I was recently invited to a private screening by HBO to watch 2 episodes of their new series ‘Big Little Lies,’ debuting on February 19th. Before I discuss the show, I must mention that both Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman attended the very intimate private screening as well, and they were both warm, friendly, and down-to-earth. I couldn’t have been more impressed by how sweet both of them were. Okay now back to the details on the series. Simply put, I loved it and I can not wait for the 7 Episode Series to finally begin on HBO. Now let me set up the show for you.
In the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, nothing is quite as it seems. Doting moms, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling?
Told through the eyes of three mothers – Madeline, Celeste and Jane – BIG LITTLE LIES paints a picture of a town fueled by rumors and divided into the haves and have-nots, exposing the conflicts, secrets and betrayals that compromise relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbors.
The series is based on the New York Times number-one bestseller of the same name by Liane Moriarty, BIG LITTLE LIES. The story is a subversive, darkly comedic drama that weaves a tale of murder and mischief as it explores society’s myth of perfection and the contradictions that exist beneath our idealized façade of marriage, sex, parenting and friendship. The seven-episode limited drama series debuts SUNDAY, FEB. 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.