True Detective Page 3

  • Tonka 22 Jun 2015 12:53:00 28,846 posts
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    Well, that was shit.

    Liked the final scene because of "zomg what ever will they do?" but everything leading up to it was like a parody of noir.

    I also have a problem with entertainment where everyone is unlikable. This took that to a new level. Felt very immature.
  • Mola_Ram 22 Jun 2015 13:11:13 19,049 posts
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    Yup, not a great start there.
  • oldschoolsoviet 22 Jun 2015 13:36:01 6,612 posts
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    Layers and layers of troubled cop clichés wrapped in layers and layers of excellent production. Decent cast, Farrel's okay and Vaughn still looks like he'll burst into wisecracks at any point, but it's information overload with the numerous threads and characters.

    Opening scene with Farrel telling his kid to be proud and brave, when his eyes looked at the lil' fat ginger before him with absolute pity was chucklsome.

    I'll give it time to settle.
  • Oh-Bollox 22 Jun 2015 13:55:00 6,513 posts
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    Pretty good start. If anyone thinks otherwise, S1 got some of the same sneers this ep is getting, but it wasn't such a big name back then, so it was more low-key.

    This episode is a good set up. The kid being fat and ginger might be a step too far.

    Not hearing encouraging noises about future episodes (including one explicitly taking the piss out of S1's director), and Pizzolatto chucking his toys out of the pram over the Ligotti similarities/plagiarism means this series will be a bit more conventional, but I'm going to stick with it.
  • Mola_Ram 22 Jun 2015 14:07:49 19,049 posts
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    Sure I'll stick with it. It just wasn't a great opening episode.
  • Oh-Bollox 22 Jun 2015 14:19:09 6,513 posts
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    Defecationqueen wrote:
    Let's be fair, Pizzolatto owes a great deal to Ligotti in terms of style.
    I wouldn't know, haven't read Pizzolatto's writing. I don't see it theme or content wise, and I've read most of Ligotti's work. Ligotti is quite fancifully weird at times. TD has never even come close to how odd Ligotti's stories get.
  • Feanor 22 Jun 2015 16:07:56 14,272 posts
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    Rachel McAdams with bad hair is still hot.
  • Tonka 22 Jun 2015 16:38:24 28,846 posts
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    Never had Ligotti but s02e01 reeks of Elroy.
  • Iain815 22 Jun 2015 22:24:17 561 posts
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    There was far too much going on to keep track of. I still didn't know the names of half the characters by the end of the episode and had to read a recap to get some sense of what the fuck was happening. Some dodgy writing as well.

    Meh, I'm sure it'll pick up in a few episodes time.
  • CosmicFuzz 22 Jun 2015 22:27:52 32,529 posts
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    Wasn't as strong an opening as season one, but I thought it was alright. Set up a lot of stuff, hopefully it can get going proper next week.
  • kentmonkey 22 Jun 2015 22:30:10 22,802 posts
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    @Iain815 i'm similar.

    I think I enjoyed it, but feel like I've watched it through someone elses eyes as I can't really recall much, or who anyone's name is.

    Apart from Casper.
  • CosmicFuzz 22 Jun 2015 22:32:02 32,529 posts
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    Also Aspen.
  • TheSaint 22 Jun 2015 22:38:15 18,197 posts
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    Poor Riggins shagged anything that moved in FNL and now he needs the little blue pills. Ages catches up with all of us eventually.
  • Salaman 22 Jun 2015 22:39:52 23,371 posts
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    I liked it. The first shot of a cop, sitting at the end of a long table talking, I thought "uh oh, not this again" and again at the same shot of two cop partners driving a long in a car.

    But they stayed away from those very 'season 1' settings and introduced a ton of characters and put the ground works down for a story that seems like it got some good potential and 3 interesting protagonists.

    It's a different flavour story and a different flavour storytelling than last season but that's fine. I would have probably stopped watching if it was a carbon copy from last time but with a different case to solve and 2 different characters to solve it.
  • Salaman 22 Jun 2015 22:47:07 23,371 posts
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    Gus wrote:
    UncleLou wrote:
    Anyone who claims he thought Matthew McConaughey can act before, say, 2011, is a liar.
    Unless they saw Dazed and Confused when it came out in which case they've been waiting all this time for everyone else to realise he's awesome.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqatdbG7noQ
  • M83J01P97 22 Jun 2015 22:48:48 7,571 posts
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    Awful new title music, doesn't even seem to suit the beautiful graphics
  • Juz 22 Jun 2015 23:00:07 3,262 posts
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    I thoroughly enjoyed it, not least cos of recognising the sheer number of locales from GTA V.

    Also, the journalists's name was Houser or Howser like him off of of of GTA but spelt differently.

    I'm a detective now, like in Dark Knight Rises which I rewatched yesterday, so I don't believe in coincidence.

    I can't tell the difference between fact and fiction...I think the vast amount of Guinness I've had on a school night might be to blame.
  • Syrette 22 Jun 2015 23:05:44 50,054 posts
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    Oh-Bollox wrote:
    If anyone thinks otherwise, S1 got some of the same sneers this ep is getting
    I'm not sure that's entirely accurate...
  • M83J01P97 22 Jun 2015 23:14:32 7,571 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Oh-Bollox wrote:
    If anyone thinks otherwise, S1 got some of the same sneers this ep is getting
    I'm not sure that's entirely accurate...
    It isn't.

    At all.

    Probably one of the strongest opening episodes to a new series in a long time. And as far as I remember... A lot of other people thought so as well.
  • Orange 22 Jun 2015 23:21:44 5,170 posts
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    Yeah S1 started off great, it's just that episode 4 was such a standout it makes it seem otherwise.

    Reviewers have only seen first 3 episodes. I don't expect it to be as good as last season, but 4th episode could be another step up.
  • sport 22 Jun 2015 23:23:38 14,715 posts
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    EG just doesn't GET True Detective.
  • MrSensible 23 Jun 2015 00:01:10 26,517 posts
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    Just watched it and thought it was off to a fine start, even if it took a little while to get to the main plot.

    Favourite characters were Colin Farrell and also Viagra-Man.
  • BinaryBob101 23 Jun 2015 00:17:13 26,608 posts
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    sport wrote:
    EG just doesn't GET True Detective.
    Yeah definitely this guys.


    That said, "This is my least favourite life, this is my least favourite you" sing/scene was bordering on parody.

    I honestly loled.

    Edited by BinaryBob101 at 01:11:06 23-06-2015
  • oldschoolsoviet 23 Jun 2015 00:19:10 6,612 posts
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    M83J01P97 wrote:
    Awful new title music, doesn't even seem to suit the beautiful graphics
    If there's one thing I couldn't criticise, it's the OP and ED music......

    .....oh, I'm watching far too much anime. :I
  • Oh-Bollox 23 Jun 2015 00:20:27 6,513 posts
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    M83J01P97 wrote:
    Syrette wrote:
    Oh-Bollox wrote:
    If anyone thinks otherwise, S1 got some of the same sneers this ep is getting
    I'm not sure that's entirely accurate...
    It isn't.

    At all.

    Probably one of the strongest opening episodes to a new series in a long time. And as far as I remember... A lot of other people thought so as well.
    A lot of people did. And others accused it of being "brofound". S1 was coming from a totally different place, a relative unknown with little expectation behind it. We all remember it as it is now, lauded and draped with superlatives. Funny how your memory confirms what you believe.
  • Mola_Ram 23 Jun 2015 00:29:49 19,049 posts
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    http://www.vox.com/2015/6/21/8822159/true-detective-premiere-recap-season-2

    This is a pretty good list of what was wrong. But the real problem was how long it took for the plot to get going.

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 00:37:26 23-06-2015
  • BinaryBob101 23 Jun 2015 00:36:58 26,608 posts
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    Oh-Bollox wrote:
    M83J01P97 wrote:
    Syrette wrote:
    Oh-Bollox wrote:
    If anyone thinks otherwise, S1 got some of the same sneers this ep is getting
    I'm not sure that's entirely accurate...
    It isn't.

    At all.

    Probably one of the strongest opening episodes to a new series in a long time. And as far as I remember... A lot of other people thought so as well.
    A lot of people did. And others accused it of being "brofound". S1 was coming from a totally different place, a relative unknown with little expectation behind it. We all remember it as it is now, lauded and draped with superlatives. Funny how your memory confirms what you believe.
    No, you're really quite wrong about this. Ep one was hailed as being something very special.
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