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Letting Go of the Olive in Us

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

HBO's Olive Kitteridge: "A Different Road"

“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

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Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Oh man. This book.

I read Olive Kitteridge back in 2008 when it first came out. At the time I was trying to read more female writers so I guess there was an element of chance that landed Strout in my hands. 219 more words

An Update: These Are the Days of Miracle and Wonder

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


HBO's Olive Kitteridge: "Incoming Tide"

Let me be straightforward: This episode–quite a compelling one, if I may add–pretty much affirmed my love for Frances McDormand. The script took itself a little less seriously and joked around a little.   370 more words

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Blue Olive

Why can’t chronic depression always be this much fun?

That is what I wondered during Olive Kitteridge, the new TV miniseries that premiered last week on HBO. 1,365 more words

HBO's Olive Kitteridge: "Pharmacy"

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

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