It is a series of horrific events that we live with the Blanchard Roma. The series begins with that girl, a girl who is trying to escape the poisonous relationship she has with her mother. It seems that Blanchard finds her life with her mother impossible and that the relationship must end with that excessive arbitrary woman who turned everything upside down.
The scripts by Dean and Antosca and the performances by the two leads do a fine job exploring the murky power dynamic between mother and child... Both actors are terrific, but King is more likely the one people will be talking about after.
I don't know quite how to feel about The Act, about the discomfort of seeing childhood abuse dressed up on screen, even if I know it's not for gawking, even if I recognize the pull the Blanchard story has on me anyway. Perhaps that is the point.