Things We Saw Today: Big Little Lies’ Monterey Five Are Back & They Are the New Pretty Little Liars
The one time HBO mini-series, Big Little Lies, is now back for a second season, with the first full trailer finally out. We can see the Monterey five trying to adjust to life again after the death of Alexander Skarsgård’s Perry Wright, the abusive husband of Celeste Wright played by the beautifully wigged Nicole Kidman.
As a recap last season we had Reese Witherspoon as Madeline Martha Mackenzie, the HBIC of Monterey, having an affair with Lancelot from Merlin, Nicole Kidman as Celeste Wright trapped in an abusive relationship with Perry Wright, Shailene Woodley as Jane Chapman, the newcomer to Monterey with her young son Ziggy, and Zoë Kravitz as Bonnie Carlson, the new wife of Madeline’s ex-husband. We also had Laura Dern as Renata Klein, a rival of Madeline.
After being in conflict over an incident concerning their children, the women all ended up protecting each other when Perry in a drunken rage at a party started to violently beat Celeste in front of them. Bonnie came to their aid and pushed Perry down a flight of stairs, and he ended up being impaled. It was an Audrey Hepburn and Elvis costume party because … whiteness (love you, Audrey).
This second season has Meryl Streep joining the cast as Perry’s mother, looking to get answers about what happened to her son and also to win an Emmy. While I still don’t think this show needed a second season, I’m gonna watch it and enjoy it for the performances alone.
Big Little Lies returns June 9 on HBO.
What must it have felt like the moment they realized this was possible? pic.twitter.com/TUdV6MT61I
— Chris Kelly (@imchriskelly) May 1, 2019
- Hollywood murder mystery solved as a suspect is finally arrested in the 1985 murder of TV director Barry Crane, who directed episodes of “The Incredible Hulk, “Hawaii 5-O” and “The Six Million Dollar Man.” (via CBS News)
- Now that Endgame spoilers are fair game, Hot Toys is coming out with a Nano Gauntlet because Infinity Gauntlets are so 2018. (via Slash Film)
- … the world is trash
This will definitely go over well in 2019. pic.twitter.com/UgaNE77p5T
— No Context Sean Mulvihill (@NotSPMulvihill) May 10, 2019
- Chelsea Manning has been released from jail after continuing to refuse to testify in WikiLeaks case. (via HuffPo)
- An opinion piece came out yesterday from Anita Hill, addressing the issues of sexual violence and the failure of politicians to address it. (via NYT)
- A true PikaPal <3
Ryan Reynolds didn’t immediately say ‘yes’ to Detective Pikachu:
— io9 (@io9) May 10, 2019
It is finally Friday!!!
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