20 Big Differences Between Big Little Lies: The Show and The Book It’s Based On
Nathan & Ed Aren’t Beefing
We didn’t need Madeline’s current and former husbands to face off as much as they did on the HBO series. Actually, we didn’t need them to have any beef at all, and in the novels, they mostly stay out of each other’s ways. Elle theorizes that the television adaptation included so many annoying standoffs between the men in order to create alternate candidates for the murder, the heightening thrills and mysterious twist ending being the impetus for many of the book-to-television discrepancies. We love Adam Scott and we’re cool with James Tupper, but we liked it better when they also loved each other.