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BIG LITTLE LIES
June 30, 2019  | By David Bianculli

HBO, 9:00 p.m. ET

 
As this season of Big Little Lies has gotten deeper into its plot, Meryl Streep has gotten deeper into her role – and she’s now established her character of the grieving mother as a kind of conniving Columbo. She’s a woman who’s constantly underestimated, but who notices everything, and always has one last question to make the people around her uncomfortable. She, too, is working on a murder case – or at least she thinks so (and correctly, it should be added), while most everyone else accepts her son’s death as an accidental fall. And hey… she’s even got a Columbo-ish coat…
 
 
 
 
 
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