Olive Kitteridge

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Olive Kitteridge tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive , whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story, which spans 25 years over the four parts, focuses on Olive, a middle-school math teacher, and her relationships with Henry, the good-hearted town pharmacist, their son Christopher, who chafes at his mother's parenting style, and other denizens of their community.


  • Genre: Drama, Mini-series
  • Rating: 9.3 (6 votes)
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 2014 - 2014
  • Episodes per season: 4
  • Network: HBO


Olive Kitteridge - season 1

Season 1 (2014)

Rating: 8.7

Characters and Actors

Frances McDormand as Olive Kitteridge in Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge

Actor: Frances McDormand
Richard Jenkins as Henry Kitteridge in Olive Kitteridge

Henry Kitteridge

Actor: Richard Jenkins
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Zoe Kazan as Denise Thibodeau in Olive Kitteridge

Denise Thibodeau

Actor: Zoe Kazan