I’ve been watching the TV show Big Little Lies lately and I absolutely love it.
I’ve heard a lot about this show and I didn’t really know what it was about, but it is a really good one.
About the show
Big Little Lies is an American drama HBO miniseries created and written by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. The series garnered critical acclaim and received 16 Emmy Award nominations with 8 wins, including Outstanding Limited Series. Director Jean-Marc Vallée, and actors Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård and Laura Dern won awards in their individual categories; while writer David E. Kelley and actresses Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley received nominations for their work.
The story is about the apparently perfect lives of three mothers of first graders, who unravel to the point of murder. While Madeline and Celeste take new in town single mom Jane under their wing, none of them realises 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, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive. The story takes place in Monterey, California.
I heard about the show because I saw people talking about it on TV. I didn’t know anything about this show other than that they were really enthusiastic about it and that they really loved it and thought it was a really good show. The first episode is already very mysterious and thrilling. It is an introduction to the characters, the setting and it’s kind of unclear what the story is actually about, which made me even more curious to continue. The cast is amazing (Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Alexander Skarsgard, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz etc.) and the setting is gorgeous. It’s kind of hard to put a genre on this show because it is just nothing like any other show. It is thrilling, mysterious, but yet sometimes also funny and it’s also a drama at the same time.
It’s about three mothers and it’s basically about their live’s, but there is also a murder involved, which keeps you questioning until you see the final episode. The story is really well build up and it’s interesting and very mysterious. I love the way it’s filmed and the way it’s all been edited. After every episode, you are like ‘omg’. The show has only seven episodes, but I hope there will be a new season. Big Little Lies is a show that’s not like any other show I’ve ever seen and I love it.