Monday, December 18, 2023

The Law According to Lidia Poët - Episode 1

Matilda De Angelis stars as Lidia Poët, the first modern female Italian lawyer who saw the laws changed to prevent her practicing on grounds women shouldn't be allowed to practice. While barred from arguing her own cases, Poët continued in the profession working in her brother's offices or relying on other male colleagues to argue her cases in court. The first episode of the series runs through the gamut of Lidia becoming a lawyer, seeing it stripped away on the basis of sex, and working to find a way to continue the profession and help out a sole client charged with the murder of a ballerina.

In their leading woman, the show struck gold in Matilda De Angelis who effortlessly travails a large path across the emotional spectrum with what the character is put through in the opening episode. Despite the circumstances, our in some ways in spite of them, our protagonist never loses either her drive or her mischievous spirit that finds ways around newly constructed obstacles in her way. Smart, stylish and humorous, despite sexist aspects and, you know, murder, there's quite a bit to enjoy here and I'm curious to see what other cases will cross her path in the show's short First Season.

  • Title: The Law According to Lidia Poët - Episode 1
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