Sharp Objects was as dark and twisted as I wanted to be. The Gillian Flynn book-to-screen adaptation is creepy AF, brilliantly scripted and showcases just how wonderful Amy Adams is. Highly recommend for all thriller lovers.
Starring: Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Matt Craven, Henry Czerny, Taylor John Smith, Melissa Davenport, Miguel Sandoval, Sophia Lillis
Rating: Restricted 16+
Genre: Drama, mystery, thriller
Season one available NOW on DVD
Based on the book of the same name by The New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Dark Places), this eight-episode series tells the story of reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) who returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.
So, what’d we think?
After reading Gone Girl, I picked up Sharp Objects and stayed up all night diving into this little town and the tragic mystery that encompassed the story. It was 330 pages of creepy, edge-of-your-seat drama that I was living for. Needless to say I was excited when they announced they were turning the book into a miniseries and that the phenomenal Amy Adams was going to be at the helm.
Sharp Objects is set in Wind Gap Missouri, a small town packed to the brim with an eerie atmosphere that has you second guessing every characters motives. It’s the kind of place you visit once and never want to return to.
With binge-watching potential, Sharp Objects succeeds in being a complex, disturbing and dark thriller that will surprise you with just how emotional it can be. There are eight heart-racing episodes for you to devour and you can check out some episode teasers below.
Camille Preaker, a reporter for the St. Louis Chronicle, is sent to her rural hometown to cover a story about two missing girls, one of whom was found dead.
Camille searches for clues at the funeral and wake for Wind Gap’s latest victim, before clashing with her mother.
Camille relives a recent tragedy as she struggles to piece together the murders in Wind Gap, while Richard grows frustrated with Chief Vickery’s assumptions about potential suspects.
Camille agrees to show Richard some of Wind Gap’s crime scenes and in the process opens up old wounds, while Alan confronts Adora about her relationship with Chief Vickery.
Despite a possible killer on the loose, Wind Gap gathers for their annual southern-pride festival, hosted by Adora.
A key piece of evidence is discovered, Richard tries to learn more about Camille’s past, while Camille and Amma bond during a wild night.
Camille crosses a line in her investigation, Richard asks Jackie for more information about Marian’s death, while Adora insists on caring for an ailing Amma.
Concerned for Amma’s safety, Camille puts her own life in jeopardy as she gets closer to the truth behind the shocking mysteries surrounding the Wind Gap killings.
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Written by Monique Renee
Usually barefoot and deep in wanderlust mode, Mon loves binging Netflix, cuddling babies and stalking through Instagram looking for boho decor inspo and hotties with man buns. You’ll usually find her on holiday, planning a holiday or thinking about holidays.
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