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Big Little Lies 

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

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David E. Kelley
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Top Rated TV #144 | Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 45 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Reese Witherspoon ...  Madeline Martha Mackenzie 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Nicole Kidman ...  Celeste Wright 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Shailene Woodley ...  Jane Chapman 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Zoë Kravitz ...  Bonnie Carlson 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Laura Dern ...  Renata Klein 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Darby Camp ...  Chloe Mackenzie 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Kelen Coleman ...  Harper Stimson 10 episodes, 2017-2019
Larry Sullivan ...  Oren / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2019
Adam Scott ...  Ed Mackenzie 8 episodes, 2017-2019
James Tupper ...  Nathan Carlson 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Jeffrey Nordling ...  Gordon Klein 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Iain Armitage ...  Ziggy Chapman 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Kathryn Newton ...  Abigail Carlson 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Chloe Coleman ...  Skye Carlson 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Cameron Crovetti ...  Josh Wright 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Nicholas Crovetti ...  Max Wright 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Alexander Skarsgård ...  Perry Wright 7 episodes, 2017
Santiago Cabrera ...  Joseph Bachman 7 episodes, 2017
Larry Bates ...  Stu 7 episodes, 2017
Kathreen Khavari ...  Samantha 7 episodes, 2017
David Monahan ...  Bernard 7 episodes, 2017
Ivy George ...  Amabella Klein 7 episodes, 2017-2019
Crystal R. Fox ...  Elizabeth Howard 7 episodes, 2019
Douglas Smith ...  Corey Brockfield 7 episodes, 2019
Sarah Baker ...  Thea Cunningham 6 episodes, 2017
Sarah Burns ...  Gabrielle 6 episodes, 2017
P.J. Byrne ...  Principal Nippal 6 episodes, 2017
Gia Carides ...  Melissa 6 episodes, 2017
Hong Chau ...  Jackie 6 episodes, 2017
Joseph Cross ...  Tom 6 episodes, 2017
Virginia Kull ...  Ms. Barnes 6 episodes, 2017
Merrin Dungey ...  Detective Adrienne Quinlan 6 episodes, 2017-2019
Robin Weigert ...  Dr. Amanda Reisman 6 episodes, 2017-2019
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Storyline

When Madeline and Celeste take new-in-town single mom Jane under their wing, none of them realize 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 »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Monterey, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The song "Something Stupid' has been sung by both Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in a separate official recording of the song. Kidman collaborated with Robbie Williams and Witherspoon sang alongside Michael Bublé. See more »

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Featured in 75th Golden Globe Awards (2018) See more »

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Cold Little Heart
Performed by Michael Kiwanuka
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Very creative with a sinister wit and some intelligence...
20 February 2017 | by mifunesamuraiSee all my reviews

I almost gave up on it after the lacklustre and uncreative beginning, but then the clever structure and intricate story-line kicked-in, followed by the interesting characters who are slowly taking form. Their purpose and meaning to the unfolding mystery is becoming evident and damn fascinating. All thanks to the performers who have already got this perfectly down-pat in the first episode, and that allows the story to take shape and meaning for the remainder of the series.

So far this series is more than about fighting mums and a "who-done-it". What is so prevalent in the first episode is the underlying themes of parenthood, marital relationships and school-mom politics. I'm sure the writers will have more juice to add as the series progresses.

For now, it's the mystery that has got me hooked. And to heighten my viewing pleasure, it is the development of the characters and the conflicts surrounding them, and also within, that makes me want to watch it that little bit longer, hopefully right to the very end of the series that is slowly peeling away the hypocrisy and the nastiness of an affluent suburb/town!


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