Has the satire and humour of Big Little Lies been lost in translation? – The Guardian

Commentary piece for The Guardian on what is lost when Australian stories are adapted overseas. 

“These supposed adults are far removed from high school, yet the popularity contest of who said, wore, and did what is still alive and well, while their children play in the background. “Mothers took their mothering so seriously now,” Moriarty writes.

But in the American series of Big Little Lies, which premiered on HBO last month and stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley, the quaint Pirriwee Public become the more posh-sounding Otter Bay, and Sydney’s northern beaches become Monterey, northern California.

There’s another change, too: mothering is perhaps being taken too seriously by the show itself as well.”

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