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RE: PSA: Dont sleep on True Detective
Ok so I rewatched the first 4 episodes of season 2 last night and I actually think this season is quite good. I think they're trying to somewhat tie both seasons together with the high profile people involved in some strange ass shit. A lot of things are similar. More people are involved in the murder then we realize so far. Just go back and look at the picture of the mayor and the psychiatrist, there are three other people in the picture just like the 5 men in season one. Kitch's character has something going on with his background that happened in the military that I hope comes out, and mccadams character was exposed to some shit as a child in that commune that I also hope comes out.

I think some wild shit is coming in the next 3 episodes. Apparently a bunch of pornstars were cast for an orgy scene.

Season one was a lot easier to follow right off the bat, with 2 main characters and the murder mystery. This season having 4 main characters muddies the waters a little bit and hasn't had the chance to flesh them out.

One knock so far after the rewatch is the cinematography, season one was beautiful, season 2's photography is just average. Also Vince vaughns wife is terrible, just a horrible ass actress.

Give the season a rewatch and it becomes much better.
07-21-2015 03:54 PM
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(07-21-2015 03:17 PM)TigerMandingo Wrote:  Season 1 they got lucky as McConaughey and Harrelson fit their roles perfectly. It rarely happens. Shit was like Jordan and Pippen. They should've just stayed with those two and kept the show going instead of this "new season, new characters" stuff. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

I can't think of too many times two characters went so well together on screen.

Pacino/DeNiro in Heat
Walter White/Jesse in Breaking Bad
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(07-21-2015 03:47 PM)Game_Started Wrote:  WB or WNB Franks wife?

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(07-21-2015 12:38 PM)Slim Shady Wrote:  Well weren't a lot of those Season 1 dialogues "influenced" [plagiarized]? That's what made them good, they were written by a real writer.

This season's dialogues are what a dumb guy would think a smart guy sounds like.

Edit:

The season 1 dialogues were largely taken from horror writer Thomas Ligotti's non fiction work "The Conspiracy Against the Human Race".

While I think it wasn't outright plagiarism because series creator Nick Pizzolato had openly acknowledged the influence, they probably should've stolen from Camus or Hemmingway for the second season to make this work. Imagine Rust Cohle as "The Stranger".

I just drilled down a few interviews of Pizzolato and he says David Mamet is one of his major influences...Well that explains the hokey dialogue.

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I know reddit gets a lot of shit on this forum, but this link is excellent and shows there is a lot going on this season. Truly a great read.

http://www.reddit.com/r/TrueDetective/co...nce_board/
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(07-21-2015 03:17 PM)TigerMandingo Wrote:  Season 1 they got lucky as McConaughey and Harrelson fit their roles perfectly. It rarely happens. Shit was like Jordan and Pippen. They should've just stayed with those two and kept the show going instead of this "new season, new characters" stuff. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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I wonder if they will secretly connect the seasons. The animal masks and sex ring of season 2 could be related to the top tier Carcosa dudes from season 1.

It could all end up with an Eyes Wide Shut type of scenario.

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07-21-2015 11:02 PM
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Just watched S2E1 (thanks Atlantic for the Popcorn Time link) and thought it was solid. Farrell is my favorite out of the gates, I thought he was going to cold cock the guy who tried to take the bottle of JW Blue. Kitsch's character had some lame scenes but that dude can act, don't you guys remember Tim Riggins? His chick was smoking hot too. There better be some titties this season, nothing but a bunch of male ass in Ep 1. The music seemed a little off, but I dig the dark visual tones. I am not too critical going in, comparing it to last season and all, that is just pointless. Have to approach it like it is a brand new series, because, well it is. The acting from McConaughey and Harrelson was once a decade type shit, we can't expect a repeat.
07-22-2015 04:07 AM
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I have the say it, the original True Detective was Star Wars, and Season 2 is Phantom Menace. This is not really as bad as it sounds, SW episodes 1, 2, 3 have a lot of flaws, but if you're flipping channels they're actually extremely watchable, and compare well to the other shit playing on a Tuesday night. They only look that bad compared to the original Star Wars. And TD 2 is starting to pick up a bit too, just like the later Star Wars movies.
07-22-2015 11:15 AM
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I've watched all the current episodes of season 2 this weekend.

I thought the first season was great, and the second season is also shaping up really well. I'm happy to watch it as its own thing, not expecting too much from it as that's an ideal way to get disappointed.

The sleazy corrupt vibe of the second series reminds me a lot of "To Live and Die in LA", where looking for heroes, or even decent people, is a wasted effort.

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I just started watching True Detective, only 2 episodes into season 1... but the stuff Rusty Cohle says is some seriously dark shit.

Good show, I'm gonna keep watching.
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I think tonight's episode was the best of the season...although I don't know where the mystery goes from here.

It was a bit of an Eyes Wide Shut rip-off, but atleast it worked.

SPOILERS.

Who was the dude who apparently molested Rachel McAdams in her childhood? Obviously some guy from her dad's hippie camp, but was it someone we had met? I actually thought for a second that it was her dad who raped her.

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(07-26-2015 11:29 PM)Slim Shady Wrote:  I think tonight's episode was the best of the season...although I don't know where the mystery goes from here.

It was a bit of an Eyes Wide Shut rip-off, but atleast it worked.

SPOILERS.

Who was the dude who apparently molested Rachel McAdams in her childhood? Obviously some guy from her dad's hippie camp, but was it someone we had met? I actually thought for a second that it was her dad who raped her.

I think he's a dude in the old photograph
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(07-26-2015 11:41 PM)FrenchCanadian Wrote:  
(07-26-2015 11:29 PM)Slim Shady Wrote:  I think tonight's episode was the best of the season...although I don't know where the mystery goes from here.

It was a bit of an Eyes Wide Shut rip-off, but atleast it worked.

SPOILERS.

Who was the dude who apparently molested Rachel McAdams in her childhood? Obviously some guy from her dad's hippie camp, but was it someone we had met? I actually thought for a second that it was her dad who raped her.

I think he's a dude in the old photograph

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Tonight's episode was awesome. Pretty ridiculous that they waited till the 6th episode out of 8 to get going.
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Late to the party, but concerning season 1, I like this explanation of the story:

The Deeper Meaning of “True Detective” – Season One

Interesting read, including some of the comments. For example the one that suggests that the family of Harrelson´s character´s wife, her and their unfortunate daughter included, might be part of the cult.
I have also been surprised that no one in the thread made the connection between the Yellow King and The King in Yellow, a book that also mentions Carcosa and is tied to the Lovecraftian mythos, which in turn influenced Ligotti, who clearly "inspired" the writer of the show.
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(07-27-2015 01:21 AM)XII Wrote:  Tonight's episode was awesome. Pretty ridiculous that they waited till the 6th episode out of 8 to get going.

Well some or a lot of the guys feel like the second season has been taken over by a bunch of female writers. So it is just a lot of LMR. But right from the start. Now the clothes are starting to come off.

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(07-27-2015 10:02 AM)samsamsam Wrote:  
(07-27-2015 01:21 AM)XII Wrote:  Tonight's episode was awesome. Pretty ridiculous that they waited till the 6th episode out of 8 to get going.

Well some or a lot of the guys feel like the second season has been taken over by a bunch of female writers. So it is just a lot of LMR. But right from the start. Now the clothes are starting to come off.

There are no female writers, Pizzolatto wrote the show alone.
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Six episodes in and I'm still not sold. Obviously, my flaw is comparing it to season 1. Harrelson and McHoweveryouspellit are exec producers. They can't be happy with this product.

By the way, the kid not being Ray's or the rapists would be an interesting plot twist. Would never happen of course.
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(07-28-2015 04:05 PM)Game_Started Wrote:  By the way, the kid not being Ray's or the rapists would be an interesting plot twist. Would never happen of course.

Good point--he doesn't look like either guy. I think the last 2 episodes have been solid. Vince Vaughn has been slowly winning me over. McAdams was pretty good this episode. And the Ray character is excellent.

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This episode was quite good, though the scene with Colin Farrell getting coked up seemed a little over the top. I'm starting to accept the campy elements of this season. Vaughn is winning me over.

Is McAdams' character somehow tied into the season one sex cult? And has anyone figured out what her weird sexual fetish is that was alluded to in episode 1?

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Probably likes to use a strapon on the dude. Feminists want to feel powerful to cover over their trauma. Laugh

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