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Mare of Easttown starring the transcendent Kate Winslet with Evan Peters, Jean Smart and Guy Pearce

HBO launched its new series set in the exburbs of a drab small town outside of Philly with a spot on dialect spouting Kate Winslet as a police detective hitting a wall in a dead end missing girl’s case only to be confronted with another young woman murdered a year later. Reviews seem good and it’s very atmospheric and true to Pennsylvania, although not a single WaWa was spotted in the first episode.

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by Anonymousreply 599a day ago

Good so far. Liked the first episode.

by Anonymousreply 104/18/2021

"Mare?" Why didn't they cast Sarah Jessica Parker?

by Anonymousreply 204/19/2021

OK, some recaps cleared up for me that Mare’s grandson is not the son of her daughter, which was unclear or introduced in a blink and you miss it bit of dialogue. I was wondering why all these 13 year old girls were knocked up in this town. I guess she has a missing son, but then the kid must also have a missing mother as well to be living with his grandma.

by Anonymousreply 304/19/2021

It sounds depressing. Not sure I need more depression in my life.

by Anonymousreply 404/19/2021

R4 Some comparisons that drew me in were it’s similarities to Top of the Lake and True Detective (which I only saw the first season) which I found impressive and I’m not one to usually watch police procedurals and were drawn to them as I am to this. There is also something of Prime Suspect about it as well.

by Anonymousreply 504/19/2021

I'll pass. I can't stand Evan Peters and whilst a like the other actors involved its not enough to make up for Peters.

by Anonymousreply 604/19/2021

Peters doesn’t show up in the first episode, so I don’t yet have any idea of his performance. It’s just going to be nice to see him outside a Ryan Murphy production and see what he might actually have concerning acting chops.

by Anonymousreply 704/19/2021

Looking forwarding to watching this tonight.

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by Anonymousreply 904/19/2021

Used to live in West Chester so I'm more familiar with Westtown. I'll have to watch this.

by Anonymousreply 1004/19/2021

I heard it described as like an American Happy Valley which seems pretty accurate so far.

by Anonymousreply 1104/19/2021

Mare of Easttown: When you need a break from the dreary weather of gritty Danish crime shows.

by Anonymousreply 1204/19/2021

I thought it was good. Well acted and directed. I also did not get why she has a grandkid without parents. Kate Winslet looks like a hard heavy woman in her 50’s which is good for this character.

by Anonymousreply 1304/19/2021

Can’t wait to see it as a suburban Phillyite. Dying to hear her accent.

by Anonymousreply 1404/19/2021

They really made sure to showcase the accent in the first episode, she says 'wudder.'

by Anonymousreply 1504/19/2021

r3 I had the same thought. WTF is going on in this town that everybody seems to get pregnant in 8th grade? Is it something in the water?

by Anonymousreply 1604/19/2021

So Mare had a son who died and her grandson is that son's child? Is that correct?

by Anonymousreply 1704/19/2021

I was confused about the grandson too, but the Vanity Fair podcast said he was her son's child and her son had killed himself, though I must have missed that part. They'd said they'd not seen any episodes in advance so I mustn't have been paying attention.

by Anonymousreply 1804/19/2021

Yes. Mare has the lesbian (?) daughter in the band. And the grandson is by a dead son.

by Anonymousreply 1904/19/2021

She should hook-up with Excedrin or Tylenol: she always looks like a headache, and could be a spokesperson.

by Anonymousreply 2004/19/2021

I might actually check this out.

by Anonymousreply 2104/19/2021

I think her son committed suicide (?) and the kid’s mother will show up asking for custody even though she is a drug addict (?)

by Anonymousreply 2204/19/2021

I loved Happy Valley.

by Anonymousreply 2304/19/2021

Happy Valley was a brilliant show. If you haven't seen it, please check it out. It's a police drama but there's a lot of humor in it too and very poignant family dynamics. Sarah Lancashire and Siobahn Finneran were absolutely wonderful.

by Anonymousreply 2404/19/2021

How can Kate Winslet and I be the same age yet she almost looks old enough to be my mother?

by Anonymousreply 2504/19/2021

R25 Because that's only true in your own head.

by Anonymousreply 2604/19/2021

I have a mirror bitch and it's for realz.

by Anonymousreply 2704/19/2021

Kate is 45 but looks 55

by Anonymousreply 2804/19/2021

I enjoyed the first episode. Getting True Detective vibes. I love these kind of shows. Has a really good cast. Guy Pierce has really aged.

by Anonymousreply 2904/19/2021

R28 Being in a relationship with Sam Mendes will do that to you.

by Anonymousreply 3004/19/2021

I've been to the area of Pennsylvania where this takes place and they really got the look down. It's a depressing, dumpy area.

by Anonymousreply 3104/19/2021

Erin (the second girl found dead) had quite an enemy in the girlfriend of Erin's baby daddy. I'm sure he'll get custody now but I fear for the child with Beyond Mean Girl around.

by Anonymousreply 3204/19/2021

What kind of man lets his girlfriend beat down the mother of his kid in public? Is this a thing?

by Anonymousreply 3304/19/2021

Oh great, this mean 8 months of Winslet pissing and moaning and whining for an award.

by Anonymousreply 3404/19/2021

Winslet isn’t afraid to get ugly for a role. Do you think a poor small town cop wouldn’t look ragged?

by Anonymousreply 3504/19/2021

The NY Times gave this a bad review but all the comments here are reviving my interest.

by Anonymousreply 3604/19/2021

R36 my issue is that there are a LOT of characters introduced, and some of them weren’t great. Could’ve used a 2 hr pilot. Or saved a few for episode 2

by Anonymousreply 3704/19/2021

Haven't seen the NYT review but it's averaging 81% on Metacritic. It has a kind of British/European bleakness to it you don't often see in American dramas. I've seen it compared to Broadchurch, Happy Valley and The Killing.

by Anonymousreply 3804/19/2021

I enjoyed it. I like Evan Peters so I look forward to his character's introduction.

by Anonymousreply 3904/19/2021

Cat Blanchett will be the next actress to play a ragged woman detective in a miniseries hoping to get an Emmy.

by Anonymousreply 4004/19/2021

R37 That’s what makes this a bit more sophisticated with expectations that unlike most American drivel people should be smart enough to keep up. Not to mention in a murder mystery you’ve got to plug in a lot of potential murders and red herrings before the death. Also, they did save the Evan Peters reveal for episode two.

by Anonymousreply 4104/19/2021

I usually like bleak but I don’t know if I’ll end up liking this or not. It’s definitely the most white trash show I’ve seen not set in the South.

by Anonymousreply 4204/19/2021

r42 honey you have no idea what white trash is if you think these people are white trash.

by Anonymousreply 4304/19/2021

This type of crime drama is nothing we haven't seen before, but I enjoyed the premiere. It is well acted and competently made so I am down for the ride.

by Anonymousreply 4404/19/2021

I looked up the real Easttown PA, and it has an average household income of about 100k.

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by Anonymousreply 4504/19/2021

I bet the teen daughter will come out as trans.

by Anonymousreply 4604/19/2021

r45 tv and movies do that all the time. They take a real-life town or city and either make it high class or low class when the actual area is just the opposite.

by Anonymousreply 4704/19/2021

There are some real pieces of shit out there who have done worse than that to the mother of their child r33.

by Anonymousreply 4804/19/2021

I wanted to like this, but I couldn't get into it

by Anonymousreply 4904/19/2021

Kate Winslet is transcendent? As opposed to being cis-scendent? I guess Leo has that effect on some people.

by Anonymousreply 5004/19/2021

According to this article, the dead son was on the autism spectrum. Maybe, the mother of the grandson was also autistic and that may explain why Mare has custody.

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by Anonymousreply 5104/19/2021

How many “detective in a bland drab small town where everyone has secrets investigates missing victims” television shows do we need?

by Anonymousreply 5204/19/2021

Thanks r51. Like a few others, I was unclear about exactly what was going on there.

by Anonymousreply 5304/19/2021

I think the point of the grandson being constantly mentioned is so that as each family member is introduced, you become keenly aware of the fact that there is no one there who is the parent of the grandson. And Mare's an unrelenting cunt through most of the episode, complaining to a woman with cancer and a missing daughter how she doesn't appreciate the passive aggressive use of a news team to get the local police to actually do something about it. Obviously she's a joyless bitch who has a tragedy in her past. I am sure she will tell us all about the tragedy of her son at some point while in bed with her new lover.

I lived in Central PA for a bit and it was the worst five years of my life. They definitely got the dreariness down perfectly. I could tell it was PA before I even read a review. Strangely, while the NYT may have panned it, The Guardian and a few other UK papers were breathless over it and Winslet's performance.

All that being said, I kind of liked this first ep and will tune in for more.

by Anonymousreply 5404/19/2021

I don’t pay attention anymore to the New York Times. They suck including their culture critics.

by Anonymousreply 5504/19/2021

Im bothered that they chose to use Easttown - which is in reality an affluent suburb with a top-10 school district filled with “successful” corporate type families. I appreciate what they are going for - but they really should not use Easttown. Wonder why they did?

by Anonymousreply 5604/19/2021

They should've set it in Mechanicsburg. Now that's a real depressing shithole.

by Anonymousreply 5704/19/2021

Well, at least Nicole Kidman is not in it.

by Anonymousreply 5804/19/2021

Plastic-faced Kidman playing working-class would be insane.

by Anonymousreply 5904/19/2021

I worked with both her and Guy Pearce before, and I wish I were working on this, even though costumes for this would be a SLOG.

They are both wonderful on set, funny.

by Anonymousreply 6004/19/2021

R16, that would be something in the "wutter"

by Anonymousreply 6104/19/2021

R56 He grew up in nearby Berwyn, it says here he knows Easttown is going to be mad at him.

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by Anonymousreply 6204/19/2021

R57 Wow, Mechanicsburg is your go to hellhole, did you never go to Perry or York counties?

by Anonymousreply 6304/19/2021

Mechanicsburg is pretty bleak. I'm familiar with everywhere in PA.

by Anonymousreply 6404/19/2021

Yes, R64, the filming location for the discount store in Mannequin and wholesome small town in Girl, Interrupted is bleak, have you been to downtown York or Lancaster lately, or Harrisburg anytime for that matter?

by Anonymousreply 6504/19/2021

Why r65?

by Anonymousreply 6604/19/2021

The shot of her driving at 3 a.m. and seeing the "prowler" was creepy as hell.

by Anonymousreply 6704/19/2021

R65: I'm not R64, but I live in Lancaster and go to York and Harrisburg often. My sister lives in York. Even more depressing than Mechanicsburg would be somewhere like Shamokin. Personally, to this Lancastrian's ear, at times the dialect was a little *too* much, like she was over-enunciating so people could clearly hear it.

by Anonymousreply 6804/19/2021

R56, do you mean "Easton"? There is no "Easttown," AFAIK.

BTW, Easton is not a suburb of Philly. It is a part of its own MSA, ABE, AKA Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton.

by Anonymousreply 6904/19/2021

“Wawa was a big part of my life for well over a year,” Winslet said, adding that co-star Evan Peters became obsessed with the shop’s famous Gobbler sandwich.

Me too, Evan.

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by Anonymousreply 7004/19/2021

Ugh, Katie Bailey’s not going to turn out to be the mom of Mare’s grandson is she? They didn’t hold that back to make it a shocking reveal to the viewers since the town would already know, that would be a cheap shot to me. Would they have let her be the lead on the case if it was?

by Anonymousreply 7104/20/2021

R71 I doubt it. In the season trailer, a young woman was yelling at winslet about access to “her son”

by Anonymousreply 7204/20/2021

What’s with the reference to that weird Michelle Pfeiffer movie?

by Anonymousreply 7304/20/2021

r73 What weird Michelle Pfeiffer movie?

by Anonymousreply 7404/20/2021

Easttown is definitely a real place r69, I linked linked Wikipedia page about it at r45.

It's just more well to do than it is portrayed in this series.

by Anonymousreply 7504/20/2021

Yet more copaganda.

by Anonymousreply 7604/20/2021

Ben Miles is cast as the same character name as Guy Pearce. Shades of YOI there.

by Anonymousreply 7704/20/2021

r77 I'm pretty sure that Guy Pearce replaced Ben Miles, who was originally cast in the role.

by Anonymousreply 7804/20/2021

I don’t have HBO, but if I did, I would be watching for Guy, not Kate.

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by Anonymousreply 8004/20/2021

In my opinion you can't go wrong watching Kate Winslet.

by Anonymousreply 8104/20/2021

Kate is my favorite hag!

by Anonymousreply 8204/20/2021

I was thankful she kept the fun bags covered during her sex scene with Guy.

by Anonymousreply 8304/20/2021

Winslet is one of my absolute favorites. But I don't know if I could put up with the obnoxiously untalented Evan Peters even for her.

I seriously can't stand him. I mean, AT LEAST if he were attractive... But he hasn't even got good looks.

by Anonymousreply 8404/20/2021

The show is set in Delco. Not Chester County. “Easttown” is code for Upper Darby, most likely. Maybe Springfield.

by Anonymousreply 8504/20/2021

R84, he loves to show his ass. That’s a good thing.

by Anonymousreply 8604/20/2021

Aw, man. Seeing Erin’s father, it made sense that she was a teen mom with that loser.

by Anonymousreply 8704/20/2021

It's nice to see something that isn't about superheroes.

by Anonymousreply 8804/20/2021

What has this middle-aged English women been imported to impersonate a natural-born Philadelphian?

by Anonymousreply 8904/20/2021

[quote] the transcendent Kate Winslet

The word 'transcendent' means 'beyond or above the range of normal or physical human experience'.

This PR Hack must be illiterate.

by Anonymousreply 9004/20/2021

Loved the first episode. I'm an unrepentant Anglophile and this series evokes the best of the British shows like Happy Valley, Unforgotten, etc. in which you meet a lot of characters and have to wait to see how they're all related to each other. Great writing and direction and beautifully cast.

Oh, and the women look like real people (Nicola Walker!), so I liked seeing Kate and the wonderful Julianne Nicholson (Mrs. Jonathan Cake in real life) and Jean Smart without plastic surgery and gobs of makeup.

by Anonymousreply 9104/20/2021

Unforgotten is also a great show.

by Anonymousreply 9204/20/2021

[quote] Julianne Nicholson (Mrs. Jonathan Cake in real life)

Another Brit!

by Anonymousreply 9304/20/2021

The shows creator is from Chester County r85, and this show was filmed in Downingtown and Coatesville and other locations in Chester County.

You are way other thinking it, the location is in the name. It takes place in a fictionalized version of Easttown PA.

by Anonymousreply 9404/20/2021

I loved it. But I'm a sucker for The Killing type shows. Can't wait for next week.

by Anonymousreply 9504/20/2021

This show needs more ... Chris Messina! He was just gorgeous and amazing in Sharp Objects and The Sinner.

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Chris Messina could jump on my cock anytime.

by Anonymousreply 9704/20/2021

Actually, the Brit show it most resembles is BROADCHURCH. Lots of suspects and subplots in a small town and, I have a feeling, by the time the murderer is discovered, it doesn't really matter. It's not really a whodunnit in that respect.

by Anonymousreply 9804/21/2021

R98 I remember that one and the American remake Gracepoint. I got the same vibe watching the first episode of this show.

by Anonymousreply 9904/21/2021

I’m thinking this is supposed to be Delco too. Which is why using Easttown is just totally wrong - even as a pseudonym Easttown is a wealthy semi-Main Line area that includes parts of Wayne. The Easttown schools district (Tredyffrin-Easttown) are top notch and the people generally well educated.

The accent is Delco. The setting is more like Bradley Cooper in Silver Lings Playbook - Havertown I think. Or Upper Darby/Glenolden/Clifton Heights (Tina Fey SNL skit)

by Anonymousreply 10004/21/2021

Why the Rolling Rock? I’m kind of thinking she has to be one of the better educated people in this town to be a detective. Maybe she went to school in Western PA and picked up a proclivity for it there, and in her own little way that makes her feel different and slightly escapist in that town where she is so weighed down by everything else? Who knew PA was so high up on the craft beer states?

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by Anonymousreply 10104/21/2021

R101, that’s actually interesting. Yuengling is much better than Rolling Rock.

by Anonymousreply 10204/21/2021

My Philly-born mother wasn’t impressed with her accent.

by Anonymousreply 10304/21/2021

R94, this was filmed all over Delco. I put up with this shit driving around their filming-induced detours.

by Anonymousreply 10404/21/2021

Re: the name controversy: "Before we go any further: Yes, Easttown is in Chester County, not Delaware. Creator and executive producer Brad Ingelsby, who grew up in Berwyn, said he chose to place Mare there because “it sounded like such a generic town name.” But the town in the show is “sort of an amalgam,” he said. “It’s Coatesville, it’s Aston, it’s Drexel Hill.” Filming included locations in both counties as well as Philadelphia." From the Inquirer

And the lack of Yuengling, which I drank like water in college, may be a choice by the production because Yuengling endorsed the former President.

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by Anonymousreply 10504/21/2021

I can't be believe we have a poster trying to argue that the show "Mare of Easttown", is not supposed to be set in Easttown. But instead is set in Delaware County somewhere.

People will get on in the internet and try to argue about anything.

by Anonymousreply 10604/21/2021

I grew up in Havertown. Graduated from Haverford High. Saw the first ep. The setting isn't Havertown-y, [R101]. Not even the part adjacent to Upper Darby Twp. It's Coatesville and Aston and Clifton Heights and Boothwyn and (parts of) Downingtown.

by Anonymousreply 10704/21/2021

Sorry-- R100, not 101.

by Anonymousreply 10804/21/2021

If he wanted the town in question to be a mashup of trashy suburban Philly, why not just use a generic name that wasn' actual local town?

by Anonymousreply 10904/21/2021

Stay in Boy's Town where jawn belong.

by Anonymousreply 11004/21/2021

How long until the investigation leads to Woodys or Tavern on Camac?

by Anonymousreply 11104/21/2021

For what it's worth, when she spots Freddie walking, before she starts chasing him, she radios into dispatch and says, "75-51 Delcom. I got eyes on the burglary suspect. 200 block of Glenn Riddle, heading east."

by Anonymousreply 11204/21/2021

This sounds like a remake of Happy Valley.

Is this a remake of Happy Valley?

by Anonymousreply 11304/22/2021

I looked for this Happy Valley so many of you speak of, but don’t see it streaming anywhere. Maybe I’ll check Acorn at the library, it’s British right or is it Kiwi or Aussie?

by Anonymousreply 11404/22/2021

Drexel Hill makes sense - and Aston. I wish he had used that name. Delco is getting a lot of attention lately. Perhaps one of the few areas left in the metropolitan US that has remained provincial and inbred enough to retain its unique culture and accent.

by Anonymousreply 11504/22/2021

It is interesting that it’s this kind of community and not set in Western PA where we see it all the time, but in the exburbs of Philly.

by Anonymousreply 11604/22/2021

That's an interesting point, 116. The first ep. definitely felt like it could've easily been filmed in New Kensington or McKees Rocks or some parts of Monroeville.

by Anonymousreply 11704/22/2021

Happy Valley is a British show. It's excellent. Two seasons.

by Anonymousreply 11804/22/2021

I can't believe that all those mentioning Happy Valley have neglected to mention it was the first time we Americans were exposed to the delightful James Norton.

by Anonymousreply 11904/22/2021

James Norton was good, but I was blown away by Sarah Lancashire and Siobahn Finneran. Fucking fantastic performances from both of them.

by Anonymousreply 12004/22/2021

Happy Valley is on Netflix

by Anonymousreply 12104/22/2021

I don't know where you are located r121, but Happy Valley is not on Netflix in America.

by Anonymousreply 12204/22/2021

Sorry. It was.

by Anonymousreply 12304/22/2021

I love the theme song to Happy Valley.

Trouble Town

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by Anonymousreply 12404/22/2021

Happy Valley is on BritBox or you can torrent it safely (though obviously illegally) via rarbg.

by Anonymousreply 12504/22/2021

Watchseries has Happy Valley. That's my go-to for "free" streaming.

by Anonymousreply 12604/22/2021

What has happened to MY thread?

by Anonymousreply 12704/22/2021

Can anyone tell me where I can watch Happy Valley?

by Anonymousreply 12804/22/2021

^^On the internets

by Anonymousreply 12904/22/2021

Will someone please tell me if this is a remake of Happy Valley?

by Anonymousreply 13004/22/2021

No, it's not.

by Anonymousreply 13104/22/2021

How similar is this to the show Happy Valley?

by Anonymousreply 13204/22/2021

Can someone shoot the happy valley troll

by Anonymousreply 13304/22/2021

That town is such a depressing dump.

by Anonymousreply 13404/22/2021

R91, Kate Winslet and Jean Smart have had more cosmetic surgery than you have had hot dinners.

by Anonymousreply 13504/23/2021

I love you bitches. Only you guys can turn a middling Kate Winslet show into a geography lesson about bumfuck PA.

by Anonymousreply 13604/23/2021

Bumfuck, PA is located in the western part of the state and has nothing to do with Delco.

by Anonymousreply 13704/23/2021

[quote] How many “detective in a bland drab small town where everyone has secrets investigates missing victims” television shows do we need?

No, no! It has no majesty! "Drab" is such a ... drab word!

by Anonymousreply 13804/23/2021

Damn! This Kate Winslet is a good actress! She's got range and versatility.

She's an actress you feel is actually their character and not an actress acting.

by Anonymousreply 13904/24/2021

Kate Winslet also hasn't had excessive plastic surgery so she still looks like a real person and can play working-class characters. That's something actresses like Nicole Kidman or Julia Roberts couldn't do.

by Anonymousreply 14004/24/2021

Maybe I'm blind but Winslet doesn't look like she's had ANY plastic surgery. And if she had, wouldn't she have gotten ridden f those two disturbing warts under her nose?

by Anonymousreply 14104/24/2021

Winslet probably gets minor things done like the fillers.

by Anonymousreply 14204/24/2021

I'm not even sure of the fillers. She's clearly put on a little weight and her face has filled out, too.

by Anonymousreply 14304/24/2021

Winslet still looks real. I don’t know if she’s had anything done, but if she has, it’s not glaringly obvious.

Poor Julianne Nicholson was very pretty when younger, but did too much to her lips. And she is one of those rare women who looks prettier with short hair. Like Halle Berry.

by Anonymousreply 14404/25/2021

I think Julianne Nicholson is wearing a purposefully unflattering and dated wig in the series. There was a little featurette after the first episode on "The making of..." that interviewed her and she looks much cuter with a short pixieish hairdo. Don't know about her lips....they look unchanged to me from her younger days.

by Anonymousreply 14504/25/2021

I think the show kind of does a good job with having Kate Winselt, Julianne Nicholson, and the character with cancer look like frumpy small town fraus who pretty much know they peaked in high school. I"m guessing there was drama between Mare and the cancer mom back in high school and the disappearance of the cancer mom's daughter only added to it.

by Anonymousreply 14604/25/2021

When she's screwing things up with the new guy, I keep wanting to tell her, but that's Guy Pearce, woman. Straighten up.

by Anonymousreply 14704/25/2021

Yes! Guy Pearce looks pretty good here, all things considered. He went through that extremely haggard phase about 15 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 14804/25/2021

She had her nose and eyes done after Titanic. Fillers and Botox when she’s campaigning on the red carpet, let’s it all hang out when she’s filming so her face moves.

by Anonymousreply 14904/25/2021

[quote]I think the show kind of does a good job with having Kate Winselt, Julianne Nicholson, and the character with cancer look like frumpy small town fraus who pretty much know they peaked in high school.

I had a HS reunion a couple of years ago and wow if this isn't true! There were several people who looked so much different and older I was shocked, as we were in our thirties at the time. Crazy how some people's looks can change when they're still relatively young.

by Anonymousreply 15004/25/2021

Really enjoyed ep 2 of Mare of Happy Valley.

by Anonymousreply 15104/25/2021

Oh wow that ending! Great show so far. I wish it could be binge-watched.

by Anonymousreply 15204/25/2021

How skeletal is Guy Pearce in this production?

I'm amazed he's still alive.

by Anonymousreply 15304/25/2021

True or false: Neal Huff's career as a Broadway leading man was destroyed by the huge pubic bush he displayed in Take Me Out (although it couched a sizable cock).

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by Anonymousreply 15404/25/2021

I’m tired of the furrow-browed one-note resentment of Winslet’s performance but the mystery is enjoyable, like the start of a beach novel.

by Anonymousreply 15504/26/2021

I really liked Episode 1, the overall tone, the performances and where the story seems to be going, but, my God, the existence of those people is so depressing. It's almost like those NYT articles that tries to explain Trump voters to the rest of us.

by Anonymousreply 15604/26/2021

[quote]in the exburbs of a drab small town

Delco, or Delaware County, is neither an exurb nor a small town. It is a suburb immediately outside of Philadelphia, about a 30-40 minute drive from Center City.

It is, indeed, drab.

by Anonymousreply 15704/26/2021

I thoroughly enjoyed Episode 2. All of the roles, down the smallest, are brilliantly cast, all the various mothers and the teenagers, especially.

But I have a question. The two brothers who Mare brought with her to tell the father about his daughter's murder....what is the brothers' relationship to the story? Why did she ask them to accompany her? Are they just friends of the father, or cousins? Or are we not supposed to know yet what their place in the town is about?

Maybe I'm putting more significance there than there is. I'm just not sure how those characters fit into the town's relationships.

by Anonymousreply 15804/26/2021

[quote] I really liked Episode 1, the overall tone, the performances and where the story seems to be going, but, my God, the existence of those people is so depressing.

It shows quite how depressed people (socially and psychologically) can’t be bothered to groom beyond showering and how that bit of energy sapped out of them fucks their whole aesthetic - home furnishings, clothing hair. Like dye your hair or don’t, Mare, but pick a side and stick to it. Grow out your short hair, Julianne Nicholson, but you can wear a cute bob instead of a mullet during that growing out stage. These women are too tired.

The extra time and energy high self-esteem and a higher income bring have an exponential affect on appearance.

Some of it almost veers to poverty porn, though. The scene of Jean Smart mindlessly playing her iPad game was a bit not the nose. Likewise the dead girl microwaving Mac and Cheese for her father. Someone as vindictive as him would be pissed she didn’t at least in some ham and green onions and serve rolls on the side. The perceived respect of adding a 2 minutes more food prep time to a 90 second nuked meal means everything to men like that.

by Anonymousreply 15904/26/2021

At first I thought the other characters call her Mayor, like she's the mayor of the town. And I was like "how odd it must be for her to be named Mare and be the mayor ... oh!".

by Anonymousreply 16004/26/2021

'Mare the Mayor,' airing right after 'The Rural Juror.'

by Anonymousreply 16104/26/2021

Jack Mulhern, who plays the supposed teen baby daddy of the victim's son, played a gay character in the Netflix teen mystery drama The Society. Sadly it was canceled after one season.

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by Anonymousreply 16204/26/2021

Evan Peters looks more handsome than I expected.

by Anonymousreply 16304/26/2021

I was impressed with Peters as well, he’s aged nicely and I like the setup of him being the Yang to her Yang and being cooler prevailing head and knowing to use humor to deflect her tension.

by Anonymousreply 16404/26/2021

R163, I finally realized who he reminds me of, in this. Dick York!

by Anonymousreply 16504/26/2021

Dirty dirty dirty plot developments.

by Anonymousreply 16604/26/2021

So who do we think the killer is? And who's the "prowler"?

by Anonymousreply 16704/26/2021

Is Mare's ex a perv?

by Anonymousreply 16804/26/2021

R168 too soon to tell

by Anonymousreply 16904/26/2021

That would be very "Broadchurch" Season 1.

by Anonymousreply 17004/26/2021

I think all the males are going to be red herrings and the murder twist is that it’s going to be a female. But we haven’t heard yet if she was raped, so that would discount that theory immediately. Although, why she would still be in panties if she was raped would be suspicious.

by Anonymousreply 17104/26/2021

Will James McArdle get his dick out like in AMMONITE or do I have to watch him wear a cassock all season?

by Anonymousreply 17204/26/2021

I don't think its a dick flash kind of show.

by Anonymousreply 17304/26/2021

Jean Smart did it!

by Anonymousreply 17404/26/2021

Jean Smart got her dick out? Good for her!

by Anonymousreply 17504/26/2021

Calling it now-the ex-husband's fiancee is the killer.

by Anonymousreply 17604/26/2021

R176 Actually, she kind of went pale when Mare showed up at the door and seemed uneasy.

by Anonymousreply 17704/26/2021

So far so good!

by Anonymousreply 17804/26/2021

I think Guy Pearce is the killer.

by Anonymousreply 17904/26/2021

Damn, accusing Frank of being the baby daddy is a twist I didn't see coming. Really enjoying this so far.

by Anonymousreply 18004/26/2021

His character feels so unnecessary r179, I think thats the weakest part of the show.

by Anonymousreply 18104/26/2021

I go off into the deep end and guess it was the mother of the teen who went missing the year before in order to get the police fired up finding her daughter or whatever happened to her.

The guy played by Guy Pearce would be way too obvious (with him claiming to have moved only nine months ago, to give himself an alibi for not being around when the girl went missing the year before). Him playing cat and mouse with the local investigator would be way too on the nose.

by Anonymousreply 18204/26/2021

According to internet, Mare's ex-husband (played by Pam's dumb BF from the Office) is "Mark" Shaheen. I assumed "Frank Shaheen", the putative baby-daddy, was the dead by suicide autistic son. I am wrong?

by Anonymousreply 18304/26/2021

When did the son commit suicide again? Could he have been the murderer of the missing girl and mom covered it up?

I think the Guy Pearce character is doing some downlow research for his new book. He likely knew who Mare was when they met (in town for nine months and doesn't know the local legend?).

by Anonymousreply 18404/26/2021

[quote]When did the son commit suicide again?

Mare said it when she was talking to the doctor about the grandsons tics - two years he's been dead.

Also, according to the the Official HBO page and also IMDb, Frank Sheehan is the ex husband. The dead son's name is Kevin.

by Anonymousreply 18504/26/2021

I'm liking the theories here, but I have my eye on the Deacon Mark. It seemed kind of strange the way Mare's cousin was trying to suss out just how well he knew Erin. I think there is more to that story. Maybe after she got pregnant by Mare's ex, she confessed it to the priest. It seems like they are definitely heading towards Erin's murderer being tied to the woman's missing daughter, who was more than likely the first victim.

by Anonymousreply 18604/26/2021

I wonder if the victim called Mare's daughter a homophobic slur when they walked away from the mob and that's why the daughter let go and left the victim on her own? She doesn't seem to be happy with her recent girlfriend.

by Anonymousreply 18704/26/2021

If that's what really happened that night r187. I got the impression there will be more to the story of what happened that might with Siobhan and Erin.

by Anonymousreply 18804/26/2021

I don't get the catfishing plot. Why accuse the victim of still trying to get it on with her ex when she was willing to meet a new guy she met online (which turns out to be a fake created by the crazy current girlfriend of her ex)?

by Anonymousreply 18904/26/2021

The victim's name is Erin btw. Cailee Spaeny has a pretty impressive list of previous projects for her age.

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by Anonymousreply 19004/26/2021

Is Mare's bff supposed to be an ex-cop? I wondered why that girl went to her house towards the end.

by Anonymousreply 19104/26/2021

I bet the prowler has some vital information to the murder case given he lurks around in the dark after midnight.

by Anonymousreply 19204/26/2021

So who is supposed to be the babydaddy, Mare's ex husband, Mare's dead son or Mare's priest cousin? I'm a bit confused.

by Anonymousreply 19304/26/2021

She was the town slut and they all shot loads into her, obviously.

by Anonymousreply 19404/26/2021

I think the baby daddy will be Mare's ex-husband. Erin was in love with him and they probably had the plan to have everyone think Dylan was the father because Frank would go to jail. In the first episode, it was mentioned that Erin and her father couldn't afford the baby's surgery or whatever. Erin tries to get Frank to give her the money and Frank's girlfriend overheard them talking. The girlfriend starts following Erin around and confronts her. She kills her Erin and takes off most of the clothes as a way of "shaming" Erin more in death.

by Anonymousreply 19504/26/2021

[quote]So who is supposed to be the babydaddy

Well, we don't really know for sure yet, but the girl who was Erin's bff said that she suspected Frank Sheehan to be, Mare's ex husband.

[quote]Is Mare's bff supposed to be an ex-cop? I wondered why that girl went to her house towards the end.

Perhaps because she felt more comfortable talking to Lori, who is Mare's closest friend, than actually going to the police where she would have to tell Mare to her face that she believed her ex husband was the father of the dead girl. I gather she felt a bit intimidated.

by Anonymousreply 19604/26/2021

Mare's ex husband is gross. I think it's the priest guy, or that Erin didn't get murdered, but lost consciousness after she got her ass beat. Although that doesn't account for her being found almost naked. Maybe one of Erin dad's friends knocked her up and she decided to tell, so he killed her.

by Anonymousreply 19704/26/2021

Well, the killer isn’t Guy Pearce because Mare was with him the whole night of the murder, wasn’t she? At the bar and fucking him at his house. Not sure what time she left his place, but I don’t think it’d track. Plus it seems like he’s gonna be serving some other purpose, plot-wise.

Damn, I’m already loving this show.

by Anonymousreply 19804/26/2021

R198 Mare does not spend the night, she see the prowler on the way home and puts her grandson to bed after using the bathroom and falls asleep in his bed waking to the vision of her dead son in the room.

by Anonymousreply 19904/26/2021

Ladies, ladies, please! We've had 2 out of 7 episodes air. Don't expect answers yet

by Anonymousreply 20004/26/2021

Mare's like police MacGuyver. She can solve anything but with common sense and chutzpah.

by Anonymousreply 20104/26/2021

So Mare’s daughter is Siobhan Shaheen?

by Anonymousreply 20204/26/2021

I thought Julianne’s husband was an ex-cop for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 20304/27/2021

A previous poster asked why Mare asked the brothers, or cousins, to go with her when she broke the news to Erin's dad that she's dead. I think, since she knows them, she knew about his temper and that he would freak out when he hears the news. That's why she asked the other guys to come along to calm him down.

by Anonymousreply 20404/27/2021

My husband thought Lori was Mare’s sister because Julianne ALWAYS plays the sister.

by Anonymousreply 20504/27/2021

The new girl was pissed because Erin sent a message to her (maybe not) Babydaddy about how she missed him, so she created the catfishing thing to fuck with her r189.

by Anonymousreply 20604/27/2021

Erin, in a moment of weakness, sent the supposed baby daddy a text reminder about how she used to give him blowjobs in his parent’s attic and the new girlfriend was pissed because that’s her thing now. If Erin only gave him blow jobs then there is a good chance he’s not the baby daddy and too stupid to understand how sex and reproductive works.

by Anonymousreply 20704/27/2021

what I've heard Winslet NAILS the Delco- south-east Pennsy accent and demeanor

by Anonymousreply 20804/27/2021

some of you have too much time and not enough brains. For example the twat above who typed that the exhusband is the dead girl's father. FATHER!? Not baby daddy. Love that. And the lesbian daughter is the retarded boys mother. And Mare is the first dead girl's mother not the second dead girl, cause that's her sister-daughter.

by Anonymousreply 20904/27/2021

The posters referring to the you mean Neal Huff who is Mare's cousin (and often seems to be hanging around her home) or do you mean James McArdle who is the deacon we see at the church service?

I think I somehow missed the significance of the McArdle character in the story and why there was suddenly ominous music surrounding him? What is his relationship to the plot so far? TIA!

by Anonymousreply 21004/27/2021

LOVE LOVE LOVE Jean Smart in this! Bravo to her for playing this character with no makeup and a frowzy wig (or hairdo) and being so true to the character.

by Anonymousreply 21104/27/2021

[quote] The new girl was pissed because Erin sent a message to her (maybe not) Babydaddy about how she missed him, so she created the catfishing thing to fuck with her [R189].

I was able to follow the plot, but not understand the new girl's motivation to beat Erin up. She set Erin up with a fake date and Erin expects to meet a new guy and the crazy girlfriend beats her up for, apparently, still being obsessed with her boyfriend? Erin showed she had no interest in the baby daddy anymore and was eager to start something new. And yet the girlfriend beat Erin up for a text she sent before the catfishing started.

by Anonymousreply 21204/27/2021

Mean girls be mean, and do mean things without an necessary justification.

by Anonymousreply 21304/27/2021

the mean girl is so UGLY

by Anonymousreply 21404/27/2021

[quote] Mean girls be mean, and do mean things without an necessary justification.

LOL. So true.

by Anonymousreply 21504/27/2021

The dead wrongly identified babydaddy was kind of big and cute.

Will the rather who killed the non-babydaddy shoot himself in the head?

This all escalated quickly!!!

by Anonymousreply 21604/27/2021

If my teen son was accused of being a baby daddy, the 2nd thing I would do is get a paternity test.

by Anonymousreply 21704/27/2021

High school girls who get pregnant are usually fucking a few classmates, not to mention a teacher or two and the local neighbors and any heterosexual priests.

by Anonymousreply 21804/27/2021

All I can say is poor Mare has a shit life so I hope Guy Pearce doesn't fuck her up...but I suspect he will.....

by Anonymousreply 21904/27/2021

The mean girl looks like Beatrice York.

by Anonymousreply 22004/27/2021

How much worse can Mare's life become? Get shingles?

by Anonymousreply 22104/27/2021

It’s not great. But it’s good. Solidly engaging.

by Anonymousreply 22204/27/2021

I agree that this show has a slight HAPPY VALLEY vibe. I am glad they didn't try to totally remake that, because anything would pale in comparison to the original.

by Anonymousreply 22304/27/2021

I thought this kinda reminds me of Nordic noir series. Seems same formula -cold and dark with troubled detectives.

by Anonymousreply 22404/27/2021

Mare is an UBER cunt to her colleagues especially the new guy. Sheesh!

by Anonymousreply 22504/27/2021

Cunty Mare of Shittown.

by Anonymousreply 22604/27/2021

I think of The Killing.....the constant gloom...

by Anonymousreply 22704/27/2021

If only there was a mythical horned Iroquois monster god who lived in the woods.

by Anonymousreply 22804/27/2021

I disagree that it's constant gloom. There's humor in the show. The interrogation montage was great. Mare immediately going back to her sub after that Brianna's dad threw the milk through the window was funny.

by Anonymousreply 22904/27/2021

Forgive my compromised sense of humor, but I do want to answer DL's question about who Mare of Easttown is. She's one of our finest detectives.

by Anonymousreply 23004/27/2021

What was the long scene about her spitting out her duck liver pate about? It was a cliche, but they turned into a quite long scene with her slowly stuffing the napkin full of spit-out pate into the sofa cushion. It's a scene we've all seen fifty times before, but seemed to hold a different significance here.

Is Mare willing to hide things in plain sight? Think no one will notice? Leave a mess for others to clean up?

by Anonymousreply 23104/27/2021

[quote]So who is supposed to be the babydaddy, Mare's ex husband, Mare's dead son or Mare's priest cousin?

We were told by Erin's friend that the babydaddy is really Frank Sheehan, Mare's ex-husband.

Mare's dead son was named Kevin Sheehan.

Mare's priest cousin is named Father Dan Hastings.

by Anonymousreply 23204/27/2021

r231, it was to point out how out of place she feels there and so not enjoying herself being stuck there on her own while her date is spending all his time with his female fans.

by Anonymousreply 23304/27/2021

[quote] I was able to follow the plot, but not understand the new girl's motivation to beat Erin up. She set Erin up with a fake date and Erin expects to meet a new guy and the crazy girlfriend beats her up for, apparently, still being obsessed with her boyfriend? Erin showed she had no interest in the baby daddy anymore and was eager to start something new. And yet the girlfriend beat Erin up for a text she sent before the catfishing started.

The mean girl who is now dating Erin's ex (Dylan) is Brianna.

We're to understand that Brianna is just one of those really nasty mean girls from poorer communities, but also that she is very jealous of Erin because Erin still had deep ties to Dylan because she had claimed Dylan had fathered her infant son. Erin had been trying to get Dylan to give more money for child support to take care of her baby boy's chronic infection.

by Anonymousreply 23404/27/2021

Well, she came back to the party, but told him there would be no sex tonight! Perhaps there is a serial killer who only murders young woman when Mare gets fucked? It was probably a year since she had when Katie Bailey went missing. You watch, next time Guy Pearce fucks her Brianna or Drew’s mother is going to die or disappear. And either would be setting Mare up to be framed for it too. It will be a race for her to have an active sex life and save her daughter Siobhan in time. There will also be heartbreaking scene where Jean Smart body doubles for her daughter Mare and gets murdered in retaliation by the killer.

by Anonymousreply 23504/27/2021

The reference for my Jean Smart murder scene.

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by Anonymousreply 23604/27/2021

Why are some of you saying Mare’s daughter is lez? Is that a guess or did I miss something?

by Anonymousreply 23704/27/2021

Siobhan was cuddling in bed with her girlfriend who pushed her off in that lesbian bed death way.

by Anonymousreply 23804/27/2021

No greater authority then the Catholic Sentinel declares her a lesbian R237 saying she “is seeking a new sexual partner”!

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by Anonymousreply 23904/27/2021

There was also that brief moment of Siobhan leaving the police interrogation montage of the teenagers cuddling arm in arm with the teen dyke in the bright orange watch cap.

by Anonymousreply 24004/27/2021

I can imagine Kate Winslet being offered the duck pate in the book party scene and finding it revolting, spitting it out, leading to an entirely unscripted moment that they all thought funny enough to leave in. But it was cute. You know, we've all been there..

by Anonymousreply 24104/27/2021

"what an American white trash plebe"

Is her lezzie daughter applying to Brown and Mount Holyoke to drive home the class divide between mother and daughter?

by Anonymousreply 24204/27/2021

[quote]You know, we've all been there

Speak for yourself, R241.

by Anonymousreply 24304/27/2021

'Mare' is an ugly name.

Its the name of a horse.

It's a name as unappealing as Liam, Ewan and Rhys are ugly.

by Anonymousreply 24404/27/2021

Rhoda always called Mary Mare.

by Anonymousreply 24504/27/2021

Lol, @ R209, it was really late and I had typed out my sentence a few too many times -

[quote]where she would have to tell Mare to her face that she believed her ex husband was the father of the dead girl.

- "the dead girl's baby" is what it was meant to read. Obviously, it was typed in error, but by the time I noticed prime time was over. It's apparent by the rest of the post that I was referring to Frank being the babydaddy so no need for the hysteria.

The cousins to Erin's father - one being the husband to the Lori character, while the other younger one had a moment where the camera stayed with him, a look of doubt on his face. He knows something too, or is he involved. Maybe he's the guy going around peeping in people's windows. He did look sort of ferret-y. Was he the creeper that Mare saw stalking around the night Erin was killed?

Also, the father getting all emotional and screaming about his dead daughter - did anyone else get pissed at this scene? The guy treated his daughter like shit.

by Anonymousreply 24604/27/2021

That he treated her like shit and had hysterics on her death was written on purpose and may be an accurate characterisation of a sad broken dumb twat like he is.

by Anonymousreply 24704/27/2021

It’s off to a good start and has already blown the laughable The Undoing out of the water.

by Anonymousreply 24804/27/2021

It was hinted in the first episode that Erin's baby had put a strain on the household finances so that likely played into why the dad treated her like shit.

by Anonymousreply 24904/27/2021

R249 hinted? it was shouted

by Anonymousreply 25004/27/2021

Those moles on Winslet’s face? I know many people in middle age who have those strange skin-coloured moles which are really bumps below the skin. I have always wondered if there way some way of surgically removing them. I don’t imagine it would be easy, because I think the surgeon would have to dig to get rid of them, and they can’t just be flicked off the surface like usual brown moles.

Anyone know?

by Anonymousreply 25104/27/2021

[quote] 'Mare' is an ugly name. Its the name of a horse. It's a name as unappealing as Liam, Ewan and Rhys are ugly.

"Mare" is a nickname for "Mary," still the single most common name for women (in all its variants) in the Western world.

by Anonymousreply 25204/27/2021

What kind of shitty town still celebrates one high school basketball game 30 years later? Jeezus these small-town bumfucks are depressing... The whole community is just sad. Evan Peters has never looked better though... this is the hottest he's ever been. Guy Pearce's hair is god awful. He had better not be the killer.... All of the men in this town are disgusting. I can see why Mare's daughter turned vagetarian.

by Anonymousreply 25304/27/2021

R253 I... could honestly see my high school doing that. Hence why I haven't set foot in my hometown since I was 20.

by Anonymousreply 25404/27/2021

I come from a lovely hometown and visit often.

by Anonymousreply 25504/27/2021

Married with Children made fun of the trope of a guy hanging on to his glory days in high school. Towns are no different about hanging on to any kind of former glory when they have nothing to be proud of in the present.

by Anonymousreply 25604/27/2021

[quote] What kind of shitty town still celebrates one high school basketball game 30 years later? Jeezus these small-town bumfucks are depressing...

Isn't that the whole point of this?

Did you watch this expecting it would take place in Malibu or Montecito?

by Anonymousreply 25704/27/2021

R251, I have those, too. Haven’t seen about getting them removed because they’re not cancerous and insurance won’t pay unless they’re suspicious. I’m not Miss America so I don’t care that much.

Also, people with moles live longer. Something to do with telomeres.

by Anonymousreply 25804/28/2021

Sebaceous cysts, r251?

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by Anonymousreply 25904/28/2021

Remember Erin told her father that the baby daddy was going to pay for the operation, which we all know was a bluff/lie. She was going to get that money somehow, though. Did she try to blackmail someone? Or do some kind of soft prostitution?

And I don’t know what kind of medical coverage would deny ear tubes to a baby if they’re medically necessary. Medicaid would pay for that. Maybe because it’s Pennsylvania?

by Anonymousreply 26004/28/2021

My senior year in high school , our girls basketball team won the state championship, beating larger schools from big cities. They had a 30 year anniversary celebration a few years back. Nope, I didn’t go. I have no family left in that backward little town, and never go back.

by Anonymousreply 26104/28/2021

The most famous sebaceous cysts exist on the face of Robert Redford and if he didn't get rid of them with surgery, you just know it's impossible.

by Anonymousreply 26204/28/2021

"Draw me like one of your French girls!"

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by Anonymousreply 26304/28/2021

I would guess those mole things might even have been put on Winslet's face artificially to de-glamorize her. She's otherwise so beautiful it would seem odd people weren't constantly saying, "You know, if you'd just put on a lipstick lipstick and rouge you'd be a knockout!"

by Anonymousreply 26404/28/2021

[quote]The most famous sebaceous cysts exist on the face of Robert Redford and if he didn't get rid of them with surgery, you just know it's impossible.

It's possible, you'll just be left with a divot on your face and it's impossible to predict in advance just how big that divot will be.

by Anonymousreply 26504/28/2021

Mare did clean up well when she went to that event.

It's almost a trope that small town people need, like, ten minutes to change from homeless looking to looking presentable. The show made a point that she worked late and had to rush home to get ready and still made it.

by Anonymousreply 26604/28/2021

Suburban Philly is both sports crazed and stationary (I.e., a huge percentage never leave their hometowns). Believe me, obsessing about a high school championship 30 years later is perfectly normal. 50 year old guys will get together to celebrate the anniversary.

by Anonymousreply 26704/28/2021

I grew up in New Mexico and some towns would hold anniversary celebrations for past high school sports championships. A couple of years ago, a friend was telling me how her dad who played on a championship team went to a ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the championship.

by Anonymousreply 26804/28/2021

R268 Yes! How many of us know people in their 30's and 40's who still want to know where you went to high school. They talk about High school as if it was some magic, exceptional period in their lives.

by Anonymousreply 26904/28/2021

I love Winslet. In fact I adore Winslet, Blanchett, and Tilda Swinton. Anything they do, I will see it.

by Anonymousreply 27004/28/2021

R269 I mean...for the very sad, it was

by Anonymousreply 27104/28/2021

Mare should not gone back into the fancy dancy pate party with the Mr. Continental the writer. He insulted her on purpose, playing some hideous power game not greeting his date. She has a think for intellectual men who treat women like shit, (ex-husband, the teen didler) because she is too smart for most of the nice guys in town.

by Anonymousreply 27204/28/2021

[quote] She has a think for intellectual men who treat women like shit, (ex-husband, the teen didler) because she is too smart for most of the nice guys in town.

I don't think nice guys would put up with her since she does seem a bit rough around the edges or at least aloof. Like the way she treats Evan Peters' character when they first meet.

by Anonymousreply 27304/28/2021

I hope we get to see Evan Peters butt

by Anonymousreply 27404/28/2021

I wouldn't be surprised if Winslet picks up her second Emmy and 5th Golden Globe.

She's also a producer. Do producers get trophies when a show wins best x show, or is that only for the creator(s)?

by Anonymousreply 27504/28/2021

Idk about that... Golden Globe, sure, but even Amy Adams couldn't win the Emmy for Sharp Objects. Don't think Winslet will be a definite lock either; her performance so far has just been... perfunctory? Even her big emotional scene with the school counselor discussing her son's suicide and ticks. We'll see who she's up against and how competitive the field will be.

by Anonymousreply 27604/28/2021

Oh please. We're just 2 episodes in, r276.

by Anonymousreply 27704/28/2021

I think Kate Winslet's performance has been pitch perfect r276. I haven't seen her make a move with this character that doesn't feel lived in, very impressed.

You seem to want more showy scenes, and I personally dislike that mindset that good acting needs to be showy. Some screaming crying oscarbait.

by Anonymousreply 27804/28/2021

I'll take Kate Winslet playing an ordinary person over Fran MacDormand any day.

by Anonymousreply 27904/28/2021

Did Erin's father kill Dylan or just injure him?

by Anonymousreply 28004/28/2021

To be confirmed but he's PROBABLY dead. Shot twice, IIRC

by Anonymousreply 28104/28/2021

He didn't ask rationally at all. I think he'll blow his head off.

by Anonymousreply 28204/28/2021

A couple of predictions-Mare loses custody of her grandson. Dylan is eventually confirmed to not be the father of Erin's baby. Erin's dad goes to prison for murdering Dylan. The baby ends up in foster care and Mare adopts the baby to make for losing custody of her grandson.

by Anonymousreply 28304/28/2021

Dylan ain't dead... he's in bad shape, but he ain't dead.

by Anonymousreply 28404/28/2021

[quote] In fact I adore Winslet, Blanchett, and Tilda Swinton. Anything they do, I will see it.

Which other, edgy, Arthouse, unheard of, non-mainstream actors do you rate? Meryl Streep? Helen Mirren? Mark Rylance? Ralph Richardson? Marlon Brando? Bette Davis? Lawrence Olivier?

by Anonymousreply 28504/29/2021

[quote] Idk about that... Golden Globe, sure, but even Amy Adams couldn't win the Emmy for Sharp Objects.

Sharp Objects was lifeless and should have been half the length.

by Anonymousreply 28604/29/2021

The Sharp Objects adaptation was something that I was supposed to love in theory, but I found it to be a bit lacklustre. This one is engaging me far more off the bat. Its vibe reminds me a bit of S1 of The Killing. Mireille Enos does no-nonsense tough as nails frump really well.

by Anonymousreply 28704/29/2021

S1 of The Killing was excellent. Until they fucked it up.

by Anonymousreply 28804/29/2021

[quote] Dylan ain't dead... he's in bad shape, but he ain't dead.

I know that IMDB isn't always right, but the actor who plays him, Jack Mulhern, is only listed for two espisodes.

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by Anonymousreply 28904/29/2021

R289 Ugh, hopefully he’s off somewhere with his gay deaf boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 29004/29/2021

This popped up in my YouTube, and I can nay assume it’s a parody. The narrator sounds like the junkie brother, can pronounce Mare and is convinced she’s the killer. Very strange!

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by Anonymousreply 29104/29/2021

R291 what is his accent?

by Anonymousreply 29204/29/2021

This talks about the real house where the exterior shots are filmed for Mare’s house. It said Erin died by gunshot, but I don’t remember that being stated and I assumed it was being bludgeoned to the head?

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by Anonymousreply 29304/29/2021

Jean Smart is wonderful. Haven't we all known women like her character IRL?

by Anonymousreply 29404/29/2021

Speaking of Jean Smart, her character will have to come to the fore at some point as a pivotal character. You don't hire Jean Smart to play video games on her iPad in the background.

by Anonymousreply 29504/29/2021

I wonder if Delta Burke will guest star as the killer?

by Anonymousreply 29604/29/2021

^^^ She would be from Southtown.

by Anonymousreply 29704/29/2021

In depth article about the dialect.

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by Anonymousreply 29804/29/2021

r295 Everyone said that about Lily Rabe in The Undoing. This is Kate's show.

by Anonymousreply 29904/29/2021

I lived in Central PA for about six years, 3 hours from Pittsburgh (lived there, too). Winslet nails the accent, for sure. There is a moment when she is trying to leave the party and Guy Pearce's character comes running out to talk her into staying. And she's lamenting how he just left her standing there like an asshole and she simply says, "Come on, man" that felt so real. I was thinking the same.

by Anonymousreply 30004/29/2021

Cum awn, man!

by Anonymousreply 30104/29/2021

I know one person who grew up in this region and one person who grew up very close by and the accents in this show sound very accurate to me, just going by what I know firsthand.

by Anonymousreply 30204/29/2021

It slipped my attention that the actress playing the mother of Mare’s grandson is Sosie Bacon. She looks very different from when she was on 13 Reasons Why.

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by Anonymousreply 30304/29/2021

Becca, Siobhan's surly girlfriend, is played by Madeleine Weinstein who played the love interest of closet cases in Alex Strangelove and Beach Rats.

by Anonymousreply 30404/30/2021

Sosie looks kind of rough for 29.

by Anonymousreply 30504/30/2021

It's not that Sosie looks rough, it's that she has the face of a mature working-class woman but is not one.

by Anonymousreply 30604/30/2021

Sosie isn't much of a looker. She can do white trash really well.

by Anonymousreply 30704/30/2021

Everyone in this Easttown shithole looks rough. The men especially. Not a single piece of male eyecandy in this dump of a town.... what a shame.

by Anonymousreply 30804/30/2021

Do you think Mare Winningham read for the part and was heartbroken when she didn’t get it?

by Anonymousreply 30904/30/2021

r308 that's what towns like this are like IRL. This is one instance where Hollywood really gets the look of a working class town and its people right. It doesn't happen too often.

by Anonymousreply 31004/30/2021

Hollywood hadn't nothing to do with this mini-series.

by Anonymousreply 31104/30/2021

r311 "Hollywood" is a general term. Most working-class depictions in popular entertainment aren't all that accurate.

by Anonymousreply 31204/30/2021

Dunno, r308. Erin's dad looked hot in a blue collar blow job in the woods sort of way.

by Anonymousreply 31305/01/2021

R313 Giving or receiving?

by Anonymousreply 31405/01/2021

[quote] Do you think Mare Winningham read for the part and was heartbroken when she didn’t get it?

Mare Winningham is really fat now. She's settled down to only doing supporting character parts.

by Anonymousreply 31505/01/2021

The absence of hot men is reflective of reality. There is a strange paucity of good looking men in suburban Philly. Philly in general is not known for good looking people. Lots of other positives - but the absence of hot men is sadly realistic especially for middle class guys.

by Anonymousreply 31605/01/2021

Honestly the cast of characters isn't fat enough to be truly realistic.

by Anonymousreply 31705/01/2021

R317, I was thinking the same thing. Even the tertiary background players aren't fat.

by Anonymousreply 31805/01/2021

Why is there so much damn focus on the turtle? It's been brought up five times in two episodes.

by Anonymousreply 31905/02/2021

The turtle is the killer.

by Anonymousreply 32005/02/2021

Ugh the turtle keeps getting mention again.

by Anonymousreply 32105/02/2021

This is the first time I have ever seen Evan Peters with a normal adult male haircut.

by Anonymousreply 32205/02/2021

Which is why I mentioned this is the hottest he's ever been in my previous post. The only mildly good-looking man on this show...

by Anonymousreply 32305/02/2021

Oh so Sosie's character supposed to be a loon too lol.

by Anonymousreply 32405/02/2021

I hope the who's the daddy shit gets resolved in the next episode.

by Anonymousreply 32505/02/2021

Native Pennsylvanian here: even beyond the accent, Evan Peters’ general demeanor in the drunk scene in tonight’s episode took me right back to my hometown. Uncanny.

by Anonymousreply 32605/02/2021

So who just watched ep 3? That baby's looking pretty sus to me at the moment. Doesn't seem upset at all that his mother's been murdered.

by Anonymousreply 32705/02/2021

[quote]I'm liking the theories here, but I have my eye on the Deacon Mark. It seemed kind of strange the way Mare's cousin was trying to suss out just how well he knew Erin. I think there is more to that story.

Told ya, bitches. So maybe the kid is the deacon's? He dumped her bike, but I feel like the fact that we saw him doing so this early means he didn't actually kill her.

I couldn't understand a lot of what he was saying, but Evan Peters did a nice job at the bar playing drunk. For a second there, I thought the camera was going to cut to them in her truck hooking up. Now that Mare is on leave, will Zabel try to keep working with her?

by Anonymousreply 32805/02/2021

Did anyone else get some vibes that something wasn't right with Zabel's story of solving the missing girl case? Especially because he seemed like kind of a dolt when they were canvassing the park. Like he's too much of a rookie to have made a case like that all on his own.

I will say, kudos to Peters for the way he made his delco accent stronger while drunk. Whether or not that was his own acting choice, it was a real nice touch.

by Anonymousreply 32905/02/2021

No way is it the deacon (the killer). They wouldn't give it away that easily. If anything I'd say he's covering for the priest (Mare's cousin).

by Anonymousreply 33005/02/2021

^^ Oooh, I was thinking the same thing! I feel like this is going to come back on Mare's family in some way. The cousin seems a bit shady.

by Anonymousreply 33105/02/2021

Right? I can't think of any other reason for his character to exist at this point.

by Anonymousreply 33205/02/2021

I always wondered what Evan Peters might be like if he got out from under Ryan Murphy’s thumb. He’s doing some really strong work here and has never looked better.

by Anonymousreply 33305/02/2021

Well, the no rape opens it up to female murders despite Mare thinking a woman wouldn’t be able to move the body. I think the deacon is a red herring and maybe he’ll actually be hiding that he’s gay and that’s what he’s being suspicious about, maybe even being involved with Mare’s cousin. I think Erin came to him that night for solace, but left her bike behind and he panicked.

by Anonymousreply 33405/02/2021

Yes! R334, I really like that theory. Maybe that would explain why Mare's cousin had him transferred from his old parish?

by Anonymousreply 33505/02/2021

The no rape also opens it up to potentially being an accident. Like maybe that tweaker Freddie from the 1st episode (who made another guest appearance this week). Maybe he comes across whoever Erin's with in the park and tries to hustle them for fix money and starts shooting. If she was with the deacon or the priest and they were doing something improper (or were just worried it would look that way), maybe they panicked and stripped her (to get rid of evidence) and then dumped her body. Having it all turn out to be just a random tragic accident after turning the whole town upside down and unearthing everyone's skeletons in the process would be the best non-twist twist.

by Anonymousreply 33605/02/2021

I still say it an Native American Forest Spectre from deep history.

by Anonymousreply 33705/02/2021

Born and raised in this area of PA. Kudos to Evan Peters for the bar scene tonight.

by Anonymousreply 33805/02/2021

There are bars in PA where smoking is still allowed?

by Anonymousreply 33905/02/2021

Yes [339] smoking is allowed in PA in bars if food service is less than 20%

by Anonymousreply 34005/02/2021

Wow r340! I had no idea that smoking in bars was still allowed in this day and age anywhere outside of the Deep South and a few places in the Midwest.

by Anonymousreply 34105/02/2021
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by Anonymousreply 34205/02/2021

I'm surprised we haven't had any scenes of Winslet on the toilet. That's pretty much a prerequisite for these "gritty" shows/films.

by Anonymousreply 34305/02/2021

Did Winsley always have that enormous mole above her lip?

by Anonymousreply 34405/03/2021

Winslet, sorry, couldn't see the keyboard over the mole.

by Anonymousreply 34505/03/2021

Usually the murderer never gets revealed in the first few episodes. Instead, sordid secrets get revealed about the suspects who are not the murderer like them getting checked off the suspect list. I imagine the show's main focus will be how a murder investigation reveals all kinds of secret in a town that may have something to do with the suspects' relationship with the victim.

by Anonymousreply 34605/03/2021

Why was Mare so shocked her boss would ask for her gun and badge?

by Anonymousreply 34705/03/2021

R347 Maybe, he let her get away with other shit in the past.

by Anonymousreply 34805/03/2021

That’s quite realistic, actually. The blonde female star of the office who is used to thinking her shit doesn’t stink always acts surprised when she’s called on it.

by Anonymousreply 34905/03/2021

Can any Catholics explain the professional relationship of Deacon to Priest? Not that it's probably important to plot but I'm just trying to figure out Mare's cousin's place in their church vis a vis the Deacon.

Still loving the series! Like Broadchurch, Happy Valley, Unforgotten and other great Brit series, this one has such interesting character development and subplots that, in the end, the solution of the whodunnit, could be almost besides the point of the enjoyment of watching.

by Anonymousreply 35005/03/2021

I think this is the first time I’ve seen Evan Peters in a non-Ryan Murphy or non-Marvel role, and he’s really doing great.

I love Guy Pearce, but he looked rough in that restaurant scene.

by Anonymousreply 35105/03/2021

I haven’t seen much American Horror Story nor any X-Men film since X2 but of what I saw of Season 1 of Pose, Evan Peter was by far and away the best actor in it. I am surprised that he is considered to suck by DL, I think he is great.

by Anonymousreply 35205/03/2021

I feel like this show is Evan Peters’ promotion. A slouch wouldn’t have been hired to film on HBO, all his scenes with Kate. I am a fan now. He’s such a character and has that great face, very handsomish at times.

by Anonymousreply 35305/03/2021

Guy Pearce would look 100% better with a simple old fashioned haircut. But I think the ragged look he's sporting is perhaps better for the character.....less glam, more real guy.

And for those questioning why there are no fat actors playing white trash in this? Did you watch those scenes of Kate Winslet tromping around in her tee shirt and too tight jeans last night?

by Anonymousreply 35405/03/2021

[quote] Like Broadchurch, Happy Valley, Unforgotten and other great Brit series

I watch so much British TV in Australia and those those are markedly some of the very few good British TV shows, and not even all the seasons of the above were great. Most of even the high-end BBC output is utter shit with the marked exception of the excellent acting. The writing tends to be more faddish than what American TV and the direction is downright terrible.

by Anonymousreply 35505/03/2021

I was a fan of Peters from that first season of AHS, so it is great to see him do such a wonderful job here and fully inhabit this character. After last night, I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series now.

by Anonymousreply 35605/03/2021

I had my issues with the episode last night. Mare framing her with drugs from evidence just seemed so sloppy. I mean like her boss said the image on them alone was distinctive. Mare is a lot of things but dumb isn't one of them.

I thought it was the weakest written of the first three.

by Anonymousreply 35705/03/2021

I thought the rest of the episode was fine, but yeah, I didn't buy that Mare would be that stupid with planting drugs.

by Anonymousreply 35805/03/2021

I believe the Deacon is definitely involved. He is slimy. This is a cat & mouse game plot device. But the victim was shot twice. Deacon wasn't the guy who shot the victim. That is not a plausible plotline.

by Anonymousreply 35905/03/2021

Love the series but was it really necessary to cast 2 non-Americans, Guy Pearce and James McArdle as leads? There are 100s of American actors with just as much talent and even name recognition for those roles. Kate, of course, I get....and she's terrific.

by Anonymousreply 36005/03/2021

The murderous baby-daddy-deacon plot line is straight out of "Grantchester."

I'm not familiar with Evan Peters' prior work, but his "Mare" bar scene alone certainly deserves a nomination come Emmy season. The secret to playing a drunk is not to act as though intoxicated, but to interpret the process of trying to appear sober.

by Anonymousreply 36105/03/2021

R354 She gets away with it.

by Anonymousreply 36205/03/2021

Why did Mare protect the creepy neighbor kid of the grumpy old lady by deleting the cam footage?

by Anonymousreply 36305/03/2021

Yeah a kindergartner could've come up with a better plan. You're telling me she couldn't get her hands on drugs in a trashy suburb?

by Anonymousreply 36405/03/2021

Could be that one of the town's fine, upstanding youths is the serial killer; my money's on passive/aggressive Siobhan with parental issues. In how many episodes is the cute disk jockey scheduled to appear?

by Anonymousreply 36505/03/2021

The baby has red hair. I can't recall any male gingers on the show.

by Anonymousreply 36605/03/2021

It's a good series, engrossing and riveting. Kate Winslet really is a fine actor. One forgets it's her. Guy Pearce and Jean Smart really become their characters, good writing. Mare's son took his own life, his son lives with Mare. The mother of that child wants custody of him.

by Anonymousreply 36705/03/2021

R366: WHET the Chris Brody character from "Homeland?" His father Nicholas was a ginger, and Chris' sister Dana was last seen working as a motel maid. Did Chris wind up moving to Easttown?

(tee hee ... maybe)

by Anonymousreply 36805/03/2021

Glad to see IMDB was wrong and Jack Mulhern is in more episodes than two (updated to three episodes - WFT? Is the site adding episodes after they aired?). For a second I thought Dylan would try to kill the baby when he asked for it.

by Anonymousreply 36905/03/2021

This only has seven episodes.

by Anonymousreply 37005/03/2021

R366: You might be on to something with Erin's redheaded baby: Mare's brother (Father Dan) and Mare's bestie's husband (John) are both gingers. Gasp! Or are we chasing the reddest of herrings?

by Anonymousreply 37105/03/2021

r369 It looks like he's be strongly considering it in the next episode.

by Anonymousreply 37205/03/2021


by Anonymousreply 37305/03/2021

R369 updating the cast list after episodes air seems perfectly fine, especially for a mystery show. If you know how many episodes an actor will appear beforehand, takes some of the mystery out

by Anonymousreply 37405/03/2021

r374, that is true. However, I find it odd that they do that with minor characters and not, say, the lead making it look like she could be in peril. Maybe it's about keeping a mystery about the whodunit?

by Anonymousreply 37505/03/2021

It's often random fans editing IMDB in advance. Not reliable.

by Anonymousreply 37605/03/2021

Anyone can submit IMDb edits, but they have to be approved.

by Anonymousreply 37705/03/2021

Classically beautiful Winslet carrying an extra nine pounds ain't exactly representative of Fat America. Please.

by Anonymousreply 37805/03/2021

[quote]The secret to playing a drunk is not to act as though intoxicated, but to interpret the process of trying to appear sober.

It's very common for actors to have a few little nips before doing a drunk scene. They don't get drunk, they just get enough booze in them to make it more believable to appear drunk.

by Anonymousreply 37905/03/2021

It’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Mare (keep wanting to call her Madge) would steal the drugs.

When emotional, on multiple occasions times become aggressive and reckless and nasty, so adding stupid to the mix isn’t a stretch.

In line at the basketball game, the restaurant arrest, ignoring the request for a lawyer, lying to her grandson about the custody, verbally abusing her mother in front of Julianne, charging over to her ex’s house to scream at him in front of company, storming out of the literary party, treating her daughter like shit, fighting in the street with that father father of the girl she arrested.

This is early-00s era Elliot Stabler behaviour we are dealing with.

by Anonymousreply 38005/03/2021

[quote Can any Catholics explain the professional relationship of Deacon to Priest? Not that it's probably important to plot but I'm just trying to figure out Mare's cousin's place in their church vis a vis the Deacon.

I was raised Catholic and my parents have/had friends who are/were Catholic deacons. Catholic deacons are like assistant ministers to priests. But, deacons can be married and they don't wear collars. They can perform baptism and funeral services. I can't recall if deacons can perform weddings. Catholic deacons typically don't live with priests in rectories. Most of the deacons my parents knew/know have/had jobs outside the church unless they are/were retired from other jobs.

by Anonymousreply 38105/03/2021

Shades of Carrie Mathison, too, R380 ... Manic Depressive Mare.

by Anonymousreply 38205/03/2021

r381, thanks for the explanation of a Catholic deacon. I was a little confused because there's something about the way the deacon here is portrayed (and maybe costumed?) that makes him appear more important than and above the character of the priest.

And yes, why did Mare delete the cam footage from the crabby neighbor's surveillance?

by Anonymousreply 38305/03/2021

R383 Could it have been her daughter who did it?

by Anonymousreply 38405/03/2021

R383 I am also riveted by that scene. At first I thought maybe they just included it to establish that Mare is the kind of cop willing to bend the rules to get what she wants (which at that moment could have just been to not have to deal with that silly yenta anymore that day when she had bigger fish to fry with Carrie). But considering "the prowler" was the very first storyline introduced in the show, and that they haven't dropped it yet, makes me think there's a lot more to it, and in fact may be the key to breaking the case. I have a feeling with this show that every character, every action, every line of dialog MEANS something... that there aren't a whole lot of throway choices here, and I appreciate that.

R384 While I don't think Siobhan did the deed, I do think she knows more than she's letting on. Either that or it turns out that Kevin is DJ's real father, and that she ends up being the one to make that discovery as she explores his suicide further via her documentary. Remember how when she was editing it at the end she wondered out loud who he might have been with him when he died, and also that he mentioned someone in the last message he left her but she couldn't make out who because it was cut off? And maybe we find out that she confided that to Frank, which is why he felt compelled to help with the baby. When he's explaining to Mare why the hell he'd even get involved with Erin and her baby he said it was because of the suicide. The timeline would line up. Kevin will have been dead for two years at the end of February and when we first meet Erin, it's the beginning of January and DJ is a little over a year old.

by Anonymousreply 38505/03/2021

Some Datalounger posted that whoever was in charged of launching HBO Max was fired. Good. This is the most fucked up streaming interface I have encountered. On this series, when I hit play, I am never returned to spot where I paused viewing. I had to stop in the middle of episode 3. When I tried to resume, it started playing the fight scene from episode 1. I hit pause, and the episode title indicated it was on episode 3. WTF? I thought maybe this was some other aspect of the fight, so I kept watching. No, it was episode 1. I had to keep fucking with the remote control to finally get back to episode 3.

by Anonymousreply 38605/03/2021

R386 It's also streaming on hulu. That's where I've been watching it.

by Anonymousreply 38705/03/2021

Speaking of HBO Max, episode three wasn’t showing up at 10 o’clock or soon after so I watched the disappointing Pose launch instead. And yes, there are very problematic navigation issues as well.

by Anonymousreply 38805/03/2021

I still don't understand why we need HBOMax when we all have HBO and all the same shit on both.

I had the same shit experience getting to Ep 3 on HBOMax this morning. Kept going back to Ep 1 and wouldn't play.

Anyhow, I'd like to think the writers are setting us up for something bigger with the "Mare planting drugs on Carrie" story line. Just feels too stupid for the writers.

by Anonymousreply 38905/03/2021

I've never had any problems with HBO Max. Maybe it's the actual device you're watching it on.

by Anonymousreply 39005/03/2021

Was it established earlier that Evan’s character is from their town? He was having his high school reunion there, or close enough that he and his buddies would hit an Easttown bar after. I thought he’d been brought in from somewhere else in the state.

by Anonymousreply 39105/03/2021

Well he works for the county r391, not the state. So is from the same county this takes place in, just from a different town within it.

by Anonymousreply 39205/03/2021

Right, thanks.

by Anonymousreply 39305/03/2021

R391 He's from Upper Darby originally, which is a township in Delaware County.

by Anonymousreply 39405/03/2021

Wish this was in Netflix/Amazon where you can watch all episodes right away. I keep forgetting this is on Sunday night.

by Anonymousreply 39505/03/2021

R395 It’s more satisfying/intense for a murder mystery to be weekly and not having the instantaneous fix of loading another episode right away and it’s making for great discussion and speculation here as well. It also feel like it’s happening in real-time too, seven weeks of slogging through the case to arrive at an outcome.

by Anonymousreply 39605/03/2021

I like that you get a week to stew on it and rethink everything.

One thing that struck me is that when John and his brother find Erin's dad by the creek, he is passed out on the rocks posed almost exactly the way his daughter was found. That seemed intentional. As far as we know, her father did not see the location where she was found. I think there is still more to that story. The dad was so intent on killing the babydaddy, so convinced he killed her, without any proof. It felt like he was projecting onto the kid for his own feelings of guilt. Maybe just guilt for being a shitty dad, but I think there's more to it.

Also, who exactly found DJ? They were out in the middle of the woods. It does seem awfully lucky that someone just happened to be on hand to find him and bring him to a hospital shortly after he was shot.

by Anonymousreply 39705/03/2021

Same r395. I hate that HBO doesn't do binge watching.

by Anonymousreply 39805/03/2021

R397 Oh there's DEFINITELY something to that pose. Because yes, as far as we know, he was not shown crime photos. Her death pose is also remarkably similar to the pose we first see her in when she's lying in her bed rambling on to the baby.

I assumed it was Kenny's two cousins that found Dylan's body--that they went looking for him after Kenny confessed to shooting him.

by Anonymousreply 39905/03/2021

Also, DJ is Erin's baby. Dylan is her maybe-baby-daddy that Kenny shot in the woods.

by Anonymousreply 40005/03/2021

I can't believe some people want this to be a binge 🤨. Not releasing everything at once is what make shows have an impact. Even Amazon stopped doing the Netflix model. Notice how the Boys and Invincible got weekly releases. Disney+ never even considered it. The Netflix model sucks for a show.

by Anonymousreply 40105/03/2021

Thanks, R400. I keep getting the names mixed up. I assumed Dylan had been brought in the night before.

by Anonymousreply 40205/03/2021

Also...if you want to binge the show, just wait til its over and watch them all.

by Anonymousreply 40305/03/2021

r401 others have a different opinion.

by Anonymousreply 40405/03/2021

[quote]Notice how the Boys and Invincible got weekly releases.

What and what?

by Anonymousreply 40505/03/2021

Yes, watched it again and Dylan was luck in that he was found/brought in to the hospital very early, so it wasn’t Erin’s dad’s cousins who found him, it really had to be someone who was following Erin’s dad that night. I would think possible the real killer.

by Anonymousreply 40605/03/2021

I have to agree with other posters. While I do love, love, love the binge appeal of Netflix's original shows, I very much miss discussing each episode with others who like the show. A discussion about a Netflix show is about the entire season and comes down to what did you like best overall instead of going down to the nitty-gritty of each episode.

by Anonymousreply 40705/03/2021

More people are going to die right? Do you think they are setting up Kabel to be so lovely and sympathetic for when he dies in the line of duty, perhaps even sacrificing himself for Mare?

by Anonymousreply 40805/03/2021

Did Evan's character hit on Mare in that drunken bar scene? I was, like, WTF? Of all the women in town he goes for his cold and distant colleague?

by Anonymousreply 40905/03/2021

OK, so Kenny's cousins John and Billy....John is married to Lori played by Julianne Nicolson. Just trying to get my ducks in a row.

And don't forget about the girl who was a killed a year ago and her undiscovered killer.

by Anonymousreply 41005/03/2021

The actor who plays the deacon is only THIRTY-TWO? I thought he was in his late 40s.

by Anonymousreply 41105/03/2021

Well, it looks like the missing girl will come back up next week with the previews showing her mother being contacted by someone.

Kenny's cousins - Billy seems nervous and twitchy. I still have my eye on him. If he's not involved with Erin's death, he might definitely be involved in the missing girl's case.

[quote]Did Evan's character hit on Mare in that drunken bar scene? I was, like, WTF? Of all the women in town he goes for his cold and distant colleague?

He admires this woman, and is impressed by her. As noted in the Vulture article from Joanna Robinson at R342's link, Peters wanted to play Zabel as eager to please Mare. So while the flirting probably only happened because he was very drunk, it was partially born out of that desire to please her, as much as it was not wanting to feel shitty anymore.

by Anonymousreply 41205/03/2021


by Anonymousreply 41305/03/2021

Dylan's father is actually kinda decent-looking. Also, there's no way James McArdle is in his early 30's... he looks at least 44. He was good in Angels in America though... he got to see Russell Tovey strip naked multiple times a week during its run, and he got to cuddle with Oliver Jackson Cohen in bed in The Man in the Orange Shirt. Lucky BETCH.

by Anonymousreply 41405/03/2021

I am loving this show, and can hardly wait for episode 4. You guys have come up with some pretty good theories.

I keep thinking of the way Mare described the girl that is missing: will never be found, a drugged-out mess, etc.. Just the kind of person her son Kevin would spend time with. That's the direction I believe it's heading. Maybe not; it's fun speculating.

And if nothing else, I have learned of a band called Mannequin Pussy.

by Anonymousreply 41505/03/2021

Kevin died two years ago, the first girl disappeared one year ago and now this happens. What if they are all connected and this is a serial thing happening on an annual date? Also, is the anniversary of the basketball championship this date? Do we know, might Erin’s mother have been another player on the team, we saw that there were quite a few of them missing. Maybe someone is targeting the children of the players each year?

by Anonymousreply 41605/03/2021

R416 - that sounds way too horror movie to me.

by Anonymousreply 41705/03/2021

I don’t have any problems with the HBO Max platform. Hulu, on the other hand, sucks lately. Anytime I pause a scene or rewind, the screen goes black when I hit play. I can hear it, but no picture. The only way to get a picture back is to totally back out of the app then go back in. I have a Fire TV.

by Anonymousreply 41805/03/2021

Side note, anyone else impressed with Jean Smart's dexterity in her Fruit Ninja abilities? She looked like she still has pretty fast reflexes and accuracy with her finger swipes.

by Anonymousreply 41905/03/2021

James McArdle was in Ammonite with Kate Winslet (he gets his dick out).

He's also a "confirmed bachelor".

by Anonymousreply 42005/03/2021

R420 But he only got it out for Sariose right, Kate wasn’t flashed it in the movie?

by Anonymousreply 42105/03/2021

who spray painted the titties? was I supposed to recognize him?

by Anonymousreply 42205/03/2021

R415 I think that may be exactly the reason why Mare wasn't able to fully immerse herself in Katie's case, for the same reason that has always detached herself from Kevin's. It's the one blind spot she has that's hindering her detective work. My theory is that we'll eventually find out that baby DJ is Kevin's son (conceived right around the time of his suicide). Maybe that was the reason he ran out of the house in such a hurry--because Erin was sharing the news of her pregnancy with him. This could be revealed when they receive the results of Frank's paternity test, which would show a familial relation. The show may end with Mare taking in baby DJ to raise after losing the custody battle with Carrie, and getting a second chance at motherhood.

I am also suspecting more and more that Erin's death will turn out to just be a tragic accident or manslaughter at most, and that the real purpose of the show is to explore the ways that intergenerational secrets and un-processed traumas have torn apart all the families of Easttown, and how the only way to repair them is to unearth all the skeletons. Forcing Mare to temporarily surrender her badge and receive counseling to unpack the trauma of losing her son (and effectively her role as a mother entirely or even respected member of the Sheehan family) so that she can be a better detective and finally crack both Erin and Katie's cases.

I also have a theory that Richard is the father of one of the characters we've already met and also that he may be clandestinely writing a new book about Mare, true crime, and the opioid crisis in her town. The title? "Mare of Easttown".

by Anonymousreply 42305/04/2021

Based on the article about the show I read in The New Yorker the other day, which is very positive and praises the show as a character study as well as the performances, the actual crime aspect of it was described as "rather mundane" (or something to that effect), so I don't think it's going to be that complicated.

by Anonymousreply 42405/04/2021

IMO, I like binge watching. It helps with the continuity.

by Anonymousreply 42505/04/2021

What happened to Mare’s new assistant cop?

And I like HBO Max; there’s a lot on it that isn’t offered on HBO. Tons of great movies.

by Anonymousreply 42605/04/2021

Does this mean Cinemax is gone ?

by Anonymousreply 42705/04/2021

Where did HBO Go go?

by Anonymousreply 42805/04/2021

HBOGo/Now don't exist anymore r428.

It's all been rolled into the better online version of HBO that is HBOMax.

by Anonymousreply 42905/04/2021

R428 - If you had HBO Go (the free online version of HBO given to HBO cable/satellite subscribers) or HBO Now, the standalone HBO digital program that did not require a cable or satellite subscription, you are now an HBOMax member. You get all the same stuff that HBO Go/Now had, but also a bunch of other Warner Bros. content beyond that which airs/aired on HBO.

by Anonymousreply 43005/04/2021

Further to R423, were we given the reason for Richard's just "happening" upon Easttown and deciding to move there?

First "Grantchester," now a potential nod to "The Trouble with Maggie Cole;" someone working on the "Mare" script has been watching his share of British programming.

by Anonymousreply 43105/04/2021

[quote] were we given the reason for Richard's just "happening" upon Easttown and deciding to move there?

He said he got a job as professor at a local university.

Loved The Trouble With Maggie Cole.

by Anonymousreply 43205/04/2021

They should have set in Shamokin or Pottsville. Talk about depressing.

I loved Happy Valley too.

by Anonymousreply 43305/04/2021

Yes R431/R432, and Richard also shared with Mare at their fancy restaurant date this week that he had a child with a woman many years ago but was a selfish prick of a father so she took the kid away and he hasn't seen it since. The thing is Guy Pearce is too big a name to provide nothing more to the storyline than a casual shag for Mare, especially since he's way out of her league--reason tells us he must be there to ultimately serve as some kind of momentous foil. Which means he's either the killer (too obvs, too snore), or they made him a writer for a reason and he's somehow mining her life/Easttown for a story. And because the failures of parenthood is such an overriding theme, his relationship with his estranged kid is guaranteed to play a bigger role in the story.

by Anonymousreply 43405/04/2021

^^*overarching, not overriding

by Anonymousreply 43505/04/2021

I could see him as a glorified plot device of Mare opening up to him about personal things she wouldn't be sharing with any of the townsfolk. Especially with relatives like her mother, her kids, or her ex-husband.

I think that in itself could be interesting. The cold and distant Mare showing vulnerability at some point. And then terrified of that moment of weakness being used against her.

by Anonymousreply 43605/04/2021

r434 He said he now has a good relationship with his kid.

I think most of Guy Pearce's role was probably filmed after the Covid delay since he replaced another actor. A lot of actors just want to work so we're going to see a lot of names taking smaller roles. We've seen it with some upcoming films that have really stacked casts. Plus, he and Kate are friends and she probably asked/suggested him for the role. So I think r436 is right and he's just a vessel for Mare to tell her backstory.

by Anonymousreply 43705/04/2021

Thanks, R432.

by Anonymousreply 43805/04/2021

Has anyone else noticed the trailer for the HBO film HACKS starring Jean Smart? Sorry not to provide a link, but all of us Jean fans will enjoy seeing her all glammed up again. Not sure, but it sort of looks like she's playing a character (loosely?) based on a Joan Rivers type.

by Anonymousreply 43905/04/2021

This is Eternal Sunshine Kate. She is totally turned out and translucent. Not a single false note. Fabulous show...

by Anonymousreply 440Last Wednesday at 12:02 AM

She does a good Stanley impersonation too.

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by Anonymousreply 441Last Wednesday at 12:39 AM

I love Kate and this show. Baby daddy Dylan is hot.

by Anonymousreply 442Last Wednesday at 1:41 AM

R442 If you like him you should check out The Society on Netflix, he plays the High School jock that ends up with a gay deaf boyfriend.

by Anonymousreply 443Last Wednesday at 2:27 AM

Dylan's dad is hot.

by Anonymousreply 444Last Wednesday at 2:29 AM

".....he's also my cousin."

"Is there anyone you're NOT related to?"


by Anonymousreply 445Last Wednesday at 5:48 AM

Not to get all mushy on you guys, but I miss these TV threads. We used to have long, detailed threads on Mad Men (the best!), Breaking Bad, Homeland, etc. I learned so much from you guys. Made watching those shows infinitely more enjoyable.

So, even though I do like binge watching, I hope we get a few of these quality shows that are dispensed weekly so we can have fantastic discussions such as this one.

Okay, back to being a bitchy DLer is I go....

by Anonymousreply 446Last Wednesday at 11:23 PM

r446. Totally agree. There was a time I would've even settled for Game of Thrones episode discussions featuring spoilers from the books.

by Anonymousreply 447Last Thursday at 12:26 AM

We were let down by The Undoing, r446, but at least the threads were fun.

by Anonymousreply 448Last Thursday at 6:45 AM

For R448

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by Anonymousreply 449Last Thursday at 8:10 PM

Just finished episode 2.

I'm not a Winslet stan or hater (I've only seen Titanic and Spotless Mind) but my honest opinion is that she's giving a truly great performance.

Love it so far.

by Anonymousreply 450Last Friday at 8:15 AM

R450 Wait until you get to episode four, Evan is heartbreakingly lovely and acting his drunk ass off.

by Anonymousreply 451Last Friday at 8:54 AM

Evan Peters has impressed in this. I never really rated him as had only ever seen him in Ryan Murphy rubbish but he's very good in this.

by Anonymousreply 452Last Friday at 9:06 AM

Am I the only person on this thread who's never seen Evan Peters in anything? And I also think he's great.

by Anonymousreply 453Last Friday at 9:59 AM

Same, Kate. Same

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by Anonymousreply 454Last Friday at 10:44 AM

True Pennsylvanians know of the endless battle for the hearts and minds of customers that is the Sheetz vs Wawa debate. They better mention Tastykakes before the season’s out or they’re going to lose authenticity points.

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by Anonymousreply 455Last Friday at 10:53 AM

[quote] It's very common for actors to have a few little nips before doing a drunk scene.

It'sh completely professhional and it enhancesh the performanshe! Added realishm!

by Anonymousreply 456Last Friday at 10:57 AM

Fuck Sheetz. Wawa forever

by Anonymousreply 457Last Friday at 11:01 AM

[quote]The actor who plays the deacon is only THIRTY-TWO? I thought he was in his late 40s.

Even for a Scot that's the oldest looking 30-something I have ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 458Last Friday at 11:21 AM

What's this I hear about Evan Peters and little nips??

by Anonymousreply 459Last Friday at 2:40 PM

Gay woman here. Kate was my first crush, still my biggest crush. God she's fucking perfect.

by Anonymousreply 460Last Friday at 3:47 PM

And she actually looks glorious with a few extra lbs on her. Scrumptious!

by Anonymousreply 461Last Friday at 4:14 PM

Why didn't Kate and Leo ever date? They would've been the perfect couple!

by Anonymousreply 462Last Friday at 4:21 PM

Good for you, r460 & 461. At 56 years old, I can barely remember the last time I found someone "Scrumptious". But I ain't giving up.

by Anonymousreply 463Last Friday at 4:53 PM

There’s lots of chatter about MoE here, but also everywhere else, yet it’s not listed a s potential Best Drama Emmy here. Pose and Handmaid’s is, so it should be eligible as well, any ideas why it wouldn’t be?

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by Anonymousreply 464Last Friday at 5:11 PM

How can it be considered for Emmys when they've only aired half of it? I realize that some industry people have seen all of it, but it would be presumptuous of the article to tout the show as a nominee yet.

by Anonymousreply 465Last Friday at 7:28 PM

Variety and sites like Gold Derby will tout and do early Emmy predictions months before nominations are announced. The predictions at Gold Derby by the experts and editors can be hilarious at times because some of their early predictions about nominees never pan out.

by Anonymousreply 466Last Friday at 7:44 PM

There’s been a lot of chatter on review sites about what the episode title means “Enter Number Two.” It struck me as a lyric and plugging it into Google you, of course, immediately get Gordon Lightfoot’s If You Could Read My Mind. The irony is the rest of the line “a movie queen to play the scene” which just sounds like an inside joke about Kate being on the show. I’m thinking it’s referring to drunk Kabel exposing his feeling and becoming another suitor to Mare in addition to Richard. Other key lines are “heroes often fail” and the mention of ghosts as well as other possible touchstones in the song which could relate to things in the show.

by Anonymousreply 467Last Saturday at 6:11 AM

Wouldn’t this be in the Limited Series category?

by Anonymousreply 468Last Saturday at 10:34 AM

SNL parody

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by Anonymousreply 469Last Sunday at 12:23 PM

That short could have been brilliant, R469, but it's not.

by Anonymousreply 470Last Sunday at 4:13 PM

R470 But you got to give it to the settings, props and costume department, they never seems to skimp on SNL.

by Anonymousreply 471Last Sunday at 4:37 PM

Not gonna lie, kind of hoping for ancillary murder or attempt for someone getting too close to figuring out who the murderer is tonight. Also, looking forward to Mare showing up at Colin’s door and that high pitch questionable welcome he gives her like she just caught him masturbating and thinking about her.

by Anonymousreply 472Last Sunday at 4:41 PM

Who is Colin?

by Anonymousreply 473Last Sunday at 4:50 PM

Colin is Evan Peters.

by Anonymousreply 474Last Sunday at 5:00 PM

Can't wait for tonight's episode! I'm thinking all week who's the killer. I'm thinking it's the same guy that killed in Evan Peters case. He didn't catch the right guy and he knows it. Kate Winslet is phenomenal!

by Anonymousreply 475Last Sunday at 5:35 PM

Ugh, the who's the daddy storyline will drag out longer.

by Anonymousreply 476Last Sunday at 6:06 PM

Did they mention before about the cancer lady having a granddaughter?

by Anonymousreply 477Last Sunday at 6:08 PM

Everybody has a grandkid because they all had kids in the fucking 9th grade.

by Anonymousreply 478Last Sunday at 6:23 PM

Crazy theory and prediction- Becca killed Erin because she offered regular money for sex. Erin turned her down and Becca offed her. Becca later kills SIobhan's new girlfriend.

by Anonymousreply 479Last Sunday at 6:48 PM

What's the priest got to do? Seems like they're setting it up to make you think Mare's ex or the priest, or that guy driving around in a van is the priest.

by Anonymousreply 480Last Sunday at 7:14 PM

Is the Deacon is rounding up all the girls who decided to be prostitutes ? I don’t think he killed Erin though. OTOH, The guy in the van seems like a big guy. Guy Pearce has a more important role in all this.

by Anonymousreply 481Last Sunday at 7:23 PM

I think the deacon knows that Erin was going to turn to prostitution to pay for the baby's surgery, but convinced her not to go through with it.

by Anonymousreply 482Last Sunday at 7:28 PM

All this has to do with Drew's mom, Carrie She does have a similar "lifestyle" to Katie Bailey and the new missing girl. Crackhead, and willing to do anything for more drugs. Her and Becca are unhinged druggies.

by Anonymousreply 483Last Sunday at 7:33 PM

Carrie will probably end up being kidnapped by that guy and will end up rescued by Mare and the other cops. That will probably lead to Mare and Carrie coming to some kind of agreement about Drew.

by Anonymousreply 484Last Sunday at 8:17 PM

Katie's alive!

by Anonymousreply 485Last Sunday at 8:28 PM

R485 Thankfully for her child, her mother doesn’t look long for this world. I did really like her support and friendship with the druggies’ sister, and it was sad that she didn’t have the heart to tell her what he did to her. Right now she the moral center of this town.

by Anonymousreply 486Last Sunday at 8:56 PM

Maybe because Erin had her son she fought harder when she was abducted and that’s how she got killed? Or her situation is different and doesn’t have anything to do with the abductions?

by Anonymousreply 487Last Sunday at 8:59 PM

Who shot off the finger?

by Anonymousreply 488Last Sunday at 9:00 PM

very apt that SNL lampooned this bozo show...its like a parody of an ugly mad magazine lady detective who is lost in the mist.....evan peters is hot tho

by Anonymousreply 489Last Sunday at 9:02 PM

r489 your opinion is negligible.

by Anonymousreply 490Last Sunday at 9:04 PM

Mare will most likely garner more razzies than emmys....its a comedy sketch of how fugly they can make winslet to be.

by Anonymousreply 491Last Sunday at 9:05 PM

Why is she doing an imitation of Rosie dyke Odonnell ? .... poorly

by Anonymousreply 492Last Sunday at 9:11 PM

It's getting a lot of acclaim.

by Anonymousreply 493Last Sunday at 9:12 PM

She is getting fatter and grouchier in ev episode. Is this something i want to waste an hour on each week?

by Anonymousreply 494Last Sunday at 9:17 PM

Anyone else think it could be Zabel? His fiance dumped him, he went sideways and took revenge on helpless women. The cold case he "solved" was his own victim. Biggest clue is he's in his mid-thirties and lives with his mom.

by Anonymousreply 495Last Sunday at 9:21 PM

Its mildred pierce on bad drugs.....real bad ones (and twinkies)

by Anonymousreply 496Last Sunday at 9:25 PM

Was this directed by the guy that did that Bryan Cranston judge/murder show? dark and dreary and zero ville.

by Anonymousreply 497Last Sunday at 9:26 PM

I don't know why, but I got the sense that the guy who is kidnapping these women was Kenny, by his build. Is he currently in a jail cell for shooting Dylan while he awaits trial?

They are definitely painting the deacon as guilty, which is why I think he's not, and as another poster suggested was just trying to help Erin and talk her out of prostitution. And we still don't know who fathered DJ. I still think Frank is involved somehow, though, beyond merely buying some groceries for the girl.

by Anonymousreply 498Last Sunday at 9:28 PM

Could evan peters be any hotter? bet he is the durn killer......

by Anonymousreply 499Last Sunday at 9:34 PM

How come old lady Winslet's hair went from blonde to brown suddenly? poor continuity.

by Anonymousreply 500Last Sunday at 9:36 PM

Why would Evan or the writer be interested in dating frumpy Mare of Eastbumtown?

by Anonymousreply 501Last Sunday at 9:38 PM

R500 I think you saw that in the flashback with her son robbing her.

by Anonymousreply 502Last Sunday at 9:39 PM

This has to be the joke of the year, what an odd series.....gosh i hope mr evan peters does not have to kiss madame Kate.

by Anonymousreply 503Last Sunday at 9:44 PM

These are all the posts by the same obsessive freak:

[quote]very apt that SNL lampooned this bozo show...its like a parody of an ugly mad magazine lady detective who is lost in the mist.....evan peters is hot tho

[quote]Mare will most likely garner more razzies than emmys....its a comedy sketch of how fugly they can make winslet to be.

[quote]Why is she doing an imitation of Rosie dyke Odonnell ? .... poorly

[quote]She is getting fatter and grouchier in ev episode. Is this something i want to waste an hour on each week?

[quote]Its mildred pierce on bad drugs.....real bad ones (and twinkies)

[quote]Was this directed by the guy that did that Bryan Cranston judge/murder show? dark and dreary and zero ville.

[quote]Could evan peters be any hotter? bet he is the durn killer......

[quote]How come old lady Winslet's hair went from blonde to brown suddenly? poor continuity.

[quote]Why would Evan or the writer be interested in dating frumpy Mare of Eastbumtown?

by Anonymousreply 504Last Sunday at 9:45 PM

its like a cross tween that nicole kidman mess with the green coat and yes that bryan cranston debaucle.


by Anonymousreply 505Last Sunday at 9:53 PM

Is the cancer lady in turban for comic relief? hers caint git no respect....

by Anonymousreply 506Last Sunday at 9:57 PM

cOSTUME design by the goodwill drop box?

by Anonymousreply 507Last Sunday at 9:59 PM

[quote] with a spot on dialect

Is it then, guv? Bob’s your uncle!

Watched the first ep tonight (well, it’s 2am, so last night). I will stick with it for a while but it really has that patronizing Hollywood looks at flyover feel to it — like outside of NYC and LA isn’t just grinding poverty, depression and violence, rugs that smell like cat piss, and chorus lines of 13 year old trailer trashettes with pregnant bellies.

by Anonymousreply 508Last Sunday at 10:04 PM

isn’t = it’s

by Anonymousreply 509Last Sunday at 10:05 PM

r508 it's pretty accurate, if you're familiar with towns like this. The creator of the show is from this region of Pennsylvania, he knows his shit.

by Anonymousreply 510Last Sunday at 10:08 PM

Yea, i vote it the most depressing new series of this or any other year. the sat nite live parody of it was FUNNY!!!!

The show takes itself way too seriously, maybe its actually a joke.

by Anonymousreply 511Last Sunday at 10:09 PM

[quote] How come old lady Winslet's hair went from blonde to brown suddenly? poor continuity.

I thought the same thing R495

by Anonymousreply 512Last Sunday at 10:31 PM

Because her hair was blond in a flashback, ya twit at R495. How could you have possibly missed that? She was dealing with her addict son in the flashback.

by Anonymousreply 513Last Sunday at 11:31 PM

Sloppy show....cant figure out the appeal, all so dark ugly and smells of mold

by Anonymousreply 514Last Sunday at 11:46 PM

Evan's character would be no prize to Mare in that town. He lives with his mother ffs. He's also awkward as hell.

Mare's daughter fucks on the first date too.

I feel bad for laughing when cancer lady ran smack into that tank.

by Anonymousreply 515Last Sunday at 11:46 PM

any man woman or dog in that shit city would be honored to kiss or hold sweet evan.

tho it strains credulity who would go near stink fat lard ass mare.....she farts!

by Anonymousreply 516Last Sunday at 11:53 PM

uh oh, at the kitchen table mare's hair went dark again, not blonde. wtf????? is this show a joke???

by Anonymousreply 517Last Sunday at 11:56 PM

What happened to the prowler?

by Anonymousreply 518Yesterday at 12:38 AM

Well, I don’t know if I feel vindicated or ripped off from, but Vanity Fair agrees with me about last week’s title being from the Gordon Lightfoot song.

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by Anonymousreply 519Yesterday at 12:53 AM

I hope you guys are trolling and not idiots.

Yes, no woman dyes her hair. You seriously thought it was poor continuity? I've had my dumb moments but this is the part where if you voiced this aloud people might move away thinking you're too dumb to reason with.

by Anonymousreply 520Yesterday at 12:56 AM

Sex on the first date will send you to the ER, girls!

by Anonymousreply 521Yesterday at 1:04 AM

I lost my sympathy for Erin tonight. "Oh I'm gonna tell my boyfriend he's my baby's daddy because he has nice parents". What a fucking cunt.

by Anonymousreply 522Yesterday at 1:05 AM

r504, yes and i've blocked him.

by Anonymousreply 523Yesterday at 1:37 AM

Is a HS student dating a college student ok? The lez daughter his in HS and going out with someone from Swarthmore.

by Anonymousreply 524Yesterday at 2:06 AM

Was that Frank throwing them girls into that bar/dungeon?? Same build, and there's more to him that's letting on

by Anonymousreply 525Yesterday at 2:19 AM

There are too many characters for a mini series. It only makes sense if the they hope for a season 2.

This series is OK but not sure it improves on the European models. I feel zero tension and suspense, even though there are murders and teen prostitutes in horrible dark captivity.

It relies too much on backstory. There should be more tension built right into the characters interacting with each other. They don't interact enough.

It's pretty cliché.

by Anonymousreply 526Yesterday at 2:32 AM

its a piece of shit similar to yes that nicole kidman piece of shit, tho winslet's portrayl is pure comedy, like a dyke in disguise. that the writer or cutie pie evan would wanna fuk her is beyond the beyond.... she reminds me of one of john waters bitches from Female Trouble

by Anonymousreply 527Yesterday at 3:06 AM

I like it. It might improve.

by Anonymousreply 528Yesterday at 3:23 AM

Why is she playing the role as an ugly slob? grouchy all the time, not fun to watch, cept for the cute boys.

by Anonymousreply 529Yesterday at 6:21 AM

Odd that Colin is still living with his mother. He's a thirtysomething detective, he could surely afford his own place to live.

by Anonymousreply 530Yesterday at 7:21 AM

Those Catholics are all complete Mama’s boys.

by Anonymousreply 531Yesterday at 7:34 AM

Well sometimes one son stays with mom if he doesn't marry, and even if he does.

by Anonymousreply 532Yesterday at 7:42 AM

Episode 4 was mostly comedy, truly an unexpected turn. Jean Smart is there for some slapstick and situational comedy. Hiding the ice cream. Getting knocked down by a crazy lesbian. So many shenanigans.

by Anonymousreply 533Yesterday at 7:55 AM

Mare lives with her mother, too. Is it weird, though, that I didn't immediately think that about Colin? I assumed his mother was just over for dinner, ha ha. Then again, he was about to get married and then got the stuffing knocked out of him when she dropped him, so I could see him moving back in with his mother while he deals with his depression.

[quote]I lost my sympathy for Erin tonight. "Oh I'm gonna tell my boyfriend he's my baby's daddy because he has nice parents". What a fucking cunt.

Look at how bleak her situation. And I doubt she knew for sure who was really the father of her baby, but deemed Dylan's family her best option for her child. There was nothing said to indicate she set him up. I'm kind of starting to like Dylan. He has feelings for the baby even if its not his. And his parents are decent people.

Joanna Robinson obviously has a boner for Evan Peters at R519's Vanity Fair link. She is the worst writer, I don't know how she keeps her job. She allows all of her personal feelings for the actors/actresses to bleed into her reviews.

I found last night's episode to be the weakest so far. It just felt like filler for most of it. I didn't see the purpose of cancer mom's falling for an obvious ploy for money and then finding out she was set up by her bff's brother, beyond trying to flesh out her desperation. We didn't even get much of a therapy session for Mare this outing. I'm hoping things get back to business next week.

by Anonymousreply 534Yesterday at 7:55 AM

It seems the teaser for the last 3 epiaodes revealed a lot. Lori's hubby is the culprit? Or was it just red herring?

by Anonymousreply 535Yesterday at 8:01 AM

Which doughy white dude is the killer?

by Anonymousreply 536Yesterday at 8:13 AM

Are there still devout Catholics under the age of 70 in this day and age? That's just bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 537Yesterday at 8:31 AM

I'm amazed at how all of you can remember all the names of the characters and match them to the actors. I have to keep checking the Google cast list.

by Anonymousreply 538Yesterday at 8:33 AM

Even if young people aren’t practicing Catholics, being raised in that culture does a number on them.

I’ve never known anyone raised Catholic who didn’t have arrested development. The Church— like most religions— survives by infantilizing its followers and making them psychologically if not physically dependent on the Church.

Women are also encouraged to live through their children... so you have women who never want their kids to grow up.

by Anonymousreply 539Yesterday at 8:48 AM

living with parent doesnt mean not growing up

by Anonymousreply 540Yesterday at 8:51 AM

He noticeably said Grace only half assed

by Anonymousreply 541Yesterday at 8:55 AM

R534 Her mother lives with her, not that she lives with her mother. A substantial difference. And grandma (in this case great-grandma) helping with childcare while living in the household is... well, been going on for millenia?

R533 I thought her "take" and comeback at the family meeting.... "I don't know what to say..." pause "... oh I know what to say, what a fucked up thing to do!!" was hilarious. The mother/daughter relationship, funny and "real", is one of the best things, most amusing things about the show.

Love the show. Don't really care "whodunnit"... the journey, not the destination.

by Anonymousreply 542Yesterday at 9:08 AM

[quote] its a piece of shit

What? That’s a bit strong. Lol

by Anonymousreply 543Yesterday at 9:12 AM

Helen (Jean Smart) : what's a family meeting?!


by Anonymousreply 544Yesterday at 9:16 AM

You can hear Helen thinking, “Family meeting? That’s some Brady Bunch shit right there!”

by Anonymousreply 545Yesterday at 9:22 AM

Jean Smart is a fucking national treasure.

by Anonymousreply 546Yesterday at 9:38 AM

How did Dylan's dad (seemingly the only remotely hot DILF in all of that shithole Easttown) end up with such a homely wife? THAT's the REAL mystery of this show.

by Anonymousreply 547Yesterday at 9:47 AM

I think Dylan's mom is cute. I like her sassy bob. PLus she seems loving and kind.

by Anonymousreply 548Yesterday at 9:49 AM

R548, she looks like a younger, less jolly Ina Garten... and I don't mean that as a compliment.

by Anonymousreply 549Yesterday at 9:54 AM

lol r549.

by Anonymousreply 550Yesterday at 9:55 AM

One commonality among the victims appears to be that they are all mothers of boys.

by Anonymousreply 551Yesterday at 9:56 AM

The victim from 1 year ago, the daughter of the cancer granny has a daughter though... a broccoli-hating bitch of a daughter.

by Anonymousreply 552Yesterday at 9:58 AM

[quote]Jean Smart is a fucking national treasure.

She really is. A wonderful, strong actress and her new HBO show looks good.

by Anonymousreply 553Yesterday at 10:13 AM

R552: That child looks a bit androgynous to me and, perhaps, to the perpetrator(s).

Collin has some *serious* mommy issues, and Mare's rejecting him might just move him to strike out (again?).

by Anonymousreply 554Yesterday at 10:14 AM

Another mystery that I actually want solved - WHAT is Deacon James McArdle's TRUE age? Because there is no way on this planet/dimension/reality that he's only 32 (which would make him YOUNGER than Evan Peters)... especially when you look at them side by side in their scenes together.

He's gotta be at LEAST 44-45-ish.

by Anonymousreply 555Yesterday at 10:17 AM

He looks late 40s. Can he really be early 30s? Wow.

by Anonymousreply 556Yesterday at 10:21 AM

A friend of mine remarked that Annie Potts must be super jealous that her old co-star Jean is getting all these award recognitions and roles in prestige projects. I agree that Annie may be jealous of all that, but she has that Young Sheldon money rolling in and is probably just happy as a clam.

by Anonymousreply 557Yesterday at 10:24 AM

Jean Smart is one of those very lucky actresses who has an even bigger career as an older woman than she did when she was young. She works constantly in quality projects.

by Anonymousreply 558Yesterday at 10:32 AM

So far, I've loved her in all of her recent projects - starting with Fargo Season 2, as well as Legion.

by Anonymousreply 559Yesterday at 10:34 AM

[quote]It seems the teaser for the last 3 epiaodes revealed a lot. Lori's hubby is the culprit? Or was it just red herring?

I'm thinking it might be Lori's husband or her son. The son seems kind of weird. Maybe, it could be some weird situation in which the son accidentally killed Erin and the husband helped cover it up.

by Anonymousreply 560Yesterday at 12:51 PM

[quote]at the kitchen table mare's hair went dark again, not blonde.

Previously she maintained her hair color and is now walking around with half blond/half brown hair. She's lost interest in maintaining her appearance, which might indicate depression.

by Anonymousreply 561Yesterday at 2:03 PM

Zabel is the kidnapper. A local did something stupid and somewhat accidental to Erin and a few people are covering for him.

by Anonymousreply 562Yesterday at 2:20 PM

Kevin certainly seemed like quite an asshole in the flashback and Mare was obviously afraid of him.

by Anonymousreply 563Yesterday at 2:40 PM

It was a shock seeing Kate ravaged by her son in the flashback. She’s so tough in this.

by Anonymousreply 564Yesterday at 2:50 PM

Zabel’s mom has that faux chirpy, stare a hole in any woman who crosses my sons path crazy quality.

He cray.

by Anonymousreply 565Yesterday at 2:53 PM

Jean Smart's next show looks pretty good

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by Anonymousreply 566Yesterday at 3:04 PM

Actresses who want a long career should take note, talent aside Jean Smart is what happens when you don't fuck with your face -- you can keep working if you keep looking like a human being!

by Anonymousreply 567Yesterday at 3:18 PM

"Is a HS student dating a college student ok? The lez daughter his in HS and going out with someone from Swarthmore."

Haverford, not Swarthmore. Mare's mother said so in a previous ep.

by Anonymousreply 568Yesterday at 4:27 PM

I assume the HS girl is a senior. It's fine. As hilarious as that whole scene was, I was just like...why are you hooking up in the family home? Her ass has a dorm room!!

by Anonymousreply 569Yesterday at 4:33 PM

[quote]Another mystery that I actually want solved - WHAT is Deacon James McArdle's TRUE age? Because there is no way on this planet/dimension/reality that he's only 32 (which would make him YOUNGER than Evan Peters)... especially when you look at them side by side in their scenes together.

I know it's shocking but unless he's been lying about his age since his teens, he's really 32.

2007 Awardee: James McArdle YEAR OF AWARD: 2007 AGE AT AWARD: 18 ARTFORMS: Acting, Drama

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by Anonymousreply 570Yesterday at 4:34 PM

The Vegas caftan comedy queen seems like is should be fabulous bu the preview sure doesn't bode well.

by Anonymousreply 571Yesterday at 5:08 PM

[quote]Thankfully for her child, her mother doesn’t look long for this world. I did really like her support and friendship with the druggies’ sister, and it was sad that she didn’t have the heart to tell her what he did to her. Right now she the moral center of this town.

I think the druggie will probably try to scam the family of the girl who kidnapped in the episode and they will turn him in and then the cancer lady will probably reveal that the druggie to scam her too.

by Anonymousreply 572Yesterday at 5:49 PM

[quote] Is the cancer lady in turban for comic relief? hers caint git no respect....

I admit I laughed when she chased after Freddy or whatever his name is. The cancer lady Dawn and Mare sort of remind me of the main character and the police chief from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing MIssouri, but here the mom of the crime victim is the one with cancer and not the cop. Towards the end, I thought Dawn would have to Mare's house to apologize since she and others in the town believe Mare had a breakdown.

by Anonymousreply 573Yesterday at 7:21 PM

I'm almost certain it's Lori's husband.

by Anonymousreply 574Yesterday at 7:50 PM

Who is Lori?!

by Anonymousreply 575Yesterday at 8:26 PM

R570, he does not look 18 in that pic... he looks 28 at least. He must have come out of the womb with a comb-over and crow's feet around his eyes...

by Anonymousreply 576Yesterday at 8:36 PM

R575 The Shirley MacLaine looking bestie?

by Anonymousreply 577Yesterday at 8:37 PM

Ok, got it. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 578Yesterday at 8:41 PM

Who knew Evan Peters could really act? They just had to get him away from Ryan Murphy first.

by Anonymousreply 579Yesterday at 8:42 PM

I’m not familiar with the accents they have on this show (I’m from the west coast), but I’m obsessed with how the letter “o” sounds with their accent. I’ve never heard it pronounced that way before!

by Anonymousreply 580Yesterday at 8:42 PM

I have friends from that area, as well as Maryland and they have the same accents.

by Anonymousreply 581Yesterday at 8:58 PM

I used to hear the Maryland version from blue collar types in DC when I lived there.

by Anonymousreply 582Yesterday at 9:04 PM

I felt so sorry last night for the character of Dawn. She is SO fucked after sealing that money she'll never get back, even if her daughter is returned to her.

by Anonymousreply 583Yesterday at 9:19 PM

I also think Lori's husband will turn out to be the kidnapper.

by Anonymousreply 584Yesterday at 9:21 PM

There was no money, she shredded up magazines and put them in the bag.

by Anonymousreply 585Yesterday at 9:21 PM

She didn't shred magazines; she shredded the extra unused posters of her missing daughter reward. The money she took from the register was kept in a separate bag, and she'll likely return it. I felt worse for her babysitter friend... having such a fuck-up addict for a relative... I'd be so embarrassed.

by Anonymousreply 586Yesterday at 9:23 PM

"Lori" has multiple children also listed as characters and I can't picture this family at all. Who the fuck is Lori and her multiple children?

by Anonymousreply 587Yesterday at 9:25 PM

This is Lori. She has the daughter with Down's and is Mare's close friend. You know that all you have to do for any show or movie is type the title into Google and the entire cast's photos are on the main page?

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by Anonymousreply 588Yesterday at 9:36 PM

For future reference - just scroll down a bit and the whole cast w/ their photos and character names are right here when you Google it.

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by Anonymousreply 589Yesterday at 9:37 PM

Things are moving fast so I made part two as we careen towards the 600

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by Anonymousreply 590Yesterday at 9:39 PM

This thread got more replies than the Oscar thread!

by Anonymousreply 591Yesterday at 9:44 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if one crime (the abductions) is solved this season, and the other (the murders) left to extend into season two.

by Anonymousreply 592Yesterday at 9:45 PM

Hairdresser for Mare was told bedhead for everyone, no exceptions!

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by Anonymousreply 593Yesterday at 10:04 PM

Lesbian sex is DANGEROUS

by Anonymousreply 594Yesterday at 10:14 PM

why is the fab jean smart in this piece of shit show? she should be playing the detec, not schlubby winslet. oy vey

by Anonymousreply 595Yesterday at 10:27 PM

kate is so good at playing a bad mommy....huh.....weird

by Anonymousreply 596Yesterday at 10:28 PM

Mare's mother (Helen) knows the women of her family well. When Siobhan revealed that she had broken up with Becca, Helen asked her if she had met someone else.

by Anonymousreply 597a day ago

if mare aint no lezzie then whey she look like one??

by Anonymousreply 598a day ago

Next thread for Mare of Eastttown

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