Andy talks with Vinson Cunningham (New Yorker) and Jane Hu (UC-Berkeley English and Film) about the HBO show Mare of Easttown -- a.k.a. “Murder Durdur” -- which concludes its run this Sunday. We’re hooked, and we can’t figure out why!
*Warning: this episode includes spoilers!*
Why are we all obsessed with this show about “specific whites” in the downwardly-mobile Pennsylvania suburbs?
Why the appeal of regional accents?
Does the show have clear politics? Does it redeem the police?
How successfully does it blend multiple genres (cop show, family sitcom, YA romance) into one?
Does the show say something interesting about race and gender?
Comparisons to The Wire, Twin Peaks, Law & Order, The Undoing &c.
Finally, we reveal who actually killed Erin McMenamin??
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