So, most importantly, is it worth the watch? I’ve only seen the first episode, but so far, the answer is 100 percent yes. I was hooked from the moment it began as I tried to piece together what’s happening. The series sort of reminds me of True Detective, following multiple story lines that are interconnected through a series of events that are slowly revealed as the show progresses. However, it has more of a personal element, since it focuses on Mare’s family life in addition to her career as a detective.
One of the biggest takeaways is I couldn’t take my eyes off of Winslet. Everything from her American accent to her lackadaisical mannerisms are spot-on for the character. Not only did I find myself searching for inconsistencies that weren’t there, but I also wouldn’t be surprised if she receives an Emmy nomination in her near future.
Not to mention, the thrilling story line is accompanied by an all-star cast, which includes Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Guy Pearce, David Denman and Phyllis Somerville.