Critic Consensus: Smaller moments show a softer side of the women Monterey without losing any narrative steam.
as Celeste Wright
as Madeline Martha Mackenzie
as Perry Wright
as Renata Klein
as Ed Mackenzie
as Bonnie Carlson
as Nathan Carlson
as Gordon Klein
as Ziggy Chapman
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Critic reviews for Serious Mothering
I think the story of Big Little Lies adds up to something larger than its individual parts.
Surprisingly, [the murder plot] absence doesn't feel that important. The rest of the episode is more than entertaining enough without it.
I've never been a fan of Shailene Woodley but she's pretty great as Jane.
Some of the best parts of the episode happened in smaller, quieter moments.
The characters, though, remaining engagingly complex and worthy of redemption.
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