If you’re not watching Big Little Lies (Sundays, 9 p.m., Crave), what are you even doing? As if the unshakable friendship of three women bonded by (spoiler) murder, isn’t enough of a reason to watch, we’ve got the most iconic cast imaginable without getting Oprah and Beyoncé involved and some of the most incredible one-off moments in the history of human television.
As far are those HIGHLY GIFable moments go (what did people do before they could express their feelings in .gif form?), one standout has been the incomparable Laura Dern’s Renata Klein. In the span of 13 episodes across S1 and the ones we’ve seen so far from the second season, Renata has gone from villain-mom-hellbent-on-destroying-your-faves to the BFF who would fight tooth and nail for her daughter, friends and, most importantly, her money. As shallow as that may sound on paper, it’s really about a powerful working woman holding onto her hard-earned cash after her trash husband lost it all, not the dollar amount itself. It’s a matter of principle, you see.
Thanks to Renata’s take-no-crap attitude, we’ve got our new anti-mansplaining icon. End him, Renata!
— Rachel Syens (@rachsyens) July 15, 2019
In celebration of Renata Klein and the woman who plays her, we’ve curated the most #relatable and #mood moments from Season Two of Big Little Lies. We thank you, Laura Dern.
For when you’re feeling mega-powerful, surrounded by all you’ve created
Because we might not all be millionaires, but we all have something to be proud of.
For when you’re self-made and serious about it
Oh, you’re not going to take me seriously in my sparkly red suit? Joke’s on you, I’m fabulous and an independent woman in anything.
For when something is just too darn adorable
To be used either in earnest or deeply sarcastically.
For when your girl is looking straight up fantastic and you gotta let her know
You own it, I own it, we’re all owning it like Oprah.
For when you’re rocking out to “Disco Inferno”
OR when you’re setting fire to your rotten husband’s things. This .gif is exceptionally versatile.
For when you’ve had just about enough, but everyone gets ONE. MORE. CHANCE.
*Aggressively tweets just this image once an hour on the hour*.
For when you just… ugh!
You know that feeling when your husband is in jail and he squandered all your hard-earned money and now you’re just trying to make it through prison security to yell at him about it? Maybe not exactly, but you get the idea.
For when people can’t seem to chill
Don’t you DARE rain on my parade. Aren’t we having FUN?
For… well, anytime really
Sometimes, there’s really no other way to express how you’re feeling.
For when you can’t react the way you want to, so you better just excuse yourself
If you don’t have anything nice to say… Make it very clear that you don’t have anything nice to say and then don’t say anything at all.
For every time you want to buy something and your bank account is like, “No, hun, please don’t.”
We can dream, right?
For after you make that purchase anyway and your bank account is like, “Told you so.”
It’s okay, baby, another paycheque is coming… eventually.
For when you’re done
Alright, I think we’re good here.