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The Good Fight CBS all access *spoilers* possible....

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by TIVO_GUY_HERE, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    So I watched the 1st episode on CBS, and notice they edited out dialog,
    I guess it was letting us know that online, they say things, lets say a lot more colorful than they do on the *EYE network.
    I've caught the other episodes by (cough cough *other means). and so far I like it.

    A big win is having Eli Golds daughter being Diane assistant, she was great on TGW.
     
  2. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

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    I am quite enjoying. I think they were very smart on who they brought over from The Good Wife. I agree with you about Eli's daughter (whose name is momentarily escaping me). I also like the addition of the girl from Game Of Thrones.

    I read somewhere that all the episodes were written after Trump won the election so it all feels very current.

    I don't think I would pay for CBS ALL Access for it. They were offering a 6 day free trial and I was able to watch the first 3.
     
  3. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Oh wow I knew I had seen her before.

    You know nothing vertigo235!!
     
  4. Mar 1, 2017 #4 of 50
    scooterboy

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    I was wondering where they were going plot-wise to keep these characters interesting, and they made it pretty clear in the first episode.

    I hope Gary Cole is a regular, and not an occasional guest star.
     
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    efilippi

    efilippi Well-Known Member

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    Why the move to streaming, you think? I don't like to pay extra for a tv show, even though that seems to be the way things are going, but I do dislike having to hunt around to find the show. Perhaps the younger of us (or those more flexible than I) don't have a problem with finding CBS Access but it took me a while. Does CBS think this show has a different audience than the earlier show?

    Tivo does a pretty good job of finding shows, streamed or broadcast, and then showing them all in one spot in "Now Playing." But it fails at Good Fight and I guess at all that show only via streaming. And for me, if it's not on Now Playing it basically doesn't exist, at least in my household. I enjoyed Zelda and Red Oaks but getting myself to hunt them down just bugged the heck out of me. Probably an indicator of my background and habits.

    Will CBS make more money from Good Fight on streaming than it would have on broadcast? If not, why do it?
     
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    ej42137

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    My guess is that "The Good Fight" is a loss-leader. CBS is using it to entice people into signing up for CBS Access.
     
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    When their pay-for-streaming extortion fails they can always use it as filler for Showtime.
     
  8. The Spud

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    Nice to see Elsbeth back. At the beginning of the episode I thought that the entertainment lawyer was going to be Elsbeth-light. When Luca mentioned knowing an unconventional lawyer later in the episode, my first thought was I hope it's Elsbeth.
     
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    Cainebj

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    We are up to episode 8 and I'm still loving it.
    The Dad ponzy scheme sub-plot is a little tired but great cast great writing.

    It's a complete and total shame that one of the best shows on TV is probably not being seen by many.
    It would be nice if they moved it to broadcast TV. I think it would pair pretty well with Madam Secretary.
     
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  10. Howie

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    I'm liking this every bit as much as I did The Good Wife, and that was one of my favorites.
     
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  11. efilippi

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    I still cant press a remote button and see the show. You whippersnappers enjoy it, ok?
     
  12. Howie

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    I promise to stay off your lawn.
     
  13. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    i'm still enjoying it, but I am tiring of the "F" bombs, and such every other sentence. We get it....
     
  14. Howie

    Howie Out of Pocket TCF Club

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    Language doesn't bother me. I hardly even notice it anymore.
     
  15. dbranco

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    Yup, same here!!
     
  16. ADG

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    I agree. I don't mind occasional cursing to mimic real life, but too many shows overdo it just to prove they can, or to attempt to titillate, or sometimes simply to pander to the lowest common denominator. I find Suits ridiculous overuse of "s**t" to be the most annoying. This all started with NYPD Blue. Their producers / writers decided to introduce a curse word of the week and use it a dozen or so times during that episode just as a child will repeat a curse word he or she just learned to get a reaction. As I recall they were the first mainstream network series to use certain of those words (as well, of course, as to show rear nudity).
     
  17. Cainebj

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    I agree with you about the S word and Suits, but I am not finding the language on The Good Fight to be that over the top. The characterization that they are dropping the F word every other sentence is exaggerated.
     
  18. BrettStah

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    Having worked in many offices, including law offices, the language doesn't seem out of place at all to me.

    What DOES stick out is how quickly cases are litigated on the show! :)
     
  19. thewebgal

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    Darned shame they did not put that on regular CBS ...
    I won't buy HULU or their streaming service, so a lot of regular viewers like me will miss what is apparently a decent show.
    Yet they ran Under the Dumb and similar fare on the main network ... sigh ...
     
  20. Hcour

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    How many episodes in this season? Thanks.
     

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