THE GIRL FROM PLAINVILLE
Starring: Elle Fanning, Chloë Sevigny, Cara Buono, Kai Lennox, Colton Ryan, and Norbert Leo Butz
Creators: Liz Hannah and Patrick Macmanus
Despite being based on a layered true story and featuring great performances from Elle Fanning and Chloë Sevigny, The Girl from Plainville fails to explore Michelle Carter’s (Fanning) actions any deeper than surface level. Perhaps it’s by design in not wanting to sensationalize or pick sides in the case, but the series only hints at the “why” of it all. It seems content with being a Wikipedia-level overview of events, which, admittedly, is probably more respectful to the involved parties, but it doesn’t necessarily make for excellent television drama. That’s not to say the series isn’t worth your time. It just feels a little sterile.