Premiered: February 19, 2017
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgård, Adam Scott, James Tupper, Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, Jeffrey Nordling, Iain Armitage, Joseph Cross, Darby Camp & Kathryn Newton
Based on Liane Moriarty’s 2014 best-selling novel, this HBO series is a powerhouse.
Five mothers (Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern & Zoë Kravitz) deal with the drama of being kindergarten mothers. There are rumors of bullying against one of their sons and the dynamics go downhill from there. But, behind all of their perfect lives are secrets that they don’t want to get out.
The cast is filled with the best leading actresses in Hollywood and each one seems to have been born to play their role. Witherspoon is charmingly funny, while Kidman will devastate in a brave performance. At the same time, Dern is vicious and nasty in her vendettas against others. On the male side, Alexander Skarsgård is frightening as Kidman’s abusive husband.
Final say: What are you doing if you haven’t watched this yet? ★★★★★