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True Detective Season Two

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:07 pm

More characters, seemed to dilute the storyline a bit.

Was decent, but I'm not sure the first episode would draw me in like S1E1 did.

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Post by Grandpa's Spells » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:17 pm

Came in with pretty high expectations, and episode 1 was pretty close to parody. My guess is it may be that last season, episode 1 was often complained about as being a slow lead-in, and HBO has data now on how many viewers they lose who get not-hooked in episode 1. So they smack you in the face in ep 1 now to hook people.
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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by johno » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:39 am

S2Ep1 sucked. I may watch one more episode, but True Detective has already jumped the shark, IMO.
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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:24 am

Better this week.
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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by baffled » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:25 am

Think I may have one more episode left before I give up.

Pretty bad so far.

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Seriously, it just seems a bit incoherent. I think I can see where they're headed with a few things, but the only thing that makes me think I may watch ep3 is because

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Colin Farrell's character got a shotgun to the balls at the end of ep. and that's a decent WTF moment worth tuning into the beginning of ep3.
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Post by Grandpa's Spells » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:21 pm

Baff, there's absolutely no reason to share a spoiler. Don't GoT this shit.
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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by baffled » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:10 pm

Shut up
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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by Kenny X » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:16 pm

Grandpa's Spells wrote:Baff, there's absolutely no reason to share a spoiler. Don't GoT this shit.
Why not, Gramps? After all, it seemed a lot like that fat-fuck George RR Martin co-wrote that fucking episode...
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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by Cave Canem » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:58 pm

All this show seems like so far is 55 minutes of watching California traffic and 5 minutes of WTF at the end that almost force you to watch the next week in the hope that it's going to pick up.
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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by WildGorillaMan » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:26 pm

So far it's all deliberate abstruseness. Empty symbolism that we're supposed to imbue with cryptic meaning, stroking our collective goatees and murmuring "Yes, yes..."
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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by Kenny X » Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:26 pm

WildGorillaMan wrote:So far it's all deliberate abstruseness. Empty symbolism that we're supposed to imbue with cryptic meaning, stroking our collective goatees and murmuring "Yes, yes..."
The animal masks Colin Farrell found in that pervert Caspar's second, soundproofed bachelor pad were the same ones that those coonasses were wearing at the Courir De Mardi Gras, in Season 1.

Also, I have visited nearly ALL the True Detective Season 1 locations shot in and around Acadiana.

I will always love this show. Season 1 the most.
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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by baffled » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:11 pm

Pretty sure I'm gonna drop spoilers in this thread every week now.
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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:21 am

Just saw e2. Better in some ways, worse than others...none of the characters seem like able, and Vaughn gets worse each week with shitty acting

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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by Kenny X » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:04 pm

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:Just saw e2. Better in some ways, worse than others...none of the characters seem like able, and Vaughn gets worse each week with shitty acting
I feel like, character-wise, Vince Vaughn's character is the only one with his shit half-way together. His acting is not as good as Woody's or Matthew's, but he's not terrible.
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Post by KingSchmaltzBagelHour » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:44 pm

My guess is that the mayors son is BirdFaceKilla.

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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by Cave Canem » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:34 am

Anyone else think the whole show is miscast except for Colin Farrell?
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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by johno » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:36 pm

Mostly mediocre acting, shitty theme music, opaque plot, phony depth.
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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by WildGorillaMan » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:10 pm

So far Season 2 is like a Noir-version of Seinfeld. It's a show where nothing happens.
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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by TerryB » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:17 pm

WildGorillaMan wrote:So far it's all deliberate abstruseness. Empty symbolism that we're supposed to imbue with cryptic meaning, stroking our collective goatees and murmuring "Yes, yes..."
I don't have a goatee
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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:34 pm

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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by Luke » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:09 pm

Episode 3 now has me in...but this season is proving it can't be compared to the first. At least I'm finding it more interesting than The Wire.

Cave: Yes, I agree. Although McAdams and Farrell I think are the only two worth their salt.

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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by bennyonesix » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:22 pm

You don't like The Wire? Why not? Serious question.

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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by Luke » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:48 am

bennyonesix wrote:You don't like The Wire? Why not? Serious question.
I can't figure out why the rest of the world loved it and it didn't enthrall me like The Sopranos did, because the writing and acting across the whole show was great.

The second season for me was a real snooze-fest.

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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by The Crawdaddy » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:46 am

Cave Canem wrote:Anyone else think the whole show is miscast except for Colin Farrell?
He's the only one doing anything approaching decent acting.

None of them are even remotely assisted by the horrendous writing.
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Re: True Detective Season Two

Post by Mickey O'neil » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:57 pm

I'm losing interest, but will probably finish out the season just because I started it.

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