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Little Fires Everywhere

I can't think of a drama I've seen along these lines, that is this good, probably since Big Little Lies.

Mia (Kerry Washington) moves to a new town with her daughter. She meets Elena (Reese Witherspoon) and their lives become intertwined. Neither trusts the other, and as their lives become more involved, "little fires" start popping up, causing their seemingly perfect lives to go up in flames in a giant fire.

What I love about this show is that it is completely character driven, and they are so convincing. I went from liking a character at the beginning, to not really rooting for them in the end. You think one person is right and the other is wrong, but by the end of the show everything is turned upside down. In some places I hated Elena but then I also I couldn't help feeling for her and the mess she created. When she cries out "Izzy"... 💔😭 ... You'll know!

There is also a lot of intrigue around Mia. Who is she, why is she the way she is, what has happened to her? While Kerry Washington is not my favourite, her storyline is so captivating that you just have to keep watching to find out who she is.

The one fault is that the sub-characters of the children are not well developed. A lot happens in the last episode that is a bit rushed. If the show were 10 episodes instead of 8, there would have been more time to round off their stories properly.

And that's my take 🤍

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