Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman in "Little Big Lies". - HBO

EDIT:  After a broadcast on OCS in France, it is the turn of TF1 to broadcast, from this Tuesday evening, Big Little Lies . On this occasion, we invite you to reread this article on a brilliant series.

This is THE event mini-series of the start of the year and we can understand why. Just with its casting, Big Little Lies sends heavy: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley in the main roles and Jean-Marc Vallée, the director of CRAZY and Dallas Buyers Club , at the helm. Without forgetting the creator David E. Kelley known for the cult Ally McBeal . With all of this, the HBO show could hardly go wrong, and it does better than that. As season 1 comes to an end this Monday night on OCS, you are told why you (absolutely) have to turn on your TV at 8:40 p.m. sharp.


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For the fabulous Nicole Kidman

We had not seen Nicole Kidman so incarnated since Rabbit Hole . In Big Little Lies , she plays Celeste Wright, a diaphanous mother who left her career as a lawyer to take care of her twins and her husband, Perry (Alexander Skarsgard). Behind the mask of the perfect, beautiful and loving woman, she hides more and more severe bruises. On the other side of the door of her sublime villa in Monterey (California), she suffers the fits of rage from her husband. Nicole Kidman offers a complex face of the victim, sucked in by amorous passion and its faults. She also tells Vogue how her character continued to live in her for a long time: “I would go home sometimes, I would take an Advil, because I was violently thrown. I had real bruises on my body. (…) I loved playing this character because it was beautifully written. »And to confide that Celeste is the role for which she went the furthest. We thank her.

For its incredible soundtrack

Big Little Lies got noticed for their soundtrack. Between the credits ( Cold Little Heart by Michael Kiwanuka), the sound of the car radios of the magnificent cars and the playlist of Chloe, the daughter of Madeline Martha Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon), the music has a role in its own right. And, good news: the official soundtrack was released with 14 tracks. From Don't by Zoë Kravitz (daughter of, and character of Bonnie in the series) to the sublime River by Leon Bridges, via This Feeling by Alabama Shakes, it's a bit like taking one of the headphones. of little Chloe. We give you the credits for fun.

For his vitriolic description of the bourgeoisie 

Desperate Housewives had opened the breach: the quasi-sociological study of the behavior of the Wasp in an upscale suburb of the United States. Big Little Lies, often compared to its predecessor from ABC, follows suit. Here, it's still about bitchy housewives whose lives are punctuated by their children's school and lies (as the title suggests). Putting a good face, concealing its weaknesses, the series offers a severe look at this society plagued by slander and blows from behind. Adultery, domestic violence, rape, the well-off are not spared by life. Madeline, Celeste, Jane and Renata let guess their little monstrosities behind their carnivorous smile. And we give it to our heart's content.

To know the end

Who was killed and, above all, by whom? We look to the end to know the outcome, of course. The series is built around a mystery: a murder was committed during the school holiday. And if we are bound by other sub-plots - who plays the "bullies" with Amabella, Renata's daughter? Will Jane reveal the identity of Ziggy's father? What is Madeline hiding? -, each episode tries to understand the events which led to the crime, wonderfully mixing extracts from the interrogations of the satellite characters and flashbacks of the heroines. The answer tonight.

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