The first season of Big Little Lies turned the show into a sensation for very clear reasons. The story, which took place like a long movie, combined a close look at victims of physical and sexual abuse with a thriller. In between, the audience could see enough of juicy small town melodrama.
Featuring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in the lead roles, the supposedly limited edition even surpassed HBO's expectations. For this reason, the show scrapped the "Limited" and returned for a second season.
In the second episode Big Little Lies were sent even taller by bringing Perry Meryl Streep as mother-in-law aboard. Streep was hired to rummage through Monterey to find answers and generally feel uncomfortable with the ladies in the city.
That turned out to be great, but after the murder was cleared up and the abusive child identified, the show lacked part of the focus it had the first season. In fact, you may have noticed that the series took a sharp turn in telenovela area. It all started with a slap in the face of a living canvas legend.
The "Blow Around the World" was pure Latin soap opera magic.
Although I've never been a big fan of the Colombian and Brazilian soap operas, you can not help but notice (and digest) much of the genre when you spend time in Latin America. The defining feature of the soaps there (called telenovelas ) is the intensity or what reality TV viewers often refer to as "drama." Over the past decade, you've noticed that the subject becomes incredibly racy. Shows such as L such as Muñecas de la Mafia ("Mafia Dolls") and S in Senos No Hay Paraíso ("Without breasts there is no paradise") take the form to a new level brought trashiness.
In a memorable commercial from this period (circa 2010), the viewer was supposed to be captivated by the clip of a young woman slapping an elegant older lady. In the fourth episode of Big Little Lies HBO viewers received a memorable equivalent. Admittedly, there was much more commotion, paranoia, and more kitchen table talk this season than in the first season. But the slap brought the series to a new location. (Mother-in-law alone is a classic Colombian soap material.)
When you come to a second season, things have to change, and those shifts should be expected to some extent. But let us admit that the show is full. telenovela .
& # 39; Big Little Lies & # 39; works great in the & # 39; Novela & # 39; mode – but we were cheated of Reese's slingshot.
Although Big Little Lies changed a lot in the second season, there's nothing wrong with the shift. After all, if you bring a limited series to a new, unexpected location, you will always compromise.
After Perry was killed and his threat removed from the world of the Monterey Five, the authors needed material to fill the void. Even a bad mother-in-law did not quite make it.
For entertainment, there is still no better show than HBO's first-rate prestige drama when Sunday night is over. But was the second season necessary? But you must pay the producers and authors the honor not to be quiet. The only complaint I will file is the following: In his present telenovela glory, how could you cut Reese's ice cream cone in Streep? That's wrong in many ways.
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