Review of season 2 of Big Little Lies: The drama in Monterey is bigger and stronger than ever

Review of season 2 of Big Little Lies: The drama in Monterey is bigger and stronger than ever
Big Little Lies was originally listed as a limited series, but it turns out that there is still much to tell for HBO to let this success fall through the cracks without a second season. Fans will experience the summer wave of Monterey eleven more as the show returns this month, and judging by the first episodes, we'll also need a glass of chardonnay to fight the heat this time.

The first season was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, and fortunately for the creatives involved, the author was willing to write a follow-up novel for producers to draw, since the "Cinco de Monterrey" faces to the consequences of Perry The death of Alexander Skarsgard. Thanks to that framework, without a doubt, the atmosphere of the new season is intensely familiar.

In spite of everything that happened, some of our heroines have now recovered their old features (often, the worst ones). Madeline Martha Mackenzie (Reese Witherspoon) still has concerns about her place in the social strata of her children's school, for example, and Renata Klein (Laura Dern) continues to inspect that her daughter is the cream of the crop and must be served with the greatest care Meanwhile, they are much less attentive to the happiness of their homes, so they can not ride those tall horses long before their lives begin to fall apart.

Celeste (Nicole Kidman) has also returned to form, somehow, since she can not grasp the toxicity and danger of her late husband. Her ability to get closer to that truth is severely hampered by the imminent presence of her mother-in-law Mary Louise (Meryl Streep), who is ostensible to help her children, but really wants to strip the layers surrounding the circumstances of Perry's fateful situation. Falling and throwing blinders at any possibility that your child was a monster. She has a nice enough behavior, but she is also incisive and implacable in her wrong search for justice. Your goodwill also affects others, particularly Jane (Shailene Woodley), who is still processing her own pain and what it means for her son.

The person who has changed most by the time we see her again is Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz), whose Zen composure has disappeared as she struggles with the outcome of that night and the fact that the others decided to hide the truth of what happened, instead to claim self-defense. She feels guilty and isolated, and it does not help that one seems not to understand that anguish, not even those who know the circumstances. However, eventually, there are some bitter truths, with their marriages, children and a lot of freedom on the line as their webs of lies begin to unravel.

If you have a problem, you will not have to deal with it, as it will not be a problem. The estimated distribution, including the observable endless Streep, also continues to shoot all the cylinders as they navigate the complicated tidal changes that lie ahead. As in the first season, there is an agile balance of minor and extremely heavy problems for the girls to tackle, and their performances are as fascinating and evocative as ever, and maybe even more so.

In his second season, Big Little Lies is still the same grumpy suspense drama that fans fell in love with during his early career. There are no changes in the formula or new tricks to keep it running; This is simply the second half of the same story, with a small interruption in time, and it works. Although it is a bit too intoxicating to really serve as an escape route for the public, Big Little Lies Season 2 will still transport you back to Monterrey, where the water is warm but the wine is cold.