What I Watched This Week: 16 May 2021

NEW SHOWS
Mare of Easttown – “Illusions” (A)
I wanted a breakthrough in the case, but not like this. The last 15 minutes or so were a masterclass in tension. Unless they blow it in these last two episodes, I don’t think I’ll see a better show this year.

The Handmaid’s Tale – “Vows” (B-)
The shortest episode to date, but one supercharged with emotions. There were times I felt compelled and empathetic, but others when I just wanted to shake June and tell her to shut up. Knowing there are four episodes left, and at least one more season, I’m not sure how they’ll be able to keep this going without dragging their feet.

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