Mare of Easttown (HBO) Kate Winslet mini-series

Words can not express how happy I was to see Kate finally taking on such a meaty role again and carrying a project on her capable and talented shoulders like this. I love Kate so very much, but before Mare and Ammonite it felt as though she had kind of disappeared off the radar? I don't know. If anything, Mare Of Easttown has proven that, when she’s on, she’s a veritable, electrifying force of nature. What an acting masterclass this show was! Those Emmy nominations are more than deserved.
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I binged the full show two days ago and let me just say, I absolutely loved every minute of it. Give all the actors all the awards. It's so strange because the basis of the show is rather pedestrian, but the way it's acted, the characters, the mother-daughter dynamics, and the realism of it all really sold it for me.
For me, what sells the entire thing is Kate. Without her this show wouldn’t have worked AT ALL.
Scene-stealer Jean Smart disagrees.
Kate is obviously incredible and the main selling point of the show, but it's one of those rare series where every single character felt essential. Julianne Nicholson's portrayal of Lori still sticks with me. She just seems so... real?
The moment where Jean calls her Marion! for the one and only time in the entire series has really stuck with me. Such a small thing but I kinda gasped. It made that moment so much more powerful that we’d finally heard what had been a bit of a secret.