Mare of Easttown on OCS: what do the press think of this drama with Kate Winslet? – News Series on TV

Launched since April 19 on OCS, the Mare of Easttown miniseries give Kate Winslet a makeover to make her a tough, life-tested cop with a tough investigation on her hands. Is the press convinced?

What is it about ?

As her life crumbles, a small town detective in Pennsylvania investigates a murder.

Mare of Easttown by Brad Ingelsby with Kate Winslet, Evan Peters, Guy Pearce, Jean Smart…

Available on OCS since April 19

What the press thinks

According to Le Figaro

A panache, a fabulous emotional intelligence that transforms what should have been a twilight thriller into an unexpected and poignant portrait of a woman and a rural community crushed by sorrow and too harsh a life. 4.5 / 5

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According to Le Monde

By sifting crime through social determinism, Mare of Easttown does not escape the recycling of already hackneyed themes – feminicides, child crime, the troubled role of the Church … Brad Ingelsby’s series however spares miserability, in particular thanks to finely written supporting roles. 4.5 / 5

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According to Vanity Fair

This attention to characters allows Mare of Easttown to be much more than a criminal fiction. The hunt for the murderer becomes less an argument for viewing than the future of these battered beings or the exploration of the theme of mourning. 4.5 / 5

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According to USA Today

Its characters are deeply real and beautifully drawn, its sense of place firmly established and specific, and its clues truly shocking. It’s thrilling to watch, and takes you to places a classic cop wouldn’t go. 4.5 / 5

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According to The Daily Beast

Mare of Easttown isn’t the standard crime series, with more twists and, thanks to Winslet’s performance, empathy for grief than one might imagine. 4.5 / 5

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According to Collider

Every good cop must present a lineup of credible suspects, and Mare of Easttown does a remarkable job of establishing a game of red flags in both expected and surprising ways. 4/5

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According to Time Magazine

Easttown is not a great place. Mare is not an ideal detective or mother. But there’s something more compelling than perfection in both of them: they’re real. 4/5

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According to IndieWire

Time spent on Mare’s internal dilemmas provides insight into her choices where other series and films might overshadow them. 4/5

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According to Wall Street Journal

A seven-part series whose success stems as much from her fascinating examination of this city and its people as from the unstable life and career of its heroine … Kate Winslet’s eloquent mastery of the role is evident from the start. 4/5

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According to CNN

Mare of Easttown ultimately delivers a much better series than its description suggests. The proof that with this kind of company, it is not so much about the ingredients as how you put them together. 4/5

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According to Télérama

Impeccable Kate Winslet gives the the of this sober series, which could quite have developed over several seasons, around new investigations. 3/5

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According to Les Inrocks

On a classic frame – a policewoman tries to find the culprit of the death of a teenager in a small town of Pennsylvania -, this mini-series is worth especially for its effectiveness and its female character. 3/5

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