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'Big Little Lies' is still majorly addictive

(CNN)"Big Little Lies" wasn't crying out for another season, and frankly has to overcome some skepticism about doing one. Casting Meryl Streep has gone a long way in that regard -- making "Big's" list of big names even bigger -- while creating a cat-and-mice game that's again considerable fun, if unlikely to quite match the original's beguiling mix of soapiness, humor and mystery.Adding perhaps the greatest actress of our time to a roster already filled with movie stars was certainly a shrewd maneuver, and Streep obliges with a quirky, combative performance that nearly swallows the whole show, even with relatively limited screen time amid a large ensemble cast.Meryl Streep touts complex new season of 'Big Little Lies' She plays Mary Louise ...
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