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Inertia Over Evolution: Where Season 2 of ‘Big Little Lies’ Went Wrong

Though it had its moments (shout-out Laura Dern’s swing mechanics), the second season of HBO’s star-studded miniseries turned series too often fell back on scene-chewing and reflection

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Time for Some Truth: Breaking Down the Finale of ‘Big Little Lies’

The real friends were the lies we made along the way

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Watch the ‘Big Little Live’ Finale

Amanda Dobbins and Mina Kimes react to the action-packed final episode of ‘Big Little Lies’

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The Most Important Questions Heading Into the Season 2 Finale of ‘Big Little Lies’

With Mary Louise taking the stand, there are still plenty of mysteries in Monterey that remain unsolved

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A Mouth Full of Tissues: Breaking Down the Sixth Episode of ‘Big Little Lies’

Everybody wants to rule the world, but the Monterey Five is quickly learning that no one ever can

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Watch ‘Big Little Live’ Recap Episode 6 of ‘Big Little Lies’

Amanda Dobbins and Mina Kimes dive into Celeste’s intense trial scene in the season’s penultimate episode

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Just Hug It Out: Breaking Down the Fifth Episode of ‘Big Little Lies’

Is the Monterey Five’s biggest secret uncontrollably unraveling?

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Watch ‘Big Little Live’ Recap Episode 5 of ‘Big Little Lies’

Amanda Dobbins and Mina Kimes discuss the lack of ice cream throwing and question Corey’s intentions

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Can ‘Big Little Lies’ Have It All?

The second season (of what was supposed to be a miniseries) has been a welcome source of fan service, but many of those moments have come at the expense of the show’s most central story

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Watch the ‘Big Little Live’ Midseason Show

Amanda Dobbins and Mina Kimes discuss ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2, give midseason awards, and dish out conspiracies

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Disco Demolition: Breaking Down the Fourth Episode of ‘Big Little Lies’

Nothing good ever comes from a costume party in Monterey, so let’s strap in for Amabella’s birthday!

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Watch ‘Big Little Live’ Recap Episode 4 of ‘Big Little Lies’

Amanda Dobbins and Mina Kimes discuss a disco-themed Fit of the Week and cruise to Malibu for Real Estate Corner

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66 Questions About Gordon’s Man Cave in ‘Big Little Lies’ 

Why is Renata’s husband so obsessed with trains? Does he have any friends who play trains with him? Is he eventually going to bash said trains to bits? (And, you know, 63 other questions.)

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The World Is Ending: Breaking Down the Third Episode of ‘Big Little Lies’

In an episode that sets up the drama for the rest of the season … a bunch of second-graders learn about the terrifying ills of climate change

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Watch ‘Big Little Live’ Recap Episode 3 of ‘Big Little Lies’

Amanda Dobbins and Mina Kimes are joined by Bill Simmons to provide insight on sustainability during Ask a Parent

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The ‘Big Little Lies’ Awards for Best Cursing

Petty scandals and vicious infighting are the stock in trade for a show that has made high art out of its characters’ cuss words

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Watch ‘Big Little Live’ Recap Episode 2 of ‘Big Little Lies’

Amanda Dobbins and Mina Kimes discuss Gordon’s case and how Renata cannot be not rich

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Guilty Consciences: Breaking Down the Second Episode of ‘Big Little Lies’

In a fast-moving episode, Renata’s husband goes down for insider trading, Bonnie’s mom comes to town, and the secrets harbored by the Monterey Five begin to spill out

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What Is Up With the Detective on ‘Big Little Lies’?

More specifically: What is up with her and that lighter?!

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The ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Premiere and the Debacle That Was ‘Dark Phoenix’

Discussing the return of ‘Big Little Lies’ and the arrival of Meryl Streep in the series, Fox’s latest X-Men film, and more

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The ‘Big Little Lies’ Social Media Extended Universe

We break down the social media presences of Reese Witherspoon, Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley

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“You’re Very Short”: Breaking Down the Season 2 Premiere of ‘Big Little Lies’

The first ladies of Monterey—plus Meryl Streep—are back, with a whole new set of problems, guilty consciences, and backhanded compliments

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Watch ‘Big Little Live’ Recap Episode 1 of ‘Big Little Lies’

The mystery has become a cover-up, and Amanda Dobbins and Mina Kimes are here to analyze the Monterey Five’s performance as they face off against Meryl Streep

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Watch ‘Big Little Live’ Preview Season 2 of ‘Big Little Lies’

Including a discussion of Detective Meryl’s role and an initial foray into the world of Monterey real estate

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Extraordinarily Ordinary: ‘Big Little Lies’ Becomes a Regular, Old TV Show

In 2017, the HBO miniseries, packed to the gills with massive celebrities, was proof of the heights TV could reach. Two years later, the show isn’t a miniseries at all, with a surprise second season that both transcends and adheres to the norms of traditional television.

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How Will Meryl Streep Shake Up ‘Big Little Lies’?

On Season 2, there’s really one huge lie—and Meryl’s there to suss it out

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How Will Renata Klein Channel Her Silicon Valley Energy in ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2?

She mistakenly joined the board of PayPal, she nearly burned a town to the ground to defend her daughter Amabella, and after witnessing the most crucial moment of Season 1, she may now be more friend than foe

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What Kind of Mischief Will Madeline Mackenzie Muster in ‘Big Little Lies’?

Reese Witherspoon’s character tends to her grudges "like little pets." What can we expect from the drama-loving queen bee of Monterey in Season 2?

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Can ‘Big Little Lies’ Revive the Old Celeste?

The first season gave Nicole Kidman’s character some cathartic, if rushed, resolution. Season 2 is an opportunity to let Celeste heal.

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‘Big Little Lies’ Now Has a Chance to Make Bonnie a Full-Fledged Character

High on the list of to-dos for Season 2: delve into the most underdeveloped member of the Monterey Five

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Meryl Streep Is Joining the Cast of ‘Big Little Lies’

Now the show’s seemingly unnecessary Season 2 is sure to be a success

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‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Is Seriously Happening

Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are back for more twists on friendship, marriage, and the "vicious ferocity of sound parenting." Yikes.