Big Little Lies (2017–2019)
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What Have They Done? 

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Madeleine is shocked when Abigail says that she doesn't want to go to college; Bonnie exhibits worrying behavior; Perry's grief-ridden mother arrives in Monterey.


Andrea Arnold


Liane Moriarty (based on the novel by), David E. Kelley (created by) | 4 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Witherspoon ... Madeline Martha Mackenzie
Nicole Kidman ... Celeste Wright
Shailene Woodley ... Jane Chapman
Laura Dern ... Renata Klein
Zoë Kravitz ... Bonnie Carlson
Adam Scott ... Ed Mackenzie
James Tupper ... Nathan Carlson
Jeffrey Nordling ... Gordon Klein
Kathryn Newton ... Abigail Carlson
Iain Armitage ... Ziggy Chapman
Alexander Skarsgård ... Perry Wright
Meryl Streep ... Mary Louise Wright
P.J. Byrne ... Principal Warren Nippal
Darby Camp ... Chloe Mackenzie
Cameron Crovetti ... Josh Wright


The return of "Big Little Lies" will explore the "malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting. Relationships will fray, loyalties will erode and the potential for emotional and bodily injury shall loom. Written by Alex

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Meryl Streep plays a character named Mary Louise Wright. Mary Louise is her real name. See more »


Dr. Amanda Reisman: Are you seeing anyone?
Celeste Wright: No. That part of me is still dead, I suppose... First thing's first: get the boys' lives back on track, that's the priority.
Dr. Amanda Reisman: Seeing their mom happy could help there.
Celeste Wright: So, you're saying for my life to go on successfully, I need to be with a man?
Dr. Amanda Reisman: No. But the freedom to be with one, maybe... You're still married, Celeste, and the husband is dead.
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Featured in The Sara Cox Show: Episode #1.19 (2019) See more »


Bad Reputation
Written by Joan Jett, Kenny Laguna, Ritchie Cordell and Marty Kupersmith
Performed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Courtesy of Blackheart Records Group, Inc.
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Acting is sublime

Seriously, if you appreciate absolutely brilliant acting, then this right here is for you. It's a masterclass from beginning to end. The two standouts in this episode were Meryl Streep and Zoe Kravitz. Meryl Streep brings such nuance to her character and here she approaches her character in such a subtle way that you wonder what her motivations are. Nonetheless, she still manages to steal every single scene she is in. Zoe Kravitz offers a performance that is authentic, sincere, and heartfelt. I suspect that she will be winning an Emmy for her performance this season, if the first episode is anything to go by.

The scenery is as beautiful as ever, the soundtrack is fabulous, and the writing is top-notch. I can't wait to see how the rest of the season unfolds.

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Release Date:

9 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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