Perry Mason (2020)


Season 1
Perry Mason

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Brimming with top notch performances and dripping in style, Perry Mason's compelling mystery mostly makes up for its messy storytelling.

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Critic Ratings: 84

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User Ratings: 422

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Air date: Jun 21, 2020

On the heels of an unsavory investigation involving a famous comedian, Perry Mason is hired to solve a perplexing case involving the brutal kidnapping of 1-year-old Charlie Dodson.

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Air date: Jun 28, 2020

Evangelical preacher Sister Alice offers the Dodsons the church's full moral and financial support, much to her mother Birdy's dismay; during a routine domestic intervention, beat cop Paul Drake is rerouted to a gruesome crime scene.

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Air date: Jul 5, 2020

Maynard Barnes goes public with a shocking new development; Mason and Strickland get unauthorized access to physical evidence with help from Virgil; Mason attempts to extract information from Drake.

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Air date: Jul 12, 2020

Mason and Strickland lean on Virgil for extra legal assistance; following Sister Alice's recovery from a frightening episode, Birdy urges her daughter to renounce her claims about baby Charlie.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2020

Strickland tracks down the sergeant originally assigned to the Dodson case, while Mason and Della run a solemn errand up North; Della sets out to find more capable legal representation for Mrs. Dodson.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2020

A damning witness testimony begins Emily's trial; Della and Strickland investigate a potential connection between Detective Ennis and Charlie's kidnappers; Mason considers betraying Drake's trust.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2020

Mason puts Herman Baggerly on the stand in hopes of exposing the hidden link between the Radiant Assembly's staggering debt and Charlie's ransom; Strickland loses track of a key witness; Drake's detective work opens a new avenue in the case.

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Air date: Aug 9, 2020

Della presents a stubborn Mason with her case for putting Emily on the stand; Mason, Strickland, Della, and Drake attempt to tie up loose ends as the trial comes to a close.

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Matthew Rhys
Perry Mason

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Tatiana Maslany
Sister Alice

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John Lithgow
Elias Birchard "E.B." Jonathan

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Chris Chalk
Paul Drake

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Shea Whigham
Pete Strickland

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Juliet Rylance
Della Street

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Keith Barber
Private Vic Marrin

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Critic Reviews for Perry Mason: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Perry Mason: Season 1

  • Dec 13, 2021
    It's magnificent slow burn noir at its finest. People complain about the tropes in the series - well Perry Mason's creator Erle Stanley Gardner INVENTED the noir genre - so why not revel in the stories culled straight from the books by original OG?
  • Jun 11, 2021
    Perry Mason's remake has nothing to say other than a formulaic detective story with cliched characters and an overdramatic tone with a lot of loose ends.
  • Feb 08, 2021
    Similar LA Noir stories have been told many times before, but who cares when it's so well done in this high-end TV mini series?
  • Jan 28, 2021
    Great story. Good pace. Dramatic tension. Vgood
  • Jan 21, 2021
    After a slow start, this got better and better with each episode. The show looks gorgeous and doesn't pull its punches. But it's the cast that elevates everything. Now that Mason is a lawyer and the writers got the kinks out, season two can be were it shines.
  • Jan 15, 2021
    The actors were very good. The series doesn't drag at all, and it keeps one hooked. The production setting, and the way each episode moves from one to the other , is quite interesting. All in all a very good watch !!!
  • Jan 06, 2021
    Turned it off after the first episode.
  • Dec 26, 2020
    A triumph for those who enjoin a charmant, violent and cathartic LA noir.
  • Dec 15, 2020
    I was looking forward to this series, because I enjoy classic film noir but it turned out awful and had too much graphic sex and violence. The darkness of this series is also depressing and there's not one likable character that makes me want to keep watching. As for Michael Rhys, I don't think his talents were well captured here either.
  • Dec 14, 2020
    Superb! Great story - keeps you in suspence all the time! The more you watch, the more riveting it gets! Fantastic acting! And yes it is profound and original! I am impressed!

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