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on: January 20, 2014, 01:14:15 PM

New HBO series - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXwCoNwBSkQ
Saw only first episode - i want to see where it goes.
McConaughey is brilliant, Harrelson in his typical role.
Worth it.
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Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 02:23:34 PM

I watched 20 minutes and then was distrcted by something... and never came back to it.  I felt a bit like I was watching the Hannibal series I gave up on.  I'm going to wait until it is over and see if the reviews stay sky high on it...

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Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 02:25:02 PM

It's really good.

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Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 03:14:17 PM

I thought it was really good, too.  I also thought it wasn't really a typical Woody Harrelson role at all.  He wasn't scary or creepy or completely hilarious.  It seems a rather more serious role and I thought he was good in it.  I would venture to say, if it continues in this vein, it might end up to be excellent.  Matthew McConaughey, well, I  completely  Heart  him! 

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Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 05:00:02 PM

All 8 episodes are written by the same guy and directed by the same director (which is really unusual in TV these days) so the quality should remain high.

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Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 12:25:02 PM

Have not watching the second episode yet, but the first episode was absolutely enthralling.

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Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014, 01:07:45 PM

I liked the first episode despite being mostly sick of serial killer stuff.  In the second episode though we get a reference to The King in Yellow and now I am excited this could be going somewhere very interesting.
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Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 08:51:38 PM

The writer of the thing has said that the serial killer is the thing he is least interested in in the whole story.  It's really about the detectives.

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Reply #8 on: January 23, 2014, 07:11:07 PM

This show is worth watching just to catch the intro. It's captivating.

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Reply #9 on: January 31, 2014, 09:50:57 PM

Next week's episode looks creepy and exciting.

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Reply #10 on: February 10, 2014, 12:55:17 AM

Holy shit there is a six minute tracking shot in this last ep that rivals anything in Children of Men.  This show is amazing.

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Reply #11 on: February 10, 2014, 08:06:58 AM

"You are like the Michael Jordan of being a sonofabitch."

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Reply #12 on: February 11, 2014, 12:13:33 AM


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Reply #13 on: February 11, 2014, 11:00:13 AM

McConaughey is absolutely knocking the older Rust character out of the park.

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Reply #14 on: February 11, 2014, 11:40:12 AM

McConaughey is doing awesome all around.

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Reply #15 on: February 11, 2014, 08:53:13 PM

This last episode was so intense I got a stomach ache.   ACK!  Srsly.  And if he keeps toking on that ciggi like that I'll end up with cancer.  :(

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Reply #16 on: February 11, 2014, 10:10:55 PM

Holy shit there is a six minute tracking shot in this last ep that rivals anything in Children of Men.  This show is amazing.

That one shot was Emmy worthy. Just fucking brilliant.

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Reply #17 on: February 13, 2014, 08:22:03 PM

I'm only on episode 2 but holy shit alexandra daddario has the most perfect set of tits i've ever seen.

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Reply #18 on: February 13, 2014, 09:31:24 PM

You know, you guys, tit are just bags of fat with some glands and sometimes they have milk in them.  It's not even nice milk.  It's milk that only a baby would eat because they're too new to know what ice cold cow's milk tastes like. They're no big deal.  They're for babies, not grown men. 

Having said that, pierced nipples are pretty awesome, especially on men.

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Reply #19 on: February 14, 2014, 10:19:49 AM

You know, you guys, tit are just bags of fat with some glands and sometimes they have milk in them. 

and chocolate is just a plant extract.

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Reply #20 on: February 14, 2014, 10:33:09 AM

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Reply #21 on: February 17, 2014, 12:08:40 AM

If they stick the landing on this thing it will be one of the greatest things ever put on a TV screen.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

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Reply #22 on: February 17, 2014, 11:56:51 AM

Completely dismissing Rishartha as the prankster we all know he is, here's a story from some place by some person about True Detective:

True Link

I forgive you, Rishartha. 

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Reply #23 on: February 21, 2014, 06:31:14 AM

Just watched the first episode of this and was blown away.

There is a seriously weird vibe going on in it, I can't wait to see more. And some awesome acting!

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Reply #24 on: February 21, 2014, 10:18:22 AM

Completely dismissing Rishartha as the prankster we all know he is, here's a story from some place by some person about True Detective:

True Link

I forgive you, Rishartha. 

Amazon has the Kindle version of Robert Chambers The King in Yellow for free if you want to read more about this possible mythology behind the show. I downloaded it and started reading and... it is WEIRD. Like weirder than Lovecraft to me, though still very much a product of its time (1895).

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Reply #25 on: February 21, 2014, 10:42:15 AM

Yeah, I have never read Chambers, so I anbbed that one when someone linkedi t for me yesterday. Going to read through it this weekend, I hope. Really excited where this show has gone, even if it was largely surprising where it HAS gone.

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Reply #26 on: February 21, 2014, 11:46:56 AM

At least we know now who to blame if Haemish goes insane.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

This show is really superb, I hope they manage to stick the landing and don't go the Twin Peaks route all the way.
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Reply #27 on: February 21, 2014, 12:28:58 PM

Thanks for that, Haemish.  I ordered the book because I don't have a Kindle.  I also ordered a Spirograph.  :) 

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Reply #28 on: February 21, 2014, 01:25:42 PM

Apparently there will be a second season, but McConaghey and Harrelson will not be on it. It'll be a different set of characters and a different crime.

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Reply #29 on: February 21, 2014, 02:24:31 PM

Have a link?

Never-mind, found it.

http://www.contactmusic.com/in-depth/true-detective-season-2-cast-and-plot-nic-pizzolatto_4078105

I am so torn. I like good solid endings, but the cast is just so good this season. :(
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Reply #30 on: February 21, 2014, 03:14:14 PM

I'm a huge fan of endings.  Also, American Horror Story Season 2 really stank.

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Reply #31 on: February 21, 2014, 03:36:38 PM

I'm a huge fan of endings.  Also, American Horror Story Season 2 really stank.

FTFY

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Reply #32 on: February 21, 2014, 04:27:36 PM

I liked the first one and bits and bobs of the second one.  I'm not sure if I enjoyed the last one because I didn't understand most of it.  I might have liked it but maybe not.

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Reply #33 on: February 25, 2014, 12:08:42 PM

This show is just so good.  Might be the best thing HBO has ever done.  It's like The Wire* but with epic nudity thrown in.



*Very different shows, just the quality level is similar.

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Reply #34 on: February 28, 2014, 10:26:52 AM

The casting director for this show must be an ass man - because every woman that shows any nudity has an ass you could bounce quarters off of.  DRILLING AND MANLINESS

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