Sharp Objects (HBO)

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  1. John

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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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  2. AreBee1969

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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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  3. HuskyHawk

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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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  4. John

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    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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    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.
     
  6. Guapo

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    I think it is fantastic television.

    Anyone else watch last night's episode?
     
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  7. AreBee1969

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    I did. It's fantastic. Twisted, creepy and dark...but fantastic.
     
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  8. Guapo

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    Agreed.

    Here's some good reddit-ing on the episode:

     
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  9. AreBee1969

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  10. J187Money

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    I'm on ep 5 now - this is really well done.
     
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  11. Guapo

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    This and Succession are the two best things going on TV right now, in my humble opinion.
     
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  12. John

    John gabba gabba hey

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    we were getting close to jettisoning HBO, but those two shows are keeping us subscribers right now.
     
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  13. Guapo

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    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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  14. J187Money

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    The scene in the clothing store with her mother and sister was breathtaking.
     
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  15. superjohn

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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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  16. Guapo

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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.