The series can get a bit diffuse in its focus at times
The series can get a bit diffuse in its focus at times as it features such a broad
ensemble—the kind of tangled lives that are more common to fiction that modern television—and I’m not fully convinced Ingelsby
nails the way teenagers talk and interact as well as he handles the adult characters.
Viewers obsessed with the mysteries and bursts of violence may feel like the growing romance subplot is a distraction or wonder why they’re
watching Siobhan in band practice,
but Zobel and Ingelsby know how to balance these character-driven B-plots with the piece’s A-plot. In these communities across the country,
they intertwine. Romances and band practices play out against backdrops of secrets and violence. The integrity that the cast and writing bring
to the former here makes the subsequent revelations hit harder because they feel like they are impacting real people in real places.
That dedication also deepens the series’ themes as they reveal themselves slowly across all its various, gradual subplots. ดูหนังออนไลน์
“Mare of Easttown” is a piece about trauma, grief,
and patterns of behavior. It is about those connections that form in small communities
and fracture in families. Some of the plot twists around episode four seem like they’re pulling the overall story away from the strengths of the first three episodes,
but the characters are so defined by that point that viewers are likely to go with it.
Sadly, I’m not sure how well “Mare of Easttown” sticks the landing, as HBO has made it a habit of not sending final episodes to avoid spoilers,
but I’m confident about where this drama is headed.
And what’s exciting is that I’m not just curious about the resolutions to this show’s many mysteries, but the impact they will have on these fascinating characters.