It’s probably fairly unoriginal but I recently finished watching Sharp Objects.
It was very good, not one of my absolute favourites but nowadays for something to hold one’s attention it has to be outstanding and this certainly was a binge-watch for me.
I thought it was exemplary for having a very clear central character. Her problems were relatable, understandable and clearly depicted from the very first scene. On the surface was a simplicity to the presentation of her character and underneath layers of complexity. Too often I’ve encountered a lack of clarity when it comes to creating a character and a clear, satisfying, character arc.