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Netflix thriller with 100% Rotten Tomatoes score has viewers begging for another season

Ben Thompson

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Netflix thriller with 100% Rotten Tomatoes score has viewers begging for another season

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A new Netflix series has left viewers clamouring for a second season.

And it's not only casual viewers who are ecstatic, with the drama receiving a perfect critics score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Italian murder mystery-thriller is set in Turin in 1883. At that time, Italy was relatively young as a country, having only unified in 1861.

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It was ruled over by King Victor Emmanuel II and was 62 years off from women getting full suffrage.

The series follows Italy's first female lawyer. Credit: Netflix
The series follows Italy's first female lawyer. Credit: Netflix

Female students had only just been permitted to attend universities.

It is in this male-dominated society that Lidia Poët became Italy's first female lawyer.

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However, shortly after she began practicing law, she was suspended.

Well over a hundred years later, she is now the subject of a Netflix series.

The show follows Poët as she investigates murders, while overcoming sexism for being a female lawyer.

Check out the trailer:

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Matilda De Angelis stars in the title role.

Fans have taken to social media to demand that the series gets extended.

One gushed: "Please. Let there be season 2 of The Law According to Lidia Poet. The casts, the plot, the settings!! All to die for."

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A lot of praise was laid upon the show for its acting, costume design and cinematography.

One fan tweeted: "Deeply enjoying The Law According to Lidia Poët on Netflix- late 19th century piedmont setting is fascinating, the politics are elegantly evoked, the script is fizzing, the acting sublime, and oh my god THE FROCKS! There’s a cape in episode 2 I’d gladly exchange a kidney for."

The series has received rave reviews. Credit: Netflix
The series has received rave reviews. Credit: Netflix

Fortunately for fans of the show, it is due to make a return to Netflix soon.

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The second series will be released in spring of 2024 and will consists of six episodes.

Fans will no doubt be ecstatic to see their favourite female lawyer return - but how significant was the real Poët in Italian history?

It's worth noting that she wasn't the first female lawyer in the world.

There had been a handful of trailblazers who came before her - Serbian Marija Milutinović was the world's first in 1847.

Arabella Mansfield became the first in in the US in 1869.

But Poët undoubtedly made a big impact in Italy.

In 1919, the law changed to allow women to hold certain public offices.

Poët herself remained active in international women's movements for the rest of her life, joining the Consiglio Nazionale delle Donne Italie (The National Council of Italian Women) in 1903.

Topics: Film & TV, Netflix, Film and TV

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