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The apparently perfect lives of three mothers of first graders unravel to the point of murder.

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Series cast summary:
...  Madeline Martha Mackenzie 14 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Celeste Wright 14 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Jane Chapman 14 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Bonnie Carlson 14 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Renata Klein 14 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Oren / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Ed Mackenzie 8 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Nathan Carlson 8 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Gordon Klein 8 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Ziggy Chapman 8 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Chloe Mackenzie 8 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Abigail Carlson 8 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Skye Carlson 8 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Josh Wright 8 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Max Wright 8 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Perry Wright 7 episodes, 2017
...  Joseph Bachman 7 episodes, 2017
...  Harper Stimson 7 episodes, 2017
...  Stu 7 episodes, 2017
...  Samantha 7 episodes, 2017
...  Bernard 7 episodes, 2017
...  Amabella Klein 7 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Elizabeth Howard 7 episodes, 2019
...  Corey Brockfield 7 episodes, 2019
...  Thea Cunningham 6 episodes, 2017
...  Gabrielle 6 episodes, 2017
...  Principal Nippal 6 episodes, 2017
...  Melissa 6 episodes, 2017
...  Jackie 6 episodes, 2017
...  Tom 6 episodes, 2017
...  Ms. Barnes 6 episodes, 2017
...  Detective Adrienne Quinlan 6 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Dr. Amanda Reisman 6 episodes, 2017-2019
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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. Written by Anand Patel

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A perfect life is a perfect lie. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Big Little Lies - Piccole grandi bugie  »

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Originally envisioned as a feature film, but then turned into a mini-series. Following the critical acclaim, award success, HBO's desire to appeal to a female audience and the cast's desire to work together again, a sequel was rumored for months, before being officially announced in December 2017. Author of the original novel, Liane Moriaty, wrote the outline for the new story and David E. Kelley adapted into a screenplay. See more »

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Referenced in Younger: Big Little Liza (2018) See more »

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Big payoff at the end
10 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Like a lot of viewers, there were moments when I thought I'd had enough of this show: bitchy rich women who never seem to notice how privileged they all are - for the first few episodes, you just want them all to die. But there is always something to keep you just intrigued enough to watch another episode. And then you start to see what's really going on behind the scenes of their perfect lives, and it all starts to make sense. You realize that that feeling of annoyance at all the characters was actually a clever ploy: you're meant to hate them all at the start. But by the end, you actually really like them all, and that's some clever writing, I must say. Trust me, the last few episodes fly by, and the ending is everything you'd want it to be. Clever, genuinely touching, and very satisfying without ever feeling predictable. This is a well-crafted and very well told story. Plus the cinematography and music are hypnotically beautiful. Definitely worth your time.


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