Perry Mason has been synonymous with courtroom drama and high-pressure moments. HBO is taking a different approach with this iconic character and looking at his early years. The show focuses on Mason’s early years as a private detective in the 1930’s which is a great way to relaunch the series. Matthew Rhys steps into the role and is off to a fantastic start. The launching point of this series centers around the death of a baby, and Mason is brought in to investigate the matter. Here are our 5 takeaways from the first episode.
5. The opener –
The opening sequence with Perry Mason trying to get away after being busted during a stakeout is hysterical and entirely unexpected.
4. Hmmm –
I realize that the good Reverend ends up hiring Mason, but something tells me he might end up being the villain in all of this.
3. Too Quiet –
The father’s story doesn’t add up! I’m thinking he knows more than he’s leading on but wasn’t who killed his son.
2. FWB –
1. Love interest –
What were your thoughts about the first episode of Perry Mason?