To know Olive Kitteridge is not easy. Many would likely argue it's not worth the risk of being exposed to her harsh, judgmental New Englander's scorn. Suffer fools gladly? Not this curmudgeonly math teacher who, when her husband insists she's not depressed, snaps back, "Yes, I am. Happy to have it. Comes with being smart." Prompting her long-suffering son to wonder, "Is that why you're so mean all the time?"
And yet, in HBO's oddly moving and melancholy-shrouded two-night adaptation of Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer-winning novel Olive Kitteridge (Sunday-Monday, 9/8c), a remarkable Frances McDormand makes Olive a fascinating, tragicomic study in human stubbornness, contrariness and contradiction....read more
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This week, Jenny Slate and her husband Dean Fleischer-Camp released a new video in their "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On" series, and Brad Pitt was Zach Galifianakis' guest on "Between Two Ferns." Bill Murray offered parenting tips and a nun provided us with a killer cover version ofMadonna's "Like a Virgin." And Shia LaBeouf got the weirdest (yet oddly fitting) musical tribute ever. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:read more