Why ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Shouldn’t Happen

Big Litte Lies season 2 is officially in the works but I’m not so sure this is a good idea.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed both the novel and the series. I also love that this show featured strong female leads and was based on a novel written by a woman.

But a part of me is hoping this won’t happen. There’s such a thing as too much of a good thing. Does anyone else get sick of the constant sequels and reboots that never live up to the original? Especially since BLL is based on a book and ended with the book’s ending, they’d have to make up an entirely new storyline.

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There’s something to be said about books and shows/movies that don’t have a neatly wrapped up ending. It’s up to us as readers and viewers to draw our own conclusions about what happens next. Maybe we base it on the characters and how they developed over the course of the story. Perhaps you might base it on something more personal. But I have a special place in my heart for storylines that don’t necessarily have a clean, crisp ending.

A second season would kind of ruin that unique feeling. Let’s leave something to the imagination. Don’t tell me what happens. In a weird way, I think it would spoil the book and season one of the series. Can’t we just leave this good thing be?

The one good thing is that the book’s author Moriarty will be as heavily involved in season 2 as she was in season 1. As for her current ideas on where season 2 would go, Liane said,

“The obvious thing is, first of all, I think we could bring in more of Bonnie’s story from the book. And also what happens next for Celeste. That’s the question that’s also a really interesting thing, when you’ve been through a relationship like that, how do you feel now? How would she feel? She’s grieving. She’s still grieving for the end of a terrible relationship and I think that would be a really interesting thing to explore. So there’s a whole lot of different storylines.”

I don’t know though, I’m still kind of hoping it doesn’t happen. Maybe these badass ladies could team up for an entirely different project. I’d be 100% behind that.


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Allie Bush
Allie Bush is a Contributing Writer at Femestella. She is interested in creating and sharing entertaining and engaging content, in whatever form it may take. She is a proud TV junkie and in her spare time can be found watching late night talk shows, talking about Chrissy Teigen or Amy Poehler, or eating off of other people's plates.