Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Old 04-11-21, 06:16 AM
  #1  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 35,701
Likes: 0
Received 1,542 Likes on 1,058 Posts
Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21



Starring Academy Award(R), Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Kate Winslet (HBO's "Mildred Pierce"), from creator Brad Ingelsby ("The Way Back"), with all episodes directed by Craig Zobel (HBO's "The Leftovers" and "Westworld"), the seven-part limited series focused on family and community, MARE OF EASTTOWN, debuts SUNDAY, APRIL 18 (10:00-11:00 ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. Ingelsby returned to his home state of Pennsylvania to write the series, an exploration into the dark side of a close community and an authentic examination of how family and past tragedies can define our present. Winslet stars as Mare Sheehan, a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as life crumbles around her.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
∑ Angourie Rice as Siobhan Sheehan
∑ Cailee Spaeny as Erin McMenamin
∑ David Denman as Frank Sheehan
∑ Evan Peters as Colin Zabel
∑ Guy Pearce as Richard Ryan
∑ James McArdle as Deacon Mark Burton
∑ Jean Smart as Helen
∑ Joe Tippett as John Ross
∑ John Douglas Thompson as Chief Carter
∑ Julianne Nicholson as Lori Ross
∑ Kate Winslet as Mare Sheehan
∑ Neal Huff as Father Dan Hastings
∑ Patrick Murney as Kenny McMenamin
∑ Sosie Bacon as Carrie Layden

CREW INFORMATION:
∑ Brad Ingelsby as CRTR/EP
∑ Craig Zobel as EP/DIR (Pilot)
∑ Gavin O'Connor as EP
∑ Gordon Gray as EP
∑ Kate Winslet as EP
∑ Mark Roybal as EP
∑ Paul Lee as EP
Old 04-18-21, 07:24 AM
  #2  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 35,701
Likes: 0
Received 1,542 Likes on 1,058 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Premieres tonight.
Old 04-18-21, 08:10 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk God
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 66,087
Received 1,111 Likes on 830 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

I'll check this out later tonight on HBO Max. Winslet is awesome is pretty much everything she does.
Old 04-18-21, 10:23 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 33,974
Received 423 Likes on 344 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Just watched the first episode and we'll see how it goes. Everyone is an unlikable asshole.
The following 2 users liked this post by Why So Blu?:
Bandoman (04-20-21), Rocketsfan (05-03-21)
Old 04-19-21, 12:34 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Godfather & 2020 TOTY Winner
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 56,342
Received 1,929 Likes on 1,233 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

I liked it. Pretty good start. Slow and deliberate but I am willing to follow along.
Weird that this isn't even the first HBO Limited Series where Kate Winslet and Guy Pierce have sex together on camera.

The following users liked this post:
Giantrobo (04-22-21)
Old 04-19-21, 05:58 AM
  #6  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 35,701
Likes: 0
Received 1,542 Likes on 1,058 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Does she fuck like a grandma?
Old 04-19-21, 06:12 AM
  #7  
MrX
DVD Talk Legend
 
MrX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,973
Likes: 0
Received 40 Likes on 29 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

I liked it. This was the first series in awhile where I wished I could have watched the next episode right away.

Old 04-19-21, 10:09 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Godfather & 2020 TOTY Winner
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 56,342
Received 1,929 Likes on 1,233 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

I forgot to mention yesterday that I watched it online with my daughter at college. She not only recognized that Mare's ex-husband was the same guy who played Pam's ex-fiance Roy on The Office, she wryly noted that he apparently never moved out of state.
Old 04-20-21, 07:00 AM
  #9  
Enormous Genitals
 
Bandoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: a small cottage on a cul de sac in the lower pits of hell.
Posts: 34,746
Received 182 Likes on 109 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Aside from Winslet's horrendous DelCo accent, this was good. Looking forward to the next episode. It's actually a relief that we have to wait - I get too caught up in bingeing.
The following users liked this post:
whotony (04-22-21)
Old 04-22-21, 11:47 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk God
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 66,087
Received 1,111 Likes on 830 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

I watched this on Monday and thought it was good, but a little slow. It was a lot of set up. It did not surprise me who was the victim was that sets up the show. I thought okay, she's fucked. I kind of felt bad for the victim and the circumstances she was in.
Old 04-22-21, 12:23 PM
  #11  
Enormous Genitals
 
Bandoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: a small cottage on a cul de sac in the lower pits of hell.
Posts: 34,746
Received 182 Likes on 109 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Poor kid will never get his ear surgery now.
Old 04-22-21, 02:59 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Godfather & 2020 TOTY Winner
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 56,342
Received 1,929 Likes on 1,233 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Originally Posted by Bandoman View Post
Poor kid will never get his ear surgery now.
Why doesn't the kid have Medicaid? That bothered me at the time.
Old 04-22-21, 04:01 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Giantrobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Gateway Cities/Harbor Region
Posts: 59,684
Received 499 Likes on 323 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

They had me at Kate Winslet...
Old 04-22-21, 09:15 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
whotony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: ^ Kristen Bell
Posts: 20,221
Received 128 Likes on 104 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Originally Posted by Bandoman View Post
Aside from Winslet's horrendous DelCo accent, this was good. Looking forward to the next episode. It's actually a relief that we have to wait - I get too caught up in bingeing.

Yeah, itís mostly her pronunciation of the Oís. She makes it sound more like an Oo.
Home becomes Hoom.

People re going to think this is a Canadian production.

Also where is Easttown?
Is this town supposed to be in Delco somewhere as a fictional Delco town?
The real Easttown is no where near Delco itís closer to Villanova and Paoli.


Anyway itís a good show so far but having lived in Delco for 20 years itís tough to forgive the locations not matching up and the weird dialect choices.
The following users liked this post:
Bandoman (04-23-21)
Old 04-24-21, 07:35 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
mickey65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,215
Received 12 Likes on 10 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Fingers crossed this gets released on DVD. I don't stream and DISH dropped HBO a few years back, so its been torture missing out on certain HBO (and Cinemax!) programs for the last few years...I really wanted to see this! Love Kate!!
Old 04-25-21, 01:37 AM
  #16  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Giantrobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Gateway Cities/Harbor Region
Posts: 59,684
Received 499 Likes on 323 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Finally watched ep1. Im in. 👍🏿
Old 04-25-21, 07:07 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,615
Received 27 Likes on 24 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

I thought the relationships were surprisingly deep and realistic. I felt really bad for the victim.
Old 04-25-21, 10:10 PM
  #18  
MrX
DVD Talk Legend
 
MrX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,973
Likes: 0
Received 40 Likes on 29 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Tonight was good, I just hope the this isn’t one of those shows that’s going to have a twist at the end of every episode that is easily resolved 10 minutes into the next episode.
Old 04-25-21, 11:24 PM
  #19  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 35,701
Likes: 0
Received 1,542 Likes on 1,058 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Well... they certainly telegraphed “Roy” being involved when he was asking questions about the case.
Old 04-25-21, 11:45 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 33,974
Received 423 Likes on 344 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Just don't watch the preview for the following week's episode. They showed pretty much everything that was going to happen last week on tonight's episode in the preview. Everyone is still a scumbag on this show but I am actually interested to see how it ends.
Old 04-28-21, 06:18 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Shannon Nutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 17,533
Received 96 Likes on 77 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Originally Posted by whotony View Post
Also where is Easttown?
Is this town supposed to be in Delco somewhere as a fictional Delco town?
The real Easttown is no where near Delco itís closer to Villanova and Paoli.
It's supposed to be in Delco. The series was shot primarily in/around Aston.

I'm still on the fence about this show. Winslet is good in this, but some of the old, tired TV tropes are getting to me...like people never looking into the back of their cars when getting in (who doesn't notice a large guy in the back seat?!), leaving headlights on when you park and exit your car, a cop who ignores a suspects rights, etc. They also seem to be borrowing from other movies/shows. The guy screaming "That's my daughter!" after finding out she died gave off Mystic River (Sean Penn) vibes, the priest looking suspect gave off Broadchurch vibes, etc.
Old 04-28-21, 07:06 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Legend
 
whotony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: ^ Kristen Bell
Posts: 20,221
Received 128 Likes on 104 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

I was asking more facetiously then actually wanting to know.

Lived in Aston for 15 years and this doesn’t look like Aston to me.

Seems like it’s been filmed all over Delco and Chester county.
Old 05-02-21, 10:38 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 10,382
Received 113 Likes on 80 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Originally Posted by johnnysd View Post
I thought the relationships were surprisingly deep and realistic. I felt really bad for the victim.
Same. She was such a sweet kid. And even if the female bully isn't the murderer, I truly want something bad to happen to her for what she did. She's such a despicable human being. Very few shows hook me in within the first 5-10 minutes. This was one of them though. I think it's one of the best shows HBO has ever produced.
Old 05-03-21, 12:20 AM
  #24  
DVD Talk Godfather & 2020 TOTY Winner
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 56,342
Received 1,929 Likes on 1,233 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

^ I wouldn't go that far as HBO has produced lots of great television that was way more important and influential and felt far less conventional than this show.

That said, I am very hooked, watched the last two episodes back to back tonight and am eagerly awaiting the next episode. Very well done show. I've lived and worked as a professional in a small midwestern town and know all about how everyone knows everyone's business and how there's no such thing as a secret in a place that tiny. The show is very well crafted and well acted.

I'm watching it with my daughter and she very much approved of the Mannequin Pussy song choice (which she has played on her weekly college radio show), as well as Julien Baker's double appearance both with a song inclusion and the reference to the "supergroup" Boygenius, of which she is a member.
Old 05-03-21, 08:03 AM
  #25  
MrX
DVD Talk Legend
 
MrX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,973
Likes: 0
Received 40 Likes on 29 Posts
Re: Mare of Easttown (HBO) - limited series - S: Kate Winslet - premieres 4/18/21

Last night was good, but for a cop who is supposed to be good at her job, the whole thing with setting up her son's ex was done poorly

Earlier in the episode she finds the bullet in the tree, but she isn't smart enough to at least change the baggie the drugs she stole from the evidence locker are in.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.