A darkly-mysterious masterclass in slow-burn atmospherics and prestige drama for the summer, HBO’s Sharp Objects is perhaps the shining exemplar of a female TV antihero-protagonist – and striking showcase-reminder of the drama capabilities of Amy Adams. 8.5/10.
Plot Synopsis: Based on the debut novel of the same name by writer Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”), the eight-episode series “Sharp Objects” stars Amy Adams, in her first major role on the small screen, as reporter Camille Preaker, who returns to her small hometown to investigate mysterious, unsolved crimes. Two girls are missing, one of whom was found dead and presumed murdered. As she searches for clues, Camille reunites with her estranged family — overbearing mother Adora, stepfather Alan Crellin, and half sister Amma — which rekindles traumatic childhood memories, including the death of her younger sister. Piecing together a psychological puzzle from her past, Camille begins to identify with the young victims a bit too closely.
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