A middle-school math teacher Olive and her marriage with Henry which spans 25 years.
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Top Rated TV #241 | Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 29 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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 Harmon Newton 4 episodes, 2014
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 Bonnie Newton 4 episodes, 2014
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 Doyle Larkin 4 episodes, 2014
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 Louise Larkin 4 episodes, 2014
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 Angela O'Meara 4 episodes, 2014
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 Jim O'Casey 3 episodes, 2014
SerahRose Roth ...
 Mrs. Manhattan 2 episodes, 2014
Nancy E. Carroll ...
 Lois Granger 2 episodes, 2014
Sean Vincent ...
 Manhattan Child 2 episodes, 2014
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 Rachel Coulson 2 episodes, 2014
Patrick French ...
 Mr. Manhattan 2 episodes, 2014
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 Christopher (Age 13) 2 episodes, 2014
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 Denise Thibodeau 2 episodes, 2014
JoJo Whilden ...
 Aid Rite Passerby 2 episodes, 2014
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Calder Melvoin ...
 Stan the Man 2 episodes, 2014
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 Jerry McCarthy 2 episodes, 2014
Maryann Urbano ...
 Linda Kennison 2 episodes, 2014
Katie Elinoff ...
 Stock Girl 2 episodes, 2014
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 Kevin (Age 13) 2 episodes, 2014
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 Mrs. Howe 2 episodes, 2014
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 Waitress 2 episodes, 2014
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 Mrs. Merriman 2 episodes, 2014
Amanda Collins ...
 Nurse Patricia 2 episodes, 2014
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 Tony Kuzio 2 episodes, 2014
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 Irene O'Casey 2 episodes, 2014
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 Pig Mask 2 episodes, 2014
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 Ski Mask 2 episodes, 2014
Zillah Glory ...
 Marlene Kuzio 2 episodes, 2014
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 Mr. Thibodeau 2 episodes, 2014
Dee Nelson ...
 Mary Blackwell 2 episodes, 2014
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Adrianne Krstansky ...
 Cynthia Bibber 2 episodes, 2014
Lucas Caleb Rooney ...
 Cooper Foster 2 episodes, 2014
Richard Snee ...
 Robert Larkin 2 episodes, 2014
Celeste Oliva ...
 Morning Aide 2 episodes, 2014
Joseph Oliveira ...
 Fisherman / ... 2 episodes, 2014
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A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community. Written by HBO

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There's no such thing as a simple life.

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Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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2 November 2014 (USA)  »

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Olive Kitteridge - Mit Blick aufs Meer  »

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Olive's house is the same house used for the poker scenes in Larry David's Clear History (2013). See more »

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Featured in The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015) See more »

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Amazing work
8 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an extra-ordinary piece of television. Where so many mini-series are constantly driven by a thread that drives it forward with momentum, this doesn't have that same urgency, which allows it to explore its themes in a way I don't think many TV series or mini-series have done. It's so wonderfully crafted, in all aspects. But really, it's the writing and performances where its true power soars. The acting is magnificent, McDormand might've just outdone her work in Fargo. A truly soulful, aching, incredibly heartfelt performance. We see Olive and her various flaws, and yet we can't help but sympathize with her and like her despite everything she does. The mark of a true revelation. Kind of hard to describe in words, but the acclaim is justified.


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