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Big Little Lies 

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The apparently perfect lives of upper-class mothers, at a prestigious elementary school, unravel to the point of murder when a single-mother moves to their quaint Californian beach town.

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David E. Kelley
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2019   2017  
Top Rated TV #204 | Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 48 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Adam Scott ...  Ed Mackenzie 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Laura Dern ...  Renata Klein 14 episodes, 2017-2019
James Tupper ...  Nathan Carlson 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Alexander Skarsgård ...  Perry Wright 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Jeffrey Nordling ...  Gordon Klein 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Iain Armitage ...  Ziggy Chapman 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Darby Camp ...  Chloe Mackenzie 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Kathryn Newton ...  Abigail Carlson 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Cameron Crovetti ...  Josh Wright 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Nicholas Crovetti ...  Max Wright 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Chloe Coleman ...  Skye Carlson 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Ivy George ...  Amabella Klein 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Larry Sullivan ...  Oren Berg 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Merrin Dungey ...  Detective Adrienne Quinlan 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Kelen Coleman ...  Harper Stimson 10 episodes, 2017-2019
P.J. Byrne ...  Principal Warren Nippal 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Gia Carides ...  Melissa 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Robin Weigert ...  Dr. Amanda Reisman 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Santiago Cabrera ...  Joseph Bachman 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Larry Bates ...  Stu 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Nelly Buchet ...  Juliette 8 episodes, 2017-2019
Meryl Streep ...  Mary Louise Wright 7 episodes, 2019
Douglas Smith ...  Corey Brockfield 7 episodes, 2019
Sarah Sokolovic ...  Tori Bachman 7 episodes, 2017-2019
Kathreen Khavari ...  Samantha 7 episodes, 2017
David Monahan ...  Bernard 7 episodes, 2017
Joel Spence ...  Matt 7 episodes, 2017-2019
Sarah Baker ...  Thea Cunningham 6 episodes, 2017
Sarah Burns ...  Gabrielle 6 episodes, 2017
Hong Chau ...  Jackie 6 episodes, 2017
Joseph Cross ...  Tom 6 episodes, 2017
Crystal Fox ...  Elizabeth Howard 6 episodes, 2019
Virginia Kull ...  Emily Barnes 6 episodes, 2017
Khalilah Joi ...  Young Elizabeth 6 episodes, 2019
Martin Donovan ...  Martin Howard 5 episodes, 2019
Parker Croft ...  Brent 5 episodes, 2017
Kimmy Shields ...  Kelly 5 episodes, 2017
Denis O'Hare ...  Ira Farber 4 episodes, 2019
Mykal-Michelle Harris ...  Young Bonnie 4 episodes, 2019
Tim True ...  Detective Walt Gibson 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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it's a wonderful lie. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the book, Madeleine has a son named Fred, who doesn't appear in the show. See more »

Goofs

Celeste is supposedly an American but she eats like a Brit, pushing food onto her fork with a knife. See more »


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Has kept me captivated!
20 March 2017 | by patrickjames85See all my reviews

I should wait until the finale but I just couldn't because regardless of how it ends it is already an amazing piece as is. Obviously it would be pretty hard to screw it up when you have this kind of talent on & off screen but let's be honest, we've seen that happen before on rare occasion. Everybody involved found a way to create intense drama & suspense but while also keeping this realistic mundane tone too it, by that I mean that it takes a realistic approach in storytelling by keeping the boring day to day aspect "in" instead of over reaching to make its point. I think that is what really pulls you in because its relatable & makes you realize that most of us are living in a crazy melodrama if we only could be a fly on the wall inside the houses of the people we know. Really great job by everyone!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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Big Little Lies See more »

Filming Locations:

Monterey, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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