The exciting and sometimes disgusting origin story of Perry Mason starring Matthew Rhys

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Doubling down = blackjack tho

muntjac wagner (Neanderthal), Friday, 21 August 2020 02:33 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

enjoying this so far. Mason's pretty indelicate at pretty inappropriate times, and seems horrible at being a social animal.

is Shea Whigham contractually obligated to appear in any old timey New York crime show?

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Friday, 25 December 2020 18:00 (two years ago) link


this show takes place around LA, though

mh, Friday, 25 December 2020 22:06 (two years ago) link

Lol guess i wasn't paying as close attention to the first ep as i shoulda

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Saturday, 26 December 2020 00:11 (two years ago) link

Google tells me it's still possible to be admitted to the bar in California without a law school degree, if the candidate meets various apprenticeship and testing requirements

Gardner himself had about one month of law school and then studied on his own and passed the California bar exam in 1911

― Brad C., Tuesday, July 7, 2020 7:43 AM (five months ago)

Just started watching this show! So only now looking at this thread ... my great great uncle actually was a lawyer in California around the time this show was set and apparently never went to law school. ... He actually ended up as a judge ... so, in summary, it was probably fairly common at the time.

I never read any of the novels but there are a lot of references to other things, that could themselves be references to the source material here ... like, Angels Flight plays a prominent role in one of the Bosch novels, the detective/coroner relationship (and appearance of the morgue) that looks like Chinatown, there was something that reminded me of a James Ellroy scene in passing, and then the bit where Lili Taylor calls Alice (I keep wanting to say Aimee, because the character is based on Aimee Semple, yeah?) her Daughter, and Sister ... like they got a "my sister and my daughter" reference in that I'm doubting was anything but a reference to Chinatown

sarahell, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 08:04 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

just saw on hbo that s2 starts on monday?

na (NA), Friday, 3 March 2023 20:47 (two months ago) link

thank God, the world has been holding its breath.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 3 March 2023 20:55 (two months ago) link

so excited. i love this damn show

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 3 March 2023 23:13 (two months ago) link

never finished the first season, assumed it wasn't going forward, so now maybe I will

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Saturday, 4 March 2023 00:36 (two months ago) link

anyone watching s2?

enjoying so far, loved della & anita at the boxing match

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 15 March 2023 06:03 (two months ago) link

yeah me too. i forgot how much i love watching Rhys act. last one was pretty good considering it was a getting the band back together episode

Heez, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 14:42 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

I forgot how much I liked this show ... everyone is so enjoyable to watch. The soundtrack (the non-songs) for some reason reminds me of Blade Runner? I could totally be mis-remembering the Blade Runner soundtrack, but there's definitely some iconic LA detective movie that it reminds me of.

sarahell, Sunday, 23 April 2023 18:13 (one month ago) link

though this show also gives me the same frustration as I had with Transatlantic where I have this urge to look up historical stuff online to look for references / fictionalization.

sarahell, Sunday, 23 April 2023 18:15 (one month ago) link

It's a good frustration tbh

sarahell, Sunday, 23 April 2023 18:16 (one month ago) link

its really good, if id to name the vibe its kind of got a black dahlia thing going on, which ofc is itself a stitch of ten other things but

Ár an broc a mhic (darraghmac), Sunday, 23 April 2023 19:42 (one month ago) link

terence blanchard’s score is incredible, i love it so much.

also similar to mrs maisel i love when thry go to a new location, like that amazing mission-style house in palm springs … i like trying to work out from exteriors how much is real & how much is added in, like beach scenes & stuff too

i’m finding this season i am having a hard time keeping track of the story threads in this one so i am stressed that there’s only 2 more episodes left

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 23 April 2023 20:08 (one month ago) link

there aren’t that many story threads? some have kind of gotten short shrift though

mh, Sunday, 23 April 2023 22:27 (one month ago) link

i didn’t say there were that many, i just can’t keep them in my head well enough to keep up

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 24 April 2023 00:03 (one month ago) link

The show is pretty great overall.

They’ve used the N-word several times now though, just seems unnecessary and in bad taste. That never stood out to me in season 1.

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Monday, 24 April 2023 05:36 (one month ago) link

xxxpost sarahell you’re so otm about the bladerunner-ness of blanchard’s score, i havent stopped thinking about it. some similar qualities for sure

it never ceases to amaze me how quickly & unquestioningly perry is up for anything pete suggests.
we should go get on that boat.
we should jump off, it’s only an hour back to shore. LOLOLOLL

also perry + pete brawl was so fucking good, omg.

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 25 April 2023 03:58 (one month ago) link

big lol for me when Perry references the brawl as Drake & Pete start puffing chests and squaring off

lol yes that was funny
pete’s look was like wtf man

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 25 April 2023 20:32 (one month ago) link

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