The Lincoln Lawyer Netflix Series Review
Genre: Legal drama
Created by: David E. Kelley
Based on: The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
Developed by: Ted Humphrey
Starring : Manuel Garcia-Rulfo , Neve Campbell , Becki Newton , Jazz Raycole , Angus Sampson , Christopher Gorham
Composer: David Buckley
Country of origin: United States
Original language: English
No. of seasons: 1
No. of episodes: 10
Mickey Haller, an idealistic lawyer, runs his practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car, taking on cases big and small all over Los Angeles.
The ten-part series of The Lincoln Lawyer, based on Michael Connelly’s novel ‘The Brass Verdict,’ is a solid addition to the long list of engrossing courtroom dramas. Typically, legal dramas are out of reach for viewers due to the jargons used throughout; in short, they are boring. This is The Lincoln Lawyer’s advantage over others: it is easy to digest, relatable, and interesting enough to make you wonder who is behind something. While it uses legal terms, the show explains them, and even though it relies heavily on the typical courtroom scene, it does not bore. The Lincoln Lawyer wil keep you glued to your screens until the very end.
The first episode of The Lincoln Lawyer immediately establishes the tone for the series. We see Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), fresh out of rehab, being harrassed by his assistant/ex-wife Lorna (Becki Newton) to get back to the courthouse because he has an important meeting with Mary Holder (LisaGay Hamilton), the senior judge of Los Angeles County.
He is unprepared for the meeting and has no idea what it is about, but he attends because he has no other choice and Mickey Haller is smart and quick enough to land on his feet no matter what is thrown at him.
The overall narrative of The Lincoln Lawyer series is good; it keeps viewers interested in the story and wanting more. It is so well-written that it will make you wonder about the hows and whys. The series’ editing is fairly standard, but it works. The music selection is also effective. The show’s setting is quite grand, but given the story, it will pass.
The show’s casting is excellent. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo delivered the role, Neve Campbells looks great as a lawyer, Becki Newton is fashionable, Angus Simpson is perfect for his role, Christopher Gorham will annoy you because he’s effective, and the pug, oh, such a cute pug!
Screenplay & Flow of The Lincoln Lawyer
The Lincoln Lawyer series will remind you of Lady Justice, who wears her eyes closed while carrying the scales. It means that justice should never be influenced by whoever bears the burden of judgment, and thus justice should not be corrupted or prejudiced. The show, on the other hand, makes you wonder whether justice peered or opened its eyes.
The Lincoln Lawyer contains all of the classic elements of a good legal drama, such as a mysterious death, a high-profile murder trial, and engaging courtroom speeches. Nonetheless, the show manages to both exceed and fall short of its own expectations.
The courtroom scenes in The Lincoln Lawyer contain nothing new or surprising. And, like other fictional lawyers before him, Haller has the ability to see things that others miss. In one of his many conversations with his client-turned-driver Izzy Letts, he compares the satisfaction of cracking a case to that of a bank safecracker hearing the lock turn after attempting various combinations.
Is a Season Two On The Way?
Yes. Netflix has announced that the hit series will be renewed for a second season, which will consist of 10 episodes, just like the first. This is not surprising given the show’s popularity during its first weekend. Despite its release date of May 13, the show was already trailing Ozark as the number two English language show on Netflix between May 9 and May 15. That means it only had two days to get to that position. It’s no surprise, given that information, that Netflix was eager to renew.
What Will Season Two Be About?
The show was adapted from Michael Connelly’s book series of the same name, with season one following the plot line from the second book in the series, “The Brass Verdict.” Season two, on the other hand, will feature an adaptation of the series’ fifth book, “The Fifth Witness,” which will center on Mickey Haller defending a client accused of murdering the banker she blames for attempting to take away her home.
The book series currently consists of six books, and Netflix does not appear to be following the book order. Even so, we should probably turn to the books for an overall summarization of the story rather than an accurate play by play. Many details from the original text were changed already in season one. Gorham, who plays Trevor, revealed that his character was originally named Walter Elliot and received a makeover when the book was adapted into a Netflix show.
When Will Season Two Be Released?
We can’t say for certain because the new season of The Lincoln Lawyer was only recently announced. Taking into account Netflix’s past show rollout and the time it takes to film and release a new season, we’re looking at an early 2023 release date.
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