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'Mrs. Fletcher' is a rare coming-of-middle-age story

(CNN)"Mrs. Fletcher" takes a concept that sounds like a snooze and turns it into an unexpectedly absorbing limited series. Give much of the credit to "The Leftovers" producer-writer Tom Perrotta -- adapting his book -- and star Kathryn Hahn, who throws her all into a role distinguished by its lack of clear definition.Hahn's Eve Fletcher is proudly shipping her son off the college when the seven episodes begin, grappling -- for the first time since her divorce -- with an empty nest and the prospect of being truly alone. That leads her on what amounts to a journey of sexual self-discovery, one that includes watching a great deal of porn, albeit sheepishly.Yet if Eve is struggling with what comes next, her son, Brendan (Jackson White), isn't ...