5 Ways 'Nine Perfect Strangers' Broke From the Book This Week That Change Absolutely Everything

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers season 1, episode 4. 

Hot on the heels of white-people-wellness drama The White Lotus, Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers, based on the eponymous novel by Liane Moriarty, swept in to inform us how úber-rich people spend their money (Lamborghinis and plastic surgery), and why they’re so very sad. Michael Shannon’s Napoleon Marconi might object at this point and remind us he’s a high school teacher who got in on a discount, but the vibes of this David E. Kelley (of Big Little Lies) are unmistakably a look into a wealthy world, and one with a sense of impending doom with that. Will someone die by the end of this series? It’s not guaranteed the way it is in The White Lotus, but it sure does seem less and less likely with each episode that we’re all getting out of this alive — as illustrated in the final shot of this week’s episode: the mural scrawled onto Masha’s wall declaring “IT’S GOOD TO DIE.”

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