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Tobuyornot99 Tue 14-Mar-17 16:51:08

Anyone watching?
I've picked some absolute stinkers of series' lately but I'm holding out hope for this one, seems a bit Desperate Housewives-esque.

WhyOhWine Tue 14-Mar-17 16:56:10

I have just finished reading the book and really enjoyed it. Think it will work well as a tv mini series. Not sure about the casting of Nicole Kidman for her role, but think the other two are well cast.

We dont have Sky so dont think i can watch but hoping they will release as a box set at some stage.

Tobuyornot99 Tue 14-Mar-17 17:00:20

Ooh I didn't know it had been a book! Probably for the best as I rarely enjoy anything on TV if I've read it, I feel they cast the wrong people in the roles, just to annoy me!
We haven't got Sky but we've a firestick, I shall harass DP to find it for me immediately smile

Brightredpencil Tue 14-Mar-17 19:45:49

I've been looking forward to this but found it a bit of an anticlimax! It's following following VERY similar formula to The Affair (seaside resort, wealthy/less wealthy obvious dichotomy, flashback type sequences, courtcase/murder).

CurbsideProphet Tue 14-Mar-17 19:49:41

We've got Now TV so I'm planning on watching smile

TheEagle Tue 14-Mar-17 19:49:56

I really enjoyed the book and I was very excited about this series.

I'm finding it doesn't translate as well to the snall screen as I'd thought. There was too much jumping from person to person and juxtaposition of dialogue.

TheEagle Tue 14-Mar-17 19:50:58

The book is set in Australia and the series is US-based so maybe something will be lost in translation ...

Clayhead Tue 14-Mar-17 19:59:06

It very much reminded me of The Affair too for all the reasons mentioned and the filming of water!

GavelRavel Tue 14-Mar-17 21:55:47

im watching. its watchable. Though a bit obvious who the father will turn out to be ..

NapQueen Sun 26-Mar-17 21:43:33

Just watched ep1 and Reese plays the whole Type A Soccer Mom PTA person very well doesnt she. Even her ponytail fits. grin

Gunpowder Sun 26-Mar-17 21:49:43

<waves at TheEagle >
Ooh I'm loving this. Maybe its because I love all their houses though, and the soundtrack, and it's beautifully shot.

Agree Reese is fantastic casting. I imagine her being a bit like that IRL.

NapQueen Sun 26-Mar-17 21:57:34

Youtube her "73 Questions with Reese Witherspoon" and yep pretty much! Quick tour of her house as she answers short questions.

The houses are pretty awesome! The way that teacher handled the strangling was shocking though - out in a big group in public!

user1473602935 Sun 26-Mar-17 22:04:19

I was really excited about this but find it quite dull and the characters annoying

Couldn't get past second episode

Gunpowder Sun 26-Mar-17 22:04:51

How fun, I will look NapQueen Have you seen the video of RW with Cara Delevigne in a lift? [[ i.stuff.co.nz/life-style/fashion/10026877/Reese-Witherspoon-purrs-Delevingne-in-lift here]]
I reckon she'd be good fun on a night out. grin

YY to the teacher. V shocking.

TheEagle Mon 27-Mar-17 21:20:30

<waves back at gunpowder smile>

Still not convinced that this is translating very well to the small screen. Hmm.

NewBallsPlease00 Sun 02-Apr-17 01:51:41

I'm a sucker for wealthy glossy USA series- see also revenge, gossip girl, devious maids, desperate housewives ...

PollyPelargonium52 Tue 04-Apr-17 13:42:17

Has anybody managed to work out who is actually dead? I hear there are seven episodes. I just viewed the fourth one last night.

Nicole Kidman is my absolute fave. I think she is great in everything she is in.

Autumn0909 Tue 18-Apr-17 17:45:46

I've just found this thread after watching the first episode. It's so slow to get started! I absolutely LOVED the book but I don't hold out much hope for the rest of the episodes. My advice? Read the book if you haven't.

bigchris Tue 18-Apr-17 17:46:32

I'm still watching but imo the pace has never quickened

TheEagle Tue 18-Apr-17 20:15:11

I thought Episode 5 was quite good bit Episode 6 was back to blah.

Definitely read the book instead. It's much, much better. Even with all the Hollywood glitterati, this series didn't do the book justice.

picklemepopcorn Tue 18-Apr-17 20:51:34

I love the way the therapist is working with Nicole Kidman.

picklemepopcorn Tue 18-Apr-17 21:10:25

I'm watching the first night of the play. NK's husband is dreadful.

mikado1 Tue 18-Apr-17 21:21:09

There's another, longer thread:

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/telly_addicts/2872822-Big-Little-Lies-we-have-to-dont-we-Edited-by-MNHQ-UK-pace

picklemepopcorn Wed 19-Apr-17 07:16:40

Thank you, mikado! Thought it was a bit quiet!

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