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 Post subject: Re: HBO's Cavalcade of Misery Presents: Sharp Objects
PostPosted: Wed July 25, 2018 6:21 pm 
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also this show is a real snoozer

yes, though it picked up quite a bit in E3. I am still holding out hope that it could become a worthwhile journey.


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 Post subject: Re: HBO's Cavalcade of Misery Presents: Sharp Objects
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I've found every episode fascinating in its own way. The murder mystery is a distant second (or third) to its examination of trauma and the way it's been giving us morsels of Camille's story. I couldn't care less who the killer is at this point. I just want to know more about that fucked-up family.

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PostPosted: Wed July 25, 2018 6:47 pm 
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theplatypus wrote:
I've found every episode fascinating in its own way. The murder mystery is a distant second (or third) to its examination of trauma and the way it's been giving us morsels of Camille's story. I couldn't care less who the killer is at this point. I just want to know more about that fucked-up family.

The flashback editing is definitely starting to pay dividends. It was annoying in the first couple eps, but now it's starting to make sense in a pretty compelling way


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 Post subject: Re: HBO's Cavalcade of Misery Presents: Sharp Objects
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Yes I do. I'm the supervising sound editor


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2649356/fu ... cl_sm#cast

He's either a van driver or did some camera work for 1 episode!


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 Post subject: Re: HBO's Cavalcade of Misery Presents: Sharp Objects
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I'm two eps in, and I'm leaning towards deciding that this show is not good. I'm pretty uninterested. Also, serious lol at the article Amy Adams was writing to send to her boss. She is a great writer, and she is going to win awards for this story? That was the laziest, most boring, detail-less POS article ever. Like, wtf? They can't take twenty minutes and actually write something mildly passable?
I have other thoughts, maybe I'll get to them later

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 Post subject: Re: HBO's Cavalcade of Misery Presents: Sharp Objects
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The final moment of the second episode completely undercuts the
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final moment of the first moment. Ep1 ends with us seeing all those carvings on her skin. All healed over. It leaves us with the question, what happened in the past? Ep2 ends with her cutting herself. So, it's not the past, it's just another element of the current fucked up-ness we have seen in her already. It becomes uninteresting and unnecessary. All it does is shove the idea that she is fucked up in our faces.


This show suffers from being too similar to True Detective season one, a masterpiece. It invites comparisons, and it is never easy to be compared to a masterpiece. The new movie You Were Never relly Here has the same issue with Taxi Driver. It may be good on its own, but it goes beyond paying homage and comparisons to one of the greatest films of all time become unavoidable and so it loses something. Idk

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PostPosted: Sun July 29, 2018 5:23 am 
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The final moment of the second episode completely undercuts the
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final moment of the first moment. Ep1 ends with us seeing all those carvings on her skin. All healed over. It leaves us with the question, what happened in the past? Ep2 ends with her cutting herself. So, it's not the past, it's just another element of the current fucked up-ness we have seen in her already. It becomes uninteresting and unnecessary. All it does is shove the idea that she is fucked up in our faces.


This show suffers from being too similar to True Detective season one, a masterpiece. It invites comparisons, and it is never easy to be compared to a masterpiece. The new movie You Were Never relly Here has the same issue with Taxi Driver. It may be good on its own, but it goes beyond paying homage and comparisons to one of the greatest films of all time become unavoidable and so it loses something. Idk

basically my take as well, but things did improve quite a bit with E3. I'm gonna give it one more chance.


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I'm OUT. Didn't finish EP3. But I'm told by you people EP3 got better.


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what you mean "you people"???


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I didn't think ep3 was especially better

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what you mean "you people"???


former pearl jam fans?


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well, things are about to get more interesting
keep on watching guys

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 Post subject: Re: HBO's Cavalcade of Misery Presents: Sharp Objects
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The ending of episode four is
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so cheap. Lame.

I'm ready to officially say that this show is not good

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I saw the first ep yesterday...i though it was trying too much to be a ¨quality¨ series or something. It was trying so so hard when actually the book is a pretty straightforward pulpy thing. From Adams performance to the Photography or even the music, everything was a reminder of both True Detective or Big Little Lies.
I did like the montage tough.

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I'm watching ep5 now. Every further minute that I watch just further confirms my judgment.

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omg that coffee shop scene was some of the worst amateur hour bs i've ever seen on HBO. Loud restaurant walla (chatter) when literally NOBODY in the background was having a conversation. The lead guy's dialogue and mumbling were brutal, and his awful performance brought this poorly produced scene even lower.

There's some great stuff in this show; i especially liked the shot of the sister roller skating on her deck. But when it's bad it is really awful.

Re: the coffee shop scene

I’m glad I don’t have as keen an eye for this kind of thing because I think if I watched all my TV like this, I wouldn’t enjoy any of it.

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But most shows don't exhibit quite so much disregard for what end up being annoying and distracting details

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The cop from out of town has been wearing the same shirt for like eight days straight now


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The cop from out of town has been wearing the same shirt for like eight days straight now

Sage advice: Find a dress shirt you love and buy 10 of them.

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