Quarantine Review: Little Fires Everywhere

A bit surprisingly, I've only dove into a few series that were brand new to me this quarantine. One of them is Little Fires Everywhere. Its a Hulu original and the first season finale was just revealed so the whole show is available now. It's based on a book by bestselling author Celeste Ng and stars Reese Witherspoon as Elena and Kerry Washington as Mia. They've couldn't have gotten a better pair of leading ladies. Each of them plays her role so passionately and have moments throughout the show of every emotion possible. They each play mothers who are trying to do the best for their children, but secrets of their pasts cause things to become chaotic. The series, set in the 90s and with various flashbacks, is packed with friction stemming from class, race, and social standings.

I blew through these 8 episodes in 2 days flat and can't wait for the next season. There was only one character who I purely liked and understood (Pearl) but everywhere one else makes choices that will cause you to love and hate them at the same time. Some parts were predictable (but I always like trying to predict) but overall it was a very well done drama, with every character showing depth throughout the season. I certainly recommend it and give it 4/5 stars!

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