“It is not good that women practice law, because it devalues the seriousness of the profession“.
Lidia Rules is a six-episode Italian series on Netflix that falls somewhere between historical drama and the crime genre. The series, set in the late 1800s, is based on the true story of Lidia Poët, one of the first female law graduates in Italy and the first to be admitted to the bar.
Why do we love it ?
Disbarred for the sole reason that she is a woman, Lydia (brilliantly played by Matilda de Angelis), is then forbidden to practice law. Rebellious and determined in the face of a misogynistic and hostile society, to continue her work and assist her clients she gets hired as a legal assistant in her brother’s law firm, while preparing the appeal to obtain the cancellation of the decision that prevents her from practicing her profession.
A sparkling, modern series, with sumptuous sets and costumes and a group of excellent actors.