Mare of Easttown’s Tired Crime Drama Tropes

Kate Winslet in Mare of Easttown

“Does that van belong to you?” Mare of Easttown asks in the fifth episode of a series seeking to solve the murder of a young mother. A windowless blue work van sits parked in the foreground as the camera pans over a quiet residential street.

I shrieked when I saw the paneled van in the show. It looked exactly like the van that dropped me off each morning where I was relentlessly teased…