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Old 03-02-17, 05:54 PM   #26
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

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The Michael Scott character is ok and somebody you can relate to.

Maybe it would be too obvious if the Reese or Skargard characters did it.

Now I know how Nicole Kidman sounds like if he is having sex.
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Old 03-02-17, 11:15 PM   #27
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

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Zoe Kravitz's character is a complete ripoff of Lisa Bonet's from High Fidelity and it almost distracting for the show when she's in a scene.
? Do you just mean the way she looks? I've seen High Fidelity numerous times over the years. Never once thought of it while watching this show, and am hard pressed to think of how the yoga-loving, wishy-washy, younger wife of a divorcee is a "complete ripoff" of a famous musician who has a one night stand with a record store loser and has no problem kicking him out when she's done with him.

I really enjoyed the second episode. While I'll acknowledge she's a little over-aggressive and self-absorbed, I like the Reese Witherspoon character, and find myself agreeing with her about most of the shit she's getting fired up about.
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

I'm assuming everyone knows the Zoe Kravitz is Lisa Bonet's kid, but just wanted to point it out. And I don't see any correlation in their roles aside from very high level. I could see a correlation between Reese's role in this and her Tracy Flick role from Election though.

I'm about halfway through the book now. The show is very faithful so far. It's a good read, but I'm glad that I saw an episode first since it helped me to quickly remember who was who. One different thing in the book is that Reese has a third child in it, a boy that's two years old that her youngest daughter, IIRC.
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Old 03-03-17, 09:35 PM   #29
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

One thing not in the books is this dark-headed guy that's been watching them. Even having read the book I can't figure out who it's supposed to be for sure. I have a possible idea, but if it's really who I'm thinking of it may mean that the show could play out differently than the book.
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I'm wondering if it could be Saxon Banks. Which should really only show up in a flashback if the show is 100% faithful.
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Old 03-04-17, 07:26 AM   #30
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

Finished the book, and really enjoyed it. Depending on how this plays out, this could be a really good series.

I can't remember any dark headed guy watching them in these episodes? I'll have to keep an eye out for him next time I watch. Not sure how it could be who you think though...
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Old 03-04-17, 05:56 PM   #31
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

Probably not him, but hard to say right now. The dark-headed has been shown in both episodes, but very briefly. In the first episode when the 3 ladies are at the coffee shop he peeks at them from around the corner.

Edit: if you have HBO GO and are curious, the person I'm referring to can be seen at 16:37 in the first episode.

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Old 03-06-17, 06:46 PM   #32
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

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Probably not him, but hard to say right now. The dark-headed has been shown in both episodes, but very briefly. In the first episode when the 3 ladies are at the coffee shop he peeks at them from around the corner.

Edit: if you have HBO GO and are curious, the person I'm referring to can be seen at 16:37 in the first episode.
Ok, so it's clear after last night's episode that this guy is just Madeline's boss at the theater.
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Old 03-07-17, 09:58 AM   #33
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

Felt this was the worst episode so far. It dragged for me, especially the counseling scene with Perry & Celeste. Renata did say that she wanted to kill Madeline though...hmmm....foreshadowing, or red herring?

I find pretty much unlikable still, except for Reese, but that's probably because I've always had a thing for her and she can do no wrong in my eyes.
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

I think this has been really well acted so far, enjoying it
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

Adam Scott Sorry

I thought episode 4 was the best show and renewed my interest but the counseling session was too long.

Any excuse to play "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young is fine with me.
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Old 03-10-17, 05:29 PM   #36
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

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Any excuse to play "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young is fine with me.
Totally agree - LOVE that song!
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Old 03-12-17, 09:44 AM   #37
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

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I thought episode 4 was the best show and renewed my interest but the counseling session was too long.

Any excuse to play "Harvest Moon" by Neil Young is fine with me.
Episode 3? Episode 4 premieres tonight.

Agree about "Harvest Moon". I love that song.
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Old 03-12-17, 07:28 PM   #38
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

Despite the characters being unlikable the acting is great. The show is basically a murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. Good stuff. I liked everyone singing Dreams in the car. Good use of music in this show.
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Old 03-12-17, 07:52 PM   #39
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

So in Episode 3, it was pretty clear to everyone else who they were insinuating raped Woodley's character, right?
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Old 03-13-17, 10:59 PM   #40
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

No episode 4? What happened? Its not on for the next couple of weeks (at least according to my DVR!!)
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Old 03-13-17, 11:02 PM   #41
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

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No episode 4? What happened? Its not on for the next couple of weeks (at least according to my DVR!!)
It aired last night.
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Old 03-14-17, 05:13 AM   #42
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

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So in Episode 3, it was pretty clear to everyone else who they were insinuating raped Woodley's character, right?
Probably, but I didn't pick up on it. I know what happened so Ive picked up on some possible foreshadowing but you are probably right in what you are saying.

I wouldn't be surprised if Renata had Madeline followed and pictures of the kiss end up being leaked, leading to more possible motive for the murder.
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Old 03-14-17, 12:05 PM   #43
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

Yea. I think they've telegraphed who the rapist is and who the real school bully is. I'm still not certain on the murder/murderer. I have suspicions. But I'm not sure yet.
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

Having read the book it's hard for me to say whether or not I'd have picked up on it by now, but my wife who hasn't read it is 100% correct with her own speculation.
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

So by the conversations last night I am guessing the individual attacking Renata's daughter is

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One of Celeste and Vampire Eric's twins. The conversation with the therapist where she asked if the kids knew made that pop into my head.
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Old 03-20-17, 07:30 PM   #46
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

^^ Yup, that is my guess as well.
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

So Jane is getting pulled over with a loaded gun in her purse. Interesting. I figured that when she went to see the interior designer, it would be obvious that he was gay, but I guess they didn't go that way with it. I might have been dozing, but was there a reason that she didn't follow through with her plan to shoot him? Does she know it's not him? Did she not have it in her?
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

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So by the conversations last night I am guessing the individual attacking Renata's daughter is

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One of Celeste and Vampire Eric's twins. The conversation with the therapist where she asked if the kids knew made that pop into my head.
That's my guess as well, since it would make sense why she couldn't identify her attacker on orientation day.
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

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So by the conversations last night I am guessing the individual attacking Renata's daughter is

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One of Celeste and Vampire Eric's twins. The conversation with the therapist where she asked if the kids knew made that pop into my head.
You mean
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literally the only other males under the age of 20 on the show with a speaking part?

That's a bold guess.
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Re: Big Little Lies (HBO) -- S: Witherspoon, Kidman, Woodley -- Premieres 2/19/17

These last few episodes have seen fairly pointless. At this point I really don't care who was dead because these people are all unlikeable.
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