The Law According to Lidia Poët Season 1 Review – sweet, addictive but short

February 16, 2023 (Last updated: 2 weeks ago)
Daniel Hart 7
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The series is short and sweet. Easily alluring, six episodes feel too short for such a brilliant story.

We review the 2023 Netflix series The Law According to Lidia Poët Season 1, which contains no significant spoilers.

There’s a reason why rumors circulate that Netflix have considered opting for limited series rather than multi-season stories. Since the record-breaking The Queen’s Gambit, there’s a claim to be made that audiences resonate with certain, conclusive TV shows.

And like the chess-wielding series, The Law According to Lidia Poët has as much charm and charisma with its lead character (played by the infectious Matilda De Angelis) as Anya Taylor-Joy’s Beth Harmon

The Law According to Lidia Poët Season 1 Review and Plot Summary

Based on a true story, the Netflix series details the life of Lidia Poët, the first modern female Italian lawyer. 

That statement above alone makes for curious viewing. The Netflix series affirms the resistance Lidia Poët was confronted with in the first chapter.

The opening scenes see Lidia enjoying raunchy steamy sex, but then, she’s soon assigned a case of a presumed guilty man on a murder case. Viewers will ask, why the sex scene? It could be argued that the sex scene, followed by the world of law, is a testament to how seriously Lidia embraced being a lawyer during an oppressive period. There’s an insistence that Lidia was ahead of her time as a woman working in legal services. 

We’ve seen social and progressive issues splashed on our screens repeatedly, but, ironically, it’s not those themes that make this Netflix series land well. Matilda De Angelis charms the audience with quick wit, fierceness, and determination. This is coupled with the lead actress’s emotional and vulnerable capacity. It’s easy to care for her. To sympathize with her potential plight in a time when women were not deemed viable for professional careers, especially a lawyer.

READ: Will there be a season 2 of The Law According to Lidia Poët?

That’s the crux of the story in The Law According to Lidia Poët. She is situated in a period where men disagree with her ambitions. In the opening chapter, her inscription on the legal roll did not please higher acquaintances in her field, and our character has to desperately support legal matters via her brother. The narrative sees Lidia Poët attempting to overturn the decision to forbid her from practicing law in an unforgiving time. 

The series is short and sweet. Effortlessly alluring, six episodes feel too short for such a brilliant story. The Law According to Lidia Poët enjoys the period it resides in without overindulging, adding in modernities without compromising the story. This is a little gem from costumes to settings and downright superb acting by the cast. Like The Queen’s Gambit, I wanted more. 

Is The Law According to Lidia Poët worth watching?

The limited series is a crowd-pleaser. Blending historical events, and creative flair, with an outstanding leading woman, The Law According to Lidia Poët deserves all the viewers it gets. 

The argument that Netflix should solely focus on limited stories continues. 

What did you think of the 2023 Netflix series, The Law According to Lidia Poët Season 1? Comment below.

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7 thoughts on “The Law According to Lidia Poët Season 1 Review – sweet, addictive but short

  • February 16, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    Loved it! Really want more episodes….binge-watched the first six today. The actors are perfectly cast. The costumes are stunning.

  • February 19, 2023 at 5:23 am

    Definitely want to see more of Lidia Poet! A great character, excellent cast, and engaging stories.

  • February 19, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    I loved it! There should be another 66 excellent episodes!

  • February 20, 2023 at 4:04 pm

    I loved this limited series. Kind of a cross between murder she wrote and Nancy Drew. I am a very modern woman and not a prude but why couldn’t you just leave out the sexiness and open it up to a larger audience. It didn’t need to be in this series. Now I am and I’m able to watch this with my teenage kids I would feel uncomfortable. Thanks a lot. Why do you feel the need to put the scenes in the series it is unnecessary

  • February 21, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    How could I find such a gem on my tv-set? It is a miracle that I come in contact with this series! The main charcater Lidia is played in an excellent way by Matilda De Angelis and the other actors are up to the same level. Lidia Poet drama is intelligent, serious and funny and complex and beautiful to look at. It is also about the difficult situation women met late 1800 if they had some education and ambition to use their knowledge in the professional life. I became almost desperate when I understood there was only one season and 6 episodes!

    Matilda De Angelis must be one of the largest talents in the film world today. Though still young (and a singer) she has already won some awards from her previous films and tv-series!

  • February 23, 2023 at 6:40 am

    One of the best short ( and too short) series I have seen- I give it 10 stars ! Crisp writing, intriguing stories, fabulous costume designs – what’s there not to love.! There is so much room for story line growth that Netflix will lose out if they don’t renew for season 2 because some network will. The story did not end but was left on a cliff hanger of will she or won’t she- Netflix don’t leave us hang- renew for season 2!!

  • February 24, 2023 at 10:52 pm

    Amazing- 5 starts . I watch all the episodes in one evening .sadly too short for such a brilliant plot / story – let’s all hope for a season 2

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