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Olive Kitteridge 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2014)
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A middle-school math teacher Olive and her marriage with Henry which spans 25 years.
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Top Rated TV #244 | Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 29 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Frances McDormand ...  Olive Kitteridge 4 episodes, 2014
Richard Jenkins ...  Henry Kitteridge 4 episodes, 2014
Ken Cheeseman ...  Harmon Newton 4 episodes, 2014
Ann Dowd ...  Bonnie Newton 4 episodes, 2014
Adam J. Freeman ...  Doyle Larkin 4 episodes, 2014
Donna Mitchell ...  Louise Larkin 4 episodes, 2014
Martha Wainwright ...  Angela O'Meara 4 episodes, 2014
John Gallagher Jr. ...  Christopher Kitteridge 3 episodes, 2014
Peter Mullan ...  Jim O'Casey 3 episodes, 2014
SerahRose Roth SerahRose Roth ...  Mrs. Manhattan 2 episodes, 2014
Nancy E. Carroll Nancy E. Carroll ...  Lois Granger 2 episodes, 2014
Sean Vincent Sean Vincent ...  Manhattan Child 2 episodes, 2014
Rosemarie DeWitt ...  Rachel Coulson 2 episodes, 2014
Patrick French Patrick French ...  Mr. Manhattan 2 episodes, 2014
Marianna Bassham Marianna Bassham ...  Penny 2 episodes, 2014
Devin Druid ...  Christopher (Age 13) 2 episodes, 2014
Zoe Kazan ...  Denise Thibodeau 2 episodes, 2014
JoJo Whilden ...  Aid Rite Passerby 2 episodes, 2014
Brady Corbet ...  Henry Thibodeau 2 episodes, 2014
Calder Melvoin Calder Melvoin ...  Stan the Man 2 episodes, 2014
Bill Murray ...  Jack Kennison 2 episodes, 2014
Jesse Plemons ...  Jerry McCarthy 2 episodes, 2014
Maryann Urbano Maryann Urbano ...  Linda Kennison 2 episodes, 2014
Katie Elinoff Katie Elinoff ...  Stock Girl 2 episodes, 2014
John T. Mullen ...  Kevin (Age 13) 2 episodes, 2014
Moira Driscoll ...  Mrs. Howe 2 episodes, 2014
Amanda Good Hennessey ...  Waitress 2 episodes, 2014
Anabel Graetz Anabel Graetz ...  Mrs. Merriman 2 episodes, 2014
Amanda Collins Amanda Collins ...  Nurse Patricia 2 episodes, 2014
James McMenamin ...  Tony Kuzio 2 episodes, 2014
Patrick Carroll ...  Dr. Ted 2 episodes, 2014
Maureen Keiller ...  Irene O'Casey 2 episodes, 2014
Rhet Kidd ...  Pig Mask 2 episodes, 2014
Paul Richard Yarborough ...  Ski Mask 2 episodes, 2014
Zillah Glory ...  Marlene Kuzio 2 episodes, 2014
John Vincent Mason John Vincent Mason ...  Cop 2 episodes, 2014
Christopher Jon Gombos ...  Cop 2 episodes, 2014
Frank Ridley ...  Mr. Thibodeau 2 episodes, 2014
Dee Nelson ...  Mary Blackwell 2 episodes, 2014
Sam Pannier ...  Sister-In-Law / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Adrianne Krstansky Adrianne Krstansky ...  Cynthia Bibber 2 episodes, 2014
Lucas Caleb Rooney Lucas Caleb Rooney ...  Cooper Foster 2 episodes, 2014
Richard Snee Richard Snee ...  Robert Larkin 2 episodes, 2014
Celeste Oliva ...  Morning Aide 2 episodes, 2014
Joseph Oliveira Joseph Oliveira ...  Fisherman / ... 2 episodes, 2014
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A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community. Written by HBO

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There's no such thing as a simple life.

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Drama

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Olive's house is the same house used for the poker scenes in Larry David's Clear History (2013). See more »

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Featured in 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015) See more »

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Brilliant, Just Brilliant. ♦ 80%
31 December 2014 | by TejasNairSee all my reviews

Olive Kitteridge is a fable regarding original people in original situations. The subtlety with which Lisa Cholodenko carries the four-hour mini-series is what emphasizes the story about a woman who is childish yet cruel, sappy yet caring, wildly honest yet deeply depressed.

I like Frances McDormand very much. Her cheekbones speak more than her mouth, and in here, the air she adopts of the titular character is splendid. She makes you wanna hate her and love her at the same time. Supported by the great Richard Jenkins and amusing Bill Murray, the story of the life of Mrs. Kitteridge is what we can relate to with our own lives. Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize winning novel gleams originality and its adaptation doesn't lag any behind.

The four episodes each talk about certain periods of her life and it ends with a very good moral. The characters hold truth in them and we start becoming judgmental, without even knowing it. Themes such as bereavement, depression, and paranoia is rampant in the series and you will be stunned to find connections between them.

The actors have been directed and shot well. The countryside locations serve as the perfect background for the story. I must say I am impressed by the whole cast and crew for giving me a piece of pie called Olive Kitteridge.

BOTTOM LINE: Not many people know about this series, and it will be my duty to recommend it to people who love original dramas that are not just crime-related a la Fargo (2014) and True Detective (2014).

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES


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