I’m loving all the new crime noir series around the streaming verse and this is one of the better ones. The second season of Perry Mason continues to follow the story of the detective turned lawyer, played by Matthew Rhys, as he navigates the complex world of law and crime in 1930s Los Angeles. This season sees Mason take on a new case involving two Mexican immigrants who are accused of murder, which leads him down a dark and dangerous path.
Overall, the second season of Perry Mason is a well-crafted and engaging continuation of the series. The writing is tight and suspenseful, with plenty of twists and turns to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. The performances are also excellent, with Rhys delivering a standout performance as the brooding and conflicted Mason. Juliet Rylance as Della Street, Chris Chalk as Paul Drake and Justin Kirk as Hamilton Burger, continue their stellar acting as well.
One of the strengths of the second season is its attention to detail in recreating the atmosphere and setting of 1930s Los Angeles. From the costumes and set design to the dialogue and music, everything feels authentic and immersive.
However, some viewers may find the pacing to be a bit slow at times, as the show takes a deep dive into many of the characters private lives. Some of the outcomes are predictable, but still enjoyable. I often found myself tapping my fingers to get back to the plot.
Overall, the second season of Perry Mason is a well-crafted and engaging continuation of the series that fans of crime dramas and period pieces are sure to enjoy.