Mildred Pierce (2011)

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Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda.

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Series cast summary:
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 Mildred Pierce (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Bert Pierce (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Lucy Gessler (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Wally Burgan (5 episodes, 2011)
Murphy Guyer ...
 Mr. Pierce (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Ida Corwin (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Letty (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Monty Beragon (5 episodes, 2011)
Diane Kagan ...
 Mrs. Pierce (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Anna (4 episodes, 2011)
Christopher Koron ...
 Archie (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Veda Pierce (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Arline (3 episodes, 2011)
Hope Davis ...
 Mrs. Forrester (3 episodes, 2011)
Robb Webb ...
 Radio Announcer (3 episodes, 2011)
Margaret Hall ...
 Mrs. Floyd (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Ray Pierce (3 episodes, 2011)
Erwin Falcon ...
 Pancho (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Sigrid (3 episodes, 2011)
Laura Esterman ...
 Mrs. Kramer (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Hans (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Veda Pierce (2 episodes, 2011)
Evan Thompson ...
 Man with a Cap (2 episodes, 2011)
Brenda Wehle ...
 Mrs. Turner (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Carlo Treviso (2 episodes, 2011)
Kenneth Jennings ...
 Small Man (2 episodes, 2011)
Todd Aubrey Davis ...
 Houseman (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Newsboy (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Cashier (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Starched Collar Man (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mo Levinson / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Starched Collar Man (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Table Two Woman (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mr. Rossi (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Table Two Woman (2 episodes, 2011)
Annette Arnold ...
 Waitress Annette (2 episodes, 2011)
Laura Rosenthal ...
 Waitress Doris (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mr. Chris (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Waitress Darlene (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Woman 1 (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Woman 2 (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mr. Rand (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mr. Rice (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Young Mother (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Customer (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Nurse 1 (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Dr. Gale (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Orderly (2 episodes, 2011)
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Storyline

Glendale, California, 1931: Mildred Pierce, a young mother with a talent for baking, is left a "grass widow" after throwing her husband, Bert, out of the house. Forced to hunt for work to support herself and her two young daughters, 11-year-old Veda and seven-year-old Ray, Mildred visits an employment agency, only to encounter job opportunities she feels are beneath her. Amidst her job search, she receives dating advice from her friend and neighbor, Lucy Gessler, and begins an unexpected affair with an ex-business partner of her husband's, Wally Burgan. When Mildred receives a call from the agency regarding an opening as a housekeeper to a wealthy socialite, she reluctantly agrees to meet with her. After cutting the acerbic interview short, Mildred seeks refuge at a local diner, Cristofor's Café, where fate, and a waitress named Ida, will play a role in shaping her future. Written by HBO Publicity

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Having It All Would Cost Her Everything.

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'Lena Dunham' was cast in a brief role as a nurse, but was fired and replaced on set. See more »

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OK but not great
7 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this series because I quite like Kate Winslet and I usually enjoy the work she does. I knew Mildred Pierce won some awards but I never got a chance to see it on TV. I don't even know if it was shown in the UK.

The production of this series was good and it had a good cast. Kate Winslet was especially good. Nevertheless I couldn't enjoy it overall because I found the plot depressing. The first 3 parts kept me interested but it went down hill during parts 4 & 5. This is not the fault of the actors or production. Just a bad choice of script. It's worth the watch if you're a Winslet fan but don't watch it if you're looking for something uplifting.

I'm actually surprised that TV channels like HBO commission high budget miniseries like this. I watched it because of the cast but I can't imagine it's the kind of thing many TV watchers would watch. Sure enough the ratings seem to prove me right.It does make me wonder how they make their money back even if it did win so many awards. Then again I guess it's a good thing that they are supporting the art of film making and are not only rating conscious.


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