I read the book by Liane Moriarty and then watched the series on Shilpi's recommendation. The book is fabulous but the series tops that.
Read the book but do not miss the series. It is about 3 friends who are mothers in a small town. Starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Alexander Skarsgard (so hot) it opens with a murder. We don't know who is murdered and don't find out till the end. Yet, the murder isn't the most gripping incident in the series. The three friends are dealing with major issues in their lives, ranging from date rape to domestic violence.
I haven't come across a better portrayal of domestic violence. It is so realistic and made me realize that you never know what's going in the minds and lives of people closest to you. Shailene Woodley is such a fabulous actress and plays the complex role so well.
The opening theme is so so so good that it is stuck in my head and I have to play it on loop over and over and over again.
This series will have to be downloaded because it is only available on HBO.