Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Ratings: “Mare of Easttown” Breaks the Million Mark in 3rd Week, with Major Plot Twist Reveal at the End


HBO’s “Mare of Easttown” broke the million mark Sunday night, posting 1.049,000 linear viewers on the main channel at 10pm. That’s up over a million viewers from episode 2.

It’s obvious that was word spreads, viewers are catching up. Plus, the show was spoofed hilariously on “Saturday Night Live.”

Episode 3 slowed the pace a bit but introduced a lot of new ideas and characters. There was also a big reveal and plot twist at the end of the hour that no one was expecting.

Here’s my two cents: I think the Evan Peters character, Colin, is the son of the Guy Pearce character, Richard. One of them is the abductor/killer. Colin’s mother would be Richard’s ex-wife. Richard talked about them in Episode 2. So we had to meet the mom this past week and see Colin with her.

At first I thought the killer was Richard. But Colin is super creepy. He hit on Mare, then asked her out. Very inappropriate.

Katie’s mom, who has cancer, gives me very Laura Palmer’s mother vibes from “Twin Peaks.”

Whatever happens, Kate Winslet and co. should easily have a new mystery for a second season. She’s spectacular, Jean Smart and Julianne Nicholson are wonderful, and let’s hope there are more twists and turns.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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