HBO’s Big Little Lies will awestruck you with its ensemble cast, but there’s more to it. When you start watching it, you will experience that the show hits you on your nerve with its emotional and intriguing storyline. It is based on Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name. The show takes a hard look at the lives of women in the wealthy suburb of Monterey in California’s rugged central coast. I am in complete awe of their excellent direction, writing, settings, cinematography, soundtrack, and acting. Here are five reasons which will make you obsessed with the show.
The show will knock your sock off with its jam-packed Oscar-winning & nominated cast. With likes of Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, Alexander Skarsgard, and Adam Scott front and center, you’re surely in for a fun ride. I was mesmerized and wondered how much it would’ve cost them to bring all of them together.
From the very first scene, I was able to witness the potential of Drama, Thriller, and Mystery woven into one excellent Tv show. From the first episode, you will be aware that someone died in a party, but we don’t know who and how the person died. The suspense will build-up and maybe eat your head at night like it used to happen with me. With the Greek chorus of murder mystery, the show deciphers slowly through testimonies of finest its characters.
One of the real strengths of the show is the portrayal of the friendships of all lead women and their relationships with there kids and husbands. I must say that the direction and especially the writing was able to bring out it more. It will make you believe these women will die for each other, and they will start as an enemy will go through friends phase. I have never witnessed anything woven with such curiosity and precision. As the title reveals, the show will give image off wealthy class families where appearances are shining, but hypocrisy leads to keep their imperfection and darkest secrets cloaked.
Show dwells on daunting issues women face, including domestic violence, sexual assault, personal trauma, a strained marriage, and antagonism which are kept hidden within walls of domesticity.
This might seem a strange reason, but the show’s opening credit scene itself will make you fall in love with the show. It perfectly harnesses to tell a story or to say something about the characters with a perfect blend of classical and modern music consisting of artists like Michael Kiwanuka and Fleetwood Mac. Apart from all this the twists, stunning sets, child actors and the directing of Jean-Marc Vallée will surely make you watch it one-take.