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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.
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.
Episode two gave more context to the relationships introduced in the Big Little Lies premiere, richly expanding the world and setting the stage for bigger drama to come.
Ed's transformation from mild-mannered spouse into a deliberate, stand-up guy not willing to be run over by his dominant wife was well worth the wait and brilliantly played by Adam Scott in all his hirsute glory.
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