- Summary: St. Louis crime reporter Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) returns to her small Missouri hometown for a story about a murder of a young girl and the disappearance of another only to experience reminders of her past in this eight-part drama based on the novel by Gillian Flynn.
- Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series
- Show Type: Mini-Series
- Season 1 premiere date: Jul 8, 2018
- Episode Length: 60
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With a cast led by Adams operating at the peak of her abilities, Sharp Objects is dazzlingly itself, a show in thrall to the horror of its premise but one that finds nuance within unremitting darkness. ... As a detective story, it’s top-of-the-line, and its detective, a reporter who’s too close to her story and far too removed from compassion and from a clear understanding of reality, is a character that will endure long after the mystery is solved.
On TV, Sharp Objects can't precisely capture Flynn's prose and the internalized descent into disorientation taken page-by-page, but series director Jean-Marc Vallee finds his own visual language that, driven by a ferociously wounded performance by Amy Adams, makes this eight-hour limited series haunting and riveting--both prestige and pulp.