Sharp Objects (HBO)

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anyone watching this? Very depressing yet well-made mini-series. I've watched the first two episodes, and it's engrossing but not exactly uplifting stuff here.
 
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I like it. Very dark and very well done. Same guy who directed Big Little Lies.

Amy Adams' performance makes you want to give her a hug.
 

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I've heard good things but have not tried it. Not sure I'm up for "depressing"
 

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I've heard good things but have not tried it. Not sure I'm up for "depressing"
Amy Adams is amazing in it, but yes, it's very bleak. I cheated and researched the novel that it's based on - if they follow the book, then an already depressing show is going to get even worse. However, I'll watch because I'm hooked.
 
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#5
I remember feeling that way about another HBO show, In Treatment, which starred Gabriel Byrne. The stories and the acting were excellent, but I never saw an episode that made me feel good afterwards, other than to think that, thank god my life wasn't as screwed up as the people on the show.
 
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we were getting close to jettisoning HBO, but those two shows are keeping us subscribers right now.
A few years from now we're going to look back and say "I can't believe those two shows were on back to back on Sundays in 2018!"
 
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Great show and incredibly disturbing. The mother is the most horrifying in a world filled with horrifying women but I'm thinking the husband Alan is the culprit. Anyone who has read the book, please don't reveal anything.
 
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Great show and incredibly disturbing. The mother is the most horrifying in a world filled with horrifying women but I'm thinking the husband Alan is the culprit. Anyone who has read the book, please don't reveal anything.
Most likely outcome:

Sister and/or mother are the brains, Alan is the muscle.

At least that's what the show wants you to believe.

Still thinking it could be a town-wide thing or just a complete curve ball.
 

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Most likely outcome:

Sister and/or mother are the brains, Alan is the muscle.

At least that's what the show wants you to believe.

Still thinking it could be a town-wide thing or just a complete curve ball.
Well, episode 7 telegraphed everything - now the question is, can Camille stop it.
 
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I know the book, so know how that ends. The show has been faithful to the book, so I believe that she

will.
I have not read the book.

Not sure how faithful it's been so far(?)

I do know people who read the book and they say they think the show is better; more characters, more developed story lines etc.

What say you?
 

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I have not read the book.

Not sure how faithful it's been so far(?)

I do know people who read the book and they say they think the show is better; more characters, more developed story lines etc.

What say you?
I didn't read the book, I checked the plot summary via Wiki. After watching the show, it's on my "to read" pile now though for sure!
 
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I liked it, but I'm glad it's over. My skin has finally stopped crawling.

I figured we were seeing a red herring all along, but it's not what I expected though.
 
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I liked it, but I'm glad it's over. My skin has finally stopped crawling.

I figured we were seeing a red herring all along, but it's not what I expected though.
I was enthralled but not actually sure how much I really liked it. Definitely skin crawling and that finale, stay through the credits.

The three female leads were amazing.
 
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I was enthralled but not actually sure how much I really liked it. Definitely skin crawling and that finale, stay through the credits.

The three female leads were amazing.
I was watching the credits and saw that crazy flash montage, but I missed the very last part. Just read about it in Rolling Stone's review.

The women were amazing. Patricia Clarkson was great. Her character was maddening.
 

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This show had an amazing ability to leave you completely emotionally wrecked after each episode, and the finale just took it to another level completely. Standing ovation. Well done. Should earn some Emmy's for everyone involved.
 


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