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Reply #35 on: October 22, 2015, 07:49:33 AM

TBF, season 1 of True Detective WAS this good.

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Reply #36 on: October 22, 2015, 08:34:08 AM

Didn't stay this good though.
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Reply #37 on: November 17, 2015, 01:31:29 PM

This last episode was outstanding. Nick Offerman stole the show as the drunken lawyer and had the best scene in the series so far. Definitely worth sticking with it this far.
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Reply #38 on: November 17, 2015, 03:12:15 PM

"I think I've soiled myself."

Yeah, this show just keeps knocking it out of the park.

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Reply #39 on: November 18, 2015, 10:14:10 PM

Going back to Offerman and updated my sig after that masterpiece of a performance.

"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 #40 on: November 23, 2015, 04:26:30 PM

Jesus, this is better than season 1.

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Reply #41 on: November 23, 2015, 05:25:37 PM

Season 3 renewal.

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Reply #42 on: November 23, 2015, 07:14:18 PM

Well-deserved.

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Reply #43 on: November 24, 2015, 07:06:33 PM

Just watched last night's episode and holy shit, it just gets better and better.

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Reply #44 on: November 24, 2015, 07:37:00 PM

Going back to Offerman and updated my sig after that masterpiece of a performance.

But are you the King of Breakfast?

Nice callbacks to O Brother (O Death, and "mater familias") and Millers Crossing.
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Reply #45 on: November 25, 2015, 01:58:09 PM

And don't forget the Big Lebowski music.

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Reply #46 on: December 04, 2015, 01:42:49 PM

My god this is incredible. I think this season is one of the best things I've ever seen on TV. The craftsmanship throughout it is amazing. I love the attention to detail - the wood panelling in the ambulance ffs. Someone show the BBC, this is how you do a period drama.

And who knew Kirsten Dunst was such a good actress? Some of the scenes with Dodd and Peggy in the cabin were fantastic. After she's stabbed him and Ed comes in and Dodd looks at his stab wounds then at her and then at Ed. Hilarious.

"Bourgeois society stands at the crossroads, either transition to socialism or regression into barbarism" - Rosa Luxemburg, 1915.
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Reply #47 on: December 04, 2015, 04:23:23 PM

The scenes of the stabbing in the cabin were just gold. "Keep that bitch away from me." I was laughing my ass off the whole time.

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Reply #48 on: December 07, 2015, 11:23:27 PM


So good.

"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 #49 on: December 08, 2015, 02:02:41 AM

Do you chaps get this a week ahead of us then ?  I've just watched the cabin one.  It was truly awesome.  I loved the bar scene.

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Reply #50 on: December 08, 2015, 07:42:58 PM

Yeah, I think we're a week ahead. Next week is the finale for us.

The ending of this one though... just holy shit awesome. I can't think of a moment in either season that hasn't been top notch from the writing, to the direction to the acting all the way down.

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Reply #51 on: December 15, 2015, 04:20:00 PM

And it's over. Season 2 is done. Excellent season.

This episode really tied it all together and even


I really love this show! Looking forward to Season 3.

My favorite parts of the episode were:
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Reply #52 on: December 16, 2015, 08:54:50 PM

Yeah, Mike Milligan's story resolution was just goddamn perfect. I loved everything about this show.

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Reply #53 on: December 16, 2015, 10:00:54 PM

Really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the threads of the first two seasons coming together in the third.

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Reply #54 on: December 17, 2015, 10:01:45 AM

When Ted Danson started talking about his language, I thought they were laying the grounds for season 3 but who knows?

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Reply #55 on: December 17, 2015, 07:09:05 PM

I am so surprised that season two was actually somehow better than season one.  Just amazing.  I remember a network exec saying 'they probably wouldn't need an actor as good as Thornton for season two' and I assumed it was doomed.  Man was I wrong.
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Reply #56 on: December 17, 2015, 07:53:21 PM

Everything from the writing, directing and acting has been absolutely top-notch. This ought to be sweeping awards.

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Reply #57 on: December 18, 2015, 12:13:48 AM

Agree completely. These are, already, for me some of the best things I've ever seen on television.

It constantly surprised me too. I was expecting a far more bloody & violent season finale but what they delivered was so much more powerful. The Mike Milligan scene reminded me of Vic Mackey in The Shield.

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Reply #58 on: April 20, 2017, 07:07:33 PM

Season 3 started bitches!

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Reply #59 on: April 22, 2017, 03:44:03 AM

I really liked the opening scene in East Germany which had Sylvester Groth in it, who was in Deutschland 83 (which is well worth watching). It seemed to only serve to illustrate what "This is a true story" might mean.

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Reply #60 on: April 22, 2017, 12:47:18 PM

I really liked the opening scene in East Germany which had Sylvester Groth in it, who was in Deutschland 83 (which is well worth watching). It seemed to only serve to illustrate what "This is a true story" might mean.

Right now, my guess is that the opening sets up a theme of identity/perception of identity.  The grandfather looks like he might have secretly been a big deal SF author in the 60s/70s, the two Stussi brothers are both played by the same actor, the identity of Pete postalwaite's character (he is repeatedly asked his name, finally gives what must be an alias), etc.
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Reply #61 on: May 02, 2017, 03:23:47 PM

I think that German scene will take on additional meaning later in the season...

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Reply #62 on: May 03, 2017, 09:48:01 PM

God damn I love this show. Tonight's episode was fantastic.

"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 #63 on: May 04, 2017, 09:04:21 AM

This episode was decent. It was a bit of a red herring though.

The only two things that really came out of it were:

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Reply #64 on: May 04, 2017, 07:09:46 PM

This show isn't about the plot so finding things out is about #4 of the list I care about while watching it.

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Reply #65 on: May 11, 2017, 08:56:17 AM

This season is bothering me.  Emmit and Sy didn't really do anything wrong besides not doing due diligence before taking a loan, there is no reason for them not to go to the cops at the first sign of trouble.  This is really lacking the driving guilt that made the prior protagonists get into deeper and deeper shit.

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Reply #66 on: May 11, 2017, 03:26:15 PM

This last episode was pretty good. The lead female cop is starting to put things together and I like the new female cop and how she is so upbeat and friendly.


The scenes with Ray were interesting too.


I did get a little grossed out as well.

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Reply #67 on: May 14, 2017, 12:01:14 AM

This season is bothering me.  Emmit and Sy didn't really do anything wrong besides not doing due diligence before taking a loan, there is no reason for them not to go to the cops at the first sign of trouble.  This is really lacking the driving guilt that made the prior protagonists get into deeper and deeper shit.

I don't think it is guilt, it is fear. Look what happened to the lawyer who just googled the guy.

"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 #68 on: May 14, 2017, 06:42:37 AM

Right, the point is when the karma train hits the protagonists in previous seasons it was fully deserved, they all did something fucked up and then even more fucked up things to cover up.  I just don't think Emmit and Sy deserve the fucking they are going to get.

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Reply #69 on: May 14, 2017, 07:39:16 PM

I think the original sin is cheating his brother out of the estate, not the loan.

"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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