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  1. S01.E06: Cherry

    I really think the hair was just to age up the actress and indicate time had passed. Also one murdered girl had longish hair. Natalie. I think you are giving the writers too much credit. Also, how has Camille's memory been faulty? We don't understand her flashes but she seems to know her own head. It's not like The Girl on the Train who is in blackout mode. Camille doesn't seem like an unreliable narrator. How they are telling her story is scattered.
  2. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

    The rape has taken over the discussion thread. I kind of wonder if the author intended the rape to be so prominent ultimately. It isn't hidden in the book, but it seems like a low priority to Camille when she is dealing with three other traumas--the murders, Marion, and facing her mother. But the book downplays the event. It's like it was this muddle of Marion's death, crazy mother, and the rape, all equally traumatic. But everyone seems stuck on the rape. What is my point? Did the author overload the story? I think the TV viewers will feel satisfied because they're right. They know it is Amma. But I think there will be frustration because all the other major plot points just sort of don't matter. Richard doesn't matter, the roommate, even Marion whom we barely know, and the victims while not random aren't really special. The rape matters to explain the cutting and alcohol issues, but it is almost background trauma in the book. One more crappy thing in the life of Camille. And then the novel ends on such an upbeat note after all that pain. Maybe a false note? I liked the ending but maybe it is unearned.
  3. S01.E06: Cherry

    Since you all were discussing the house layout. http://www.priceypads.com/inside-the-real-victorian-mansion-used-in-hbos-sharp-objects-photos-video/
  4. S01.E06: Cherry

    I don't think the boss is so complicated. Camille needs a character to talk to outside of Wind Gap. Also, she has no friends or family. When that happens your coworkers become more important. I see this in a lot of workplaces. Coworkers temporarily become family at times, especially when illness is involved. At this moment in his life he is going through chemo and he knows she is ill. They both have narrow worldviews right now. So there is this closeness. It may be temporary or last longer. I have former coworkers that are dear friends now. But on this show, he is just a neutral third party so she can talk out her ideas. Otherwise we'd watch her typing on her laptop. Mothra if you can handle grossnes, you might enjoy the TV show Hannibal. Symbolism galore. Very deep dive sort of show. :)
  5. S01.E06: Cherry

    Why 9th grade? I don't recall a specific grade. I just checked. I honestly thought there were two actresses playing Young Camille. She was 16 or 17 when they filmed but wow I thought short haired Camille was 12-13 and older Camille 16-17. Plus the boys with the guns looked younger than the football jocks. Hair can grow fast, especially at that age. Plus her hair wasn't crazy long. Plus long haired Camille is cutting and depressed. Short haired Camille still had joy.
  6. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

    Front bottom and top teeth are fairly flat. And if she broke them into pieces to make a mosaic then she could flatten them into the glue. Teeth chip too into pieces. Basically Amma's great artistic skill was being good at details. Very good. Like Camille she is thorough.
  7. S01.E06: Cherry

    I think he was gone all day. He sees Jackie as he is leaving and sees Jackie when he returns. And has a late dinner at the dinner. I think it makes more sense for her rehab to be near St Louis.
  8. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

    I felt the epilogue was way too rushed. And Amma's last killing too overt. Psychologically it made sense I guess. Especially the shag carpet made from the girl's hair. Ug, that dollhouse! Yet it is kind of genius. It reminds me of Silence of the Lambs when the guy killed women because he wanted a woman suit. It wasn't personal. He needed parts for the dress. They did show the floor of teeth in the 2nd ep. They didn't look remotely like teeth. Based on the show thread however, I feel like most people suspect Amma already. It's harder to hide her on a show with so few people. And so few red herrings. At this point if it was Alan, it would feel like a cheat. One detail in the book "amused" me. The assumption it takes strength to pull teeth. But not so much with they're juvenile teeth. Richard 's experiment actually pointed him the wrong way.
  9. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

    I am hoping for a surprise. Gillian Flynn said in a behind the scenes interview that she didn't know who the killer was until.she finished the book. It kept changing. Which is a weird way to write a thriller. I kind of wish she would give up the crutch of having murders in her books. She doesn't want to write thrillers at all. But I wonder if she has a surprise in store.
  10. S01.E06: Cherry

    I think you may be on to something. I think the problem is the show has a murder mystery to justify why the characters are interacting. So people who want clues and answers are getting frustrated. Which is fair. I am glad it is only an 8 hr show. It took me a while to get into the flow. Also the show feels more concrete each week. Fewer flashbacks and what we see now has context. The actress playing Amma is good but man I hate her. She makes my skin crawl in every scene.
  11. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

    Alan bringing up Joya was interesting in that he seems to know deep down that Adora is not a good mother. He reassures her to her face but he has mildly challenged her on the show. I am not quite sure what we are to make of his final conversation with Adora. She is annoyed because the car is still there. He says she was always better with the girls. Did she really want help or is he reinforcing her worldview that only she can parent the girls? And then it is easier for him to blame his evil mother in law than his adored wife. Although honestly Camille, do not park on the lawn! It is rude to the gardeners.
  12. S01.E06: Cherry

    He is 23 in real life, probably 22 when they filmed. He does look older with his hairstyle. Amma is 19 in real life too, but she does look 15 in my opinion.
  13. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

    Thank you! Again my TV fails me. I also wasn't looking for it. I feel like John is being a bit obvious in his dislike of Amma. But she is generally unlikable so maybe not so weird. I think the show is better at red herrings. Jackie is almost being set up as a possibility now. And Richard seems to suspect Camille too. And the Sheriff and Alan with their morning rituals. Why show the Sheriff's morning routine twice? I feel like there was a reason? That he didn't call Adora about the bike or visa versa?
  14. S01.E06: Cherry

    To be clear, I never doubted it was rape. I just would prefer the show doesn't show the attack in full. The Ashley ear thing is bugging me. How do we know about this? Did we see her ear at some point? Also was Gayla making a boatload of cherry pies? Details seem to matter on this show. And why were Amma's boys dressed like they were doing a low rent Book of Mormon?
  15. S01.E06: Cherry

    I totally agree with you regarding watching drug use on film. It is tedious at best. But I do think we had progress. The bike was found, Richard knows about Camille's hospital stay and the roommate dying of poison, we know Ashley was maimed by Natalie (or Camille believes so), and we have a third person confirmation of Camille's rape if there was any doubt. Also, I saw some progress in Camille. She hugged Gayla. Her classmate talked about the cutting and Camille didn't deny it or make a joke. She let her sister touch her scars. Oh and she was quite direct with Alan. And directly angry with her mother about hiding the bike discovery.