It traffics in sudsy moments that feel a world away. Yet it also trades in a sober truth: that everything parents do affects their children's lives in some way. It's also boldly unafraid to show how men can harm women.
Here's what Big Little Lies gets, and it's even more compelling than its murder mystery: It's the fact that being a mother is really, really hard, and the hardest things are the ones you could never have predicted.
Ooh, it's getting real in Monterey, and not even your favorite Disney characters are safe. It's the third episode of Big Little Lies, titled "Living the Dream," and those perfect little lives are unraveling, and quickly.