Why You Should Be Watching Big Little Lies

The HBO murder mystery series, Big Little Lies, is the new show everyone is talking about. The seven-part miniseries is based on the book of the same name by Liane Moriarty. The show tells the tale of five wives and mothers that live in Monterey, California. Behind their massive homes, beautiful families and seemingly perfect lives, each mom has her own set of lies and secrets. Here’s why you should get on the Big Little Lies train.

The cast is amazing

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Who can beat Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Kravitz, Adam Scott, and Nichole Kidman all in one series? If you love seeing stars out of their typical roles, Big Little Lies is a must see. Shailene Woodley even makes her HBO debut as single mother Jane Chapman. Adam Scott is cast as doting husband Ed Mackenzie. You’ll forget all about his role as the jerk brother on Stepbrothers.

The soundtrack is even better

The soundtrack is a mix of oldie hits, soft jazzy tracks, and moody indie songs. The theme song is the track Cold Little Heart by Michael Kiwanuka. If you think he sounds familiar, he’s also done some songs for the series Parenthood. You’ll love six-year-old Chloe Mackenzie’s music taste throughout the show. Some of the notable tracks include Pocketful of Rainbows by Elvis Presley, Dreams by Fleetwood Mac, Don’t by Zoe Kravitz, and This Feeling by Alabama Shakes.

It’s like Pretty Little Liars for adults

If you were a regular Pretty Little Liars viewer back in the day, Big Little Lies has the same dramatic vibe, but with adult issues. There’s murder, betrayal, affairs and each episode you get closer to the whodunit. Sometimes the moms in the series even act like high schoolers.

It tackles real issues

While sometimes TV is a good escape from reality, it’s refreshing when shows tackle real issues. Big Little Lies has a majority of women on their cast and most are over 40, a huge step in the right direction for Hollywood. The series deals with issues that real women face like domestic violence, divorce, assault, single parenthood, and the struggle of balancing work and family.

It’s aesthetically pleasing

What beats views of beautiful Monterey, California? Probably the luxurious homes these women live in. The impeccable camera shots, costume design, and the actors themselves all make the series pleasing to watch.

There may be a season two in the works

While the director, Jean-Marc Vallee, originally stated he would just leave it as a miniseries, the cast is on board for the second season. The original book author is all for writing more plot twists and getting creative with the second season. We won’t spoil the finale for you, but maybe season two will go more in depth into the aftermath.