The first ever scripted original web series of CBS All Access, ‘The Good Fight‘ is a spin-off of the famous show ‘The Good Wife’. Christine Baranski plays the character of Diane Lockhart. The story starts with Diane and her god-daughter Maia Rindell being ousted from their law firm Lockhart, Deckler, Gussman, Lee, Lyman, Gilbert-Lurie, Kagan, Tannebaum, & Associates. This was the aftermath of a major scam which also saw Diane lose all of her savings. Seeing no other way forward, Diane joins the firm, Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad.
By the second season, Diane is made a partner at the firm and the name changes to Reddick, Boseman, & Lockhart. The show mainly follows the personal and professional lives of three characters — Diane, who is already an established name in her profession, Maia, who’s looking for that big break which will cement her position as a worthwhile lawyer, and Lucca Quinn, Diane’s former employee who’s also working in the same company. We see her at a time when she is well on her way to be included among the partners.
Besides being a legal drama, ‘The Good Fight’ also sheds light on important issues pertaining to our times like the Me Too Movement, fake news, cyber crimes, alt right organizations, and others. The show takes a strong anti-Trump stance with the character of Diane being a staunch Democrat and she finds Trump’s politics pretty disturbing. ‘The Good Fight’ is a legal drama with great characters all around. Critics are also of the opinion that the series ably matches up to the brilliance of its predecessor. With that said, here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘The Good Fight’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘The Good Fight’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Harry’s Law (2011-2012)
This NBC legal drama stars Kathy Bates as Harriet “Harry” Korn. Though Harry is a successful patent lawyer, she slowly loses interest in her job and plans on doing something meaningful. Harry’s performance suffers because of her lack of ambition and she eventually gets fired from her company. Her newfound interest is in criminal defense, and along with a few other associates, she opens a new firm. The lack of proper funds sees Harry carry on her new work from an office she has opened in a shoe store. But her work is progressing well because she is really involved in it. She always looks to find the good in others even when the person in question has evidence pointing at him/her as being the culprit. The show received mixed reviews and was canceled by NBC after the second season. Fans had launched a campaign, albeit unsuccessful, to force the network to bring ‘Harry’s Law’ back.
9. Doubt (2017)