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Mare of Easttown

  • 2021
  • Season 1
  • 7 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Kate Winslet stars in this series as a small-town detective who investigates a local murder as her own life crumbles around her.

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Episode 5: Illusions

Summary

Mare opens up about her family's history with mental health. Later, she meets with a semi-retired source about possible connections in her three cases.

Review

This grey, complicated sort-of-crime-drama keeps attempting very bold storytelling coups – and succeeding. Above all, it’s so good at getting across the burden of sadness that Mare (Kate Winslet) carries with her always, like a great rucksack weighing down her every move. 

We see more levels of the rucksack as part of a wallopingly good episode that shows us Mare’s dead son Kevin as a child and also finds time to sketch out telling details of the intricate, scrappy Pennsylvania community and its secrets. But amid all that, there’s a case to solve, or rather, several. And as of last week, we know there’s something a bit Silence of the Lambs going on, somewhere.

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  • Episode 5

    Illusions

    Summary

    Mare opens up about her family's history with mental health. Later, she meets with a semi-retired source about possible connections in her three cases.

    Review

    This grey, complicated sort-of-crime-drama keeps attempting very bold storytelling coups – and succeeding. Above all, it’s so good at getting across the burden of sadness that Mare (Kate Winslet) carries with her always, like a great rucksack weighing down her every move. 

    We see more levels of the rucksack as part of a wallopingly good episode that shows us Mare’s dead son Kevin as a child and also finds time to sketch out telling details of the intricate, scrappy Pennsylvania community and its secrets. But amid all that, there’s a case to solve, or rather, several. And as of last week, we know there’s something a bit Silence of the Lambs going on, somewhere.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

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