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Old 01-14-2014, 08:38 AM   #1
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True Detectives on HBO Season 1 - Spoilers

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.
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:06 AM   #2
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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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Old 01-14-2014, 12:44 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:14 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:59 PM   #5
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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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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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Old 01-14-2014, 02:52 PM   #7
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:53 PM   #8
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We thought it was excellent.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:23 AM   #9
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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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Old 01-15-2014, 09:36 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:45 AM   #11
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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.
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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Makes sense. I wouldn't expect those two to commit to more than one season. I'm assuming 12 episodes?
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:09 AM   #13
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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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Old 01-15-2014, 10:32 AM   #14
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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'.

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Old 01-15-2014, 12:16 PM   #15
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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.
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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'.

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Same here. Enjoyed it start to finish. Looking forward to next week.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:12 AM   #17
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Not only will it be a new story with new actors a la American Horror Story, but there's no writer's room. One writer, and one director.

Forbes had a great article about it.

How HBO's True Detective Will Change The Way You Watch Television

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Old 01-16-2014, 07:55 AM   #18
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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.

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Old 01-16-2014, 08:14 AM   #19
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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.
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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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I'm not a huge fan of either of these actors but gave this a shot and loved it. Very slow but the performances were great and I want to see where it goes over the limited run. I can devote 8 hours to this, no problem.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:40 PM   #22
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the pilot was incredible, and well balanced between story and character development. i went in with low expectations (not a big fan of wh or mm), and was shocked by their perfect fit to the roles and how well it was written.
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I watched this too and liked it. They seem to not only make the killer a big mystery but are making the detectives one too.
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Anyone else have a hard time following the dialogue? It seemed they were mumbling their lines quite a bit, or maybe it was just the accent. I think I'll watch Ep2 with CC on.
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I finally watched E01 last night. I really liked it. Some of the back and forth (time warp) was a bit strange for me to follow.

I had to use my wireless headphones to hear everything. I have hearing problems with tinnitus so, on shows with a lot of mumbling and/or background noise, the headphones really make all the difference.

As for McConaughey - Did he do this project right after some movie where he lost a ton of weight, or was this the thing he lost the weight for? Is it just me? He looked so very thin -to the point of emaciation.

I think they are good together and am looking forward to the rest of the series.
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Anyone else have a hard time following the dialogue? It seemed they were mumbling their lines quite a bit, or maybe it was just the accent. I think I'll watch Ep2 with CC on.
I think Woody's accent is talking with marbles in his mouth...so, no it was not just you.
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As for McConaughey - Did he do this project right after some movie where he lost a ton of weight, or was this the thing he lost the weight for? Is it just me? He looked so very thin -to the point of emaciation.
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Not only will it be a new story with new actors a la American Horror Story, but there's no writer's room. One writer, and one director.

Forbes had a great article about it.

How HBO's True Detective Will Change The Way You Watch Television

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Really enjoyed that article, thanks.
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A little slow, but I'll give it another chance.
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A little slow, but I'll give it another chance.
slow is an understatement! but for some reason, i find it riveting to watch unfold, and i'm disappointed when an episode ends.

the plot development had better pay off, or i'll end up mad i wasted my time - but for now i'm hooked.
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