Sharp Objects, now streaming on Foxtel, is a mysterious who-dunnit set in the tiny, haunted town of Wind Gap, Missouri.
Wind Gap is the kind of sweaty, quiet town where you can imagine tumbleweeds rolling down the main street unobstructed. It’s also the home of a violent serial killer, who’s preying on the town’s teenage girls.
Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), a hardworking and hard-drinking journalist, returns to Wind Gap to report on the disappearance of two local girls.
Sharp Objects is the mysterious who-dunnit gripping viewers all over the world…
During her visit she’s forced to face her own murky past and the mysterious death of her younger sister, who died when they were just teenagers.
While the series is a slow burn, there have been a few subtle messages in the first couple of episodes, which hint at the show’s bigger mystery.
According to show runner, Marti Noxon, there’s a hidden meaning in every episode title.
“I went through the book and just took out every single word Gillian mentions,” Noxon told The Wrap. “And then would look at what I was trying to do in the episode, and I don’t think we invented any – we might have, but I don’t think we did.
“So for ‘Vanish’, you know for me, I felt like for her to go home was… like disappearing back into her past,” she said of the first episode.
“I had written it into the script [that] the present and the past get so entwined in the visual that [director Jean-Marc Vallee] obviously took that and made it even more incredible. So I felt like vanishing into your past was kind of a theme of the first episode and is she going to survive it?”