Big Little Lies (2017– )
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Serious Mothering 

Jane deflects questions from Ziggy, Madeline is outraged over a slight from Renata, and Celeste suggests she and Perry see a counselor.


Jean-Marc Vallée


Liane Moriarty (based on the novel by), David E. Kelley (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Witherspoon ... Madeline Martha Mackenzie
Nicole Kidman ... Celeste Wright
Shailene Woodley ... Jane Chapman
Alexander Skarsgård ... Perry Wright
Adam Scott ... Ed Mackenzie
Zoë Kravitz ... Bonnie Carlson (as Zoe Kravitz)
James Tupper ... Nathan Carlson
Jeffrey Nordling ... Gordon Klein
Laura Dern ... Renata Klein
Iain Armitage ... Ziggy Chapman
Sarah Baker ... Thea Cunningham
Sarah Burns ... Gabrielle
P.J. Byrne ... Principal Warren Nippal
Santiago Cabrera ... Joseph Bachman
Darby Camp ... Chloe Mackenzie


Jane deflects questions from Ziggy, Madeline is outraged over a slight from Renata, and Celeste suggests she and Perry see a counselor.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

24 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Due to the Oscars being aired on the night that the episode was supposed to air on, HBO released the episode on HBO GO earlier, on Feb. 24. The episode was also added to the YesVOD service in Israel on that day. See more »


Perry Skypes Celeste and she asks him if it was midnight where he was. He was in Vienna. It was dark outside in California where Celeste was. There is a 9 hour time difference between the two. If it was midnight in Vienna it would have been 3 pm in California. See more »


Madeline Martha Mackenzie: Don't ever blow your whistle at me again... You're new here. I'm not.
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Cold Little Heart
Written by Michael Kiwanuka (uncredited), Dean Josiah Cover (uncredited) & Danger Mouse (as Brian Burton) (uncredited)
Performed by Michael Kiwanuka
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Petty, little feuds
16 September 2017 | by parthpant19See all my reviews

Another episode of a tensed, funny and suspenseful series. God, I am enjoying this. BLL is slowly beginning to uncover its themes- I think the show heavily deals with the themes of parenting and the lives of parents behind the parenting veil.

10 minutes into this episode and you get a very tensed moment almost to the point of being uncomfortable-the series has you hooked. With vivid characters especially Witherspoon in this episode, keep you chained throughout-you don't blink, you don't look at the time- all you are interested in are the lives of three mothers.The feuds each character has and how they intensify with minor details is awesome. How can a show about moms of 1st graders be interesting ?

Big Little Lies proves it can be.

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