“Is there anyone you’re not associated to?”
Sure, that’s what her new-in-town partner asked Mare (Kate Winslet) in episode 3 of Mare of Easttown, however it quickly might’ve been asked by audiences from the very start of the gripping series.
Created by Brad Ingelsby, HBO’s newest buzzy drama is embeded in a little Pennsylvania town where all the homeowners understand each other and may simply be household. Forget Kevin Bacon, everybody appears to be 6 degrees of separation from Mare, a struggling investigator with more luggage than a Real Housewife going on a week-long getaway.
Equal parts whodunnit and household drama, the program has a great deal of characters with lots of ties to each other as Easttown is the type of location individuals hardly ever leave and are constantly in each other’s service. Of course, that makes the examination into the murder of teenager mama Erin McMenanin (Cailee Spaeny) even more fascinating, complex and, sometimes, puzzling.