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True Detectives on HBO Season 1 - Spoilers

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mr.unnatural, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Jan 14, 2014 #1 of 340
    mr.unnatural

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    Anyone seen this yet? Stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as two detectives in Louisiana. The first episode reminded me a bit of Hannibal. It's pretty dark but is also well done, IMHO. Definitely worth checking out if you haven't seen it.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2014 #2 of 340
    gossamer88

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    We watched last night. But I was dozing off. Not because it was boring, I was pretty tired. Then again, it was pretty slow moving. Will need to rewatch.

    I would liken it to Se7en then Hannibal though.
     
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    celtic pride

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    I hate to say this because i was really excited about this,But my wife and i were both disapointed with this show ,no action and boring.:(
     
  4. Jan 14, 2014 #4 of 340
    madscientist

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    Watched it "almost live", we were so excited. And, we loved it. It's not an action series (at least not so far), but the acting and writing are very good. Woody is very funny in his role. And it seems that there's a lot of intriguing plot set up for the season.

    It reminded me of Homicide and The Wire in its pacing and dialog, both of which we loved as well.

    Looking forward to the entire season!
     
  5. Jan 14, 2014 #5 of 340
    TAsunder

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    I liked this show a lot. It's only the first episode, but so far it has a lot of promise. I, too, was slightly sleepy from a long day so I missed a couple of minor points, and one I am still unsure about:

    I didn't quite understand how they determined the name of the victim. It appeared that Cohle had the name one morning as Hart came in, but I couldn't quite follow how he figured it out.
     
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    cherry ghost

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    TAsunder

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    ADG

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    We thought it was excellent.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2014 #9 of 340
    VegasVic

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    I guess my expectations were high so I was a bit disappointed but I'll certainly keep watching and see how it plays out.
     
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    Hoffer

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    I was bored with it, but by the end, was really enjoying it. The last couple minutes kinda rolled everything together to help me understand what the heck was going on and what the rest of the season will be about.

    A coworker told me that this show will be different every season. That the two main dudes won't be back next season. The show will be about different detectives.
     
  11. Jan 15, 2014 #11 of 340
    KenDC

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    Correct and a new case. I believe this season will all be about this one case. That is if the series doesn't get killed as well.
     
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    VegasVic

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    Makes sense. I wouldn't expect those two to commit to more than one season. I'm assuming 12 episodes?
     
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    cherry ghost

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    BlueMerle

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    Finally got a chance to watch this. Loved every minute of it. Well written, well acted with a touch of 'crazy'.

    Season Pass activated. :)
     
  15. Jan 15, 2014 #15 of 340
    Jeeters

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    Also finally watched this last night. I enjoyed it.

    A bit slow paced and has a low key atmosphere, somewhat like Top of the Lake, or Rectified. But after the hectic days days at work I have, I like shows like that.
     
  16. Jan 15, 2014 #16 of 340
    astrohip

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    Same here. Enjoyed it start to finish. Looking forward to next week.
     
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    gchance

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    markp99

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    Caught it from my hotel this week. Liked it.

    Matthew McConaughey was less objectionable for me in this role. Always been a fan of Woody Harrelson.

    Will follow via bit torrent...
     
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    Steveknj

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    Boring. I wasn't tired before I started watching but this made me drowsy. That said, the last few minutes was better and the coming attractions looked better (which is interesting because some of the reviews I read said it went off the rails after the first episode...but I put little credence in reviews..I read them to find out what the series is about). So because of the last few minutes and coming attractions, I'll stick with it at least another week.
     
  20. Jan 16, 2014 #20 of 340
    TAsunder

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    Great article, gchance.

    American Horror Story kept a core group of actors. I would argue that they kept "most" of them and mixed up who had major vs minor roles. If True Detective comes back without the two leads, that would be a big deal. And if they can keep to the one writer / one director format, an even bigger deal.
     

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