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Original Content podcast: Hulus Little Fires Everywhere is agonizing in all the right ways

Little Fires Everywhere, a new miniseries on Hulu, can be hard to watch.
Based on Celeste Ngs novel of the same name, it takes place in the planned community of Shaker Heights during the 1990s, where the arrival of artist Mia (Kerry Washington) and her daughter Pearl (Lexi Underwood) sets something into motion that (were told in the opening scene) will eventually result in a fire that burns the lavish home of the wealthy Robinsons to the ground.
While the show has plenty of distinctive characters, it centers to a large extent on the prickly relationship between Mia and Elena Richardson (Reese Witherspoon). Every scene between them feels fraught, as Elenas awkward and condescending attempts to prove that shes a good person (and a not racist) are repeatedly rebuffed.
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