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The apparently perfect lives of three mothers of first graders unravel to the point of murder.

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 Madeline Martha Mackenzie (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Celeste Wright (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Jane Chapman (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Perry Wright (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Ed Mackenzie (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Bonnie Carlson (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Nathan Carlson (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Gordon Klein (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Renata Klein (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Ziggy Chapman (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Joseph Bachman (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Chloe Mackenzie (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Harper Stimson (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Abigail Carlson (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Stu (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Samantha (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Bernard (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Oren (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Skye Carlson (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Josh Wright (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Max Wright (7 episodes, 2017)
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 Thea Cunningham (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Gabrielle (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Principal Nippal (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Melissa (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Jackie (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Tom (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Amabella Klein (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Ms. Barnes (6 episodes, 2017)
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 Detective Adrienne Quinlan (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Dr. Amanda Reisman (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Juliette (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Brent (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Kelly (5 episodes, 2017)
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 Tori Bachman (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Matt (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Detective Walt Gibson (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Dr. Leo Chang (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Lydia (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Accommpanist (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Dr. Moriarty (2 episodes, 2017)
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While Madeline and Celeste take new in town single mom Jane under their wing, none of them realises 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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it's a wonderful lie. See more »

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19 February 2017 (USA)  »

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Big Little Lies - Piccole grandi bugie  »

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The novel is set in a seaside suburb of Sydney, Australia, but the setting was changed to America for the series. Nicole Kidman is the only Australian among the cast other than Gia Carides. 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 (United States) – See 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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