BIG LITTLE LIES REVIEWED
“Big Little Lies” is more than a Suburban mom take on the latest potboiler. If anything, the show is a reflection on how trauma gets buried. The easy read is that the trauma almost involves rape with these characters. But, these characters and their tangential players all love to share in misery. The way that Zoe Kravitz gets to slide into the narrative reinforces this, but it also negates a significant portion of the source novel. Somewhere around Hour 3, I began to feel that David E. Kelley wasn’t an absolute fan of the book.
This is a show that loves its themes and hates its answers. The finale of the event almost goes out of its way to rush in a sense of conclusion. We learn who the Otter Bay kid terror is and what’s going to happen to Celeste’s abuser. But, there’s that final shot. Peace has been restored to Otter Bay, but what comes next? These women are now living in their perfect community, but they don’t have any lies to share. Everyone knows the truth and that is scarier than Hell. Amazing work all around.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track