I just got back from vacation and have been watching the new HBO series, Big Little Lies. It’s an excellent show and hooks you right from the first episode. That’s when we find out someone has been murdered. I’ve only watched four episodes so far, so I have no idea who was killed. I’m guessing it’s one of the main characters. The suspense is killing me. I want to know who died, why, and who the murderer is. If you have not seen the HBO series yet, you should. You won’t regret it. Big Little Lies, which is rated TV-MA, is available now in Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD.
Big Little Lies Features an All-Star Cast
Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley (Jane Chapman) are the stars of the show. They are excellent. Reese plays the part of Madeline Martha Mackenzie, who is a vocal mom in the Monterey community. Nicole plays the part of Celeste Wright, who is a former lawyer that is having martial problems. Shailene plays the part of Jane Chapman. She’s a single mom with a past. Other cast members include Alexander Skarsgård (Perry Wright), Adam Scott (Ed Mackenzie), Zoë Kravitz (Bonnie Carlson), James Tupper (Nathan Carlson), Jeffrey Nordling (Gordon Klein), Iain Armitage (Ziggy Chapman), Santiago Cabrera (Joseph Bachman), Darby Camp (Chloe Mackenzie), Kelen Coleman (Harper Stimson), Kathryn Newton (Abigail Carlson), Larry Bates (Stu), Kathreen Khavari (Samantha), David Monahan (Bernard), Larry Sullivan (Oren), Chloe Coleman (Skye Carlson), Cameron Crovetti (Josh Wright), Sarah Baker (Thea Cunningham), Sarah Burns (Gabrielle), P.J. Byrne (Principal Nippal), Gia Carides (Melissa), Hong Chau (Jackie), Joseph Cross (Tom), Ivy George (Amabella Klein), Virginia Kull (Ms. Barnes), Merrin Dungey (Detective Adrienne Quinlan), Robin Weigert (Dr. Amanda Reisman), Nelly Buchet (Juliette), Parker Croft (Brent), and Kimmy Shields (Kelly). Big Little Lies was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.
Big Little Lies Episodes
Big Little Lies includes all seven episodes (see below) from the series. In addition, the new release includes six fascinating “Inside the Episode” pieces and an exclusive extended “About Big Little Lies” piece featuring never-before-seen cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
- Somebody’s Dead
- Serious Mothering
- Living the Dream
- Push Comes to Shove
- Once Bitten
- Burning Love
- You Get What You Need
Big Little Lies Synopsis
Big Little Lies is based in the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, where nothing is quite as it seems. Doting moms, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling? Told through the eyes of three mothers — Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Jane (Shailene Woodley) — Big Little Lies paints a picture of a town fueled by rumors and divided into the haves and have-nots, exposing the conflicts, secrets and betrayals that compromise relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbors.
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[Disclosure: I received a Blu-ray for review on my dad blog. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]