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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Everyone prepares to leave for uncharted waters as Tara and Max decide to go to Boston for help from the expert recommended by Dr. Hattaras; Neil and Charmaine prepare to move to Houston; Kate receives a life-changing proposal from Evan; Marshall considers the future of his education. watch
Tara and Max go to Boston for help from an expert, while Neil and Charmaine prepare to move to Houston. Kate receives a life-changing proposal and Marshall considers his future. watch