Mon­day Sharp Ob­jects 9pm, Sky At­lantic

Sunday Herald Life - - Television & Radio -

FIVE episodes in, and it’s get­ting hard to avoid the con­clu­sion that the de­ci­sion to spread this adap­ta­tion of Gil­lian Flynn’s novel over eight hours had less to do with ma­te­rial that was cry­ing out for the epic treat­ment than with TV’s cur­rent de­mand for a steady sup­ply of box-set size se­ries. Char­i­ta­bly, you could say the stunned and creep­ing pace repli­cates the mood of the sick, sun-dazed South­ern town and the hazy mind­set of the al­co­hol-blurred pro­tag­o­nist Camille (a ter­rific Amy Adams). Re­ally, though, rather than gen­er­at­ing deep at­mos­phere, the show feels caught in a hold­ing pat­tern of re­peat­ing the same lim­ited box of tricks (here come another umpteen mem­ory flashes) over and over again, and ek­ing out rev­e­la­tions we’ve al­ready fig­ured out to pad the run­ning time. Tonight, Wind Gap launches into its trea­sured Cal­houn Day cel­e­bra­tions, but fes­tiv­i­ties are soured by ris­ing ten­sions, and the pub­li­ca­tion of Camille’s news­pa­per story on the mur­ders. Mean­while, we learn yet more about the na­ture of her self-harm­ing.

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