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‘The Good Fight’: 5 Things the Leading Women Have Taught Us

When it comes to badass women on TV, The Good Fight leads the pack. In 2017, The Good Fight debuted as a new addition to the CBS hit series The Good Wife. Fans wondered if the series could soar without leading lady Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies). From the first episode, viewers knew it could absolutely carry its own.

Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski), Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie), Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) and Marissa Gold (Sarah Steele) are just a few of the characters that didn’t take long to fall in love with. Heading into season 3, the show is stronger than ever.

Below, we highlight just how the women of The Good Fight continue to teach Us lessons, time and time again.

They Don’t Back Down

When Diane became victim of a twisted Ponzi scheme and she was left bankrupt and unemployed, she didn’t let it hold her back. Eventually, she not only returned to the legal world, she made partner at a new firm.

They’re Not Afraid to Stand Out

Although Diane was the underdog at the firm, time and time again she proves you don’t have to look a certain way to do a certain job. While many choose to be more subtle, she’s not afraid to dress absolutely stellar in loud colors and accessories. In fact, she also proves that being fashionable and caring about your appearance doesn’t make you weak or silly.

It’s OK to Have a Personal Life

Diane would be the first one to tell you — having a personal life is just as important as a professional one. She’s mastered the skill of balancing her romances and personal relationships as well as her daily tasks. Diane proves that even hard-working women can have it all.

Everyone Needs a Helping Hand

Asking for help doesn’t make you weak — something Maia has shown throughout the show. Last season, she searched for a mentor and wasn’t ashamed to do so. She knew she needed assistance in her job and no longer could try to carry every responsibility on her own.

No One Can Do It All!

When Jumbo found out she was pregnant when season 2 began filming, the writers decided to write it into her character. While Lucca was always a career-first woman, she is a great example of how women can balance both motherhood and a growing career. It wasn’t easy for her but she did it, showing viewers that it’s literally impossible to do everything on your own – and that’s OK.


Watch the new season of The Good Fight, now streaming exclusively on CBS All Access.