HBO reunited BLL’s two big names David E.Kelly and Kidman in The Undoing which adapted from the novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. And Witherspoon went to Hulu along with Kerry Washington featured in Little Fires Everywhere.
Both stories resemble the same concept. A perfect upper-crust life started to downturn after the arrival of an artistic outsider. Surprisingly, both these stories have a character named Elena which concerns significant changes.
In the story, Little Fire, Mia and her daughter Pearl goes to town and entwin with the members of the Richardson clan. Meanwhile, Elena lives in Ohio and enjoys an elite privilege. This luxurious spirit’s youngest child growing closer to the unconventional artist Mia.
The Undoing revolves around the Manhatten sporting which is the world’s most gorgeous head of cascade. Grace and Kidman spend most of their time in this place. Grace is just like Elena Richardson, enjoys a perfect and prosperous life. She lacks the ability to reveal her idealness although being a psychologist.
Grace’s duplicitous husband Jonathan is the villain. In the book, he only appears in flashbacks. But in the series he explicitly a real psychopath character who loves sculptor Elena Alves. He sends his both family children to the same school and ends up having clashed with Elena and murders her.
The story effectively unfolds the murder mystery by Grace. She also has moments to show her motherly nature to her 12-year-old kid Henry. Finally, she tears up her husband’s cruel face and gets him out of their lives,
Little Fires Everywhere plots around Elena who tries to maintain her control over her family. But ends up losing everyone including the outsiders who became close to Mia and Pearls. All these departures made her feel guilty about her actions. When she couldn’t find her daughter Izzy she ends up vowing to search for her forever.