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Dreary and grim, HBO’s newest crime drama Mare of Easttown has been dominating the water (“wudder”) cooler talk lately. The show, set in a fictionalized suburb of Philadelphia, follows an overworked and traumatized police detective named Mare Sheehan as she investigates the death of a local teen. Mare uncovers way more than she expects and the Emmy-nominated series certainly delivers on the drama.

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