-- Last night, HBO's "Olive Kitteridge" absolutely cleaned up at the 67th Emmy Awards.
"Kitteridge" is a bit of a dark comedy about life, based on the award-winning 2008 novel by Elizabeth Strout. The story is set in the fictional town of Crosby, Maine, and HBO turned the 13 short stories into a four-part series, that debuted last November.
According to IMDB, the show focuses on "a middle-school math teacher Olive and her marriage with Henry which spans 25 years."
Olive is brash and honest. When asked by Bill Murray's character, Jack, on reasons to live after his wife had just died, she says, "Don't have a clue. I'm waiting for the dog to die, so I can shoot myself." It's this kind of witty humor that won the show so many awards.
In a second trailer released by HBO, Kitteridge blames her mean temperament on depression.
"I think our son is going to have a wonderful life," Henry tells Olive, who responds, "He married a woman, who thinks she knows everything."
"So did I," Henry fires back.
As for the HBO official description of the series, it reads, "Love and loss. Sorrow and joy. Olive and Henry Kitteridge know there’s no such thing as a simple life."
"It baffles me, this world," Olive says.