I got into Haruf thanks to one of your posts. I think I've read most of his books. The spare prose plus the blue collar rural setting hits me every time. Brilliant writer.Only about a third of the way through Poachers and I'm not all that impressed. The stories are enjoyable but I saw some raves on Goodreads and Amazon and expected better. I will report back when I finish.
I truly loved HBO's Olive Kitteridge. It's been on my mind for days now. Frances McDormand is stellar, no one else could have played this role
John Podhoretz's review points out that this type of series (quiet, brooding drama) doesn't really appear on the big screen anymore. Thought-provoking read: http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/portrait-age_818358.html