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True Detective: Season 2

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Juice, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Juice

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    Trailer just got released. Looks like a different feel than Season 1.

     
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    I cannot fucking wait. It's going to be hard to live up to season 1 though.
     
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    I'm looking forward to this to see how they make it related to the first season and to see if these two knock it out of the park like McNoforreal-IcanAct-I'llshowyou and the bartender from Cheers.
     
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    I don't get the massive love for season 1. The acting was great, and the cinematographer deserves all the awards, but the story itself just wasn't compelling. Great characters with nothing to do only works for so long.

    I'm looking forward to this cast, though. McAdams as a hard ass detective? That looks fun.
     
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    It was different than a lot of things on TV, it was grimy and dark, and the acting like you said was incredible. Thats why it got the love. The plot was a bit of a disappointment when all was said and done, but in the middle of the season, there was so much tension and macabre themes and overwhelming feelings of something...sinister. I think that tension was incredible.

    I'm pumped for this season. I think it could be a chance for Vince Vaughn to have a McConaughey sort of turn where he's playing an atypical role and potentially crushing it. Also, Colin Farrell has some underrated skills Im excited to see. Was anyone else super aroused by Rachel McAdams strutting in that bulletproof vest? I replayed that mini clip multiple times. Fire
     
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    I don't disagree with you but the cinematography and the acting and just wondering what the fuck Rust was going to say next that made it compelling. I honestly didn't care about where they were going, I just wanted to fucking watch. That is a hell of an accomplishment as far as I'm concerned. Even the Sopranos didn't do that for me. I got irritated with wondering where it was going and not even Gandolfini could save me from that.
     
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    I agree with this. To me the story was just another supporting character to the two of them. I watched this, and loved it, for the same reasons I watched the first couple seasons (especially #1) of Rescue Me.
     
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    Same, it was just a captivating performance. Vince Vaughn looks unhinged in the trailer, so it will be great to see how him and Colin Farrell play out in this. I like him better in serious roles than chumming around with Owen Wilson in some forgettable buddy comedy.
     
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    Although I'm sure this will be good I just wonder if they expect to catch the Lightning in the Bottle from season one. It was eight hours of having your senses assaulted, I loved every single minute of it. It ran rampant with gothic noir and mythical symbolism like no show ever has.

    Waiting 18 months between seasons instead of 12 is a sign they wanted to get this right. We can all hope.
     
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    I have high hopes for this season. Now knowing the story won't be some Lost style shit it'll be easier to watch. Also, the plot was the second most important thing on this show. Watching these guys act their fucking nuts off was incredible. Everyone was trying to be on 10 all the time and it was great. I don't think there is going to be any real tie to the first one outside of Easter eggs. Each story is supposed to be it's own thing.

    I'm excited to see if Tim Riggins can actually fucking act. He's been in two huge shitty blockbusters. This is his chance.
     
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    Premier is tomorrow night. Finally, I'm super excited to see how this cast does. From the trailers it looks as dark and gritty as the first season. I'm really interested in watching Vaughn play a heavy. I've seen the rest of the cast in more serious roles and know they can act. My gut tells me the overarching 'plot' will be tighter than the first season, I just hope there's memorable characters this season.
     
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    I'm trying to not get my hopes too high. Last season was amazing, and I don't know if this one can live up to it. So I'm keeping my expectations low with the hope that Season Two will pleasantly surprise me.
     
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    I'd be really surprised if it kept the bar as high as last season set it. I'll happily settle for anything even half as good. I love McAdams so if the writers give her enough to work with I'll probably enjoy it.
     
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    My understanding is that these seasons are meant to be standalone in the fact that you wouldn't have had to see the first one to follow this new one. (I've just recently gotten HBO, so I'm working on getting caught up.) Is that actually the case?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    The premiere was ok, but not great. It lacked the electricity of the season 1 opener, but maybe that was a Cary Fukunaga thing. What made the first series great was that Marty was the opposite of Rust Cohle. Whereas Rust was dark and brooding, Marty would crack jokes about Rusts attitude and be much more realistic.

    Now this season seems to have all 4 main characters that are dark and disturbed. You can't have bleakness all the time, it doesn't work. Breaking Bad had Jesse Pinkman, Tony Soprano would crack jokes, and Jimmy MacNulty was cracking wise every episode. Without that kind of emotional relief this season might fall on its face. Another thing I noticed was that they took the symbolism from season 1 and now beat you over the head with it. Throughout the Lousiana setting, suffocating industrial scenery was in the background. It was pretty foreboding. Every cutaway in the premiere of season 2 was the same shot of a bunch of natural gas fields.

    This is only a premiere, so I'm gonna see how it goes. But right now I'd give it a B-.
     
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    My first impression: not impressed.

    The most interesting parts had nothing to do with what I'm assuming the plot is going to be.

    I saw Chinatown. It feels like Chinatown with dirty cops. Colin Farrell fucking up that bully kid's father gave me a good chuckle. I will get around to seeing the rest of this season, but absolutely nothing grabbed me this episode to make me watch. Last season I was incredulous, but was hooked in 10 minutes. You couldn't not watch. Even the second episode preview was a snoozefest. I get it, the main characters are all broken, brooding people, but they will come together to fight crime.

    We've seen all of this stuff before. Agreed with Juicy. How do the main characters not get cut with all that edge?
     
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    It's a bad sign that after an hour I can't tell you any of the character's names.
     
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    I just call them Box Office Poison 1, 2, 3, and 4.

    Vince Vaughn did the best so far. Mainly because he wasn't playing Vince Vaughn. Farrell is playing Sonny Crockett again. Rachel McAdams is drunk. And that Taylor Kitsch tool, I just want to punch him in the mouth whenever he is on screen, in any role. I hope he has ED in real life too. Flat affected doofus fuck.
     
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    I don't think Kitch's character has ED. I think he's on the Down-Low and closeting it real well.

    I didn't expect episode one to blow up my skirt, however I am glad they're not trying to make Season 1 part 2. It wasn't a terribly engrossing episode but with how deliberately paced it is there's still plenty of time for it to play out.

    Farrell's scene in the porch of the bully's house was the highlight. The was a dark fantasy for many audience members, you can bet on that.