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'Big Little Lies': How Meryl Streep redeems a mediocre season

Mary Louise Wright wasn't meant to be a superhero. The mousy grandmother, played by a transformed Meryl Streep, looked so neutral when she arrived on "Big Little Lies" six episodes ago that she may as well have been a clump of seagrass. Beige was the color of her sweaters, skin - and personality.

Yet it's this seemingly frail woman who has single-handedly saved Season 2 of HBO's drama from slipping off the picturesque cliffs of

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