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Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 3:09PM EDT
Sharp Objects' final scene made the frustrating series great because it avoided the "offputting cuteness" of other limited series finales
Source: Entertainment Weekly
"There’s an offputting cuteness toward the end of some of the most acclaimed short-run dramas, a sudden-onset finale instinct to wrap everything up on a good note," says Darren Franich, referring to everything from True Detective to Fargo. But with its nasty, brutish and short ending, Sharp Objects went in a different direction. "I didn’t always love Sharp Objects, will always wonder if it would’ve been twice as good half as long," says Franich. "But the final moments ascended to greatness by, paradoxically, descending toward B-movie cheap thrills: A cadaverous DIY art project, a redemption exploded, that climactic 'Don’t tell Mama!' suggesting the crowdpleasing catchphrase in a family sitcom broadcast straight from Hell. You’re left with one twisted epiphany."
- A finale should come with closure: Sharp Objects ended with too many questions left
- Sharp Objects managed to be one of the year's most daring and complex shows without begging for attention like other prestige TV shows
- In the end, Sharp Objects was able to have its cake and eat it too
- Why Sharp Objects isn't just another "Dead Girl Show" like Twin Peaks, Veronica Mars and The Killing
- The last 10 seconds made the entire series frustrating, undoing the majority of the season
- Led Zeppelin's lyrics teased the twist from the very beginning
- The ending reads as if the show has given up on making sense of its own plot
- The twist ending felt cheap and the finale felt unearned
- Director Jean-Marc Vallée explains why he went with that shock ending
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 10:18PM EDT
Sharp Objects is the latest TV series to portray female journalists as unethical
Source: The Atlantic
"For some reason, and despite all assurances from reporters to the contrary, Hollywood is stuck on the idea that female journalists are having sexual relationships with their bosses, their sources, or both," says Sophie Gilbert, pointing to Zoe Barnes on House of Cards, Rory Gilmore on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and, especially, Amy Adams' reporter character Camille Preaker on Sharp Objects. Gilbert notes that "the trope of the unethical female reporter has persisted for several decades, throughout fiction, film, and television." Gilbert points to Showtime's The Fourth Estate, which documents New York Times reporters, as showing the reality of female journalists: "When documentarians do follow female reporters around, what they capture is the opposite of the charged Hollywood fantasy. Instead, it’s visibly tired, multitasking women working relentlessly because they know the stories they’re reporting are stories that need telling. The reality might not indulge the fantasies of male writers and directors in quite the same way, but as The Fourth Estate shows, it can still make for enthralling television."
Posted Thursday 8/02/18 at 3:05AM EDT
Amy Adams: I was fired from three different TV shows for three very different reaasons
The Sharp Objects star recounted her TV firings to Seth Meyers. One was for being bad in a role. Another role she lost due to another actress' availability. And finally, she says she was fired from a role for not being sexy enough.
Posted Saturday 7/28/18 at 12:28AM EDT
Why doesn't Amy Adams' Sharp Objects character know the basics of being a journalist?
Any reporter knows they need to take notes, but that's something that Adams' HBO character doesn't do when practicing journalism in the first episodes of Sharp Objects. "I know that Camille is a mentally unwell alcoholic who doesn’t even remotely have her life together," says Brian Moylan, "but this is something that she would have learned at her first city council meeting as a cub reporter. You need to record everything, spell people’s names correctly, and take notes so that if you forget any details when you sit down to write your story (or if someone accuses you of making things up after it’s published), you have a record of what went down. Her boss Frank Curry has faith she can do this job, so she couldn’t have proven herself totally inept in the past, right?" ALSO: Here's a rundown of all the journalism mistakes made on Sharp Objects.
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 4:06PM EDT
Sharp Objects definitely won't return for Season 2
“We’re not talking about a Season 2,” says showrunner Marti Noxon. “This is it, so bask in it while you can.” Questions about the future of Sharp Objects were raised because limited series like Big Little Lies end up returning for another season. ALSO: Amy Adams had "insomnia and anxiety" filming Sharp Objects, but it "belonged to Camille."
Posted Saturday 7/07/18 at 10:36AM EDT
Sharp Objects represents a new benchmark for TV about women -- and a rejoinder to True Detective's inherent misogyny
On most male-focused crime shows like True Detective, the most important women are the dead ones, says Willa Paskin. But HBO's Sharp Objects, based on Gillian Flynn's first novel, is a reminder that women can do anything. "This is an overdue development, spurred, perhaps, by recent events finally revealing to male executives just how dark the female experience has always been," says Paskin. "It seems to me to be a necessary next step, advancing the parameters of 'prestige' to include female creators—not just female characters—who are permitted to be as dark and serious as men, with the full and robust backing of a major network and its marketing department. But Sharp Objects also seems to me to be utterly burdened by the clichés of prestige TV—if very likely to reap all of that format’s awards."
- Sharp Objects turns out to be something much darker and more ambitious than your average whodunit
- It's reminiscent of Season 2 of Westworld, except it offers more immediate gratification
- Sharp Objects is an experimental viewing experience, slowly burning its way to a climax rather than throwing all the detective work in your face
- Sharp Objects proves that a two-hour movie just can’t compete with an eight-hour series for creating a layered, complicated world
- Sharp Objects is the scuzziest, sweatiest, booziest drama of the summer -- but suffers from "a getting-the-hell-to-the-point problem"
- Labeling Sharp Objects a small-town mystery or a crime thriller feels a bit like false advertising
- Amy Adams is tremendous in her role -- your attention never wavers from her
- Adams says it was necessary to have a TV drama that delved into women's rage
- Gillian Flynn worried that a film adaptation of her novel would lose the character study: "To me, Sharp Objects was a character study hidden inside of a mystery. It was as much of a who-is-she as a whodunit."
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 5:25PM EDT
HBO's Sharp Objects gets an official trailer
The eight-part psychological thriller starring Amy Adams from Marti Noxon based on Gillian Flynn's book of the same name premieres on July 8.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
HBO sets summer premiere date for Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams
The Gillian Flynn limited series kicks off its eight episode run on Sunday, July 8.
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 5:51AM EDT
HBO teases Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams
Source: Just Jared
Adams plays a reporter who returns to her hometown after a grisly murder in the drama based on the Gillian Flynn book that premieres in July.
Posted Monday 12/18/17 at 11:28AM EST
HBO signs It actress Sophia Lillis to play a teenage version of Amy Adams’ character on Sharp Objects
The 15-year-old actress is almost a dead ringer for a young Amy Adams.
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 7:07PM EST
Check out the first images of Gillian Flynn’s HBO series Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams
The Gone Girl author’s new series has Adams playing a crime reporter who returns to her hometown after being released from a psychiatric hospital.