The Hindustan Times review for the series read, “Mare of Easttown unfolds like the dozens of other small-town mysteries that we’ve seen; routinely revisiting familiar themes and walking down well-trod narrative nooks. As is customary for protagonists in shows such as this, Mare is an emotional recluse, clearly affected by a past trauma. The dependably strong Winslet gives her a gruff manner and a John Wayne-walk, but Mare isn’t as instantly memorable as, say, Benoit Blanc, or Luther.”
Other stars such as actor-filmmaker Zach Braff and Schitt’s Creek co-creator Dan Levy also praised the show. Zach called the show ‘a beautiful and heartbreaking piece of art’ and thanked ‘everyone involved’. Dan tweeted, “Sending love and strength to everyone watching Mare tonight.”
Mare of Easttown more than doubled its weekly audience through its run. Episode six raked in over two million viewers across all platforms. The show also starred Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Guy Pearce, and others.