Big Little Lies

Once Bitten

Series 1 - Episode 5 Once Bitten



If there’s a better edited television show out there right now, I’d be very surprised. As we jump from flashback to dream to reality in the lives of Madeline, Celeste and Jane, speedy cutting makes us feel every jolt: even the sudden sound of an espresso machine gave me a very visceral shock.

Mind you, it’s nothing compared with what our Monterey trio are going through. Their dreams are full of violent imagery as they start to realise the consequences of their actions. But the most profound moment is also the quietest, as Celeste (Nicole Kidman) is forced, oh so unwillingly, to admit to her therapist the true nature of her marriage. Your heart will be in your throat.


Tensions rise at the school when signs of bullying continue, and Madeline's relationship with the play director is put under the spotlight.
Drama Comedy