Perry Mason: Season 1

Perry Mason: Season 1

Perry Mason: Season 1

Two-time Golden Globe nominee Matthew Rhys (The Americans) is legendary criminal defense lawyer Perry Mason in this origin-exploring crime series set in 1932 Los Angeles.

While the rest of the country struggles through the Great Depression, L.A. is booming. When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason's relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city. Co-stars Tatiana Maslany and John Lithgow.

2020USA
CrimeDramaMystery
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Reviews & comments

Financial Times

Financial Times

press

Although the hard-boiled sleuth shtick is aged... Rhys makes the part his own, the storytelling is slick, and the prosthetics team earns the worthy tribute of our vomit with some seriously nasty corpses.

4.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

This time round the bedrock is corruption -- in the police force, politics, business -- making the stakes higher, and the gig so much tougher. It's an intriguing mix that's as intelligent as it is stylish.

4.0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

It’s an eight-episode season that feels like a long pilot for the real Perry Mason—a series that seems poised on the verge of existence, now that all of the characters (especially Perry himself) have figured out what they’re doing here.

Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Few would’ve predicted that the new Perry Mason, debuting June 21, would turn out to be so timely.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Perry Mason generally avoids feeling like an assembly line Cable Anti-Hero: Great Depression Edition. Much of the credit goes to Rhys.

TV Guide

TV Guide

press

Over the course of eight episodes, the show delves into Mason's past while redefining him for a new age of television driven by complex characters, richly detailed worlds, and season-long storylines. It manages those first two elements so well that it's a shame it keeps tripping over the third.

3.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

This new Perry Mason is filled with great performances (albeit not all of them belonging on the same show). It looks incredible (though also occasionally much more gory than it needs to be). But the story’s a mess — at once convoluted and a bit too dull to fill eight hours — and the idea of giving Mason the origin story he never had ultimately proves more trouble than it’s worth.

3.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Rhys deftly unfurls the enigmatic character layer by layer, crafting this degenerate into a more recognizable version of the legal icon revered for decades. The mystery of how he’s able to pull that off is far more compelling than the unsavory plot that strings Perry Mason along.

Financial Times

Financial Times

press

Although the hard-boiled sleuth shtick is aged... Rhys makes the part his own, the storytelling is slick, and the prosthetics team earns the worthy tribute of our vomit with some seriously nasty corpses.

4.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

This time round the bedrock is corruption -- in the police force, politics, business -- making the stakes higher, and the gig so much tougher. It's an intriguing mix that's as intelligent as it is stylish.

4.0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

It’s an eight-episode season that feels like a long pilot for the real Perry Mason—a series that seems poised on the verge of existence, now that all of the characters (especially Perry himself) have figured out what they’re doing here.

Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Few would’ve predicted that the new Perry Mason, debuting June 21, would turn out to be so timely.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Perry Mason generally avoids feeling like an assembly line Cable Anti-Hero: Great Depression Edition. Much of the credit goes to Rhys.

TV Guide

TV Guide

press

Over the course of eight episodes, the show delves into Mason's past while redefining him for a new age of television driven by complex characters, richly detailed worlds, and season-long storylines. It manages those first two elements so well that it's a shame it keeps tripping over the third.

3.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

This new Perry Mason is filled with great performances (albeit not all of them belonging on the same show). It looks incredible (though also occasionally much more gory than it needs to be). But the story’s a mess — at once convoluted and a bit too dull to fill eight hours — and the idea of giving Mason the origin story he never had ultimately proves more trouble than it’s worth.

3.0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Rhys deftly unfurls the enigmatic character layer by layer, crafting this degenerate into a more recognizable version of the legal icon revered for decades. The mystery of how he’s able to pull that off is far more compelling than the unsavory plot that strings Perry Mason along.

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