Big Little Lies is entering the home stretch of its second season, with the fifth episode of its seven-episode season, Kill Me, debuting on Sunday night. In last week's episode, She Knows, Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) informed Celeste (Nicole Kidman) that she was filing to take custody of her kids, because of her erratic behavior following the death of her husband and Mary Louise's son, Perry (Alexander Skarsgard). The trailer for Sunday's episode shows that the legal wheels are in motion for Mary Louise to get custody, while teasing the failing health of Bonnie's (Zoe Kravitz) mother Elizabeth (Crystal Fox). New episode: Big Little Lies is entering the home stretch of its second season, with the fifth episode of its seven-episode season, Kill Me, debuting on Sunday night Custody battle: In last week's episode, She Knows, Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) informed Celeste (Nicole Kidman) that she was filing to take custody of her kids, because of her erratic behavior following … [Read more...] about Big Little Lies Season 2 Episode 5 recap
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Time may be a flat circle, but for True Detective, the last seven years have often played out like a roller-coaster ride through the pop-culture Zeitgeist. Nic Pizzolatto’s crime drama was first born way back in early 2012, when HBO gave it a straight-to-series order amid intense interest from other networks. Its arrival five years ago this month was a Major TV Event, welcomed with enthusiastic reviews, strong ratings, and 12 Emmy nominations. HBO wasted little time getting to work on a follow-up, prompting feverish speculation around its casting (and giving birth to the #TrueDetectiveSeason2 meme in the process). But when the second installment of the anthology arrived the next year, critics were far less kind (Vulture wondered whether the show had jumped into the hate-watch category) and the buzz turned sharply negative. At the 2015 Emmys, host Andy Samberg captured the show’s fall from grace in one brutal joke: “We also said goodbye to True Detective — even … [Read more...] about 3 and Half Years Later, True Detective Is Back. Why Did It Take So Long?
On a rainy Saturday morning in August 2010, Sally Challen left her house in Claygate, Surrey. She had bought the house less than a year earlier, her first step away from a 31-year marriage. That morning, she returned to 1 Ruxley Ridge, just around the corner, her former marital home. Though she had told few people, Sally, 56, and her husband Richard, 61, were planning to reconcile. They were about to begin clearing the family house so they could put it on the market. The Challens’ home was valued at about £1m, and with this they intended to take an extended trip to Australia, a late-life adventure, before deciding where to live next. But first Richard wanted bacon and eggs for breakfast, so Sally went out to buy some. When she returned, she felt suspicious, as if Richard had got rid of her for a reason. A quick check of his phone confirmed he’d just had a call from a number Sally knew belonged to Susan Wilce – a woman Richard had met through the networking site … [Read more...] about ‘I miss him so much’: why did a devoted wife kill the man she loved?
The award-winning HBO series "Big Little Lies" captivated fans with its strong portrayal of female friendships. It was adapted from a book of the same name written by New York Times best-selling author Liane Moriarty, who has just released a new novel. "Nine Perfect Strangers" follows people trying to transform their lives at a wellness retreat run by an eccentric leader. Nicole Kidman, who also starred in "Big Little Lies," is set to star in and executive produce the adaptation of Moriarty's latest page-turner. "The reason I chose to set it at a wellness retreat actually all started with a joke. After 'Big Little Lies' came out, I kept making the same joke. And the joke was: 'I'm going to set my next book at a tropical island resort, and I'm going to have do a lot of research,'" Moriarty told "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday. "But then I started thinking, actually, why not? A tropical island resort could make a perfect setting for a book." So she did. But Moriarty said what really drew … [Read more...] about “Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty says a joke inspired her latest novel
Two years ago at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif., the cast and producers of HBO’s Big Little Lies insisted their show was a miniseries and that the story would not continue. Cut to two years later, and the original cast—Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz and Shailene Woodley, with the addition of Meryl Streep—reassembled at winter press tour to explain why they ended up making a second season, which will begin airing in June, after all. “We all said goodbye at the end [of Season 1]. But we became very close and we had such a good time together. The desire to spend time together was a huge part of it,” said Nicole Kidman, who plays Celeste and is also an executive producer. But there was also an “enormous demand from the audience” to see these characters again. Pointed out creator and writer David E. Kelley, who again wrote the entire season, “We didn’t … [Read more...] about Why Big Little Lies, Originally a Miniseries, Is Coming Back to HBO for Season 2 This June