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True Detective HBO Series

#1 User is online   Briar King 

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 08:02 PM

Is this on anyone's else radar? Looks like it's gonna be a murder/mystery series based in my lovely state of Louisiana. Other then that they ve been real tight lipped about the show. I ll be checking it out tomorrow for sure though.
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Posted 11 January 2014 - 08:54 PM

It looks awesome from all I've seen. Also it's gonna be one story per season ala American Horror Story, which I think is a great idea for a detective genre show.
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Posted 12 January 2014 - 03:32 AM

I've been extremely impressed how tight lipped they ve been about this.

I've got high expectations as this has 2 Hollywood big shots as the main duo. I hope we aren't let down but it looks like it will be quite good I think.
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 04:31 PM

I dunno... most times Woody Harrleson and Matthew McConaughty get up to something, it seems like they phone it in to make enough money to fund their pot vacations for the next year or two until they need another job to do more of same. This is being billed a tense real world crime drama, which is sort of the opposite of everything either actor has done for the last decade or so.

That said, i like them both, and HBO rarely produces crap, so i'll at least check it out.
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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:07 PM

My thoughts. It was a very slow 1ep but I thought it was actually a GOOD slow. It was a dark, tense, chilling slow if that makes sense. I'm onboard to see where this goes.

I was also quite happy hearing my hometown Lake Charles mentioned a few times and also hearing Hurricane Rita mentioned with them losing records. I hope we get some Lake Charles screen time murders.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:08 AM

Oh man that was a great 2nd ep! Also DAMN!!! I've been waiting to see that girl get topless for a few yrs now. I don't know her name but she plays in the Percy Jackson movies and she was the main star Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

I do believe this show is gonna be a slow simmering treat.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:57 AM

I'v seen the 1st ep and I loved it. I also didn't recognize McConaghuey at all, not the surfer loveboy we used to know! This is looking very good indeed.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:37 AM

View PostAbyss, on 13 January 2014 - 04:31 PM, said:

I dunno... most times Woody Harrleson and Matthew McConaughty get up to something, it seems like they phone it in to make enough money to fund their pot vacations for the next year or two until they need another job to do more of same. This is being billed a tense real world crime drama, which is sort of the opposite of everything either actor has done for the last decade or so.

That said, i like them both, and HBO rarely produces crap, so i'll at least check it out.

Apparently the plan is to switch out the actors after each season and start with a new cast. As such, if Harrelson and McConaughy deliver a good first season, the second won't go to hell if they smoke too much.

I loved the first episode. Terse, slow, uncomfortable and a very bleak landscape. McConoughy's Taxman has an almost Eriksonian philosophy going on, too.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:13 AM

He seems a tad overdrawn in his cynicism, it's a bit like a "regular" person's uninformed view of an atheist. Surely he had to go through some awful tragedy to reject God, right? And he's completely nihilistic and will inevitably descend into alcoholism and won't conform to even the most basic social norms.
Which is kind of annoying.

But we all know 'murica and their moviemaking sillyness, eh? All for the better.
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:13 PM

View PostBriar King, on 21 January 2014 - 02:08 AM, said:

Oh man that was a great 2nd ep! Also DAMN!!! I've been waiting to see that girl get topless for a few yrs now. I don't know her name but she plays in the Percy Jackson movies and she was the main star Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

I do believe this show is gonna be a slow simmering treat.


That is where I know her from. The Percy Jackson Movies. As hot as she is. I felt that the whole scene was unnecessary. It was a light tone that broke up the darkness that the story invokes. I understand it was to show how shitty of a guy Harrison is and to connect that to how he expects his family life to be. The scene threw me out of the episode and it took a while for me to get back in.
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:11 AM

Holy shit. Just saw the 2nd ep yesterday, and oh my. That girl has a lot to show *gulp* always so fun watching stuff like that with the gf.
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:08 PM

View PostGothos, on 22 January 2014 - 07:11 AM, said:

Holy shit. Just saw the 2nd ep yesterday, and oh my. That girl has a lot to show *gulp* always so fun watching stuff like that with the gf.


Ah yes. I recognice the scenario.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:21 PM

Yeah and try not to stare or anything.
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:55 PM

View PostGothos, on 23 January 2014 - 01:21 PM, said:

Yeah and try not to stare or anything.


Luckily they only took up the entire screen.
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Posted 24 January 2014 - 01:55 AM

The show has a Twin Peaks vibe that I really like. I really like the framing device of the narration since the leading actors change quite a bit. This series has some great potential.
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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:52 AM

View Postflea, on 24 January 2014 - 01:55 AM, said:

The show has a Twin Peaks vibe that I really like. I really like the framing device of the narration since the leading actors change quite a bit. This series has some great potential.


Indeed. I particularly like his flashbacks. It's gonna give the show a cool mystical vibe possibly.

Ex. When the flock of birds went up in that symbol pattern I was thinking the visions would help him solve the case.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:27 AM

Oh and btw cameos from The Wire cast FTW. Lester Freamon as a church minister and Brother Mouzone as a cop interviewer!
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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:07 PM

First ep was so slow! I was bored to tears. I feel like maybe I was not in the right frame of mind to watch it but me and my three friends could not concentrate on the show.
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Posted 24 January 2014 - 06:49 PM

View PostCause, on 24 January 2014 - 12:07 PM, said:

First ep was so slow! I was bored to tears. I feel like maybe I was not in the right frame of mind to watch it but me and my three friends could not concentrate on the show.



Don't worry I thought the same thing. It's suppose to be that way I think. Ep 2 is better but still slow but with big breast.
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 04:15 AM

Does anyone else just fucking love the credit intro and music? I think it's wicked cool.

My sis and bnlaw love the show also. My old man however quit about halfway through epi 1 cause it was to slow for him. I ll have to talk him back into it after ep 3 cause usually after 3 HBO will replay them back to back. That way he may get back into it possibly..I tried to tell him it's a slow burner show.
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