The Lincoln Lawyer Season 1 Blu-ray Assessment: No Objections Needed

The hit first season of the Netflix collection The Lincoln Lawyer is now out there on Blu-ray. Like Prey, it’s at all times good when a digital collection will get a bodily launch, particularly given the uncertainty of streaming content material libraries. Whereas the discharge doesn’t have a lot on its three discs past the primary 10 episodes of the Manuel Garcia-Rulfo-led present, that alone is greater than compelling sufficient a motive to test it out.

In contrast to the 2011 Matthew McConaughey film — which tailored the titular novel — the primary season of Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer incorporates components of the second e-book within the collection, 2008’s The Brass Verdict. It’s a wise name, because the case is recent to viewers and comparisons to the film are lessened. Because of being a tv present, there’s additionally much more time to discover the characters and their relationships (akin to protagonist Mickey Haller’s two ex-wives), which makes all 10 hours of the season really feel significant. To cut all of it right down to a film would do it a disservice.

Whereas the thriller that drives the season ahead is compelling, the character beats and performances make The Lincoln Lawyer a regal authorized drama. Garcia-Rulfo is superb as Haller, with an actual kindness and human high quality to the enduring criminal-defense lawyer. Ample time is spent on his struggles as a recovering addict, and the way that has impacted his private {and professional} life. It’s sobering, private character drama accomplished proper.

The 2 actresses taking part in his exes, Neve Campbell and Becki Newton, are nice as effectively and have wonderful chemistry collectively. Campbell’s Maggie has a daughter with Haller, so we get to see their makes an attempt at co-parenting and their private relationship. In the meantime, Newton’s Lorna works with Haller as his authorized aide. It’s a refreshing depiction in comparison with how most divorced {couples} are seen in media, with every character totally fleshed out reasonably than pigeonholed right into a jilted ex stereotype.

The one draw back to this launch is that the particular options are reasonably scant. It’s not devoid of them, as there’s a five-minute blooper reel included that’s price watching. Already charming within the present, Garcia-Rulfo is simply as enjoyable making errors along with his co-stars. One specific spotlight is when Garcia-Rulfo forgets to place the Lincoln automobile in park, and it begins rolling down the road earlier than the crew stops it. Total, it’s a pleasant bonus however not precisely one thing price shopping for the set completely for.

The Lincoln Lawyer Season 1 Blu-ray Assessment: The Last Verdict

With the second season now streaming on Netflix, The Lincoln Lawyer Season 1 Blu-ray is an effective way to personal the primary installment of the collection. It tells a satisfying case, with a self-contained story that may be loved by itself. Whereas it solely contains one particular function within the type of a gag reel, I hope that it’s going to do effectively and extra bodily releases of streaming hits get preserved bodily.

Disclosure: ComingSoon was despatched a duplicate by the writer for our The Lincoln Lawyer Season 1 Blu-ray evaluation.

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