Summer’s a time to brighten up, warm up, and feel good, so if you’re in the mood to feel bad, your options are limited. You could watch The Handmaid’s Tale, which will force you to feel bad and also just naturally make you feel bad with its badness; you could also skip that and watch the new Gillian Flynn HBO series Sharp Objects instead, which is much better, both as a narrative and as a demonstration of filmmaking skill. Who doesn’t love Amy Adams? Or Patricia Clarkson? (Clarkson’s having a great year. Find a way to see The Party if you haven’t already.)
Anyways, I’m way off track here, so I’ll redirect your attention to my piece about the show over at The ARTery and leave it at that.