Last night I screened episode one of Hulu’s new show Little Fires Everywhere. I gave away advance passes for the screening so I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. They gave us all free popcorn and a beverage, it was real cute. Hulu drops the first three episodes on March 18th so be ready.
My Original Thoughts
I was already intrigued because it stars Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon. The previews give you a taste, but honestly, they don’t tell you much of anything. From what they do show it told me there would be some classicism in the mix, and that they are both Moms but that’s about it.
About Little Fires Everywhere
The show is based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestseller, Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
I like the cast they selected outside of the Reese and Kerry I wasn’t familiar with any of these other characters. However, they all play their parts really well and it works.
- Kerry Washington as Mia Warren
- Lexi Underwood as Pearl Warren (Printed dress + Kerry’s daughter in the show)
- Reese Witherspoon as Elena Richardson
- Joshua Jackson as Bill Richardson (Not Pictured + Reese’s husband in the show)
- Jade Pettyjohn as Lexie Richardson (Yellow Pants + Reese’s kid 1 of 4)
- Jordan Elsass as Trip Richardson (Green Shirt + Reese’s kid 2 of 4)
- Gavin Lewis as Moody Richardson (Gray Shirt + Reese’s kid 3 of 4)
- Megan Stott as Izzy Richardson (Burgundy top + Reese’s kid 4 of 4)
- Rosemarie DeWitt as Linda McCullough (Not pictured)
Keep in mind this is my takeaway from only watching episode one. I was sucked into this show before the episode was halfway in. The storyline grabbed me, held on, and took me for a mofo ride. I was in my feelings about what was taking place on the screen. I was talking back to the screen, like repeatedly. There was a plot twist out the gate and I was not ready. I’ve already declared that Izzy is my favorite character in the show. I see some of her in me and that amuses me.
This show will connect to you as a woman, a wife, a dreamer, a hustler, an artist, a free spirit, and a Mom. In episode one they peel back layer after layer. It’s endearing and frustrating because you get it. I’ve not read the book but now I want too. I can tell you that the show is set in the late ’90s. It was quite nostalgic for me in the absolute best way.
My bestie and I boldly professed to one another that we were officially invested in Little Fires Everywhere. We need more and we hope our questions are answered as the show unfolds. Also, I have no idea what the fire situation is about yet.
I say watch it and then let’s talk about it. I am hardcore about this TV life. On every episode of my podcast Mimi Said What?! I talk about TV. I will talk about the show in greater detail on the podcast.
Hulu’s new series LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE premieres its first three episodes on March 18th.
Have you seen the previews? More importantly, will you tune in? Chat with me in the comments below or FB, IG, and Twitter.
I love both of these actresses. Things are a bit slower now, may grab the book too!
Things have gotten really slow. I ordered the book from Amazon, I can’t wait to read it while I watch.
Stacie Branson says
I don’t have Hulu yet but I know I’ll be watching more tv in the coming days. I’ll have to check this one out if I decide to take the plunge and purchase it.
Yes, we are all watching more TV. You might be able to do a free month or something.
I had no idea this show existed. You’re making me want to Renee my Hulu subscription. I’m big fans of REESE and Kerri and this show seems promising.
They are so good together, they are perfect for these roles.
I am going to first read the book before seeing the movie. I’ve heard great things. I can’t wait to see it.
They are so good, I’m three episodes in so I will do both at the same time.
Simmy Hassan says
Now that I know this is a book, in going to grab that first then start the series!
My book arrived, and I can’t wait to watch and read to see how they differ.
ChiChi Nwizu says
I’ve seen the previews. So funny a friend sent me the trailer a few days ago and said it looks like my kind of show. I guess that’s a sign that I need to download Hulu and get to watching.
This is a sign, we have spoken. lol
Kareemah Weaver says
This show is defiantly on my watch list, while I’m stuck in the house!
Yes, now is the most excellent time to watch TV.
I screened this too. I call it little shades everywhere because the shade in this show!!
That is fitting for sure, the shade is beyond real in here. Each episode brings more shade.