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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. Mar 2, 2014 #181 of 340
    astrohip

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    Interesting night tonight. At about the same time that MM is winning an Oscar on ABC, we can watch True Detective on HBO.

    I know where my eyeballs will be...
     
  2. Mar 2, 2014 #182 of 340
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    Here's more interesting things... Pizzolato (huh, I typed that from memory, checked, and it was surprisingly right) tweeted, then deleted it quickly.

    Someone tweeted:
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    And he responded:
    http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2014/02/ni...-female-detectives-next-years-true-detective/

    Greg
     
  3. Mar 2, 2014 #183 of 340
    Squeak

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    We haven't watched tonights episode yet, but what my wife and I find interesting is that the only scene we can think of that did not come for either WH or MM's point of view is when the two detectives interviewed WH's wife.

    Ironic, given what Greg just posted.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2014 #184 of 340
    Sparty99

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    I know a lot of sites do recaps of the shows, but does anyone have any suggestions as to what might be the best? I've just binge watched to catch up but my attention span is limited and I'd like to see what I've missed.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2014 #185 of 340
    BlueMerle

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    Did you try darknessbecomesyou.com?
     
  6. Mar 3, 2014 #186 of 340
    BlueMerle

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    I've been meaning to mention this for a few weeks now but keep forgetting. I think the title music is perfect for this show. A slow, wistful and melancholy bit of music.

    MM's storage unit was exactly what I pictured it would be. He better hope those two cops don't ever get a warrant or he's going to fry.

    I absolutely loved the ending of this episode.... the second appearance of lawnmower man.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2014 #187 of 340
    Sparty99

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    I hadn't, but that's not really what I'm looking for. I'm more interested in the recaps from Slate/Rolling Stone/Grantland, and if anyone's got a suggestion for the best of them.
     
  8. Mar 3, 2014 #188 of 340
    astrohip

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    I think it was the third time we've seen him, although people with a better memory than me will be able to tell us which eps, and at what time marker.:rolleyes:

    And should we now call him scar-man, or the monster man, or ScarFace?
     
  9. Mar 3, 2014 #189 of 340
    Carlucci

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    Mowing Spaghetti Monster.
     
  10. Mar 3, 2014 #190 of 340
    danterner

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    It took me a few episodes before I spotted in opening credits that it is T-Bone Burnett. I love much of his stuff. "Slow, wistful, melancholy" is a good description for it. One of my favorite songs is his "When the Night Falls."
     
  11. Mar 3, 2014 #191 of 340
    BlueMerle

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    I must be missing something here. I know for a fact that in one of his previous appearances MM talked to him face to face. I don't recall seeing any scars on him then or in the closing scene from this ep. And there's no way that MM wouldn't have remembered him now that they know they're looking for a man with scars.
     
  12. Mar 3, 2014 #192 of 340
    BlueMerle

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    Yeah, I'm going to check out his work as well.
     
  13. Mar 3, 2014 #193 of 340
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    It's not on your list but the best TV recaps, in my opinion, are by Alan Sepinwall. You can read all his recaps (including True Detective) on Hitfix.com.
     
  14. Mar 3, 2014 #194 of 340
    john4200

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    With his beard, the scars seem to be highly visible only on his right profile. In episode 3, we only really saw his left profile. But we did get a fraction of a second view of his right cheek in episode 3 when he turned his head as Marty honked at Rust:

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  15. Mar 3, 2014 #195 of 340
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    I know this is a small detail, but it didn't make sense why Marty was estranged from his 2 girls. He may have been a cheater, but he wasn't the kind of dad grown children would stay away from.
     
  16. Mar 3, 2014 #196 of 340
    Sparty99

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    Thank you, Sepinwall's perfect. I just read his book and don't know why I didn't think of him.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I don't know if this would apply here, but I've known women who were absolutely amazing at alienating their children from their ex-husbands. And being a violent drunken cheater, I can see where he would supply ample ammunition for such a woman.

    I suspect we'll never know, though...it looks like they've told us all they're going to tell us about those relationships.
     
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    Spoilered because it talks about casting for season 2, if HBO ever decides to get around to announcing that they are going to make more episodes.

    http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/matthew-mcconaughey-wont-do-a-true-detective-season-2-1201124448/

     
  19. Mar 4, 2014 #199 of 340
    Steveknj

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    Finally catching up with the thread after falling behind during the Olympics. Absolutely an amazing series, and I was on the fence after 3 episodes, but now I can't get enough. Comments:

    I mentioned early on I thought MM and WH's wife would sleep together (or whatever it was they did). I think I thought so when MM first came to dinner at WH's house.

    My theory based on some clues (and discussed in the link earlier) is that it's Marty who's our ultimate baddie. Things like him trying to butcher MM's undercover operation with the drug guys, his treatment of women, his reaction to the pictures in this last episode. His name has been mentioned too. And his curiosity of what was in MM's storage locker.
     
  20. Mar 4, 2014 #200 of 340
    BlueMerle

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    I'd be stunned if that turns out to be the case. I hope they don't go down that road. I see Marty as a man with flaws, but not a pedophile.
     

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