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Cutting Deeply into Gillian Flynn’s ‘Sharp Objects’

The Water Cooler Podcast Book Club returns with Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects. Plus, what the hell is going on with Scarlett Johansson and Best of 2018 TV at the halfway point.

It’s been over a year since the Water Cooler Podcast kicked off our Book Club segment with Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Taleahead of the premiere of Hulu’s Emmy-winning series. It’s about time to do another. So with that, this week we’re following up with the long-delayed second entry in our book club: Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects. With the HBO limited series premiering this weekend, we take a look at Flynn’s debut novel. If you haven’t read the book, then do yourself a favor and pick it up. It’s a quick read. Then, come back and join the conversation! The Book Club section starts around an hour into the podcast.In TV Tidbits, Joey dives into another Scarlett Johansson casting controversy. This time, she’s set to play a transgender male in Rub and Tug. We discuss the problems at stake with the announcement and with Johansson’s reported response. Then, we’ve reached the middle point of 2018, so we each reveal our top five favorite TV shows of 2018.We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.Thanks for listening and thank you, in advance, for subscribing and rating us on iTunes!