I read Liane Moriarty’s book Big Little Lies when it came out and I loved it! So when I heard it was going to be a TV limited-event series I was a little worried how it would be done. Then I read it was HBO and Reese Witherspoon heading the project and wasn’t quite as worried. Still you never know how true to the story or the look of it will be. Well they did a fantastic job with it. It even got 16 Emmy Nominations for its effort.
A murder has taken place in Monterey, California among a small group of friends and acquaintances. On the surface everything seems fine with this small group of people. Happy marriages, kids in school, after school functions, PTAs and social gatherings. Behind closed doors thou these people all have issues they don’t want to come out. The story is filmed in parts showing the police investigation and updating on their murder investigation and the lives of three people Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Jane (Shailene Woodley), that are suspected leading up to a party where the murder takes place.
It’s seven episodes of great acting, directing and story telling. The show kept true to Liane’s novel, even getting It even got 16 Emmy Nominations for its effort. You can pick it up in stores on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, August 1st.