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    I really enjoyed the last two episodes but overall the series wasn’t that great. True Detective S1, Big Little Lies, and The Night Of were all better in my opinion. Still, the last 3-5 minutes of several episodes were exquisitely shot and I think Jean-Marc Vallee did a better job than in Big Little Lies. In terms of its Emmy prospects it’s definitely getting in for Limited Series, Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, and even though I was hesitant at the beginning this week’s episode sealed the deal for Scanlen.  I am not that sure of Elizabeth Perkins because there are people like Jessica Lange, Sally Field joining the race. I am certain “Milk” will be their sole submission for writing, so it won’t have a hard time in there. Jean Marc-Vallee can earn his second Emmy and music supervision was on point. By the way, in terms of a second season Marti Noxon pointed out “the extremity of gathering the same cast and crew” which was the same excuse said for Big Little Lies initially.

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    I am stunned. I don’t know what else to say. Amy Adams, Jean-Marc Vallée, Eliza Scanlen, Patricia Clarkson all deserve recognition!!!!!!!

    Emmy voters must bend the knee to Lena Headey & Emilia Clarke for "Game of Thrones." It's their last chance to award them. Make it happen.

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    This show does not need a second season at all. I really don’t think they are going to pursue one even. Big Little Lies has a future (even if not entirely needed) where this feels so final, at least to me.

    The finale was incredible. Amy’s final look was haunting and it’s been awhile since I’ve been so shocked at an ending. Super powerful and honestly, scary. The acting, directing, music, editing — all of it, really powerful and so well done.

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    Agh, I wish we would’ve gotten an additional 5-10 minutes. I feel like less people would be confused/frustrated by the ending if we would’ve been shown the explanation and aftermath. I did love the post-credits sequence though.

    I loved the series overall. Everything that appeared onscreen is exactly how I imagined it while reading. It’s become rare to see a quality adaptation remain so close to the book, and this did just that. (Please @HBO…don’t give this a second season)

    Definitely rooting for Emmy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen and Gillian Flynn next season. Whew, talent.

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    Holy shit. That was literally a perfect finale. The directing, writing, acting and editing were all top notch. That final scene was absolutely chilling. Scanlen is a revelation, I can’t wait to see what she does in the future. Adams was beyond brilliant, my favorite performance of hers. She deserve all the awards. Clarkson is a monster mother for the ages. JMV was at his best, better than BLL. I could go on and on, but I won’t. This was a perfect show, in my opinion. No second season is needed, this shouldn’t be touched.

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    I appreciate Sharp Objects more than I enjoyed Big Little Lies. BLL was a soap opera anchored by Kidman’s stunning performance. Sharp Objects was a harrowing, southern gothic tale of women.

    I hope all 4 females are nominated next summer. Scanlen needs to win.

    The two projects really aren’t that comparable. Very different tone, focus, story and characterization. Besides, I thought Witherspoon was the anchor of BLL.

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    I appreciate Sharp Objects more than I enjoyed Big Little Lies. BLL was a soap opera anchored by Kidman’s stunning performance. Sharp Objects was a harrowing, southern gothic tale of women. I hope all 4 females are nominated next summer. Scanlen needs to win.

    The two projects really aren’t that comparable. Very different tone, focus, story and characterization. Besides, I thought Witherspoon was the anchor of BLL.

    Yeah, Witherspoon was freaking awesome in BLL

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    Icky
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    Both are stories focused on women, aired on HBO and have some type of mystery going on. Sure. But the ambitions of both projects are completely polar opposite. And honestly, I had problems with BLL (as I had with this). However, its soapy factor wasn’t one of its bigger flaws.

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    I recommend to you read AV Club review.

    Sharp Objects has used editing as an emotive storytelling technique, but the sequence where adult Camille, brutally weakened and fading on the bathroom floor, becomes her younger self and receives Marion’s consoling touch stopped my breath. This moment holds everything that has made the show so unique and affecting—it conveys a depth of longing that can’t be expressed in words. Only the rawest, starkest images can reveal the poignancy of grief. Here, in one quick sequence, one rung of Hell, is Camille’s greatest reason to let go and her only reason to hang on.

    Sharp Objects ends with its fangs around our throats—a reminder that it’s not (entirely) a story about redemption, it’s a story about the underworld of inherited violence and trauma. The show is a potent and complicated look at the whirling morass of feelings we try to sanitize with terms like “women’s rage.” We’re in a cultural moment that wants to regard women’s anger as always and inherently constructive, a political force for good—and certainly, it can be that. But a mature work of art will look at women’s anger with the nuance and complexity so often paid to men’s anger, and it may find that, sometimes, women’s anger is simply savage, destructive, and entitled—that there is nothing in it to champion or celebrate. The show can hold space for Camille coming into her personal power, and for Amma exerting her power over weaker, more vulnerable girls (that shot of Eliza Scanlen screaming behind the fence will haunt me for years). This balance makes Sharp Objects a true masterpiece.

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    HBO did it again. A cruel, spetacular, corajous series. I am deeply loving everything on this. Adams, Scanlen and Clarkson were all unbeliveable. The editing, directing and sound combo was probably one of the best on this last years. I don’t have too much to say right now, just that it was everything I wanted this series to be and even better.

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    I appreciate Sharp Objects more than I enjoyed Big Little Lies. BLL was a soap opera anchored by Kidman’s stunning performance. Sharp Objects was a harrowing, southern gothic tale of women.

    I hope all 4 females are nominated next summer. Scanlen needs to win.

    Soap opera? Why? Because it was about real problems of 5 women? Because there are actual character developement and an actual need for 7 episodes?

    Sharp objects was one hour longer than BLL, but feels very shorter in my mind, it’s because didn’t need all those minutes to tell this story.

    Many people here loves to exaggerate… Scalen should be an Emmy winner? Are you aware that we have 10 more months of possible competition that none of us have seen?

    Perkins is not happening. Scanlen is not winning. Scanlen and Clarkson are going to be nominated only in a weak field. Adams is the only lock for nomination, but I do not see her winning. This is my early prediction.

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    Reis
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    Big Little Lies is this decade’s desperate housewives

    How many times have you all watched season 1? I have watched it twice now and the finale I have now seen four times. Alongside The Handmaid’s Tale, the best show of 2017 IMO

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