Monday, June 22, 2020

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON PERIOD SET TV SERIES PERRY MASON WITH MATTHEW RHYS AND JONATHAN LITHGOW STARTING TONIGHT ON SKY AND HBO

   'PERRY MASON'
NEW PERIOD SET TV SERIES
Perry Mason starts tonight on HBO, tomorrow on Sky
The official beginning of the summer is being celebrated today with the premieres of two new period series which both start tonight: I've already presented you with Luminaries last week, but over at HBO and Sky channels in Europe you can enjoy tonight the launch of PERRY MASON 1930s set $75 million worth series starring Matthew Rhys. Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this drama series follows the origins of American Fiction’s most legendary criminal defence lawyer, Perry Mason. When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.

What's The Story?  
In 1932, the Great Depression grips the United States but Los Angeles is prospering thanks to an oil boom, the film industry, the summer's Olympic Games, and a massive evangelical Christian revival. Down-and-out criminal
Matthew Rhys leads the cast of the new series
defense attorney Perry Mason is retained for a sensational child kidnapping trial and his investigation portends major consequences for Mason, his client, and the city itself.

Developed and written by Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald, the new eight episode series also stars Tatiana Maslany as Sister Alice and
The series had a rather big $75 million budget
John Lithgow as Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan! The series will keep you company this summer every Sunday night till August 9th. So far, the reviews mark it as messy written but visually very stylish.

  The Plot Of The First Episode
Los Angeles, 1931. On the heels of an unsavory investigation involving a famous comedian, Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys) – a PI struggling to make ends meet – and his right-hand man Pete Strickland (Shea
John Lithgow also stars in the new period set series
Whigham) are hired by attorney E.B. Jonathan (John Lithgow), Perry's mentor, to solve a perplexing case: the brutal kidnapping of one-year-old Charlie Dodson, whose parents Matthew (Nate Corddry) and Emily (Gayle Rankin) were targeted for a $100,000 ransom. After meeting with Herman
Tatiana Maslany also stars in the new series
Baggerly (Robert Patrick), a millionaire elder at the Dodsons' church, Perry, E.B., and E.B.'s legal secretary Della Street (Juliet Rylance) ponder why a family of unmistakably modest means would be extorted for such a steep price.

17 comments:

  1. Not crazy about it, I also don't watch HBO or Sky. 🤷‍♂️ I do watch a lot of stuff. Too much, lol! 😃

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    1. I don't like the grittiness of HBO's programmes either.

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  2. I liked Rhys in The Americans so I'm looking forward to it. I read that he was excellent in the role and that they've made Perry Mason more than a one dimensional character.

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    1. We've also heard that the series is a mess plotwise, but that acting in it is good, at least from Jon and Matthew.

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  3. I used to love watching Perry Mason back when I was a teenager.

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    1. I've never seen it, but I did hear it was very popular.

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  4. This description got me the first time, but even more so the second time. How does a whole country go into Depression with people starving, yet a large sitting lives like royalty? Flash forward to modern day. My MIL in Cuba reached out yesterday and told us the news that there is no food left there to get. We were all worried about toilet paper, yet a whole country full of people are going hungry!

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    1. ...& by "sitting", I mean city. Sorry, typing too quick. :)

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    2. Cuba has corona too? I thought they might be spared. Our idiotic government has opened borders so we are up to a big daily number too. And what's worse they won election last night so we are all hopeless and want to throw ourselves off the cliff on a national level.

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    3. Yes, They have been on quarantine for over a month now and the people are going hungry. It's terribly sad. I hope that you stay healthy! Are you all still wearing masks? We're entering phase 3 here on Wednesday, which means things other than construction will start to open up. Our numbers have become very low. The lowest in the country! Yesterday there was less than 100 new cases on Long Island.

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    4. Mostly just shop assistants wear them, I'd wear them in a bus if I was using one, though. Measures here are eased because it suits our dictator who does not give a flying eff for the people, he won the set up elections yesterday even though corona hospitals are opening again in the capital city.

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  5. I am sure the fans of the original will be tuning in to see if this new one can hold a candle to the old version.

    As for the virus, our numbers are spiking again. You see where Trumpie thinks he can make the numbers of infected magically disappear by slowing down testing. Good grief! Most people here gave up on the masks. I even saw elderly and wheelchair bound people at the grocers yesterday not wearing them. Maybe like 25% of the people shopping had them on. I'm to the point that if I get it, I get it. I'm so over barricading myself indoors and suffocating through a mask when I have to go out.

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    1. It is like that everywhere, methinks, except on isolated islands. But nobody cares about corona anymore, you have your looters, we have evil winning set up elections agains, so there is hopelessness and despair to be found everywhere beyond the masks too, sadly. Wish we could stop this decade and fast forward to 2030s.

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    2. Hopefully you and I will still be alive then, or I'll just wait out the rest of the 20's, thanks lol.

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    3. The sad thing being that the 20's have only just started LOL

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