Big Little Lies: Season 2 (2019)

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Season 2
Big Little Lies

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Gorgeous and gripping, Big Little Lies's second season doubles down on the dark humor and gives its impressive cast even more juicy drama to chew on -- especially an excellent Meryl Streep.

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Critic Ratings: 79

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 9, 2019
2
Air date: Jun 16, 2019
3
Air date: Jun 23, 2019
4
Air date: Jun 30, 2019
5
Air date: Jul 7, 2019
6
Air date: Jul 14, 2019
7
Air date: Jul 21, 2019

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Cast

Reese Witherspoon
as Madeline Martha Mackenzie
Nicole Kidman
as Celeste Wright
Laura Dern
as Renata Klein
Zoë Kravitz
as Bonnie Carlson
Iain Armitage
as Ziggy Chapman
Darby Camp
as Chloe Mackenzie
Adam Scott
as Ed Mackenzie
Kathryn Newton
as Abigail Carlson
Jeffrey Nordling
as Gordon Klein
James Tupper
as Nathan Carlson
Meryl Streep
as Mary Louise Wright
P.J. Byrne
as Principal Nippal
Ivy George
as Amabella Klein
Robin Weigert
as Dr. Amanda Reisman
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Critic Reviews for Big Little Lies Season 2

All Critics (79) | Top Critics (31)

The misery of beautiful people continues to be a moral as well as aesthetic pleasure as Big Little Lies continues its second series.

Jun 21, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The entire second season works better than it has any right to...

Jun 11, 2019 | Full Review…
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A second season was a creative risk. But so far that decision to continue the story is one well worth following.

Jun 11, 2019 | Full Review…
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Happily enough these first few episodes are just as engrossing as those that came before. Scenes rapidly fluctuate from concerning to hilarious, but keeping up with the pace is no problem: This emotional roller coaster is far too fun.

Jun 10, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm still not sure I can say that the return of Big Little Lies is altogether necessary. But I can say that it promises to be thoroughly enjoyable and smart.

Jun 10, 2019 | Full Review…

It's harder now to ignore, watching the early episodes of Season Two, that Big Little Lies is offering up some of the best psychological storytelling on television.

Jun 7, 2019 | Full Review…

By leaning into exaggeration this season, though, Big Little Lies has made its more sober elements feel like afterthoughts to jokes about the ridiculousness of Californians and self-absorbed stay-at-home moms.

Jun 24, 2019 | Full Review…

If the show isn't the singular masterpiece of the first season, that's because that season was truly meant to be singular. But coming close to meeting a bar set that high is still worth toasting with a glass of champagne over a gorgeous fire pit.

Jun 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Episode one came charging out of the traps with a glint in its eye and vengeance in its heart.

Jun 19, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's unclear what new conflicts the women will get themselves embroiled in, but from the first episode, it'll obviously be a fun ride.

Jun 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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