Perry Mason: Chapter Sixteen
April 26, 2023 2:24 PM - Season 2, Episode 8 - Subscribe

As the Gallardos prepare for the worst, Perry and his team work with an unlikely ally in their final push for justice.
posted by nathan_teske (4 comments total)
This was … fine? But it wants to be Prestige TV and there’s just not quite enough this season to fill a whole season with a single case (and to be honest, having someone the caliber of Tatiana Maslany pulling the first season along helped immensely). I’ll watch more if I have max when it comes along, but that’s looking pretty unlikely given they’re doubling down on JK Rowling. I love Matthew Rhys, but this is no The Americans.
posted by rikschell at 7:10 AM on April 27, 2023 [1 favorite]

I still can't believe we didn't see Sean Astin again.
posted by odd ghost at 7:36 AM on April 27, 2023 [2 favorites]

Yeah, I was surprised they didn’t have some sort of scene with Astin. It felt a little lackluster all in all, and while I appreciated that they didn’t give in to courtroom hysterics and theatrics, I would have liked just a little Perry Mason fire, you know?

But good for Perry for accepting responsibility and for figuring a way out with the judge, and making enough impact to get those photographs and save Hamilton. I do wish they’d not repeated Paul’s “I’m done here” thing and pretense that he won’t work for Perry and Della again. Come on, Paul’s an integral part of the whole place.
posted by kitten kaboodle at 1:43 PM on April 27, 2023 [1 favorite]

I liked the 2nd season better than the 1st but I'm not sure why. Maybe the origin story? Now that I've seen it I'm glad I know it but I enjoyed the focus on the case this season mixed in with the ongoing character development.
posted by kingless at 5:36 PM on April 28, 2023

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