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Mare of Easttown (HBO) Kate Winslet mini-series

Discussion in 'TV + Film' started by 4Roses, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. It’s certainly going to be a year in which any of them could / should take it, and that in another year they’d all be worthy winners, which is quite exciting!
     
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  2. Who was also bloody wonderful in The Queen's Gambit, and deserved every award
     
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  3. Well I absolutely tore through the second half today, and I loved it even if it is basically Sharp Objects: New England Boogaloo right down to the final twist. Overall just a beautifully constructed mystery.

    There was like one too many red herrings, but with the quality of what they delivered for like 95% of it, I'll let them have their gotcha moment.
     
  4. I still haven’t seen The KWEEN’s Gambit.
     
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  5. Watch it Hen
     
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  6. I mean, I imagine there is some truth to these because Kate does seem to be a thoroughly decent person, but I lost it at Kate volunteered to climb in the boot.
     
  7. The gutsy shock death in episode 5 is what I'll remember the show for, in years to come.
     
  8. I really missed him in the last 2 episodes though. I wonder if it was worth it.
     
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  9. I don’t think it’s been mentioned but Guy Pierce was a last second stand in for a lesser known actor. Kate just called him up for a favor ddd.
     
  10. The last episode was ridiculous. Kinda ruined the whole series for me. I'm still glad I watched it for Jean Smart's performance alone.
     
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  11. Episode 5 really was the peak but there were some interesting twists and the final scene with Mare and Lori made for a still very engaging epilogue in my opinion.
     
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  12. Haha! They are all true though. I watched quite a few interviews with the cast and all these things were brought up in different ones.
     
  13. The biggest gag was Mr. Caroll announcing that he had an affair with Mare's mom at his wife's funeral. It's these moments that made the series stand out for me. The crime part was interesting but it's the full package that sold it.
     
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  14. @spaceship I agree. Especially Mare's reaction in the next scene. That laugh.
     
  15. They really nailed the mother-daughter relationship in all its layers. The last time I saw this done so masterfully with in Sharp Objects.
     
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  16. Are we aware Kate Winslet and Julianne Nicholson are actual, real-life friends? Julianne’s husband is Kate’s son’s godfather, and Kate held Julianne’s child when he was less than 24 hours old. Emmy’s for them both!
     
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    2014 Staff Member

    It feels like Kate's been gone for years, but what a return to form. It's also quite clear she's really in control which is always good to see.
     
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  18. Why am I howling at this description
     
  19. What's crazy is that this was actually Jean Smart's first filmed scene.
     
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  20. RainOnFire

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    I'm so glad this was brought up, it immediately stood out to me and I was so confused. I guess there are ways to explain it but I don't think it was the fool-proof twist the writers thought it'd be.

    But like others have said, I loved the show not for the murder mystery but for the relationships and community. The dynamics between all of the family and friends in this little town and the way intergenerational trauma was explored was masterfully done.
     
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