The Lincoln Lawyer (2023): Entertaining & Full Timepass

The Lincoln Lawyer series is a legal drama from the USA. This network show is based on the novels penned by the American crime writer Michael Connelly and so far we have seen two seasons of the crime thriller series.

Lincoln (or Lincoln Motor Company) is the luxury vehicle division of a very well-known American automobile manufacturer Ford. So, the original novel series and this show get their names from the Lincoln vehicles, which incidentally work as the office space for the lawyer Mickey Haller. Besides, travelling on his trademark Lincoln car, he also uses it for storing the paperwork pertaining to legal cases of his clients.

The Lincoln Lawyer (USA/2023) Series:- details

GenreDrama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Legal
Age-CertificationUA (16+)
Seasons &
Season One (1) – Ten (10) Episodes – May 2022
Season Two (2) – Ten (10) Episodes – July & August 2023
CreatorsDavid E. Kelley & Ted Humphrey
CastManuel Garcia-Rulfo, Becki Newton, Jazz Raycole, Angus Sampson, Neve Campbell, Krista Warner
TaglinesWelcome to his office
About – The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer (USA/2023) Series:- synopsis

Idealistic lawyer Michael ‘Mickey’ Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) runs practice out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car, taking on cases big and small across Los Angeles (LA) city in the United States of America.

The Lincoln Lawyer (USA/2023) Series:- {Spoilers Free} review

Not so long ago, we shared an article about the Jack Ryan show, almost like a similar case, this series gets its stories from the novels. Besides, both of these shows have also been made into movies in the past. So, based on popular novels and movies, they have a dedicated set of fan followings as well as good brand recall value. And even in the age of artificial intelligence (A.I.), it is the latest to join such a bandwagon of entertainment shows from Hollywood which have a good history.

Focus:- Bonus info. about the characters of Mickey and Harry

The 2011 movie - Lincoln Lawyer (Matthew McConaughey) is based on the first Micheal "Mickey" Haller character's book with the same name. It was a 2005 novel by Michael Connelly. In the said novel, the LAPD Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch (he also has a TV series Bosch, 2014-2021) is a half-brother of Los Angeles attorney Mickey Haller. Therefore, in Connelley's books, both the characters of Mickey and Harry often interact with each other.

When we talk about this show, its first season (with 10 episodes) is based on the second Mickey Haller novel “The Brass Verdict” a 2008 novel by Michael Connelly. In it, the hotshot but forgotten LA lawyer restarts his legal career, after he met with an accident. He was sidelined for a while after he became addicted to drugs. But, then the murder of Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent, gives Mickey an opportunity, as he inherits the practice as well as the clients of the said deceased lawyer.

Then, its second season is based on the novel “The Fifth Witness” by Michael Connelley. In this season, Mickey Haller is called on to defend a client, who is suspected of murdering a wealthy developer. In the fresh marketing stunt, Netflix has divided the second season into two parts, so we have shared their trailers here to give you an idea of its storyline. It seems that its two-part division is a part of their new marketing strategy.

I loved the house (shot at a private home in L.A.’s Baldwin Hills) of the lawyer Mickey Haller shown in the show. It is another good-looking house with a great location and an amazing view. Even his half-brother Detective Bosch (in the Bosch show) lives in a wonderful house, which also boasts of great night (and day) time views to its occupants. Our team members have watched the Bosch series too and maybe in the future, we shall share our review of the same.

While watching this engaging drama, you might notice that in this legal drama series, the lawyer Mickey Haller often takes up an important and major criminal court case along with a bunch of smaller and somewhat petty cases. Somehow, the court cases help Mickey to network (and become a good friend) with the people who are resourceful and owe him a big favour for bailing them out when they are facing legal problems in their lives.

No wonder, he usually takes even the minor cases to keep himself going and stay sharp for his demanding clients entangled in the major court cases. That’s part of his charming style or perhaps a payback to society.

To be honest, I binge-watched this series, as I found both seasons to be entertaining and a complete time pass. Not to forget its funny scenes too, for instance, Mickey has saved the caller-id of his two ex-wives either as “First Wife” (Maggie McPherson) or as “Second Wife” (Lorna Crane) on his mobile phone, and even after their divorce, both the ladies still share a warm relationship with the Mickey Haller. Actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo exudes cocky confidence as well as rare vulnerability while playing the leading role of the lawyer.

I believe this courtroom (and the relationship) drama will certainly keep you hooked and engaged. As the stories of almost all the characters have too much drama, to keep our interests alive.

The ending of season two was once again a cliffhanger, with the death of an acquaintance of Mickey Haller. However, as of now, the Netflix network has not announced its third season, so let us wait and watch.

The Lincoln Lawyer (S1/2022) Series:- poster

The Lincoln Lawyer (S1) – poster

The Lincoln Lawyer (S1/2022) Series:- ratings

FM’s rating3.90/5
IMDb rating as of the date7.81/10
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date80% Tomatometer & 83% Audience Score
Critics Consensus / Rotten TomatoesDavid E. Kelley’s adaptation relies too much on quirk to paper over its lack of true novelty, but this is a reliable enough vehicle for fans of legal pulp.
FM, IMDb & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – The Lincoln Lawyer (S1)

The Lincoln Lawyer (S1/2022) Series:- trailer

Trailer – The Lincoln Lawyer (S1)

The Lincoln Lawyer (S2/2023) Series:- ratings

FM’s rating3.95/5
IMDb rating as of the date7.86/10
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date89% Tomatometer & 84% Audience Score
Critics Consensus – Cristina Escobar/ Rotten TomatoesIt’s an old-school type of television show. And its formula, cleverly updated and executed, still works.
FM, IMDb & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – The Lincoln Lawyer (S2)

The Lincoln Lawyer (S2/2023-Part 1) Series:- trailer

Trailer – The Lincoln Lawyer (S2-Part1)

The Lincoln Lawyer (S2/2023) Series:- poster

The Lincoln Lawyer (S2) – poster

The Lincoln Lawyer (S2/2023-Part 2) Series:- trailer

Trailer – The Lincoln Lawyer (S2 – Part 2)

If you like legal – the courtroom drama from the United States of America, then you can watch the Your Honor series too.

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