Everyone is talking about this crime series… (Picture: Netflix/Everett/Shutterstock)
Netflix viewers are obsessing over a new series which they’ve declared a ‘hidden gem’ on the streaming platform.
The Law According to Lidia Poet boasts a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so it’s no surprise TV fanatics are raving about it after discovering the series which actually landed in February 2023.
The six-parter is based on a true story.
It chronicles Italy’s first qualified female lawyer, who is banned from practising because of her sex.
Set in the 19th century and battling misogyny, she investigates homicides.
Netflix fans have declared The Law According to Lidia Poet a ‘hidden gem’ (Picture: Netflix/Everett/Shutterstock)
Lidia Poet is played by Matilda De Angelis, a 28-year-old Italian actress and singer whose credits also include the films Italian Race and Rose Island.
She also starred in the smash hit TV series The Undoing alongside Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman.
Her performance as Lidia Poet has been showered with praise, as social media users have urged one another to get on board with the series.
X user Tom_MBS described the show as a ‘little gem’ while AmandaPCraig said she was ‘gripped’.
Others described the show as ‘smart’ and ‘feisty’, while TV writer Lacy Baugher Milas called it her ‘favourite TV find of the past few months.’
‘As heroines go, Lidia is utterly delightful: smart, confident, funny, and charmingly modern, she’s a woman who knows what she wants and is unwilling to settle for anything less,’ she penned in a review for Paste Magazine.
Matilda De Angelis takes the lead in this ‘gripping’ six-parter (Picture: Netflix/Everett/Shutterstock)
‘The utterly compelling Lidia — and the standout performance from De Angelis— makes the show such tremendous fun to watch, that it’s impossible not to want to watch this story’s familiar beats play out in another language,’ she added.
Elsewhere on the internet, Reddit users have eaten it up.
Mergraote recommended it to a fellow poster, saying: ‘The Law According to Lidia Poet is excellent’, while Kanjilal_s said they ‘loved the show’.
Reviews on its Rotten Tomatoes page include: ‘Fresh, realistic, and entertaining. Great performances.’
‘One of the most entertaining series based on a true story I’ve ever seen’, reads another.
Viewers are eagerly awaiting season 2 (Picture: Netflix/Everett/Shutterstock)
The types of murders Lidia solves in the series include that of a ballerina, who turns up dead before her alleged stalker is accused of killing her.
She also investigates the death of a wealthy businessman who mysteriously dies following a séance at a wild party.
The series has received a top score on Rotten Tomatoes’ ‘average tomatometer’ and 89% on its average audience score.
The second series of The Law According to Lidia Poet is set to be released on Netflix later this year.
Watch The Law According to Lidia Poet on Netflix.
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