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(LA Times)   Getting the look right for HBOs Perry Mason -- scouting LA noir for Art Deco remnants of the 1930s, even putting in green screens at Angels Flight   (latimes.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Aimee Semple McPherson, Robert Downey, Jr., Perry Mason, Griffith Park, creators Rolin Jones, look of the series, set of HBO, production designer John Goldsmith  
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2020-06-29 12:39:07 PM  
5 votes:

shastacola: I've seen the first 2 episodes, it's good and the look is perfect.


It's not remotely Perry Mason though. Why they chose that property I have no idea, since they aren't using any of it past the characters.
 
2020-06-29 11:05:58 AM  
5 votes:
I've seen the first 2 episodes, it's good and the look is perfect.
 
2020-06-29 12:51:41 PM  
3 votes:
William Gibson has a great short story about LA art deco - The Gernsback Continuum.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ger​n​sback_Continuum
 
2020-06-29 2:54:07 PM  
2 votes:
OZZY OSBOURNE - "Perry Mason" (Official Video)
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2020-06-29 2:14:03 PM  
2 votes:
I haven't been on any of the live show threads but thematically I see a lot of crossover with Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.  This is fine, I like the environment.
 
2020-06-29 2:02:28 PM  
2 votes:

Herbie555: Subtonic: Kinda threw me for a loop. In my defense, I was quite drunk.

Fair enough.  All these "old timey" shows make me crave whiskey beyond a reasonable level. Something about the music and art direction always makes me want a drink...


Twice as bad for a smoker. There is a cigarette in damn near every scene. Hard to cut back while watching it.
 
2020-06-29 1:51:38 PM  
2 votes:

Subtonic: Kinda threw me for a loop. In my defense, I was quite drunk.


Fair enough.  All these "old timey" shows make me crave whiskey beyond a reasonable level. Something about the music and art direction always makes me want a drink...
 
2020-06-29 2:47:57 PM  
1 vote:
Without spoilers, I can say that it is clearly shaping up to be a prequel.

Why though? Because you are afraid you'll burn through all 83 novels worth of material too quickly? I like a period detective piece as much as anyone, but there are a million other properties I'd grab before Perry Mason if that's the direction I was going.
 
2020-06-29 2:19:04 PM  
1 vote:
The new show is Perry Mason in name only. And that is farking fine with me.

Ep 1 was a fun intro, some dark humor that I enjoyed. I just hope the lead cleans up as the series goes on. This was a character that had almost no prospects and little hope for a future. Now there's a case where he can devote some life to and focus on. A redemption story is something that everyone can relate to or at least enjoy, and I think that's what we have here.

Very cool to see Tatiana Maslany in a shorter version of Helena's blonde wig though. Have not seen ep 2 yet, please no spoilers.
 
2020-06-29 1:36:26 PM  
1 vote:

Subtonic: Not sure he was bisexual in the original, but HBO gonna HBO.


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Did I miss a story beat?

If you're referring to the conversation with the T-1000 on how Mason earned his blue ticket, he was deflecting by saying he was Welsh and queer.  The real reason is covered in the flashback.
 
2020-06-29 12:42:24 PM  
1 vote:
I have zero connection with the old Perry Mason because I do not reside in a nursing home, so to an outsider such as myself it seems pretty good. Quite watchable, good characters. As I understand it, it's more of a prequel to the old show. Not sure he was bisexual in the original, but HBO gonna HBO.
 
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