Perry Mason (HBO) season thread **spoilers**

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Does it strike anyone else that Della Reese Street is almost unchanged from the "Perry Mason" TV show? Same look, same sassy manner, even the same hairdo?

    On the other hand, there's something different about Paul Drake that I just can't quite put my finger on.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2020 at 7:35 PM
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    I think it's the hair..?
  3. dianebrat

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    Della Street... Street...
    You're overthinking it with parents, they're just doing what everyone does, applying the property to a new timeline and matching things that need to change.
    Wars need to change since WWII is still ahead of them, after all, remember that Mason wasn't a WWII vet in the original stories films since those 6 films were filmed in the late 1930's
    Since the majority of the books have a lack of detail on Mason's life before being a lawyer it's ripe for embellishment, the WWII Navy veteran aspect was an item added in the TV series.

    I have no doubt they approached this is a reboot/reimagining of Perry Mason from the start, I also can't imagine them being remotely interested in Mickey Spillane who is even less in the cultural zeitgeist than Mason is.
  4. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Music City USA
    Thank you for finally pointing that out. I had dinner with Barbara Hale when she was on a promo tour for the Perry Mason TV show. Very nice (and attractive) lady.
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  5. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    Los Angeles

    Thanks for that too, that's what I was going for.

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