aggressiveness with which it operates. However, it gets to a point where the group's tactics become really questionable and there is a real push-and-pull about whether or not the group is behaving like the Trump campaign and administration, as well as whether or not it should behave like the Trump campaign and administration.
Her firm is a predominantly, African-American firm in terms of ownership and employment, but Lucca becomes aware of a change in her offices. There are an increasing presence of white lawyers at the firm. This brings up a lot of conflicts and tensions between the races. Seeing the series deal with those conflicts and tensions is interesting. It makes the show not only topical and relevant, but also fresh in a direct way that not many shows are or do.
Michael Sheen (Good Omens and Masters of Sex) plays Roland Blum, the antagonist or chief rival of this season. He's a crazy and rather ridiculous character. He's more a caricature than anything else. His threats against the firm don't create the kind of dilemma that previous seasons have presented. The kind of danger here wasn't as strong or as powerful as we've seen in the past. The racial tensions within the firm were way more engaging, but they get pushed aside for Roland's antics and ultimate fight.
Running Time: 1 hr. / 10 eps.
Available on CBS All Access.