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  • Atypical
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    Looks like season 2 of HBO’s 8x Emmy-winning “Big Little Lies” is officially a go with most of creative talent attached to return (Andrea Arnold will now direct):

    https://www.google.com/amp/variety.com/2017/tv/news/big-little-lies-season-2-nicole-kidman-reese-witherspoon-david-e-kelley-hbo-1202634069/amp/

    PGA will reclassify status from Limited Series to Drama Series for its 2018 Awards. The Emmys will have to do the same thing next year, which will vastly change its awards prospects:

    https://www.google.com/amp/deadline.com/2017/12/big-little-lies-moved-limited-series-to-drama-series-category-pga-awards-hbo-renewal-1202223387/amp/

    Not all corners of the internet think a second season is warranted or necessary:

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.tvguide.com/amp/news/big-little-lies-season-2-hbo/

    Discuss.

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    eastwest
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    This is a fun show being made into something deeper because of what network it is on, the talent, and most importantly the current times we are in. And while I say that, I totally give Reese and Nicole props on getting Andrea Arnold to helm the series. Definitely walking the walk there. As for the people objecting to another season, shut up. I remember some writer extolled on how this subverted soap opera tropes and I was like “How, Sway?”Again, they are making the show bigger and deeper than what it really is. I think it’ll be at the same quality because I know what show I’m watching.
    themost.co.uk at the guilds being in such a TIZZY about the reclassification. PGA didn’t need to be that dramatic. I wonder if this will have a Downton Abbey style reception for its second season. That all depends on the quality and if Game of Thrones will be eligible.

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    Miles
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    While I loved the first season, I didn’t finish the finale wondering what was going to happen next. The characters had very clear arcs and everything was resolved at the end. Without a major crime holding the series together, where are they going to go with the characters? Or is there going to be another crime? I just can’t imagine where they would go with this story and it’s already going to be an uphill climb without it following the storyline of the book it’s based on.

    I also have a problem with a series sweeping the miniseries awards at the Emmys and then making it a long running series. That seems like a cheap way to make the first season of a Drama series compete in a much less competitive field. They didn’t know that they were having a second season, (however it was definitely in the conversation) so I can concede that most of the blame doesn’t lie on the people behind Big Little Lies. I think the Emmys need to have stricter rules on what qualifies as a miniseries and what is allowed to compete as one, especially when a season of AHS has more episodes than most of the Drama Series nominees and some Comedy Series nominations. The lines are really blurry right now and need to be cleaned up in my opinion.

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    Stretchy
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    THR is reporting that “competitors are fuming” over this announcement.

    Resident Stranger Things/Netflix stan!

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    Riley
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    Interesting that Jean-Marc Vallée is stepping aside.  Love Andrea Arnold though.

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    Eden
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    I never did and I still don’t see the point of a second season. But let’s put that aside, I wanted to ask what could happen next. The Sheldon kid will probably be busy and since Woodley doesn’t seem to me like someone who would want to return, I think both of them could be departing the show.

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    sofan
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    ^ Woodley is staying, they are making her a lesbian and even casting a love interest for her.

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    sofan
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    THR is reporting that “competitors are fuming” over this announcement.

    As they should, HBO really screwed over so many other competitors’ chances. Sarah Gadon, Edie Falco, Elisabeth Moss etc would’ve easily benefitted from TWO empty slots in Limited Series Lead Actress category. Considering they don’t have a lead actor the only other change would be they’d get a Drama Series nomination instead of Limited Series nomination at the Globes and that’s it. They really waited, despite the production starting in the spring news was already out since November 9, that is almost a full month. HBO knew what they were doing and I stupidly hope this greediness causes them the trophies but I don’t think the voters will care at all.

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    Macca
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    What is so disappointing is that HBO obviously fear THT, when they really don’t need to be. BLL would’ve easily beat Moss and Dowd at the Emmys, Vallee would have obliterated that competition and they would have taken home the series award as well. Now, they might not have known if a second series was on the cards in September, but they did in November. Of course they are in a weaker category but they still would have walked all over the competition in drama.

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    sofan
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    BLL would’ve easily beat Moss and Dowd at the Emmys, Vallee would have obliterated that competition and they would have taken home the series award as well.

    I see two truths and two lies here.

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    Miles
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    The only award that BLL could have won over THT was Directing, but THT was so relevant, Moss was so overdue, and the Supporting category was so up in the air that I think the other THT wins would have been the same either way.

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    Atypical
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    I’m more interested in what this property could do in Drama Series at the Emmys without “Game of Thrones” around. It could either really hit big in this new pro-female, anti-Trump political climate or face the sting of new show competition and category placement backlash. Not as concerned about who and what this is preventing from winning Globes, but let’s at least see what its competition is there before automatically assuming that “BLL” will just steamroll Longform. As for the Emmys this year, I don’t think this could have toppled zeitgeisty “The Handmaid’s Tale” in Drama Series, and Elisabeth Moss was far more overdue for an Emmy win than Nicole Kidman was. Dern could have beaten Dowd though, and I guess Vallee over Morano.

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    vinny
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    As much as I liked BLL, I kinda am curious to see how they handle the aftermath of Perry (Just not as a ghost please) and the whole Ed/Madeline/Joseph the theater guy situation.

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    Stegeo
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    We can’t really speak without knowning details, but I really can’t think how the acting could be as elevated as it was in S1. Maybe, Laura Dern keeps scene-stealing as Renata, but the supporting actress Emmy category is too crowded for her to get in I think, but she also could. It feels like the upcoming season will not have many dramatic elements, it’s just going to show what happens afterwards.

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    Miles
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    Maybe Dern’s character will get more of a backstory and more to do now that it won an Emmy. I could see her getting in in a Supporting Actress category without any GoT actresses.

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