Thursday, July 6, 2023

THE LINCOLN LAWYER returns today on Netflix!

The Lincoln Lawye
r, Season 2,  is a legal mystery series, based on Michael Connelly's The Fifth Witness. It dropped today on Netflix with 5 episodes. 5 more episodes will drop on August 3. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo stars in this series from Emmy winner David E. Kelley. 

Why only 5 episodes at a time? Netflix is clearly maximizing views and creating hype for the second part of the show. That being said, I really enjoy the series. I know there are flaws, but anything 'Michael Connelly' is good with me.

Storyline: Mickey Haller runs his law firm from the back seat of his Lincoln as he takes on LA’s biggest and smallest cases. In Season 1, Mickey was recovering from surgery and a subsequent pill addiction. When his colleague unexpectedly passed away, Mickey got back into the legal game, inheriting all of his cases. Working out of his car isn’t the only thing that sets him apart — Mickey takes family business to a whole new level as he works with his prosecutor ex-wife, Maggie (Neve Campbell), and his other ex-wife and assistant, Lorna (Becki Newton). 

In Season 2, based on the novel The Fifth Witness, has Mickey Haller expanding his business into foreclosure defense where he represents Lisa Trammell, who is accused of murdering a wealthy man. Mickey, despite suspecting his client's guilt, works to exonerate her. As the case progresses, Mickey discovers the victim's own illegal activities, leading to personal danger. 

Haven't seen Season 1? It's still available on Netflix.

And Season 3? As of today it hasn't been renewed or cancelled. I'll keep you posted. 

1 comment:

Claire M. Johnson said...

I really like it, too. This Haller is less smarmy, more conflicted than the movie version.

Was so disappointed that they canceled Perry Mason. Thought I'd hate it, and I found it so well-acted and, well, "deep" for a crime show.