If you haven’t been watching HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’ , you are REALLY missing out! With only four aired episodes, there’s still PLENTY of time to pour yourself a generous glass of Merlot and get caught up in the secretive, seductive, and shady Monterrey community with your new favorite mom: Madeline Mackenzie (Witherspoon). We’ve compiled a list of 5 reasons we can’t get enough of this new series.
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5) Laura Dern is a fantastic villain.
Two words: Renata. Klein. Dern is PERFECT as the steely, calculated, (but vulnerable) nemesis of Otter Bay’s HBIC Madeline Mackenzie (Witherspoon). From the severe turtlenecks and bubble skirts, there’s a lot more going on with Klein than pushing a false accusation from the mouth of her daughter, Amabella. And that office sex scene? Terrifying, but hilarious, and most definitely NSFW.
4) Shaliene Woodley is a superb trojan horse.
She’s the Cady Heron, fresh meat, new bait and Woodley plays her with rhythm and sympathy. Maybe because my sister lived in Monterrey Bay when she was right out of college that I feel Woodley’s character, Jane Chapman, tugs at my heart strings. For those of you who’ve never visited, it’s not a young or hip city by any means so these catty women dynamics feel all too relatable/not far from the truth. We don’t know fully why Woodley is there (we learn A LOT in last night’s episode), but I’m ecstatic to see how this young single mom gets intertwined into this rocky mountain narrative.
3) Zoe Kravitz and James Tuppers make a hot ass couple.
I’ve always had a girl crush on Zoe Kravitz (who doesn’t?!), but I’d never heard of James Tupper before Episode 1 and suddenly I was like:
Kravitz plays Bonnie, the vegan, yogi master, cool stepmom and she seems nothing but innocent in the tumultuous tornado that is Nathan (Tupper) and Mackenzie’s plight. But is there more than meets the eye? All I care about is can we get some sex scenes between the time, amirite ladies?!
2) Nicole Kidman dons a “Practical Magic” wig.
It’s hard to swallow her Trump comments, but like most of her craft, Kidman is MESMERIZING as the broken Celeste Wright and I think, the heart and soul of the show. AND, if you didn’t notice, she’s totally recycling her Practical Magic wig (which is disorienting because I keep yearning from a Sandra Bullock cameo). A lawyer turned stay-at-home mom, she’s got a disturbing relationship with her seemingly “perfect” husband Perry (Alexander Skarsgard). Can’t. Wait. To. See. More. Of. Her.
1) Witherspoon is dynamite as a waspier Elle Woods.
It’s as if Election had a love child with Legally Blonde and birthed Madeline Mackenzie played FLAWLESSLY by Reese Witherspoon.
If she doesn’t slay the Awards season next year, than I’m convinced there’s no more taste in television as a whole. She’s bumbly, she’s abrasive, she’s complicated, and she’s driven…but by what? It’s her subtle moments of pure waspiness bliss that make Witherspoon the standout.
START. WATCHING. HUNTIES!!!
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