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True Detective

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Crown Royal, Jan 1, 2014.

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    HBO comes in with some serious star power and this looks very cerebral and promising. It's an anthology series, so each season will have a new cast a la American Horror Story. The first season follows detectives Harrelson and McConaughey chasing a depraved serial killer across Louisiana over the course of seventeen years. First episode January 12th.

    We could always do with another great cable drama series.

     
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    I'm real excited about this series. I haven't liked everything HBO has done, but they always do it well.
     
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    I know that was a set-up episode to introduce the characters, but that was great TV. The attention to detail is extraordinary, and McCouneghey is far removed from his usual flamboyance as a coal-dark cynical loner. I sense Woody is hiding demons too but doesn't wear them on his sleeve like his partner.

    This is also a Louisiana they never show in movie or TV. Lots of wilderness, refineries and run-down plazas. Far removed from the stereotypes of huge, decaying mansions, moss and Cajuns. This makes me love it more, the show so far has a heightened sense of believability.
     
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    Just saw it. I am going to go nuts waiting for Netflix to carry the whole series. Might end up, ahem, borrowing it from the internet.

    That was straight up amazing. 50 minutes of very creepy police work. Here's a first: a slow moving character drama that doesn't feel slow. Remember Hannibal on NBC? *This* is what Hannibal should have been doing. The ritualistic killing and McConnaughey's character share striking similarities.

    Another bonus: only 8 episodes and the story arc is done. No dragging shit along like its dying. Season 2 will be a completely different story.
     
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    Fucking great hour of TV so far. I love how Harrelson's character foils off McConaughey's ridiculously pulpy/noir brooding. Also loved the scope that they managed to open up in just an hour. I was wondering from the beginning how much time had elapsed between the narratives and how they would interconnect. Having those questions answered, and being promised so much more, all from one episode -- very impressive.
     
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    The song from that trailer is going on my Music to Strut Around To mix. <a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvKjpGP6P5Y" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvKjpGP6P5Y</a>
     
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    That was a mesmerizing episode.

    This show is completely awesome. McConaughey is just simply devouring the scenery every scene he's in. Harrelson is excellent and utterly convincing and I love how he's ahead of the detectives interviewing him. (One is Brother Mizzou from The Wire).

    Hot Amish Banshee girl appears again, much less hot nekkid than usual, unfortunately.

    Are the woods in LA seriously that lush and beautiful? They are crazy-hypnotic and put to good use here. Such a vivid, personal show. This is something special at work here.
     
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    Yeah. This is a good show.
     
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    She is seriously one of the hottest chicks I've seen.

    Oh, and the show is fantastic. Hadn't heard a lot of hype about it, but it has surpassed my expectations. I love the way the story is being told, and you know the present day stuff is going somewhere.
     
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    This is the best show currently on TV. Matthew is in my good actor book forever now, just how haunted he looks, staring right below the lens struggling to describe his daughter 's death, Christ my blood went black.

    I know it's early, but Emmys for all. Speshly them giant sparkling tittays. She's in Texas Chainsaw 3D and Percy Jackson.
     
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    Her titties. Were. Perfect.


    Harrelson is doing a good job but is being way outgunned by Mcconaughey entirely. Solid so far. Ive not really ever been into serious crime dramas like this. How does this stack up to The Killing which has gotten solid reviews and a decent cult following?
     
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    Woody gets all the fun scenes, does he not?

    I like how they did the Boardwalk Empire preacher. They could have easily made him a sleazy con man, but instead he was helpful and humble. Every character is flawed and therefore rings so much more true.

    That ending was perfect. I am fiending to see what comes next, McConneghey's dialogue set it up so brilliantly. Of course, we all know the story is far from over so how they carry the arc is anybody's guess. Is continues to be electrifying with such a creeping, deliberate pace.
     
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    Harrelson is killing it. Seriously, being the straight man is really tough, especially when Mc's so fucking awesome. I think it's easy to overlook Woody's performance, because he has to play it straight. He is the conventional versus the unconventional. For Mc to be that good, and that weird, you need Woody doing what he's doing.

    Best episode yet, and it just keeps getting better. I'm really loving the feel of this show.
     
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    I can't get enough, and that shot of Reginald at the end was creepy as fuck. They're just keeping enough mystery in the present-time scenes to keep you guessing as to how the case could end up - you kind of get the feeling that someone eventually got caught and arrested, but maybe the murders have started up again.
     
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    It makes me wonder if "Reginald" is a red herring or not. The mask, the undies, the tats, he looks like an out-and-out psychopath but that scene also screamed "Biker meth". However, the terrifying way both Woody and Matthew set up the story on that property, Reginald and what's coming; I can only guess we're really gonna see some shit next week.

    Could Woody 's character be more infuriatingly ironic? Getting jealous of the guy your girl-on-the-side is banging? How many sources of stress does he need?
     
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    I don't know if we can call best episode without Dem Titties.


    So what extent did Woody's wife and the rest of the office know of his affair? I didn't really catch it. It seems like she had heard something when she called Mc's (stealing that since his name is long and tough), but it came off as if she was just calling him to see if he'd admit to knowing anything. The dudes in the morning just giving him shit?
     
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    I think she's almost certain, but hasn't heard hard proof. Why wouldn't she suspect? Once Wooderson is mowing your lawn (actual lawn) you ain't pitching in. I think they're making fun of him because he looks like hammered shit, and guys love to tease when they see one of their own with a boozehag hangover.

    The Preacher's speech scene was amazing, Nookie's brother was complete old school brimstone. Nailed it. Those sideburns should each get a Golden Globe.
     
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    Nucky's brother is putting in work. He had roles in American Hustle AND Wolf of Wall Street.
     
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    You all are totally ignoring Remus the lawn guy. Remus doesn't appreciate that you didn't recognize him.

    Seriously though, this show is unreal. I don't feel like I'm looking at actors playing a role. Mc has changed the way I see him as an actor. Normally just a cheeky charming southern guy known for his abs. Making chicks squeal on sight. I didn't think he had much depth or darkness. Even when he's trying to play an attorney.

    They also really put an understandable and sympathetic face to woodys infidelity. And you felt his jealousy. Not just a horny selfish redneck.
     
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    Damn the was fucking awesome.

    Woody sold the destruction of his family completely real, that was painful to watch because he was such a pro at making it real. As awesome as McC is, Harrellson is giving him a run for his money. The "bonding" moment in the bar and McC talking to his wife the next day, you have to love Cohle's brutal honesty. He took no shit whatsoever because he really doesn't give a shit if feelings are hurt. Marty, on the other hand, still has a reason for a human connection.

    THAT'S what bikers are like. Purely melevolant, drug-addled murderous lowlifes. They are NOT the lovable anti-heroes you see on SoA. That's the beauty of this show: like The Wire, they enrich with every single supporting with what seems to be the real deal. The victim's ex-husband in jail, the stripper, nothing is glamourized at all. The show has a completely gothic shadow that looms over it but it doesn't go over the top.

    And that Scorsese-style steady-cam through the ghetto with Cohle and the biker was amazing. The director of this show has so many styles, it's never straight-up TV but not a movie either. One of a kind.