What would you do if you’re life was turned upside down? If you’re dreams of retirement were shattered when your funds were lost in a Ponzi Scheme? If your career ended abruptly, leaving you in disgrace, through no fault of your own? That’s what our family wanted to know when we hosted a viewing party of the first episode of The Good Fight, airing Sunday, February 19th, on CBS All Access.
The Good Fight, a spin-off of The Good Wife, begins with Diane’s (Christine Baranski) dream of a relaxing future in the South of France. She plans her retirement and welcomes her Goddaughter, Maia (Rose Leslie) into her firm. Both her future and Maia’s are destroyed when Maia’s father is arrested for a financial scam. Fans of The Good Wife will also be happy to see Lucca (Cush Jumbo) has a major role. It’s a smart, compelling drama that pulled me in from the first few moments of the show.
Want to host your own viewing party for The Good Fight? Here’s how to make it a hit:
1. Invite Friends. A drama with smart, strong, confident women is the perfect fit for a girl’s night in! Invite a few friends over for uninterrupted viewing and bonding time. Or, if the kids are older, make it a family night party, like we did.
2. Set the Stage. We prepared a table with goodies from the series, including The Good Fight napkins, cups, and poster. If you don’t have these, you could use wine glasses (or any stemware), cocktail napkins and white plates for an elegant look.
3. Don’t forget snacks! We kept our viewing party simple, serving buttered, caramel and cheddar popcorn, but you could go all out with this! Try anything from cute cucumber sandwiches to something more substantial, like this Kentucky Bourbon Cake.
4. Have drinks for everyone. This is a good time to set out the wine or sparkling cider. I also like to whip up a few mocktails, like this Cinderella Mocktail or this Appletini Mocktail.
After you’ve watched the show, plan to spend a few minutes discussing what you think will happen on the next episode. I think Maia and Diane are preparing to fight for their future and think it will be interesting to see how their future begins to play out. If you are a fan of smart women, compelling drama and intrigue, plan to tune in to The Good Fight this Sunday.