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True Detectives (HBO)

Postby TheWarmth » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:20 pm

Anyone watch the first episode? I thought it was fantastic. Can't wait for more. Really wonderful acting. Super creepy storyline. Visually excellent. I was surprised that Woody Harrelson's character is the more normal of the two detectives.
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby jack white » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:38 pm

I thought it was interesting, more so than most tv lately.
V slow, character driven light on plot. But done better than usual.

Not too sure about accents actors adopt I've a hard enough time hearing Americans clearly let alone when they affect even more difficult accents.
Also woody is what? 210 now or something but is playing I don know a man in his early 40s? 50s? Good job on the hair but that's seriously his wife?!

Still interesting & fun so far.. I'm not willing to go l in on it yet seen too many shows start out strong only to jump the shark shortly after. They're prob ruin the mood here w/some dopey sci-fi/supernatural shit or just drag the fun out of the show by moving @ a snails pace.. But until that happens it does look promising.
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby TheWarmth » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:49 pm

I think the accents work. I mean, they are southern boys. Seems true to the location.
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby Alex English » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:47 pm

Also a nice use of the Black Angels' Young Men Dead during the credits.
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby jack white » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:58 pm

Yea that was neat. Love the handsome family got the title song. Hbo's been on a run lately w/theme music, bjm/boardwalk & massive attack/luck & now this top stuff.

Just starting e02 now..


I need fucking subtitles for this shit. I've already missed a few things but what does he say in the scene in the lockerroom, he says, "you're senior detective.." & I can't make out what he says afte I've rewound the scene 5 times now still can't get it. Been a few of these so far..


"Well you're a smartass with you mouth shut." Am lmfao @ this scene with the police major. Have been in that situation so fucking often, it rings so true brilliantly done. Great show.


Even better closing track this week!! I completely marked out when it started.
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby TheWarmth » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:22 pm

I'm going to watch episode two tonight. I'll see if I can translate that line for you.
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby jack white » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:25 pm

i wouldn't worry about it, it wasn't an important moment.

i am now willing to go all in on this show. am totally prepared for them to shit the bed w/it tho & spoof some old man in the box type trip (these "visions" for example..). but as it is, i'm in. hooked. think it was those boobs that clinched it.. :wink:
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby TheWarmth » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:52 am

"You're Senior Detective ... maybe I'm lyin'."
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby Shinesalight » Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:18 pm

Really looking forward to this as we're not getting it in the UK on Sky Atlantic until the end of February. In the meantime, we've just finished season 2 of Boardwalk Empire, and what an end to an excellent show...FUCKING HELL!!!! :shock:
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby jack white » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:12 pm

Another great tune over the closing

Fun episode. Nice to have a slightly lighter atmosphere but hopefully things get darker again soon.
Next ep they should get ledoux & the final 2 eps deal w/the preacher guy.. I gues the new case they're dealing with will tie-in w/the cliffhanger for the season..??
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby TheWarmth » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:20 pm

Fantastic episode! Nice to finally get some action sequences. This is probably my favorite show right now.
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby Hedspace » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:10 pm

jesus, this is good. hooked already and Im only 2 episodes in.
Cohl (McConaughey)...wow!
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby jack white » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:37 pm

SPOILERS AHEAD

can't really say this one was filler considering the reveal of a bad guy but overall i was left a bit unsatisfied.

the whole marriage/partnership dissolution ok but everything in between was kinda corny - the fight was really rubbish & the sex scenes were just bad & i could have done w/o them. anyone remember this fight in deadwood? best tv fight ever.



anyways,
turning into a bit of a slough atm. i mean slow burners are all well and good but when the content sags or relies on boring old tropes it starts to get unsettingly & uncomfortable for the wrong reasons - out of boredom instead of tension.

it's like, get on w/it already. maybe 8 eps is too long..?? a 6 part mini-series would do better..?? anyway, i'm losing a bit of trust in the head honcho writer guy in that whether he can sustain & deliver on what he's built. get it on as the man says.

no way mcc's left eye was damaged like that in other modern day scenes in the series like when he's being interviewed by the other two cops.. continuity issue??
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby jack white » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:45 pm

Best song ever over closing credits. Good ep this week.
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby sunray » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:42 pm

That was a pretty satisfying ending. Major nod to Apocalypse Now too.
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby jack white » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:00 pm

i thought it was p much the worst ending of anything ever

it actually made me lose faith in tv. like that episode of the simpsons - homer badman. i felt betrayed! i'll never be able to trust tv again.


green paint.

seriously.
i can't tell you how often i've been painting & somehow got my ears covered in it.
just yesterday i was helping my uncle paint his wall & i thought, "oh maybe i'll use my ears to do this part.."

the rest of the episode was weak as piss too. cliched stroll thru a labyrinth, the weird breakingbad sniper moment, the bromance. the fight was ok but even then it was pretty dense could've been better if rust & lawnmower guy had a chance to talk some??
whatever.

so it goes.
doubt i'll stick around for s02. unless it's for lulz.
show was a cheeseball mess by the end.
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby TheWarmth » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:15 pm

JW - you very, very rarely seem satisfied with ... anything. What shows have you watched and actually enjoyed?
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby jack white » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:16 pm

Watching Hannibal atm loving it.
Tho I always feel hungry after..

Are u really going to defend that TD finale & its ridiculous leap re green paint?!
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby TheWarmth » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:04 pm

Call it a "ridiculous leap" if you'd like. It didn't bother me. It certainly wasn't the first element of the show to require a bit of the old temporary suspension of disbelief. I suppose I just find your complete thrashing of the finale as overly harsh. You're literally the only person I have encountered that was disappointed.

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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby BVCP206 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:12 pm

A little late to the party but now 3 episodes in and I'm hooked incredible acting by MM & WH :D
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby BVCP206 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:21 pm

Just finished it and loved it was just lomg enough. I really loved the slow burn of it just cranks it up for when stuff does happen. Last ep had some really uncomfortable viewing moments, I'll leave it at that :lol:
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby spacemanrich » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:51 pm

Liked the whole first season : great storyline and characters. Seemed like the storyline tied up well in the end. I don't think Matthew McConnaghey (spelling?) and Woody Harrelson will reprise their roles for season 2 ?
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby jack white » Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:03 pm

BVCP206 wrote:Last ep had some really uncomfortable viewing moments, I'll leave it at that :lol:



that's a very polite way of putting it. total facepalm/wtf/hfs (in the worst possible way) viewing moments are prob closer to what happened tho.
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still smdh over this pos show. so much fun was thrown into the mixer only for every single fun thing to be a damn red herring. then the show gets wrapped up by some inexplicable leap of magical foresight. it's actually hilariously funny - for all wrong reasons.


colin farrell is supposedly to star in season 2..
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby BVCP206 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:29 pm

colin farrell is supposedly to star in season 2..[/quote]

Oh dear :roll:
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby spacemanrich » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:42 pm

It has been announced that yes, Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second season. We'll see. I liked the chemistry between Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConnaughy.
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby jack white » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:31 am

anyone still watching this?

think colin farrell has actually been really good in it. him & his ex-wife, abigail spencer (from that superb rectify show & the fappening :wink: ) are excellent.
the rest has been.. well.. y'know me, hard to please.
i'm kinda hate-watching it atm, cause vince vaughn unintentionally makes me laugh & there's not much else on - bar the exceptional Hannibal _ & there's, mercifully, only 8 episodes.

don't think the general reaction has been too kind to it. but i still don't think it's done anything as egregious as the last 2 episodes of season 1. i actually think it's been relatively ok, with a lot of crap parts.
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby niamhm » Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:42 pm

Yep, Watched the 1st 5 episodes in a splurge last weekend, got to say I`m enjoying it, Farrell is really good in it I think, Vaughan? He`s been okay , wasn`t sure I could put some of his shitty comedy turns out of my mind, I actually though he was going to play one of the Detectives, Richie Costner as Mayor Chessani is quite a turn also, a really sleazy f#cker.

It also looks fantastic, the locations an camera work, its certainly showing a certain grubbier, down at heel side of California I hadn`t expected. Taken for what it is I`m enjoying it and trying not to compare it to series 1.
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Re: True Detectives (HBO)

Postby mojo filters » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:21 pm

spacemanrich wrote:Liked the whole first season : great storyline and characters. Seemed like the storyline tied up well in the end. I don't think Matthew McConnaghey (spelling?) and Woody Harrelson will reprise their roles for season 2 ?

Great acting from WH + especially MM. But storyline tied up well? Doesn't that depend how you define success in the context of this genre?

I thought (and it was confirmed following further info from Nic Pizzolatto) the loose ends were not supposed to neatly tie together, like in the denouement of an episode of CSI or Morse?

Surely the whole point of the story exposition was that we ended up with both questions answered, plus plenty left open? More fodder for the imagination is usually a good thing...

My interpretation regarding the rationale behind the final episode of S1 was that whilst it may have initially have left viewers unsatisfied and unsatiated ... once you understood the series primary focus was the story of the detectives rather than the victims, the season reached a natural resolution and makes perfect sense.

What made season 1 of True Detective interesting for me was how smartly it inverted the regular TV detective genre. I'm about to begin watching season 2; I hope it manages to be as entertaining as S1 - I'm trying to put aside all the hints and other bits of information I've accidentally managed to pick up!

The anthology style envisaged by the writer suggests any future seasons will not feature the same characters, though I suspect I'm not the only person who would like to see a follow-up story after Rust and Marty reconciled in the hospital; surely that's simply a credit to great storytelling - leaving the audience wanting more...
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