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A simply brilliant performance by Hahn as a woman who is a fully credible mixture of confidence and insecurity, competencies and inadequacies and - most importantly - who is gradually realising that she contains multitudes.
Mrs. Fletcher manages to break into new ground by also digging deep into desire, sexuality, and toxic masculinity. The result is a thoughtful and charming character study with plenty of reflective moments.
This is a unique story that, while imperfect, deserves to be told. Mrs. Fletcher seems to be frustrating because being Mrs. Fletcher is frustrating -- and while that truth might not make for great TV, it's important to recognize all the same.
But for all of [Kathryn] Hahn's tremendous skill, her presence isn't enough to paper over the cracks in the series itself, which struggles to find anything bold or new to say about women's sexuality or coming of age later in life.
Coming-of-age tales often follow kids on the precipice of adulthood, but Mrs. Fletcher shows how two people with very different trajectories can experience their own identity crises, sexual awakenings and the need to be loved at any point in life.
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.
The series becomes a fun and fulfilling exploration of Eve's new life on her own (sexual and otherwise), one that doesn't look down its nose at the notion of second chances but also doesn't sugarcoat them either.
Mrs. Fletcher is no Big Little Lies regardless of how fetching and magnetic Kathryn Hahn can be in the title role. Granted, the series is not a terrible way to spend one's time either, so long as the viewer is aware of what she's getting into.
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.