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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. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural New Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    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. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Da boogie...
    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.
  3. celtic pride

    celtic pride Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    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. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    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. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    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.
  6. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Active Member

    Sep 13, 2005
  7. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
  8. ADG

    ADG Allan

    Aug 19, 2003
    New Jersey, USA
    We thought it was excellent.
  9. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    I guess my expectations were high so I was a bit disappointed but I'll certainly keep watching and see how it plays out.
  10. Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    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. KenDC

    KenDC Huggy Bear

    Jun 18, 2001
    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.
  12. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

    Nov 21, 2002
    The Craps Table
    Makes sense. I wouldn't expect those two to commit to more than one season. I'm assuming 12 episodes?
  13. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Active Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    8 episodes
  14. BlueMerle

    BlueMerle Domo Arigato

    Jan 10, 2007
    Foat Wuth
    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. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

    Feb 25, 2003
    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. astrohip

    astrohip Active Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    Same here. Enjoyed it start to finish. Looking forward to next week.
  17. gchance

    gchance 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Dec 6, 2002
    Olivehurst, CA
  18. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi

    Mar 21, 2002
    Nashua, NH
    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...
  19. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    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. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    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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