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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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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
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
Kelen Coleman ...  Harper Stimson 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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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:

Big Little Lies See more »

Filming Locations:

Monterey, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern previously co-starred in The Fault in Our Stars (2014), while the series also reunites Woodley and Zoë Kravitz, co-stars of the Divergent (2014) franchise. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Will & Grace: It's a Family Affair (2018) See more »

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Cold Little Heart
Performed by Michael Kiwanuka
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Wow, just wow!
2 April 2017 | by mrocco-1See all my reviews

I have HBO and NEVER watch it. I'm not a big fan of what apparently many other people like to watch. But when I saw the commercial for this I was intrigued. I never heard of the book, but highly respect many of the lead actors so I figured if they were involved it couldn't totally suck. Speaking of suck, I was completely sucked in on the first episode. I don't know why but I found this show completely and utterly mesmerizing, all the way down to the music and cinematography. Everyone involved in this from top to bottom hit it out of the park. I've never experienced this kind of life-style (ie mommy, daddy and school politics) but one of my clients who watches the show and lives in the general area said they nailed her experience when her kids were in school.

To put in perspective, I usually work when I watch TV, don't really even 'watch' it, just background noise. Not only did I stop working to watch this, I ran the last few minutes in slow motion to fully absorb what happened. I can't give a show much more praise than that! You'll understand the scene I'm talking about when you see it.


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