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Critic reviews for Somebody's Dead
The episode is graceful and kind of hypnotic, and its moments that seem to function in service of over-explanation or sentimentality inevitably end up subverted.
Reese Witherspoon's performance as the queen of Monterey's mean girl contingent is delicious, as is Kidman's dangerously brittle Celeste. And thematically, I'm interested to see the heft it brings in future episodes.
Somebody's Dead is a wonderful introduction to this new HBO series.
Thanks to its big-name stars (and their talent) and cinematic direction, Big Little Lies is intriguing enough to try out.
Pretty much every TV show can be called beautiful now. But the gorgeousness of Big Little Lies is what I like to call 'aspirational beauty.'
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