TV Reviews

Big Little Lies: A mommy drama for the ages

From the moment the opening credits rolled – I knew I was going to like this show.

Big Little Lies (HBO) had incredible landscapes, captivating music and impeccable casting – all while weaving an compelling story of grade one mommy drama and the complexities of the women involved.

Kudos to Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman for putting this project together. I really appericate their efforts to have more stories about women – real women – on the screen.

Reese continues to create and curate content that captures my interests and BLL is no different.  Her work with Pacific Standard Films is such an inspiration to me as I build my own TV career. Her work with Times Up and her book club round out her role as a leader in the industry.

Nicole’s performance in BLL will be one we will all be talking about for years. There isn’t much that I can say that hasn’t been said before – and her Emmy was beyond deserved.

For the adults in the room – you might not yet know Shailne Woodley. I’ve always been a big fan of her’s for years – even from her role as the OG Kaitlin Cooper on The OC and as Amy Juergens on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. My personal favourite performance is in The Spectacular Now with Miles Teller.  Her growth and acting ability has been a sheer joy to watch as she’s graduated from teen drams to Oscar/Emmy/Golden Globe nominated dramas.

The supporting cast – including Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoë Kravitz, Alexander Skarsgård, and James Tupper really rounded out the cast.

However… for as much as I loved the adults there was one character that stole the show for me.

Darby Camp as Chloe Mackenzie might be my favourite six year old of all time. Her musical taste was on point, her fashion sense is stronger than mine, and her one liners were precocious and snarky in the best possible way. I want to be her when I grow up.

If you have not yet seen Big Little Lies – get on that now.

I know I’m a little bit late to the party – the show came out in February 2017 – but at least I’m ready for when season two airs and adds in Meryl Streep.

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