So I watched Season 1 of The Lincoln Lawyer series on Netflix while walking on the treadmill, and I thought it was terrific. Thanks for the great recommendation. The characters, the acting, the music, the photograph, everything. I thought Micky Haller was terrify. Serious, smart, sincere, charming. Too bad they won’t start shooting Season 2 for another month or so, which of course means it won’t be out in 2022.
I was so taken with the show that I decided to watch The Lincoln Lawyer movie. I could either pay to rent it / buy it (on various platforms) or I could get a one week free trial for HBO Max as part of Prime. I got the free trial, watched the movie, and then cancelled HBO Max. .
I much preferred the series to the movie, but maybe it’s like your mom’s spaghetti sauce or stuffing or macaroni and cheese – the one you had first is the “best” one? I thought the series was 10x better than the movie. The characters were so different in the movie and the series! For the first half of the movie I thought Micky was slick, kind of sleazy, not sincere, and not really likable. Halfway through I started to like it better, so maybe it took that long to get used to the new Micky Haller?
I need something really gripping to entertain myself on the treadmill. No comedy, no subtitles, nothing dubbed. My treadmill successes so far have been Longmire, Bosch, Bad Sisters, The Lincoln Lawyer and the other Lincoln Lawyer. I tried Training Day and bailed after about 20 minutes. Now I’m trying Molly’s game because Idris Elba. SLOW start with all the skiing stuff, almost bailed but – Idris Elba. Looks like it might be interesting. I need something new for after that, so all suggestions welcome. I have Netflix and Prime.
It’s fair to say that this has been a tough week, and grades are due tomorrow, so I let BG off the hook. We are plotting the next few Medium Cools, though, even on Christmas and New Year’s Day.