If you were a fan of the twisty, thrilling, enlightening, and bitingly funny first season of the hit HBO series “Big Little Lies,” then you might be counting down the days until the second season airs in June of this year. The star-studded cast — featuring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz, and Alexander Skarsgård — would have drawn in massive amounts of viewers no matter what, but since there was a top-shelf story along with top-shelf actors, audiences were perched in front of their TVs for seven weeks straight.
The show started out as a miniseries following author Lianne Moriarty’s novel by the same name, and the characters’ gut-wrenching narrative led to the creation of a second season — this one featuring Meryl Streep. Episode writers promise that the show will continue to explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage, and, of course, the vicious ferocity of dysfunctional parenting.
In preparation for the release of the second season, our team has opted to do a six-week blog series wherein we will explore the tropes in each episode of season one. Because this show explores various familial issues, including: co-parenting, marital affairs, stepparenting, domestic abuse, and family violence, we thought it would be a promising endeavor to break down each of these topics and explore possible solutions, or avenues for healing.
If you have not yet started this series, we encourage you to do so in the upcoming weeks. It’s streamable on HBO, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. If you’re already a fan, be sure to keep an eye out for our blog series starting in early May. You can access it here.