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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.

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