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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 7, 2019
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City Image
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  • Summary: A midlife crisis has Mary Ann (Laura Linney) leaving Connecticut to return to San Francisco where her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross) still live. At 28 Barbary Lane where Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis) still rules the roost, she meets a new group of people inA midlife crisis has Mary Ann (Laura Linney) leaving Connecticut to return to San Francisco where her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross) still live. At 28 Barbary Lane where Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis) still rules the roost, she meets a new group of people in this 10-part limited series inspired by the on books by Armistead Maupin. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Apr 11, 2019
    70
    The nature of [Mary Ann and her daughter's] fractured bond will be legible enough to viewers without intimate familiarity with the previous installments. What will, perhaps, feel new is the somewhat dowdy approach to storytelling, a fundamental old-fashionedness that exists in interesting contrast to those elements of the story that are new.
  2. Reviewed by: Robyn Bahr
    Apr 11, 2019
    50
    Poignant but flavorless. ... The series, as stilted and theatrical as ever, remains a time capsule of the freewheeling San Francisco come and gone.