Yes, you read right. The Jean-aissance. Jean Smart is no stranger to Hollywood and she has definitely paid her dues. You may recognize her from Frasier, Fargo Season 2, Legion or A Simple Favor. Most recently, she has been in a string of good TV shows, so this post is really to recommend good TV shows to you. If you are already watching, good for you and if not, check the shows out!
- Watchmen: The superhero limited series by Damon Lindelof that also dared to explore race relations. This aired in 2019 but I’d be remiss not to mention it. She was so good in it. (HBO Max)
- Mare of Easttown: Another limited series where she stars as Kate Winslet’s mother. Even though she is in a supporting role, she somehow manages to shine. This is probably the best thing I have watched this year (HBO Max)
- Hacks: In this dramedy, she plays a comedian who hires a writer to write her jokes that will revive her career. It’s almost like this role was tailor made for her. (HBO Max)
Safe to say HBO loves them some Jean Smart, huh?