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    HBO's 'Sharp Objects'

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    Premieres tonight. Anyone checking it out?


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    Yes I watched the first episode last night and I'm intrigued and I like Amy Adams as an actress.
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    Yeah, I'm intrigued. I love the flash back/forward sequencing. The discovery of the little girls body was raw as hell, too. This feels like another hit in the making.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Yeah, I'm intrigued. I love the flash back/forward sequencing. The discovery of the little girls body was raw as hell, too. This feels like another hit in the making.


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    Is the dollhouse the same house from the flashbacks?

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    Oh, shit. I didn't even think of that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Oh, shit. I didn't even think of that!
    I have to go back and check again, but Amy Adams looked shook daddy when she saw it.

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    Really digging this. Like Mr. Smith just said in our group chat, "it's got True Detective vibes."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia View Post
    Really digging this. Like Mr. Smith just said in our group chat, "it's got True Detective vibes."


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    Very edgy show and I like it a lot and I believe the director is the same who did Big Little Lies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Is the dollhouse the same house from the flashbacks?
    I thought the dollhouse was their house. Is there another house I'm missing?

    Also, I love how this show invokes supernatural elements without giving any evidence that those elements actually exist outside Camille's brain.
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    Damn, what a show!


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    Eh, I was only so-so on it. Entertaining, but a lot of the confusing elements seemed like trickery more so than developing the plot. Even the post-credit scene obfuscated a key fact that you had to rewatch over and over and pause to be sure about (who else was involved in the murders).

    The other issue I had was that most of the main and supporting characters were all competing in a "fucked up" Olympics. They're all really damaged people, but who's the most fucked up? So in that sense, it seemed almost soap opera-esque.

    That's a lot of key complaints, but at the same time, Amy Adam's character was wonderfully complex, as was her mother, stepfather, along with her halfsister. I think ultimately, had they toned down the "everyone's severely damaged" but kept their family the same as they did, it could have had more contrast which would have played out more believeably.

    I read one take that it wanted to be True Detective, but it ended up being True Detective 2. I would agree with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanJesus View Post
    Eh, I was only so-so on it. Entertaining, but a lot of the confusing elements seemed like trickery more so than developing the plot. Even the post-credit scene obfuscated a key fact that you had to rewatch over and over and pause to be sure about (who else was involved in the murders).

    The other issue I had was that most of the main and supporting characters were all competing in a "fucked up" Olympics. They're all really damaged people, but who's the most fucked up? So in that sense, it seemed almost soap opera-esque.

    That's a lot of key complaints, but at the same time, Amy Adam's character was wonderfully complex, as was her mother, stepfather, along with her halfsister. I think ultimately, had they toned down the "everyone's severely damaged" but kept their family the same as they did, it could have had more contrast which would have played out more believeably.

    I read one take that it wanted to be True Detective, but it ended up being True Detective 2. I would agree with that.
    Agree but not nearly as bad as TD2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Agree but not nearly as bad as TD2.
    Yeah, that's probably fair. I enjoyed the show, but it's a tier down from the best of HBO was more my point.
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    I thought it was really well done. It was a long, slow burn. The pace might have been a little slow, but I thought the payoff was fantastic. I also loved TD2, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    Really good ending and I see TD3 is coming in January with Mahershala Ali. TD1 was so good it is a tough act to follow.
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