“The Good Fight
” doesn’t reflect reality so much as has one foot just beyond it on either side. Since its debut in 2017, it’s taken slices of headline fodder and put them in a TV context, reconfiguring and prodding at them under the guise of a fascinating legal drama. A few of the faces from the opening season cast photos have gone. The White House intrigue that generated the current underneath so much of its early seasons has since faded somewhat, but not entirely.
Despite those changes (and in the midst of tumult inside the world of the show and the one of the people watching it), “The Good Fight
” comes back for Season 5 on Paramount+ with a renewed sense of purpose, as focused as it’s ever been.
It’s not surprising that a show with a response rate to Current Events as quick as “The Good Fight