May 20, 2024

Maryland Review 2024 Tv Show Series Cast Crew Online

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Maryland Review 2024 Tv Show Series Cast Crew Online

The theme of this at times painstakingly slow drama is one of information withheld — from viewers and between sisters. Thrown into the mix is a series of brief scenes with supporting characters forced to recite often mundane dialogue seemingly for no other reason than to plant bits of back story and nudge along plot points that, frustratingly, don’t add up to a whole until the final episode.

The main characters, sisters Becca and Rosaline, have been withholding information about themselves – and about each other – for decades. It affected this viewer’s understanding of the animosity between them, which didn’t come clear until a scene at the very end of the series, when Becca and Rosaline’s individual childhood traumas burst into the ether.

Going from episode one to the last episode (three), I couldn’t quite grasp the reasons for the deep animosity between these two sisters. I got that they’d made different life choices, but siblings do this all the time, and it doesn’t necessarily result in them detesting each other (as it appears Becca and Rosaline do).

Then there is the mysterious back story of Becca and Rosaline’s mother, a story that is slowly teased out in between sisterly scowls, alarmingly insensitive commentary by Becca’s husband, a side plot involving Becca’s 16-year-old daughter entering the dating world, and other supporting character obfuscation.

It’s a lot of plot points to juggle, with performances that bounce between nuanced and over-the-top. Strong performances by lead actors Eve Best and Suranne Jones lifted the script beyond its natural capabilities. And the scenery was something to behold.

But I’m still trying to figure out why this series was called Maryland. Was it a nod to the mother, named Mary, and the elusive “land”(scape) of her mind? I found the title confusing. Every time I saw it, it reminded me of the state of Maryland. It in no way suggested the Mary of the story, Becca and Rosaline’s mother. But maybe that’s just me.

Maryland Review 2024 Tv Show Series Cast Crew Online