Let us all take a deep breath and appreciate the marvelous work of David E. Kelley for the mini-series Big Little Lies. I possibly can’t go on a day without posting anything because Liane Moriarty is just genius for writing this and it’s a shame that I wasn’t able to read it firsthand.
We can’t deny that the production is enormous (HBO always does) but c’mon! These five women! And Nicole Kidman? Like, Nicole fucking Kidman! The casting is perfect. Zoe’s so hot, Laura’s better-not-mess-with-me aura, Woodley’s young face for a young mom, Reese’s sophistication and Nicole’s sweetness and gentleness. Someone, anyone deserves an award.
Each line is crisp and intriguing and devouring. Each cut is balanced and well-placed. Making you want for more and terrifying you for what’s next. Seven episodes is just enough to arouse the viewers, kill the excitement and shatter you all at once. At the end, I was crying. Not sobbing. I felt sad and relieved and happy at the same time. Is that even possible?
Applause. Standing ovation for 120 seconds (maybe more).
This is now on my Top 2 must-watched TV series (first is Game of Thrones). I will keep telling people to watch this.