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Little Fires Everywhere: Season 1 (2020)



Critic Consensus: Though Little Fires Everywhere at times plays it too safe, sparks fly when it lets well-matched leads Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon dig into the difficult questions it does dare to ask.


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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.


Rosemarie DeWitt
as Linda McCullough
Reese Witherspoon
as Elena Richardson
Kerry Washington
as Mia Warren
Jade Pettyjohn
as Lexie Richardson
Jordan Elsass
as Trip Richardson
Gavin Lewis
as Moody Richardson
Megan Stott
as Izzy Richardson
Lexi Underwood
as Pearl Warren
Joshua Jackson
as Bill Richardson
AnnaSophia Robb
as Young Elena
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Critic Reviews for Little Fires Everywhere: Season 1

All Critics (80) | Top Critics (35)

Even when Little Fires isn't at its best, it's hard to tear your eyes away from its leads.

March 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Little fires will quickly merge into an overwhelming flame, and even though this is the first scene of the series, Hulu's adaptation goes right ahead and burns itself out.

March 4, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

This one feels just unsteady enough that if it doesn't land on a coherent final chord, it won't hold together as a whole. The caliber of performers and the strength of the source material makes me optimistic.

March 18, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There are fireworks here, but the peripheral characters and their unravelling lives are the ones that are more likely to stay with you.

July 8, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

...gets at the heart of America's denial of the importance of race and class in everyday life, with a lesser nod to how gender (particularly the inability to control one's fertility) shapes women's lives.

December 21, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Little fires everywhere's own tragic structure becomes like a tumor, victim of its own rules, and much of what could be left to subtext ends up revealing itself in the most explicit and forced fashion [ Full review in spanish]

August 18, 2020 | Rating: 5.5/10 | Full Review…

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