Absolute star, Oscar winner and multiple award winner, absolute icon of cinema, Kate Winslet had nothing more to prove to anyone. And yet, by accepting the role of a lost town investigator in the new Mare of Easttown series available on OCS , Jack's Rose once again demonstrates the infinite extent of her talent as an actress. Director Gavin O'Connor ( Jane Got a Gun with Natalie Portman) offers THE truster series of the moment, and we explain why.
The Killing ... just better
In only 7 episodes, Mare of Easttown manages to stand out from the heaps of detective series whose plot takes place in the depths of the United States. Its gray and very heavy atmosphere is reminiscent of the American adaptation of The Killing with Mireille Enos (much shorter), especially when we think back to the similar character of the stubborn investigator, overwhelmed by personal troubles, frankly neglected. , keen on tongue-in-cheek humor but above all an empathetic and devilishly efficient detective.
Unrecognizable Kate Winslet
Thus revamped in quadruple clumsy follower of the jogging / roots / beer combo, Kate Winslet manages to capture the light and attract the advances of a newcomer in this sinister town of Pennsylvania , a writer camped by Guy Pearce ( Memento , LA Confidential ). No time to linger: Mare Sheehan has other fish to fry, and especially a murderer to get rid of.
Indeed, Erin, a teenager and young mother - to whom the writers give us time to get attached, a rare occurrence for a victim - is found dead, in panties, shot in the head, in a forest where they are used to to meet the young people of the area. It is impossible not to make the link with a similar crime that occurred the previous year, the investigation of which remains at a standstill.
In addition to dealing with his mother at home (inimitable Jean Smart ) and her ex-husband exposing his new fiancée in the open, his boss sticks a honey rookie in his paws to help him complete the investigation. And frankly, we would like to get into the screen to come and give him a hand between two burgers strung in the car.
Mare of Easttown, already available on OCS
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