Girls will love it – and there’s just enough eye candy for boys: Big Little Lies reviewed

The latest from David E. Kelley, who also wrote Ally McBeal, shows he has a rare knack for getting inside women’s heads

The photogenic womenfolk of Otter Bay: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern in Big Little Lies
The photogenic womenfolk of Otter Bay: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern in Big Little Lies

Six hundred and thirty years ago, Chaucer revealed in ‘The Wife of Bath’s Tale’ that what women really want is to be totally in charge of everything. With Girl now back home permanently having done her A levels, I can confirm that this is true: no longer am I in control of what we watch on TV, not even when I plead that it’s my job and how else am I going to be able to afford the extensive tour of Magaluf and Bali etc. that she’s got planned this summer?

But I don’t mind really because it means I’m forced to watch stuff there’s no way I would have seen otherwise. And in doing so I become a better and wiser person because of all the fascinating things it teaches me about the female psychopathology.

Read the rest in the Spectator.

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