“The theme of the event itself helps support the show’s strongest thesis: That it doesn’t take much digging to discover everyone has a secret, and that only in facing and sharing these can we move forward. It’s the sort of truism we still need reminding of; perhaps a lesson that this show’s junior Greek chorus of first graders may have been taught. It’s a theme that rings true because it’s always everywhere, all around us: To consider the humanity of every person we relate to in a day is the short road to a panic attack.”

Read more of my thoughts on Big Little Lies: You Get What You Need

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