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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   Unknown  
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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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A perfect life is a perfect lie. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

Liane Moriarty, author of the novel, suggested Rose Byrne for the role of Jane. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

Referenced in Bob's Burgers: Boywatch (2018) See more »

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Cold Little Heart
Performed by Michael Kiwanuka
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Just Watch It - It's The Show You've Been Waiting For...
7 March 2017 | by lisajoy1960See all my reviews

HBO's new limited series, Big Little Lies, is simply outstanding in every way. The casting is perfect - Reese Witherspoon as Madeline, Shailene Woodley as Jane and the always fabulous Nicole Kidman as Celeste - three very different mothers residing in the ultra wealthy enclave of Monterey, California. The show also focuses on Renata (a tense, edgy performance by Laura Dern and the families of the four main characters. James Tupper, Adam Scott, James Nordling turn in great performances, but Alexander Skaarsgard really shines as Perry, Celeste's troubled, volatile husband.

Without giving away the plot, the show is part is Desperate Housewives part Knots Landing and part Secrets and Lies in that it's a drama, a soap and a mystery, all rolled into one delicious package.

Beautiful cinematography and an amazing soundtrack add to the enjoyment. I just binge-watched the first three episodes and they left me wanting more. Just watch it - it's the show you've been waiting for...


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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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Runtime:

| (Entire series)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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