Mare of Easttown 2021 series review | Book Addicts

Mare of Easttown (2021 series Episode 1)

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Mare of Easttown is a 2021 HBO series starring Kate Winslet.

0 out of 10 stars.  This is really sloppily written by a white male writer with Mommy issues.  It’s very misogynistic too, like many of HBO’s series.  I really don’t know why they keep making this crap.

Episode 1 Miss Lady Hawk Herself

In episode 1 we meet Mare Sheehan, a detective in the small Pennsylvania town of Easttown.  It’s mostly blue collar lower class people.  Mare’s family is eclectic and abusive.  Two years ago her son committed suicide and everyone blames Mare even though there is no evidence supporting that.  Her high school daughter Siobhan is filled with hate toward her mother as well as a hefty dose of condescension.  She’s in a lesbian relationship with a stoner in her rock band and seems to think someday she’ll be a rock star.  Meanwhile she and her friends are constantly getting high on marijuana.  Mare’s mother Helen lives with them to help Mare take care of four year old Drew, her son’s child.  Drew’s mother Carrie is a mental patient and a drug addict.  Mare’s ex-husband already has a new fiance and bought the house next door.  He’s a high school teacher who has highly inappropriate relationships with his female students.  Her cousin Danny is the parish priest and like the others, he also makes constant insults at Mare.

We also meet Erin McMenamin, a 17 year old girl with a one year old son DJ.  So she was pregnant at 15 ( 9 months to carry the child plus a year to get a year old).  Supposedly Dylan is the father, but Dylan treats Erin like trash.  His girlfriend Brianna is an aggressive bully from an Italian family (her hair is dyed red).  DJ has recurrent ear infections and needs tubes put in his ears, a common procedure for young children with constant ear infections.  But Dylan won’t pay for it.  Erin’s dad won’t pay for it either and both men are violent.  A boy named Brendan has been texting Erin and lures her to Sharps Woods where the high schoolers go to hang out at night.  Once she’s there, Brianna, Dylan, and about six other friends beat up Erin and film it to post on FaceBook.  When Erin is on the ground, Brianna kicks her in the face and head repeatedly.

Less than two hours later, Erin is murdered, shot in the head and her body dumped in the creek.  She was a loving mother, a sweet kid, and a beautiful person who adored her son.  This role was beautifully acted.

0 out of 10 stars.  I really found the constant vaping irresponsible.  Vaping is more dangerous than cancer-causing cigarettes.  The vitamin E acetate in vaping destroys lung tissue.  Why are you encouraging people to vape???  That is socially irresponsible.

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