- Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard, Adam Scott, Zoe Kravitz, James Tupper, Jeffrey Nordling, Laura Dern
- Network: HBO
- Genre: Dark, comedy-drama
*Fair warning, there are SPOILERS down below.*
Well, that was interesting. As a whole, I found the show entertaining, exciting, humorous, and a well done suspenseful mystery. Between the mini series and the book there were a few changes, both details that were left out, and changes to some of the characters. I’d say none of the changes though were bad, just simply added to create more drama.
Even though the truth never verbally came out, I think it’s safe to say that Ed knows about his wife’s affair with the director of the play, and so does the director’s wife. Throughout the show Nathan was always insinuating that Ed had a problem with him, but with evidence tonight, it was the other way around with Ed only retaliating to whatever nonsense that Nathan brought up.
But I think the biggest question I have is about the finale. While no words were spoken the show still did a good job at displaying the horrible truth of who Ziggy’s father is, but the manner of which Perry died, I wonder why they chose to leave out why Bonnie was the one to kill him? In the books it’s because her own parents were in an abusive relationship and she and her siblings witnessed it happening. So when Perry confesses to, one, abusing Jane, and two witnessing Perry hit Celeste, it triggers past memories for Bonnie.
Also since this is a show that circulates around drama, another surprising note is that they didn’t add the the whole nanny affair situation.
Ever in the show seemed perfectly cast, although there were moments where I felt Shailene Woodley was a little out of place, but then again Jane was supposed to feel that way so I can’t decide if that was just Shailene displaying excellent acting skills, or if she’s really didn’t fit in.
The actors that stood out the most were Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard, Reese Witherspoon, and Iain Armitage as Ziggy. For someone so young, he did a terrific job at playing a role that was the centre of all the drama spewing about. Armitage can also been seen playing a young Sheldon Cooper in the new Big Bang Theory prequel titled, ‘Young Sheldon‘, with casting news just released on March 13, 2017.
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