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Perry Mason‘s Utopian Town of Girard Is Based On a Real Failed Settlement Outside of LA

We have about three hours of Perry Mason—the one where the detective makes dirty jokes and always has a low-level whiskey buzz going—under our belts. While the pilot was pretty damn fun, we’ve seen something of a two-episode-long plot dump since then. In Episode Two and Sunday night’s Episode Three, Perry Mason took a not-so-short…

Perry Mason‘s Sister Alice Was Inspired By a Real Evangelist Preacher With a Mysterious Story

Like any period drama, it looks like HBO’s Perry Mason is going to need its own Wiki for all the Great Depression-era references stuffed into its story and dialogue. (Please, take me to the time where I can joke about two-dollar haircuts, call something a bucket of eels as an insult, and scream, “Take it…

Katy Perry Says She ‘Crashed’ After Her 2017 Breakup With Orlando Bloom and the ‘Witness’ Album

In a new interview with Q on CBC, Katy Perry got very candid about her mental health—specifically during a low point she reached in 2017 after splitting with her now fiancé, Orlando Bloom.During the chat, host Tom Power referenced a quote from Perry, who said that making her new album (out later this summer) was…

Katy Perry Calls For Justice For Breonna Taylor And Tony McDade In Stonewall Day Speech

ABC News/Frame Grab via Getty Images June 2020 has been no ordinary Pride Month. What is typically a colorful commemoration of love, community, and the richness of LGBTQ+ identity has been largely overshadowed by an ongoing pandemic, which has forced gay bars to close, parades to be canceled, and people to celebrate from home. But…

Perry Mason evaluation: HBO’s reboot is an exercise in style over substance

In an era where everything is up for grabs for rebooting, Perry Mason is one of the strangest. The show takes its name from a 1957 CBS series that focused on the eponymous criminal defense attorney from author Erle Stanley Gardner’s detective stories. Perry Mason ran for nine years in its initial run, followed by…

‘Perry Mason’ Reboot Is No Rerun: This Is A ‘Extremely Dark’ Take, States Matthew Rhys

'Perry Mason' Reboot Is No Rerun: This Is A 'Very Dark' Take, Says Matthew Rhys Matthew Rhys plays Perry Mason in the new HBO reboot of the legal drama based on Erle Stanley Gardner's detective stories. "To my mind, he makes a good private investigator because he doesn't fit in in any way," Rhys says.…

‘Perry Mason’: TELEVISION Evaluation

Thrumming in the background of HBO’s many triumphs in the past five years has been the cabler’s desire to continue the particular, pitch-dark success of “True Detective.” First came two more seasons of the Nic Pizzolatto anthology, ones that with varying degrees of artistic achievement both managed to continue that show’s general vibe of anguished…

Katy Perry Rocks Red White & Blue for ‘Daisies’ Efficiency Throughout ‘Democracy Summertime 2020’

Liza Voloshin Katy Perry In an election year crucial for the future of the United States, a number of A-list stars joined Rock the Vote's Democracy Summer campaign Thursday (June 18) with a two-hour virtual concert, encouraging viewers to register to vote. Katy Perry headlined the show, draped in stars and stripes as she delivered a powerful rendition…

Meet the New Perry Mason, Not Much Like the Old Perry Mason

Matthew Rhys is Perry Mason. Photo: Courtesy of HBO HBO’s Perry Mason bears very little resemblance to the CBS version of Perry Mason. The hour-long courtroom drama that ran from 1957 to 1966 is the most well-known iteration of the Mason narratives, which started with the Erle Stanley Gardner novels of the 1930s and yielded…

‘Perry Mason’ and the Case of the Muddled Backstory

“No one confesses on the stand!” a friend assures the title character of HBO’s Perry Mason remake. The line is meant as a wink at Mason’s previous incarnations, where, in both the books by Erle Stanley Gardner and the Fifties/Sixties TV series starring Raymond Burr, the defense lawyer famously won his cases by putting the…

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