Another successful David E. Kelley endeavor, The Lincoln Lawyer is a legal drama based on the series of addictive novels by Michael Connelly. Manuel Garcia-Rulfo stars as the titular Mickey Haller, an idealistic criminal defence attorney who prefers working from the back seat of his Lincoln to stuffy offices.
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Where can you watch The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 in the UAE?
The Lincoln Lawyer season 2, part 1 is now streaming on Netflix in the UAE. If you don’t have one, you can create an account to watch this movie and other shows on Netflix. Unfortunately, Netflix does not offer any free trials.
The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 review
After the first season was a hit with viewers, Netflix wasted no time renewing it for a second instalment. In line with the streamer’s recent habit of splitting new releases into two parts (see The Witcher, Stranger Things, and You), part one dropped on the 6th of July, while the final five episodes are coming out on the 3rd of August.
Episode one starts with Mickey Haller getting another serious beating in an underground parking lot. We then cut to several weeks prior, when Haller has a lot on his plate. After the events from last season ended with him securing a not-guilty verdict for the very guilty Trevor Elliott, our hero is enjoying a lot of media attention (Poor Trevor’s death may have helped there).
And then there’s his first ex-wife, Maggie (Neve Campbell). with whom he struggles to find common ground. But lucky for Mickey, a new love interest in the talented chef, Lisa Trammel (Lana Parrilla), appears as soon as Maggie walks out of the restaurant. Oddly enough, Lisa immediately starts asking the now-famous attorney for legal advice. Could she have an ulterior motive for seducing him?
But Mickey is too busy to help his new beau because he’s just got word that prosecutors are reopening the Jesús Menendez (Sal Huezo) murder case. Poor Jesús is Mickey’s one innocent client, and prosecutors want to send him back to prison after his conviction was vacated. Complicating things even further is one new client who seeks out Mickey to get him out of a little breaking-and-entering problem. Of course, there’s more to the new client than initially meets the eye.
At the office, Mickey’s second ex-wife, Lorna (Becki Newton), is busying herself with running the lawyer’s new office space while attending law school herself and planning her wedding to Cisco (Angus Sampson), everyone’s favourite biker gang member turned investigator. Unbeknownst to Lorna, someone from Cisco’s criminal past threatens to ruin their happiness.
Izzy (Jazz Raycole) is still driving Mickey around in his Lincoln SUV, but she shares some concerning news; she’s gotten back together with her ex, who may or may not still be using, which could potentially jeopardize all the great work she’s done in recovery so far.
Probably better than Season one
The Lincoln Lawyer is a witty and fun legal show. Garcia-Rulfo plays the friendly but cunning lawyer to perfection. There are plenty of twists and turns, and the story slowly unveils towards a more than satisfying conclusion. While some plot elements seem a bit convoluted and hard to follow, it always ties nicely together by the end of the episode while giving viewers a twisty cliffhanger to ensure they press that Next Episode button.
Unlike season one, when all eyes were on Mickey, supporting characters like Cisco and Lorna are given more to do. Their subplot is almost as exciting as the main murder case. And their loving relationship is endearing to watch. The dynamic of both working for Lorna’s ex is a bit unconventional, but it seems to work fine for them.
The first five episodes are well-written, superbly acted, and perfectly paced. While the murder case keeps you on the edge of your seat, each episodic legal battle is interesting in its own right. Among the few complaints is waiting just under a month to binge the finale.
Lori C. is an entertainment writer who studied Film and Television at University. She watches and reviews films and series from most genres, but some of her favourites include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, The Handmaid’s Tale, Westworld, and True Blood.