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Abusive Relationship

HBO original miniseries Big Little Lies drops S2E2 tonight.

#biglittlelies is based on literature of the same name.

rottentomatoes: 96%

metacritic: 77

imdb: 8.6

emmys: 8 wins

golden globes: 4 wins

SAG awards: 2 wins


Mary Louise Wright, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Meryl StreepMary Louise Wright

Mary Wright absconds into her daughter-in-law’s life to investigate the death of her son Perry outside of Monterey Bay, California.


Mary Louise Wright, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Meryl Streep“Oh.  Shouldn’t they be awake?  Come on, soldiers.  I have to go to town.  I can drop you off.  What was it about?  Your nightmare.  You said ‘rape.’  Something about a rape.” — Mary Louise Wright

“Hey!  Quiet!  Fine young men don’t don’t suddenly become fine young men all the sudden in a whoosh, you know.  It starts with being fine young boys.  And part of being a fine young boy is listening and respecting your mother.  She works so hard for you.  That’s why the sun shines on her so.” — Mary Louise Wright

“Can I get an Americano and a bran muffin? …that’s a thing?  Hi.  Madeline!  So nice to see you again.  How have you been?  I can’t complain.  Actually, I can.  My son is dead.  She should just get a proper housekeeper.  You’re very short.  I don’t mean it in a negative way.  A– a wanter?  You know… these are people in– in life who content themselves with what they have, and then there are others who just… just want.  Oh, you don’t have to take it personally.  Anyway, I’m a wanter myself.  You know what I want?  I want Perry back.  I wanna know what happened that night.  And I– I’m very tempted to ask you, but I doubt I would get the, uh… the truth, would I?  Yes, that seems to be the company line.  Depending on whose company you keep.  Madeline and I were just… talking.” — Mary Louise Wright

“Oh, Madeline.  Hello.  Well, I thought I might look for a small flat here in town, so that I could help out with the boys but not quite be so underfoot.  Do you work here?  Do you handle rentals?  I see you’re wearing heels.  No, you didn’t.  Um, I apologize.  The truth is, it had nothing to do with you.  When I was in boarding school, I had– I had a best friend, or so I thought, who revealed herself to be quite treacherous, and, uh, caused me a lot of pain.  So… she was just an itty-bitty little thing with a big, bubbly personality that, um… was designed to hide… that she was utterly vapid inside.  You remind me so much of her that I suppose I punish you for that.  That’s wrong of me, and I apologize.  Okay.” — Mary Louise Wright

“Come on, everybody.  Put it away, Max.  Come.  Well, one cannot survive on fast food every night.  You know that they– they ban these insidious fast food institutions from some parts of San Francisco.  do you remember when we walked across the Golden Gate Bridge?  You’re right, it is red.  Oh, yeah.  Well, they’re grieving, Celeste.  Their father’s death is not… something to be recovered from like a cold.  You know, your daddy was the most amazing man, and you were so lucky to have him.  And it’s very unfair and wrong that he died.  And you still feel angry about it, don’t you?  I mean, you feel angry that the other kids have their dads.  And you don’t.  You know, the other day, I was with some friends, and, um, their sons were not a patch on your dad.  Not a patch.  Just– I felt so angry.  Angry!  You know, that their mediocre, spindly, pudgy, balding, middle-management sons– still alive– and my Perry… my Perry… I just– felt just– I wanted to scream.  So you know what I did?  I did scream.  Wanna hear?  Okay.  What, my grief is too loud for you?  Oh, Celeste.  I should be more discrete.  We should scream.  We should scream and beat our breasts and– and tear our hair.  Don’t you feel angry?  You don’t?  I’m sorry.  I feel so, so alone.” — Mary Louise Wright

“Are you all right?  Celeste?  You all right?  You all right, dear?  Another nightmare?  Yes?  It’s all right.  It’s all right.  It’s all right.  So… who are we planning to kill?” — Mary Louise Wright


Celeste Wright, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Nicole KidmanCeleste Wright

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

1 win: 2017

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

1 win: 2018

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

1 win: 2018

“Oh, my God.  I just… I was having a nightmare.  Oh my God.  Oh… yeah.  Josh.  Max.  Up we go.  We overslept.  C’mon, c’mon, c’mon.  Let’s go.  We’re in a rush.  Quick, quick, quick.  Protein bar breakfast in the car.  Your favorite.  Oh… thanks, Mary Louise.  Oh, it was stupid.  Nothing, really.  What?” — Celeste Wright

“Hey, hey, boys come on.  Keep it down, would you?  I can’t hear myself think.  Thank you, Mary Louise.” — Celeste Wright

“Oh, hon.  Honey.  The horn.  The horn.  Indeed.  Do you?  Easy.  I’m gonna go to the ladies’ room; can you get me an Americano?” — Celeste Wright

“Mary Louise.  Welcome to my life.” — Celeste Wright

“Well, she comes and goes.  It’s a short hop from San Francisco.  She’s been… a really big help.  I mean, I’d be lost without her.  I’ve had some nightmares starting up of late that, um… I mean, may be triggered by the beginning of the school year.  I think I still… associate that place with… last night was… it was a beauty.  Perry and I were in… the in-vitro facility, and… it was all so sweet, and– and suddenly, I… I turned into a monster.  I was strangling him.  I was lifting him up, and I– I– it was… beyond disturbing, and I– I… a little exhilarating.  I guess I still feel… responsible.  For the accident.  I mean, if I’d left him when I should have– we should have never been together that night, and he might still be alive.  That I chose that night of all nights to leave him and to tell him and… what message?  No.  That part of me is still dead, I suppose.  First things first: get the boys’ lives back on track, that’s the priority.  So, you’re saying for my life to go on successfully, I need to be with a man?” — Celeste Wright

“We’re kidding ourselves if we think people have stopped talking.  Good.  Good.  Okay.  Yeah, good.” — Celeste Wright

“The boys love her.  I mean, they love her.  And she’s… she’s a big help, she really is.  Why are you not cashing the checks?  Come on, Jane.  Why?  Ziggy’s entitled to it.  He’s part of Perry’s estate.  How could I hate you?  He raped you.  No.  I don’t blame you for anything.  It’s complicated.” — Celeste Wright

“This looks so delicious.  Thank you, Mary Louise.  We don’t have it every night.  Hey!  Hey!  You could hurt him!  What’s wrong with you?  You stuck him with a fork, Josh.  That is unacceptable.  For God’s sake.  I know baby.  I know you do.  We all do.  We’ve still got some recovery ahead of us.  Oh!  Oh!  Mary Louise!  Mary Louise!  Mary Louise, please.  Just– just– the boys!  N–” — Celeste Wright

“No!  Fucking kill you!  No!  Yeah.  I’m sorry.” — Celeste Wright


Madeline MacKenzie, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Reese WitherspoonMadeline MacKenzie

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

1 nomination: 2017

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

1 nomination: 2018

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

1 nomination: 2018

“I have two showings, I have Abigail’s college advisor, not to mention all this scrutiny.  It’s just gonna be a day.  Ed, this is the first day of school.  We have to earn our good-mom badges all over again.  ‘Has she gotten fatter over the summer?  Does she look older?’  These questions get asked, Ed, and we all get judged all over again.  It’s a complete double standard ’cause if a dad shows up, they’re like, ‘wow, there’s a dad here.  He’s involved.’  But with the moms… it just makes me wanna blow.  Oh my God.  Chloe.  Goddammit!  Just right there.  I need to get right there.  Chloe– could you please turn it down?” — Madeline MacKenzie

“Warren.  Really pushing the school spirit this year, aren’t you?  Hi, Madeline Martha Mackenzie.  Anyway, it was a beautiful service, Warren.  You’re not seriously gonna go there, are you?  Melissa!  I’ll take one for each thigh.  I don’t even like to chew.  I just shove ’em down.  Maybe you can give one to Warren so he can shove it too.  Bonnie.  Tahoe was good?  Wow.  Oh my gosh, in Monterey, it is like printing money.  I should have done this years ago.  Okay.  Are you two fighting?  Acting like what?  Oh, you mean you’re not having sex.  Oh, don’t forget that Abigail has her college counselor meeting at 2:00 p.m.  This is her future, Nathan.  Here’s my problem with the whole meditation thing.  It’s like you shut out the world, but you also shut out your friends, which is a little bit weird.  And also, does she look funny?  Something’s not right.  Uh-huh.” — Madeline MacKenzie

“Like, she’s off.  But she was off before she went to Tahoe.  Unplugged is one thing, but unhinged is a total other thing.  Hey!  Asshole!  Hey!  Why are you cutting me off?  Dick!  I just think we– oh, yeah, sorry.  Once I lean in, you know how I am.  I think we need to talk to her and see where her head is at.  Do you want to get a coffee?  By the way, did you see Renata getting up that new teacher’s ass?  I thought she was gonna have to pull out her snorkel.  Will do.  Hey, Bruna.  Wow, do you sell weed?  It smells like weed over here.  Keep the change.  Mary Louise?  Hi.  Madeline.  Yes.  I’m Celeste’s friend.  Yes.  Good, good.  The kids are good.  How are you?  But Celeste tells me that you continue to be so helpful with her and the boys and… excuse me?  Oh.  Maybe I do.  I find little people to be untrustworthy.  My apologies.  It’s just that I’m… I pride myself on being a very good judge of character, but you have always presented such a difficult read.  You know, you seem like a nice person.  Loving.  But also, you strike me as a wanter.  Mm.  I’m not wanter.  Your son lost his balance and he fell.” — Madeline MacKenzie

“What the hell was that?  That was a very strong position.  And I didn’t like it.” — Madeline MacKenzie

“This is why I talk about being nice.  What do you think?  Oh, sorry, I’m on the phone.  Yeah, I thought Tahoe was supposed to be about decompression too, but she seems like she’s on Mars.  Maybe she’s using.  Yeah, just a second.  And I am beating myself up that I told Jane I liked her bangs.  Hmm?  Oh, let me call you back.  Yeah, what can I do for you?” — Madeline MacKenzie

“So she has a 3.8 GPA, and she has done charity work with human trafficking.  She also has an internship coming up– any of these schools would be lucky to have her.  Candidate is, I think, the wrong– what?  Don’t ‘honey’ me.  She has a 3.8 GPA.  She has a 1350 on her SATs, but we’re gonna get that number up because she has private tutoring coming up, so I feel– I mean, she’s just– she’s just nervous.  She doesn’t mean that.  Okay, Abigail, honey.  You’re going to college.  All right, you’re going to college.  Hey, no, I know how to make any situation about me.  This is not that.  This is about you and your future, Abigail.  I’m so sorry.  Where did she go?  Did you know about this?  You were with her all summer in Tahoe, and you knew nothing about this?  And what about Bonnie?  Did she know about this ‘fuck college’ plan?  Unbelievable.  You know if she doesn’t go to college, she won’t have a life.  she’ll just be serving Big Macs and French fries, and that’ll be her life.  Is that what you want for her, Nathan?  What?  You know you bear some responsibility here, right?  You’re her father.  This is her senior year, she’s on the cusp of her life, and you let it all go to shit in Tahoe!  Because you deserve it!  But honestly, Ed, if she doesn’t go to college, what’s she gonna do?  Go into retail?  Oh, let me call you right back.  Mary Louise?  What’s going on?  Oh, I see.  Yes.  I do, actually.  Oren and I both do, yes.  Yes.  Um, Oren, do you mind if I just have a minute with Mrs. Wright?  Thank you.  Mary Louise, I realize that you’re still grieving, and that you’ve been through a tremendous amount of heartbreak, but I don’t care for the way you spoke to me before.  It was rude, and I didn’t deserve it.  Well, thank you.  Oren.  I’m sure Oren will address all of your concerns.” — Madeline MacKenzie

“I think we’re all being a little bit paranoid, you guys.  I think people have moved on, and the police definitely moved on.  Yeah.  Oh.  Mm-hmm.” — Madeline MacKenzie

“Where were you?  We were waiting for you at the beach.  Yeah?  Are you all right?  Do I care?  What’s going on?  Yes.  Are you– I mean, are you angry at me for some reason?  That was to protect you.  You can talk to us.  We’re here for you.  All of us.  Well, I’m sorry, but you’ve been in Tahoe.  It’s not like you can put that shit on Gmail.  Like, what am I supposed to– listen, I’m sorry I pushed you.  There you go, I said it.  Okay, um, I need to talk to Abby.  Is she here?  So… what was that all about?  Okay.  So why is it not for you?  So, I’m assuming that if you’re gonna abandon that plan to go to college, you have another plan– what is it?  Oh, my God.  Excuse me?  This is something real?  You cannot be serious.  You cannot mortgage your future over some short-term plan.  I don’t give a fuck!  I don’t care about fucking homeless people.  That is not what I meant.  I do care about homeless people.  I just think you can give money to some charity while you actually attend college.  Yes, you are.  It’s non-negotiable.  You are going to college because I said so, and because you’re not thinking straight– yes, because I said so.  That’s exactly why you’re going.  Exactly.  Because you will have no life!” — Madeline MacKenzie

“We were like animals.  We– we had to save her.  We– it was like every instinct inside of me told me that she was– he was gonna kill her if we didn’t help her.  And, um… I thought he was gonna crush her or kick her ribs in or… I didn’t know what he was gonna do.  And then, he– Renata or… me, we grabed him, and then, um… then he grabbed Jane by the neck.  Yeah, um… I’m sorry.” — Madeline MacKenzie


Bonnie Carlson, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Zoë KravitzBonnie Carlson

“Uh, yeah, it was good.  Nathan caught a lot of fish.  And I heard you’re selling houses like crazy.  That’s very cool.  I’m gonna go find Skye.” — Bonnie Carlson

“I told you I was running.  Sorry.  I need some space, Nathan.  I told you.  Just let it be.” — Bonnie Carlson

“Oh, yeah.  Something came up.  What?  Do you care?  I killed someone.  Remember?  It’s heavy.  I’m angry with myself.  If I had just told the truth, I would have gotten off, but you said he slipped, and everyone else joined in the fucking chorus.  Yeah, thanks a lot.  You know, I can’t talk to my husband.  Or my kid.  I have to just swallow it all.  Well, it hasn’t really felt like that.  Hey.  Bye, Maddie.” — Bonnie Carlson


Renata Klein, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Laura DernRenata Klein

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

1 win: 2017

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

1 win: 2018

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

1 nomination: 2018

“I’m told that my daughter, Anabella, is going to be in your class.  So exciting.  um, she has an IQ of 152.  Genius level, right.  That’s a very high number.  Life’s about give and take.  I expect you to take care of my daughter.  Pay special attention.  And, again, welcome.  Um, oh, oh, oh.  And… my Amabella was bullied last year.  I mean, in like, biting and choking.  So, we’re gonna make sure that doesn’t happen again.  Oh.  Oops.  Sorry.  Sorry.” — Renata Klein

“Hello.  Juliette.  Hey, honey.  I’m pulling in.  Can you– can– wait.  Hold on one second.  Hold on– hello?  Hey.  No, I can’t–” — Renata Klein

“I mean, I can’t deny it. ♪ It’s my house and I live here ♪ It’s my house and I live here ♪.  I’m so tired of those shots of women.  I mean, they’re in power, right?  They own banks and they’re all, like, demure.  Bullshit.  Hey!  The photoshoot.  Women in power.  No, um, they’re doing house and, uh, office.” — Renata Klein

“How exactly was that?  Oh, please.  Yeah– no, I talked to Susie Burke.  Do you know Susie from IBM?  She’s a good friend of Detective Quinlan.   I mean, like, really good friend.  Gossip for another day, but she told me that she heard Quinlan say, like, the case isn’t ‘closed’ closed, but they’ve got nothing.  We’re good.” — Renata Klein


Jane Chapman, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Shailene WoodleyJane Chapman

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

1 nomination: 2017

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

1 nomination: 2018

“Okay, I’ putting this in your small pocket, okay?  First day of school!” — Jane Chapman

“Are you talking about Bonnie?” — Jane Chapman

“He’s my favorite in the whole aquarium.  It’s a red octopus, and watch.  The closer he gets to the kelp, he’ll change his color so that he camouflages with his environment.  Look.  You see him right now?  He’s changing color.  You guys want to know a fun fact about octopus?  It’s kinda weird.  You can handle it?  Okay, females contain deadly venom, and sometimes, they’ll kill and they’ll eat the males after they mate with them.  I know.  That’s a great question.  I wish I knew the answer to that.  You’re so observant.  There you go.” — Jane Chapman

“Oh!  That probably looked weird.  Are you?  Well, I don’t think I am, but– noted.  Got it.  Thank you.  You don’t need to tell me?  What does that mean?  Monterey Five?  Wh– where did you hear that?  Yeah.” — Jane Chapman

“It was just the way he said it.  Like we all have scarlet letters on our backs.  Yeah, but people talk.  It’s– well, we don’t know for sure.” — Jane Chapman

“Can’t you just tell her it’s time to go?  So what’s up?  I’m guessing you don’t need my help on how to handle a mother-in-law.  I don’t know.  It’s rape money.  You know I can’t do that.  Do you ever hate me?  Just a little bit.  Because I slept with your husband.  I mean, I didn’t– you know what I mean.  But I knew he was married.  I mean I didn’t know he was married to you, but… somebody.  I think I would if I were in your shoes.  Celeste, for a man to commit adultery, he– there– there has to be another woman, and, you know what, more times than not, she’s complicit.  I was complicit.  Not in the end, but… definitely in the beginning.  Are you glad that he’s dead?” — Jane Chapman


Nathan Carlson, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, James TupperNathan Carlson

“Okay.  Uh, no.  Actually, I almost wish we were.  No, she’s… she’s been acting like that for a while now.  Shut down, like withdrawn.  Shut down.  Like, withdrawn.  Yeah, yeah, I got your– I got your emails.  Six of them this morning.  Good.  Thank you.  Nice to be back.” — Nathan Carlson

“Where’ve you been?  That was like two hours ago, I’ve been calling you.  Honey.  I just thought it might be that you hated Tahoe, but since we’ve been back… come on.” — Nathan Carlson

“How you doing?  Not really, no.  Bonnie.  I mean, she’s gone missing in mental action.  The whole summer, truth be told.  Hey, man, could I– could I ask you a big favor?  Could you maybe take her out to lunch?  Listen, you’ve always been better at talking to women than I have and, you know, you certainly got Madeline in a way that I never could.  I mean, I think you might be able to get her to open up.  You know, you have your little way.  All I’m getting is pushback at every turn.  I swear to God, if I signed up for this bullshit, I’d still be with Maddie.  I mean– I don’t mean– why do you always have to be so snide?  No, you don’t mean to be, it just comes natural.  It’s like you’re a snide fuck.  That’s what you are.  You’re a snide fuck.  Her interests?  She won’t even let me embrace her.  Yeah, you’re snide.  You’re a snide fuck.  Whatever.  Snide fuck.” — Nathan Carlson

“Honey.  Whoa, whoa, whoa.  Abby.  I– no, I swear.  Madeline, I didn’t know.  Bonnie’s left the building.  stop, stop.  Stop yelling at me.  stop yelling at me.  I do?  Oh, okay.  Don’t– you just hit me.  You just hit me.” — Nathan Carlson

“Hey.  Little Miss Sunshine, right?  Abby!  I do.  It’s to work for a startup.  Specifically, one that builds for-profit housing for the homeless.  Yeah.” — Nathan Carlson


Ed MacKenzie, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Adam ScottEd MacKenzie

“What scrutiny?  Let second grade begin.” — Ed MacKenzie

“Sorry.  Tori.  Sorry, I didn’t recognize you at first.  Oh.  About your breasts?  Oh.” — Ed MacKenzie

“Good.  You?  Um– oh, no, no.  Um, look, Nathan… I’m no expert on marriage or anything.  I mean, something tells me if you’re seeking out the husband of your ex-wife to, like, lead the communication charge with your new one… I don’t mean to be snide.  You know, Nathan, maybe instead of just talking to Bonnie, you should embrace some of her interests.  Yeah.  Okay.  What?  Come on.” — Ed MacKenzie

Oren

“Hey, Maddie.  Of course not.  You’re in wonderful hands.  Yes.  Sorry.  Where did we leave it?” — Oren

Abigail Carlson, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Kathryn NewtonAbigail Carlson

“I don’t even want to go to college.  I do mean it.  I don’t want to go to college.  It feels so good to say that out loud.  The planet is dying, mom, but God forbid I don’t study Lysistrata?  It’s bullshit.  Do you know what kids do at college?  They drink.  They fuck.  They mull over a sex change.  I’m not going.  I’m not going to college.  If you wanna go, you know, you should go.  You should go to college.  I’m not going.” — Abigail Carlson

“I just don’t think college is for everyone, that’s all.  Well… starting with the cost.  It’s really expensive.  And unlike, you know, the privatized shams like banks and credit card companies, ours will make money while actually helping people.  I’ve been offered a position to start in June.  I’m gonna take it.  There are 4 millions homeless people in America, the average age being nine years old, and I– what?  I’m not going to college.  Give me one good reason why I should– because you said so?  What do you know?  You didn’t go to college.” — Abigail Carlson

Counselor

“Uh, Stanford has an admit rate of under ten.  Princeton and Williams the same, and since she doesn’t have legacy going for her– she’s an excellent candidate–” — Counselor

Gordon Klein

“What’s all this?  I thought they wanted just, uh… office shots.  You look nice.” — Gordon Klein

Joel

“Good, right there.  Beautiful, come on down.  Good.  Eyes up this way.  Gorgeous.  Back to the ocean.  Here we go.  Look at me.” — Joel

Real Estate Client #1

“I love the view.” — Real Estate Client #1

Real Estate Client #2

“Excuse me.  Can you get off the phone, please?” — Real Estate Cleint #2

Juliette

“Mrs. Klein?” — Juliette

Corey Brockfield, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Douglas SmithCorey Brockfield

“One second, okay?  Sometimes, pretty colors are to give a fair warning so other animals know they need to keep a safe distance.” — Corey Brockfield

“Yeah.  Are you on the spectrum?  Um, I’m– yeah, most likely.  A little advice, you probably don’t wanna act weird and shit in public.  We do a lot of kids’ events at the aquarium, and parents have a thing about entrusting their kids to psychos.  The way people talk in this town, I don’t need to tell you.  You’re one of the Monterey Five, right?  You were there the night the guy fell.  Someone at work.  I’ll see you around.” — Corey Brockfield

Sarah

“Why is it the prettier something is, the more dangerous?  Like with snakes and spiders.  Oh.” — Sarah

Children

“Yeah!  Ew!” — Children

Perry Wright, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Alexander SkarsgårdPerry Wright

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

1 win: 2017

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

1 win: 2018

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

1 win: 2018

Michael Perkins

“Yes, very nice to meet you.” — Michael Perkins

Tori Bachman

“Whoa.  Hi!  Yeah, I had my breasts done.  Yeah, it’s fabulous.  I always felt a little self-conscious, you know.  My nose.  Now, nobody notices it so much.  Everybody notices these though.  And that pisses Joseph off.  So… uh… well, I’ll see you around.” — Tori Bachman

Dr. Amanda Reisman, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Robin WeigertDr. Amanda Reisman

“How long does she plan to stay?  Mm-hmm.  So what brings you?  It’s been a while.  How could you not?  Hmm… is that– do you see yourself as a monster?  For…?  Even in death, his message lives on.  That you’re to blame.  That you’re always to blame.  You’re not.  Are you getting out?  Are you seeing anyone?  Seeing their mom happy could help there.  No.  But the freedom to be with one, maybe.  You’re still married, Celeste, and the husband is dead.” — Dr. Amanda Reisman

Chloe MacKenzie, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Darby CampChloe MacKenzie

“Boom!” — Chloe MacKenzie

Ziggy Chapman

“Yep.” — Ziggy Chapman

Aquarium Kid

“Cool.  Yeah.” — Aquarium Kid

Principal Warren Nippal, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, P.J. ByrnePrincipal Warren Nippal

“Welcome back to our wonderful, wonderful Otter Bay.  Gosh, I always so love the sound of that.  Let’s all say that together, shall we?  Wonderful, Wonderful Otter Bay.  Here we go.  Now, gang… since we ask our children to sing this song every year, I think it’s high time we sign it with them, so everybody let out their inner otter, and sign along. ♪ Otter Bay ♪ Otter Bay, it’s the best place Of them all ♪.  Very impressive.  We’re in the key of F, Madeline. ♪ To start our day ♪ When we rise up with a snort ♪ With dance and song And sport ♪ Oh, to be a little otter In the bay ♪.  Yes!  Oh, you got my otter heart going!  Thank you!” — Principal Warren

“Well, it’s my otter blood, Madeline.  Well, thank you, Madeline, I like to think of it more as an assembly.  A service is for when someone dies, you know, like a school fundraiser.  My hope is that you don’t go there, Madeline.  Now, let’s remember a lot of last year’s mishigas were lovingly stirred up by you.  And we’re off.  It’s a classy crop of moms, these ones.  Those gluten-free?” — Principal Warren

Bruna

“Hey, Madeline.  Thank you so much.” — Bruna

Melissa

“Anybody want a red velvet?  Cupcake?  Absolutely.” — Melissa

Lisa Coolidge

“Lisa Coolidge.” — Lisa Coolidge

Wright kid #1?

“Morning, Grandma.” — Wright kid

Max Wright, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Nicholas CrovettiMax Wright

“Then just don’t think, mom.  Hey!  Stop!” — Max Wright

“I thought we were having KFC.  It’s red.  Sharks would have eaten him, stupid.  I barely touched him.  I miss dad.  What?” — Max Wright

Josh Wright, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Cameron CrovettiJosh Wright

“Stop!  Hey, Max, you idiot!  Give it back, you idiot!  Give it back!” — Josh Wright

“Oh, and dad said he was going to swim to Alcratraz.  No, they wouldn’t, idiot.  Ow!” — Josh Wright

Dr. Kristin Harris, Big Little Lies, HBO, HBO Entertainment, Home Box Office Inc., WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Hello Sunshine, Blossom Films, David E. Kelley Productions, Talia TomsDr. Kristin Harris

“In your own time… take a good look.” — Dr. Kristin Harris


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Old Age

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Netflix original comedy The Kominsky Method dropped November 16, 2018.

has been renewed for a second season.

rottentomatoes: 80%

imdb: 8.3

metacritic: 68

golden globes: 2 wins

SAG awards: 3 nominations



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Work Place

NBCUniversal original comedy The Office concluded its 9th season May 16, 2013.

#TheOffice reboot is reportedly being spitballed.

rottentomatoes: 76%

metacritic: 62

imdb: 8.8

emmys: 5 wins 42 nominations



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Idealistic Sentiments

FX Networks original comedy Better Things premieres S2E7 Thursday.

#Betterthings has been renewed for a third season.

rottentomatoes: 95%

metacritic: 80

imdb: 7.6

emmys: 2 nominations



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Police Work

FOX Broadcasting original comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine premieres its fifth season Tuesday.

#Brooklyn99 season 6 has not yet been confirmed.

rottentomatoes: 95%

metacritic: 70

imdb: 8.3

emmys: 2 wins



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Blanket Falsehoods

HBO dark comedy-drama miniseries Big Little Lies premieres its season finale tonight.

#Biglittlelies is a limited mini-series event based on the novel of the same name.

Rottentomatoes: 87%

Metacritic: 75

IMDb: 8.7

emmys: 8 wins

***SPOILERS AHEAD***



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