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Screener Squad: Perry Mason (Season 1)

Perry Mason Season 1 Review


We’re a little late, but it took some time to properly digest our feelings on HBO’s very adult reboot of Perry Mason. Drawing inspiration from the original books, the story serves as a prequel following our down on his luck eponymous hero (Matthew Rhys). Dealing with his struggling private investigator service and shell shock from the Great War, Perry find himself getting involved with a child kidnapping case that seems straightforward on the surface. However, the repercussions of this case could irrevocably change things for Perry, the clients, and even the city. Justin presides over this hearing as Mike RIojas and Alex make their case over whether this show does justice for a classic character or if it’s too different to please its core audience.


CREATED BY: Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald

DIRECTED BY: Tim van Patten and Deniz Gamze Erg├╝ven

STARRING: Matthew Rhys, Juliet Rylance, Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, Tatiana Maslany, John Lithgow, Gayle Rankin, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcon, Jefferson Mays, Andrew Howard, Eric Lange, Robert Patrick, Stephen Root, Lili Taylor, matt Frewer, Diarra Kilpatrick, David Wilson Barnes, Taylor Nichols, Aaron Stanford, Molly Ephraim, Gretchen Mol, Jenny O’Hara, Justin Kirk, Michael McMillian, Todd Weeks

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