Big Little Lies: Tell-Tale Hearts
June 16, 2019 9:14 PM - Season 2, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Renata faces an uncertain future when Gordon lands in legal trouble; Celeste opens up to Mary Louise about her relationship with Perry; Ed confronts Madeline about her secrets.
posted by guiseroom (5 comments total)
I enjoyed how quickly everything is going to hell in a handbasket. Madeline’s bad choices all coming home to roost, and now I’m worried about her younger daughter. Crystal Fox as Bonnie’s kind-of-ominous mother was a standout, and for once I understand Nathan’s appeal (the way his voice cracked when he was talking to Bonnie was perfect).

That Kidman can act so much just with her vocal inflections is really something.

And someone please tell Renata not to say anything of substance over the prison phone line!!
posted by sallybrown at 8:57 AM on June 17 [3 favorites]

what an episode!! going to hell in a handbasket indeed. and while Bonnie's mom has NOTHING on Mary-Louise she's still pretty toxic and kindy scary. this show (and Sharp Objects) really make me think a lot more about the toxic femininity that is another legacy of the patriarchy. so much damage, passed from generation to generation. excellent portrayals and acting all around. (seriously Meryl Streep is terrifying in this role)
posted by supermedusa at 9:45 AM on June 17 [7 favorites]

Man, they really breeze past that line about Perry having a brother who died, huh?
posted by almostmanda at 10:59 AM on June 17 [3 favorites]

Man, they really breeze past that line about Perry having a brother who died, huh?

yeah...whats up with that???
posted by supermedusa at 7:58 AM on June 18

I love the scene where Jane is being incredibly generous with Mary Louise despite the latter's outrageous behavior towards her, giving her hope there may be a relationship with Ziggy-- and then Mary Louise just cannot keep from pushing one more time. The way Mary Louise talks about wanting to crush or squelch certain ideas-- it should be disarming, maybe, that she is so clear about this, but it actually makes me ten times more scared of her. I can't recall another character I've seen that resembles her in that sense.
posted by BibiRose at 1:08 PM on June 27 [2 favorites]

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