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Why I’m Obsessed With Big Little Lies

The haunting pluck of electric guitar strings in the first few seconds of the opening theme. “Cold Little Heart” by Michael Kiwanuka radiates with zest, mystery, and its all around sexy vibe, contributing to the theme that place within each episode. I could go on about the opening forever. How the ocean symbolizes freedom, how each of the mothers show off their own dance move at the end of the opening, all of it, outrageously beautiful.

The show “Big Little Lies” is an HBO television adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same title. The show takes place on Monterey, California and follows the lives of five moms and their children who all attend Otter Bay school. Now you may be thinking, this sounds like a cheesy women’s drama. But it is far from that.

Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz portray some of the most realistic acting I have ever seen. The show is like watching an Oscar winning movie. There are only seven episodes in the limited series, but these seven episodes are what make tv so powerful and meaningful today.

In the first episode, viewers find out that there is a murder. But we don’t know who was murdered and who did it. Through every episode viewers are left to calculate who the victim was and who the murderer was.

Overall, this show is epic. It sucks you in and you can’t escape. It is TV at its best. I give “Big Little Lies” a 10/10. Maybe even an 11/10. It was that good. I’m simply obsessed.

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