Mrs. Fletcher: Limited Series (2019)

Limited Series
Mrs. Fletcher

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Mrs. Fletcher is an empathetic and poignant -- if at times incomplete -- character study that proves the perfect showcase for the luminous Kathryn Hahn.



Critic Ratings: 40


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User Ratings: 21
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Air date: Oct 27, 2019
Air date: Nov 3, 2019
Air date: Nov 10, 2019
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A dual coming-of-age story, exploring the impact of internet porn and social media on the lives of Eve Fletcher, an empty-nest mother, and her college freshman son.


Kathryn Hahn
as Eve Fletcher
Casey Wilson
as Jane Rosen
Jackson White
as Brendan Fletcher
Jen Richards
as Margo Fairchild
Owen Teague
as Julian Spitzer
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Critic Reviews for Mrs. Fletcher Limited Series

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (22)

It's content to let Hahn fill each beat, no matter how empty, knowing that if all else fails, there's plenty of enjoyment to be had in watching someone who likes to watch.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The series benefits from two remarkably deft performers, who paint outside the lines of their characters. But in the end, I wanted more -- more insight, more illumination, more interrogation of the differences between sexual freedom and freedom itself.

Oct 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Tasteful and tame, the miniseries, true to its MILF-y title, is I Love Dick's buttoned-up suburban sister.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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There's a smart symmetry to Mrs. Fletcher, the superb new HBO limited series from writer-producer Tom Perrotta.

Oct 23, 2019 | Full Review…

So sweet in its devotion to blemished characters, so charming in developing their experimental dalliances...

Sep 11, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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"Mrs. Fletcher" deserved better.

Oct 25, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Mrs. Fletcher is: another cheapening in a string of cheapenings in [Kathryn] Hahn's career as she rejoins Judy Greer and their posse of undervalued actresses to once again wander the TV wasteland looking for material worthy of their charms.

Oct 24, 2019 | Rating: 4.3/10 | Full Review…

Another adaptation with literary leanings that falls short.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Hahn is, as ever, perfect throughout. It's not a glamorous role... But as she did in I Love Dick and her stunning turn in Transparent, Hahn uses subtle shifts in her facial and vocal expressions to reveal the ache at Eve's core.

Oct 31, 2019 | Full Review…

I've only seen the pilot, so far, but it hews closely to the novel, a sort of small, intimate, marvelously written study of one of my favorite fictional characters in recent memory.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Here's hoping that there is a second season coming after all, because Mrs. Fletcher deserves a true finish.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Based on its first episodes, it's very promising. It stars Kathryn Hahn, who is always so good in everything.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mrs. Fletcher: Limited Series

  • 2d ago
    Not good. Watch Silicon Valley instead.
  • 2d ago
    When an old guy acts up by disruptively watching loud porn on a computer in the senior rec room, his son is summoned by Hahn, as senior center supervisor, and he tells her, "What's the big deal? Everybody watches porn." Her reply, "Not in public," is far less important than that this first episode of a series produced by Hahn is introducing the question: What does everybody do? It parodies itself, as Kathryn as (MILF) Mrs. Fletcher is asking herself the same question and almost taking the cue from the old guy's son, and diving into online porn, in her increased spare time, this divorcee and new entrant into the empty nest, as her seemingly aimless yet hedonistic son trots dutifully off to college. It's her identity crisis, as she is neither a Mrs. anymore, and by extension neither a Fletcher as hubby is gone so his name is a bit superfluous, no? Hahn's big heart in this is obvious in her job aiding seniors, her motherhood, tiptoeing around her inconsiderate son, yet doing what she can to love and steer him (be good to women is her message as she delivers him to college). His attitude is she might have well said it is raining, and he dismisses it silently. But he too is in the throes of an identity crisis, as a college adviser asks him what he wants out of college, the kid blithely says a job, says one that makes six figures, but has not clue one what field he wants to enter, nor any interest in finding out, so the adviser lets him go, the kid calling him an asshole to someone as soon as he exits the room. Hahn also seems to have more sympatico with the old guy whom she sees masturbating in the rec room, ejects for good from the center, and later sees back at the center late at night in the pool, after she decides she'd rather take a naked dip in the pool than complete a date with a real estate guy. Fully naked she hugs Roy, the old guy, in the pool and says so do I when he says he likes being there. We can feel not only her human warmth but also the idea that she feels like he does, looking for something to interest, captivate him in his final time on Earth.But this is that two edged-sword: Is it parodying those who waste time on porn and pleasure, or using it and sex and nudity as a way to sell this series? Though it is also satirizing the Net, social media, porn, single-parent homes, divorce, aimless college students, chatty girlfriends, uninvolved parents, and warehousing of old people. Hahn does make me feel her angst over what to do, what to do next, in her highly professional deep dive into what's going on inside, not so much with words, but with face, body, emotions, moods that she so deftly gives us throughout. The empty nest is really the empty hole inside herself she is trying to fill. Kid needs her no more, though he seems to be crusin' for a serious bruisin' that we don't want to see because it would hurt her, and inconsiderate hubby long gone, and new interests include a writing class with potential involvement with a teen-age boy, porn on the Net, which may get old, sexual daydreams, and nose to the grindstone dedication to both her son and the old people at the center. I want to dislike this, but Hahn is so competent and attractive, her character knows her outgoing kindness, her girl-next-door sensibility, yet is learning more about her own sexual power. When she put her arms down, showed her breasts to old Roy in the pool, she walked to him, talked to him, and hugged him as if to say, screw it, I don't care if Roy sees me, or anyone does, this is just the right thing to do right now. Good heart. I will watch episode three and the rest just to see where she goes with answers to what does everybody do, which boils down to what do each of us do right now, based on who we are and what our situation is right now. The possibilities are endless.
  • Oct 28, 2019
    What was good about the first ep? Only the last few secs. It's not funny- it's not dramatic- it certainly wasn't anything new. Tired old story about a single parent who gets shit on by everyone- her son- her ex- her job. Only at the end- almost out of nowhere did she come on to a younger guy. I was bored throughout. HBO has gone downhill. If the second ep doesn't get better than the obvious...I'm out.
  • Oct 28, 2019
    So far this show is really fantastic! It feels pretty authentic although it is a comedy. I have only seen episode one, but I look forward to more.

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