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Apr 22, 2020. 4 comments

Little Fires Everywhere showrunner Liz Tigelaar explains why the finale veers so far from the book

Little Fires Everywhere showrunner Liz Tigelaar explains why the finale veers so far from the book

(Note: This piece contains specific plot details about the ending of the Hulu mini-series Little Fires Everywhere.)

Celeste Ng’s bestselling novel Little Fires Everywhere seemed like a natural fit for Hulu’s latest prestige miniseries, especially with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington on board as stars and executive producers. The drama pitched Witherspoon and Washington as two mothers at...

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Apr 06, 2020. 11 comments

Quibi, reviewed: We judge Chrissy’s Court, the new Punk’d, and more

Quibi, reviewed: We judge Chrissy’s Court, the new Punk’d, and more

After

numerous trailers and press releases that breathlessly announced the latest outlandish premise for a show, Quibi has finally launched with a full lineup of “quick bites.” (Yes, that’s what Quibi is short for.) Quibi creator Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman envisioned a different kind of pivot to video, cutting down episode runtimes so they could be consumed while running errands...

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Mar 18, 2020.

Little Fires Everywhere showrunner Liz Tigelaar on the challenges of adapting the hit novel

Little Fires Everywhere showrunner Liz Tigelaar on the challenges of adapting the hit novel

Adapting a bestselling novel for television is never an easy task, especially when it requires setting a home on fire. “Burning down a house is a big deal,” says

Little Fires Everywhere showrunner Liz Tigelaar. “There are things, sometimes, you can write in a book that’s just like a quick little sentence. But when you have to see it on screen, you’re like, ‘okay, we’ve got to make this work.’”...
Mar 18, 2020. 5 comments

Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere kicks off with an emotionally fraught premiere

Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere kicks off with an emotionally fraught premiere
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Almost immediately, Little Fires Everywhere makes at least one interpretation of its title known in its premiere episode. Along with her husband and three of four children, a horrified Elena Richardson (Reese Witherspoon) watches as their fancy mansion in Shaker Heights, Ohio, goes up in flames. They are informed that someone used an...

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Mar 18, 2020. 4 comments

Hulu says we can all have Little Fires Everywhere a few hours early

Hulu says we can all have Little Fires Everywhere a few hours early

Open up your coronavirus self-isolation stocking, because Santa Hulu has left us all a little gift in the shape of Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington: The streaming service’s adaptation of Little Fires Everywhere, which was supposed to come out tomorrow, is available now. Well, only the first three episodes are available now, but depending on your time zone those should carry you to...

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Mar 13, 2020. 8 comments

Little Fires Everywhere begins as a slow burn but eventually erupts

Little Fires Everywhere begins as a slow burn but eventually erupts
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Parenting starts as a very difficult but pretty straightforward job: Keep your kids safe, fed, warm, and dry. After about a decade, those same offspring are expressing their own fervent opinions about those basic needs, ready to assume the job of taking care of themselves. Who we thought those children would grow up to be might not...

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Mar 09, 2020. 5 comments

Reese Witherspoon gives female animals their due in the trailer for her Quibi show Fierce Queens

Reese Witherspoon gives female animals their due in the trailer for her Quibi show Fierce Queens

Companies tend to look pretty bad when they try too hard to push “pro-women” products or initiatives, like Bic’s silly “For Her” line of girly pens for girls, so that’s already a big hurdle that Quibi’s Fierce Queens has to cross. The show comes from Reese Witherspoon and the BBC, and it’s apparently a nature documentary series told—as Deadline puts it—from “a female perspective,” which...

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Feb 20, 2020. 13 comments

Little Fires Everywhere producer breaks down the Hulu series’ tense new trailer

Little Fires Everywhere producer breaks down the Hulu series’ tense new trailer

“Someone burned down your house down with you inside… Do you know anyone that would do this?”

That’s the mystery at the center of Hulu’s upcoming series Little Fires Everywhere, which stars executive producers Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon and is based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller of the same name. But—as evidenced in a new trailer released Thursday—there’s a lot more going on in...

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Dec 16, 2019. 5 comments

Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere finally has a premiere date

Hulu's Little Fires Everywhere finally has a premiere date

Hulu’s adaptation of Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere—the next entry in the Reese Witherspoon adaptation canon, following HBO’s Big Little Lies—has seemingly been in the works for a very long time (it’s only been

a little over a year , but everything else in pop culture moves so fast now), and now we finally know when the show is going to be presented to our eyeballs. As announced in a...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Nov 09, 2019. 8 comments

Zoe Saldana to star in Reese Witherspoon’s new Netflix production, From Scratch

Zoe Saldana to star in Reese Witherspoon’s new Netflix production, From Scratch

Reese Witherspoon’s Oprah-like efforts to take over multiple worlds of media continue. She’s drawing on a volume from her own Reese’s Book Club to create a new Netflix limited series: Tembi Locke’s autobiographical romance From Scratch, which sounds like a cross between Under The Tuscan Sun and Love Story. As Variety describes it, the story “follows an American woman as she falls in love with...

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Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Oct 28, 2019. 10 comments

Apple TV+ picks a winner with the sly, timely, star-powered The Morning Show

Apple TV+ picks a winner with the sly, timely, star-powered The Morning Show
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A little ways into the third episode of The Morning Show, one of Apple TV+’s big plays for attention to its new streaming service, Jennifer Aniston’s morning TV anchor tries to explain to her daughter why she just did something that looks an awful lot like career suicide. “Sometimes,” she says softly, cradling her daughter’s face in her...

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Saloni Gajjar Saloni Gajjar Oct 01, 2019. 1 comments

Reese Witherspoon exudes some cool aunt energy in her first TikTok

Reese Witherspoon exudes some cool aunt energy in her first TikTok

Reese Witherspoon’s radiating some of that Elle Woods coolness IRL with her first venture into the adventurous online world of TikTok. The actress, who will

reprise her iconic Legally Blonde character for an upcoming threequel, is showing off her skills in her first (and so far only) TikTok, wherein she attempts some solid dance moves, poses with a water bottle, and cuddles her dog, among...

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Erik Adams Erik Adams Aug 19, 2019. 20 comments

Rise and shine, there’s a new Morning Show trailer

Rise and shine, there’s a new Morning Show trailer

Last week,

we heard from the stars of The Morning Show ; this week, we finally get to see what Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell look like when they’re speaking those lines of integrity-rich dialogue. The trailer for the Kerry Ehrin-written, Mimi Leder-directed Apple TV+ series—which still doesn’t have a premiere date beyond “fall”—sets up the arcs for its three...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Aug 02, 2019. 23 comments

Read this: The New York Times finally realizes Tracy Flick is the hero of Election

Read this: The New York Times finally realizes Tracy Flick is the hero of Election

This isn’t much of a hot take to those of us who have watched and loved

Election over the past twenty years, but The New York Times today offers a deep dive into what critic A.O. Scott believes America gets wrong about Tracy Flick. In Alexander Payne’s 1999 film, says the Times, “she’s preyed upon by a teacher and almost cheated out of her rightful victory. But somehow she’s the villain.”...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jul 08, 2019. 24 comments

Despite their parents, the Big Little Lies kids know what’s up

Despite their parents, the Big Little Lies kids know what’s up
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For many people, the minute they become a parent, that status supersedes all of their other ones: spouse, offspring, employee, sibling. Our main Big Little Lies characters were all introduced to us as moms of kids in the same class at Otter Bay Elementary School, but this season, we haven’t seen too much of the wee ones, give or take a...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jul 01, 2019. 24 comments

Ain’t no party like a Big Little Lies disco party

Ain’t no party like a Big Little Lies disco party
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The midpoint of this midseason episode of Big Little Lies hits its apex right where it should: Amabella’s ’70s disco party. You gotta hand it to the solid citizens of Monterey. Even though a previous dress-up party ended in disaster, that’s not going to stop them from going all out a year or so later. So everyone, even relatives...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jun 17, 2019. 24 comments

All Big Little Lies families are unhappy in their own way

All Big Little Lies families are unhappy in their own way
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This season of Big Little Lies appears to be a bit less subtle than the first one. In case you were busy stripping furniture or a similar activity while you viewed this episode, or were watching another channel, the theme of the second episode in season two of BLL was—say it with me—family. Almost every one of our little subsets...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jun 10, 2019. 24 comments

The strength of Big Little Lies season 2 lies in performances over plot

The strength of Big Little Lies season 2 lies in performances over plot
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I was definitely among the camp of people against the idea of a second season of Big Little Lies. The first season was so wonderfully crafted around the murder mystery at its center, once that was all revealed, and resolved, and concluded with the five women watching their children on the beach, I thought it was

a perfect ending to an...

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Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Jun 07, 2019. 19 comments

What, are you just not going to watch Meryl Streep in Big Little Lies?

What, are you just not going to watch Meryl Streep in Big Little Lies?
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The truth about the second season of Big Little Lies is that it wasn’t entirely necessary—season one of David E. Kelley’s adaptation, based on Liane Moriarty’s steamy thriller, was an addictive blend of soapiness and pathos, and featured one of the best ensembles in recent history. Director Jean-Marc Vallée, who helmed the first seven...

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Erik Adams Erik Adams Feb 09, 2019. 13 comments

Wait, so how did they make a 2nd season of Big Little Lies?

Wait, so how did they make a 2nd season of Big Little Lies?

This post discusses the plot of Big Little Lies.

Big Little Lies was a blockbuster TV event in 2017, and Hollywood tends to want its blockbusters to multiply, which partially explains why new episodes of Big Little Lies will be airing in June 2019. But how did HBO manage to get a second season out of what was billed as a miniseries, one that was based on a novel that doesn’t have a sequel and...

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