Matthew Belinkie, Peter Fenzel, and Matthew Wrather gather to overthink Mare of Easttown, streaming on HBO Max. They talk about types of the “detective show” genre, and how Mare deals with clues and information, character development, and the structure of a mystery. They point out that a priest is different from a deacon. And, so as not to lose sight of the best thing about it, they praise the actors, especially Kate Winslet, who is awesome.
Spoilers for this (very spoil-able) detective show! (The first is that it’s not a detective show. Not completely.)