Type: Television Show
Release Date: February 19, 2017
Episodes: 7, an hour each
Overview: In Monterey, three mothers form an unbreakable bond and become inseparable. However, each of them has secrets and hides in the shadows of their own lives.
As the story unfolds, a person ends up murdered and there's no telling who's involved, who was killed and why they brutally met their fate at a Trivia Night held at an elementary school.
Sometimes, a perfect life, is a perfect lie.
What I loved: I've been anxiously awaiting this adaptation since it was first announced. I read Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty a few years ago and the book captured my heart and is still one of my favorites.
HBO flawlessly mirrored the mystery and heart-shattering story masterfully written by Moriarty. HBO stayed true to the book, and it made for one hell of an adaption. Sure, some minor things were changed, but the essence of the book is still there. I'm sure it helped Liane helped produce the show, too.
First off, the acting in the series is incredible. Reese and Nicole stole the show and I felt as though I was watching real people's lives unravel. Nicole acted beautifully in her role as Celeste and I was constantly in awe of her performance each and every episode. Other big names in the show include Adam Scott, Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, and many more. I have to say, though, my favorite character is the little girl who plays Reese's youngest daughter. She's brilliant, hip, hilarious, and has great taste in music.
What's also so wonderful about this show is the story and it's melancholic messages and themes about life. Big Little Lies reveals the painful truths of domestic violence, dissolving marriages, growing older, seeing your children grow older and distant, impulses, love, and death.
Also, the soundtrack to the show is breathtaking. I've already downloaded some of the songs and you can even find the soundtrack on iTunes.
The ending of the show will wow and amaze you.
Please, watch this show! Don't have HBO? No, problem! You can enroll in a free 7 day trial of HBO on Amazon. If you binge the series, you won't even need to pay!
What I didn't: I felt as though Shailene's acting was a touch flat and she wasn't exactly how I pictured Jane.
Also, I felt it was extremely difficult to hate on Alexander Skarsgård because I've been crushing on him since True Blood.