Actress Elizabeth Perkins in an IMDB interview said the director would get so involved in the atmosphere of the show that he had to be often reminded there was a plot and things had to move along!
That pretty much sums up the entire problem with "Sharp Objects". The show meandered and stood in one place so many times it resembled a Still Life painting of a crumbling southern town with a crumbling old mansion and a lone car (Camille's) making it's way though a deserted street.
Was it well acted? Yes. Was it beautifully shot? Yes. Was it compelling enough to be 8 hou... read the rest.