I reluctantly watched the HBO miniseries, Olive Kitteridge. The book on which the series is based is one of my favorite books. I have such a distinct image of Olive in my head, I didn’t know if I could deal with someone else’s perspective on Olive. 866 more words
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“Olive Kitteridge” has always been about the characters–they drive the narrative and provide insight into the relationships forged under dark, ever-changing circumstances.
And that’s why “Olive Kitteridge” is so good: It is sure of itself, it knows that emotion, romance, change comes from its characters. 503 more words
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles. — Walt Whitman, Miracles
It is Sunday morning, and I am listening to the Paul Simon station on Pandora, always my go-to favorite. 772 more words
Relationships cannot survive outside certain constraints, when outside pressures force the foundation to cave in.
In HBO’s new miniseries, the marriage between Olive and and Henry Kitteridge–where the meat of most the story is really at–is bound together by family, a constant reminder that actions have consequences and that outside small-town life, the two characters would see each other in a much clearer light: both antagonizing figures shaped by their environments, completely different in virtue, but together because their world will not have it any other way. 449 more words