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Re: True Detective
« Reply #60 on: August 11, 2015, 12:19:51 AM »
Watching the same conversation between Frank and his woman, every damn week, was brutal.  Enough already.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #61 on: August 11, 2015, 01:04:07 AM »
^^ Yep, that made me crack up a bit. 

I thought the finale was OK.  The season overall was pretty bad though. 

Having said that, I'm still looking forward to a (possible) third season.  Apparently HBO wants it, but it's up to Nic Pizzolatto whether or not it gets done.  If so, I'd like to see him bring back Cary Fukunaga as the full time director -- or, if not him, just stick to one person behind the camera again.  Pizzolatto also wrote every episode himself last year, and this year he had a co-writer for a couple of them.  I think that lack of consistency really hurt this season.  Going back to that season one formula and, of course, having a better cast, would probably make a kick ass season three. 
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #62 on: August 11, 2015, 11:40:59 PM »
In one respect, Season 2 triumphed over Season 1 in that we got a strong female lead.
Rachel McAdams was a success, and it could be argued she carried this series.
Beyond that the material for this second round just didn't grab me like Season 1 (I really didn't care about people losing money).

I like the Cary idea Dan puts forth though. It could have improved with just him behind the camera.

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« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2015, 07:51:52 AM »
I stayed out of this thread til I finished the season in case of any spoilers.
Rachel McAdams was the main reason I continued to watch this series. Gritty, hot, totally stole the show. Vince was ok when he wasn't talking with his wife. She annoyed the hell out of me by the end of the season. Not even close to the first season but entertaining enough to keep me watching. Really felt they were up shit creek after busting up that party. Didn't see them getting out of that situation alive.
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2019, 04:11:49 PM »
so this is back...two episode premiere last night.


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Re: True Detective
« Reply #65 on: January 14, 2019, 05:35:34 PM »
Watched the first one last night but it was after the Saints game so, uh, I might need to go find a synopsis of the premiere before proceeding.
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #66 on: January 14, 2019, 05:37:07 PM »
so this is back...two episode premier last night.

"You will bleed black cock".

Lots of echoes with season 1: triple time line, fetish objects, posed corpse, interrogatory opening, but I enjoyed it nevertheless. Looking forward to seeing where it goes.
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #67 on: January 14, 2019, 10:01:23 PM »
Nice, haven't found anything worth watching since I finished Narcos Mexico
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #68 on: January 17, 2019, 09:36:31 AM »
So far, so good.  As GG points out, there are a few pretty big similarities to season one, particularly with its structure.

The story itself is pretty cool and thereís an awesome opportunity for some ďunreliable narratorĒ craziness with his failing memory.  Iím looking forward to the rest of the season.
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #69 on: January 28, 2019, 01:47:20 PM »
"Prison rape has been a real good go to for you lately...."

This show has taught me to hold judgement until after the final episode has aired, but wanted to make a couple of observations:

1) Being the unabashed Deadwood worshipper that I am, I was excited to see David Milch contribute to last night's episode. Trying to figure out which lines of dialogue were his was enjoyable.
2) I haven't really found the discussions on whether seasons 1 vs 2 vs 3 are better or worse than the others to be helpful, misses the point I think, but I will say I really miss Fukanuka directing all the episodes. Not necessarily him, per se, but having the same director for the entire season. I prefer having the singular vision of the narrative vs 4-6. It makes a difference, and a not altogether small one.
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #70 on: January 28, 2019, 01:56:23 PM »
I'm only through the first 2 episodes, will catch up tonight but thought the first 2 episodes were kinda snoozy
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« Reply #71 on: January 28, 2019, 07:58:53 PM »
I'm only through the first 2 episodes, will catch up tonight but thought the first 2 episodes were kinda snoozy

This is my second attempt at watching the show and thought the same. Iíve made it through 3 episodes and Iím not sure why I should hang in there.... nothing is happenning.

Same happened to me with the first season. And I... kinda think itís me... not them...the casting is on point and the storyline is solid. Itís just... so... slow. Like, every time the episode ends Iím left wondering where the ďpay offĒ was.
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #72 on: January 28, 2019, 08:48:41 PM »
Haven't watched anything but season 1, but in terms of pay off for that one, well this was good enough for me:



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Re: True Detective
« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2019, 10:46:06 PM »
 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard :hereitisyousentimentalbastard :hereitisyousentimentalbastard :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

Indeed, those "heights" haven't been matched as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #74 on: February 09, 2019, 12:33:30 AM »
"Prison rape has been a real good go to for you lately...."

This show has taught me to hold judgement until after the final episode has aired, but wanted to make a couple of observations:

1) Being the unabashed Deadwood worshipper that I am, I was excited to see David Milch contribute to last night's episode. Trying to figure out which lines of dialogue were his was enjoyable.
2) I haven't really found the discussions on whether seasons 1 vs 2 vs 3 are better or worse than the others to be helpful, misses the point I think, but I will say I really miss Fukanuka directing all the episodes. Not necessarily him, per se, but having the same director for the entire season. I prefer having the singular vision of the narrative vs 4-6. It makes a difference, and a not altogether small one.

As a David Milch fanboy, I share your enthusiasm.  I kept waiting for a baroque and semi-lyrical monologue, but it wasn't meant to be...oh well.  And besides, it wouldn't exactly go with the tone of the show.  Which, actually, leads me to your next point.  I 100% agree.  That first season had one writer and one director, and it paid off.  It felt more like one long film, as opposed to 8 different episodes of a TV series.  The 2017 season of Twin Peaks is another great example of how that works really well. 

Anyhow, I'm digging this season so far.  The cast is killer, the triple timeline is cool, and the way they're playing with time/memory is interesting. 
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