Obviously, the title is a lie. Sharp Objects is a super grim murder mystery with heaping spoonfuls of family drama poured in whether we like it or not. Based on Gillian Flynn’s first novel, the show tells the story of Camille, a St. Louis journalist who’s goes home to cover the story of two missing and/or murdered girls. And home for Camille isn’t where the heart is.
Sharp Objects oozes tone and atmosphere, thanks to director Jean-Marc Vallée. It leans darker than his previous work at HBO, Big Little Lies, but still retains the ‘murder mystery driven by a strong female cast’ through-line. It scratches the itch left by True Detective and is just an incredible looking show. Everyone was firing on all cylinders.
You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out exactly how we feel as I don’t want to spoil any of the show here. And I am warning you, we talk about HARD spoilers on this episode of So…I’m Watching This Show. We recommend that if you haven’t seen it, go watch it. You’ll be much happier experiencing Sharp Objects for yourself first.
SHARP OBJECTS SHOWNOTES!
Ep 73 Sharp Objects . . Listen now at soimwatching.com (or wherever you listen to podcasts) . . 🚫Spoiler Talk starts at 20:50 (Also, spoilers within the Instagram post)🚫 . . 1. DAMN, these objects are SharP 2. Me watching this show 3. Amy Adams 4. Jackie and Adora 5. 🎶Into the woods and out of the woods and home before actually solving anything🎶 6. “And I don’t think my boyfriend, the inventor of brooding town loner, would be too pleased with this” 7. The gang finds a body 8. I’m not bad, I just drunkenly roller skate down the road in the middle of the night that way. 9. 🎶Here’s your one chance Fancy don’t let me down🎶 10. “Mama! Camille didn’t dress up for our heavy handed metaphor costume dinner… . . . #SoImWatchingThisShow #SIWTS #Podcast #SharpObjects #GillianFlynn #JeanMarcVallee #AmyAdams #PatriciaClarkson #ChrisMessina #ElizaScanlen #TaylorJohnSmith #ElizabethPerkins