“Let second grade begin!”
The froth surrounding the second season of Big Little Lies is almost inescapable… which is weird.
I mean, didn’t the first season finish with a tidy resolution already? Aren’t we satisfied? Did it not end on a high note?
How about let’s not question it. It kicks off on June 10 and, like I said, there is froth. And it’s real.
Early reviews are looking pretty good…. but this ain’t a review.
This is what you need to know before you lose even more daylight hours on this brilliant show.
Madeline Martha Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon)
Bonnie Carlson (Zoe Kravitz)
Celeste Wright (Nicole Kidman)
Jane Chapman (Shailene Woodley)
Renata Klein (Laura Dern)
Yep, see why we’re frothing? Streep plays the mother of Perry White, Mary Louise Wright. She’s been described as a drab, passive-aggressive and terrifying mother in search of answers.
Not gonna lie, I’m already invested.
Bonnie’s mother also heads to town along with her husband… and there’s a bunch of mother/daughter tension that’ll be explored.
Corey Brockfield is Jane’s adorbs co-worker at the aquarium.
Michael Perkins, a teacher who has a climate change curriculum that stirs things up.
But is it gonna be good?
Despite being described as a ‘slow burn’, the early reviews are positive. The show is still being driven by the dirty politics of Monterey’s social life. Thank the LAWD.
Still a highlight are Celeste’s therapy sessions, which will continue, and the show wastes no time in jumping into some juicy storylines involving Madeline and Jane.
Add Mary Louise’s arrival and Bonnie’s expanded storyline… and it’s still a compellingly good watch.
When And Where To Watch?
The new season will hit Australian screens on June 10 at 11am AEDT.
It will air every Monday on Fox Showcase (channel 115 on Foxtel) at 11am AEDT, with an encore at 8.30pm.
If you need some serious catching up to do, the full first season is also available on Apple iTunes.