Ok ya’ll, I just finished the first three episodes of HBO’s adaptation of the novel Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. The verdict is… A++++++! It is so super fantastic I had to remind you all to either, A. Read the book! B. Watch the show or C. DO BOTH! My answer suggestion is C. DO BOTH! (asap). The cast is a phenomenal group of actresses who each bring such strength to their characters. Reese Witherspoon is especially great as Madeline and Nicole Kidman embodies her character Celeste. This series is sexy, dark and moody but don’t let that fool you into thinking there aren’t sweet and humorous moments throughout. As someone who has read the book, I truly believe this cast is bringing the characters to life. I am an advocate of the “read the book first then watch the movie” method, in this case the miniseries so do that if you have time. Let me know in the comments if you have read the book and if you are watching the series. 🙂
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The #1 New York Times bestseller that Entertainment Weekly called “a surefire hit.”
NOW AN HBO® LIMITED SERIES STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON, NICOLE KIDMAN, SHAILENE WOODLEY, ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD, LAURA DERN, ADAM SCOTT, AND ZOË KRAVITZ FROM THE DIRECTOR OF WILD AND DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, JEAN-MARC VALLÉE, AND WRITER DAVID E. KELLEY
Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal…
A murder…a tragic accident…or just parents behaving badly?
What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what?
Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).
Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.
New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.
Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.