It’s Friday, so let’s pop open this bottle of red wine, courtesy of The Good Fight

Welcome back to Mailbag, a series about the sometimes weird, sometimes fun stuff we get in the mail. It’s been a long, weird week at The A.V. Club, so we’re finishing strong with a couple glasses of wine, courtesy of The Good Fight, a continuation of the CBS series The Good Wife. They sent us an engraved bottle of red…

The Good Fight’s “First Week” takes down the truth

As its title suggests, The Good Fight interrogates what it means to be on the “right” side of things. Diane and Maia came to Reddick, Boseman, and Kolstad after having lost everything they knew. Barbara and Adrian are trying to figure out how to run a firm when algorithms are determining what’s a good case and what…

The Good Fight blows up the familiar in inaugural episode

One of the earliest and most noticeable differences between The Good Fight and The Good Wife—other than the fact that everyone can say “fuck” now—is the spinoff series’ title sequence. The Good Wife kept things clean and simple with a mere title card. The Good Fight has a lengthy opening credits sequence scored by …

CBS All Access bringing The Good Fight to viewers in February

Break out the wine, because CBS All access has just announced the premiere date for its Good Wife spin-off. According to Variety, the new series is titled The Good Fight—get it? because they’re lawyers?—and will have its premiere on All Access on February 19, 2017. Don’t worry, we checked, and the Super Bowl is two…

CBS realizes people will pay to keep commercials out of their Star Trek

CBS has gotten wise and realized that ads are not part of the utopian future Gene Roddenberry envisioned. The network announced today that it will be offering a commercial-free version of CBS All Access, which ensures that for just slightly more money people won’t have to endure brands’ yammering when they watch Star Trek:…

Vote early, vote often: 19 rigged elections in popular culture

Steeped as we are in this election year, with dire consequences at stake, you can see how some people might consider thwarting the democratic process in favor of ensuring their desired result. Not that we would ever advocate doing that (ever!). But those looking to skew democracy can find more than a few pop-culture…

Celebrate National Wine Day with these TV lushes

Every day is a holiday—at least, according to the people that run those “What national day is it?” calendars. This year alone, we’ve observed such auspicious occasions as National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day and National Hug A Newsperson Day (yes, we’re mad that you forgot about it). But this day, May 25, belongs to the…