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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 12:54 PM

'Big Little Lies' makes most of star-studded cast

The traditional 'whodunit' turned on its head!

Source: CNN, by Brian Lowry

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Having seen the finale, "Big Little Lies" pays off its various threads splendidly, joining two previous HBO miniseries -- "The Night Of" and the first season of "True Detective" -- as a tight, self-contained narrative.

If networks are truly committed to this format, they would be doing themselves a service by not trying to transform every one that works into a franchise. Starting over from scratch is always riskier, but nobody needs a "Bigger Littler Lies."

"Big Little Lies" isn't the first series devoted to secrets in an outwardly idyllic small town, and it surely won't be the last. Yet far from feeling too big or little, this seven-episode run, on most every level, turned out to have been just right.


*WARNING* Spoilers at link: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/31/entertainment/big-little-lies-finale/index.html

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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 01:35 PM

1. "Outwardly idyllic small town" that I remember

from long ago - Peyton Place.

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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 03:33 PM

2. I like that it's a one and done...

...with no season 2 on the horizon...

If you're following the show and are not a book reader (hello Game of Thrones..!!!), here's a fun link to contemplate the whodunit...

https://www.buzzfeed.com/samstryker/big-little-lies-theories?utm_term=.jy8xYnYyBN#.lfkK2G2rJE






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