Where to Stream: Big Little Lies More Options The line between fantasy and reality is slipping in the penultimate episode of Big Little Lies Season 2. Also slipping this episode: the line between the soapy, sun-dappled TV theater we’re used to, and a courtroom drama executive produced by Dick Wolf (bong bong). “The Bad Mother” is an even darker episode of Big Little Lies than usual; in fact, I realized I hadn’t even really laughed until Renata unleashed holy f-bomb fury and stuffed a bunch of Kleenex in Gordon’s mouth. But by the time that final moment rolls, where Celeste stands up in her custody trial and informs the judge that not only would she like to call one final, unexpected witness to the stand—Mary Louise—but Celeste would like to be the one to examine her…never has the wait until next week’s episode seemed so long. I feel like that old lady in Titanic saying it’s been 84 years, and it’s only been two … [Read more...] about ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Episode 6 Recap: “The Bad Mother”
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It was a scream that expressed so much: primal grief, explosive rage, maternal power, Lady Gaga’s vocal range and – most significantly – relief that Big Little Lies’ follow-up series was now an assured success on a par with its 2017 debut. The moment that Meryl Streep’s dinner table howl became a social media sensation – the original audio variously overdubbed with pop songs, ringtones and the perky Parks and Recreation theme tune – was also the moment that HBO could rest easy. That’s how much memes mean to television. Research from 2017 revealed that around 75% of UK adults now “second screen” – use another device (usually a smartphone, sometimes a laptop), while watching television; among 18-24-year-olds that goes up to 93%. According to US market researchers Statista, the most popular second-screening activities are engaging with the programme, communicating with friends about it and checking social media, all of … [Read more...] about From Big Little Lies to Love Island: are memes shaping TV?
The rising star watched the premiere not far from where filming took place — during a golfing trip for Ralph Lauren ahead of the U.S. Open in Pebble Beach. This weekend, actress Kathryn Newton was back in Monterey, Calif. — the setting of HBO's acclaimed coastal drama Big Little Lies, in which she co-stars as Madeline MacKenzie's (Reese Witherspoon) angsty teenage daughter, Abigail. This time, it wasn't for filming with the cast (which also includes Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz and Meryl Streep), but in anticipation of the U.S. Open golf championship at Pebble Beach. An avid golfer herself since age eight, Newton, now 22, attended the festivities with Ralph Lauren, the official outfitter of the USGA and U.S. Open. For Sunday's season two premiere of Big Little Lies, Newton had a little "viewing party" with the Ralph Lauren team, which, aside from watching the episode, included playing golf for five hours at Spanish Bay and taking them to the … [Read more...] about Kathryn Newton Talks ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2
On June 22, 1949, Mary Wilkinson and Harry William Streep, of New Jersey, welcomed a baby girl, whom they named Mary Louise. But, as the child’s personality emerged, Harry decided that the nickname Meryl better flattered her, and Meryl is the name that stuck. Seven decades later, the same Meryl Streep has reassumed her legal name in the role of Mary Louise Wright, the grief-addled mother who comes to Monterey, California, in the second season of the glossy HBO drama “Big Little Lies.” She is there following the death of her son, Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgård), the abusive husband of Celeste (Nicole Kidman), at the Otter Bay Elementary spring gala. The demise of Perry hasn’t freed Celeste; she and Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz), Renata (Laura Dern), and Jane (Shailene Woodley)—the Monterey Five, as the gossips in town call them—are now bonded in an awful and obsessive grief, and Mary Louise’s arrival curdles … [Read more...] about “Big Little Lies” Season 2, Reviewed: Meryl, Meryl, Meryl
Secrets can't stay buried forever. After huge critical and audience acclaim for its first season, Big Little Lies returns for its second season from HBO very soon and we can't wait to see what happens next for the ladies of Monterey, California. The last season ended with the dramatic death of the evil Perry Wright ( Alexander Skarsgard ) as he was pushed to his death by Bonnie ( Zoe Kravitz ) as he attacked Madeline ( Reese Witherspoon ), Renata ( Laura Dern ), his rape victim Jane ( Shaileene Woodley ), and his abused wife Celeste ( Nicole Kidman ). Now the new season has arrived and is directed by acclaimed British director Andrea Arnold , here are some teaser for what to look forward to in the new episodes - including, of course, the arrival of Meryl Streep ! Big Little Lies season 2: Ten things to expect from the new episodes 1. The Monterey Five are regarded with suspicion The end of the first season hinted that the leading ladies hadn't gotten away with their lie entirely, … [Read more...] about Ten things to expect from Big Little Lies season 2