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icehog3
01-29-2014, 04:21 PM
Anyone watching this? Thoughts?

McConaughey is amazing, both in the "flashback" and present day. Harrelson is on the road to a meltdown. I am loving the show so far, as much or maybe more than "The Bridge".

bruceolee
01-29-2014, 04:59 PM
Anyone watching this? Thoughts?

McConaughey is amazing, both in the "flashback" and present day. Harrelson is on the road to a meltdown. I am loving the show so far, as much or maybe more than "The Bridge".

I'm really loving this show as well. I even like the concept of new actors for every new season. A concept like that means HBO can attract more heavy hitter actors without holding them down to a popular tv show when they'd rather be pursuing movies. With how great this season has been I can only imagine who they'll attract for next season.

GWN
01-29-2014, 05:22 PM
Looking forward to catching this when I get some time. Sounds like a solid series.

AdamJoshua
01-29-2014, 05:36 PM
Spandau Ballet's finest! Oh nm the title just says "True.."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR8D2yqgQ1U

Gabe215
01-29-2014, 07:00 PM
Love the show so far!

Willygt
01-29-2014, 07:29 PM
I have only seen one episode so far, but looks great. How far into the story is it right now?

icehog3
01-29-2014, 08:10 PM
Three episodes in, Carlos, and they are off a week for Super Bowl Sunday, they are running all 3 throughout the 2 weeks on HBO.

Willygt
01-29-2014, 08:31 PM
ok, so Im good :).

I am seeing it in Mexico, latin HBO, but it looks like it is on par to the US as it was the 3rd episode too.

I'll try to catch the first two on these weeks if the re-run them.

maninblack
01-29-2014, 09:30 PM
Very good show. McConaughey is amazingly weird and trippy. Slow burning show but I love how it's unlike anything out there on TV.

ripper
01-29-2014, 10:09 PM
Love the setting, music and esp. McConnaughey. Woody is good but a goof. McC is great as a spook cop.

Gabe215
01-30-2014, 05:13 AM
I wonder if there is going to be a second season? Doesn't seem like there could be more than 2

icehog3
01-30-2014, 09:32 AM
I wonder if there is going to be a second season? Doesn't seem like there could be more than 2

I'm really loving this show as well. I even like the concept of new actors for every new season. A concept like that means HBO can attract more heavy hitter actors without holding them down to a popular tv show when they'd rather be pursuing movies. With how great this season has been I can only imagine who they'll attract for next season.

Looks like the story may be completely new each season?

Starscream
02-03-2014, 05:45 PM
I watched episode 1 this weekend and thought it was great! Unfortunately, episode two is not on demand. They have episode one and skip to episode three. WTF?

icehog3
02-03-2014, 06:35 PM
Don't do it, Andy!!

8lug
02-10-2014, 07:50 AM
great episode last night,

icehog3
02-10-2014, 09:12 AM
That's "going rogue" defined. :r

maninblack
03-03-2014, 08:45 PM
This show is the best show on TV at the moment. Amazing acting and the storyline is excellent. Hate to see it only get 8 episodes. 1 left. McConaughey is classic in this role.

Angry_Pirate
03-03-2014, 09:14 PM
Great show! I'm glad something is out to fill the gap between Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. HBO has some if the best shows on tv.

mahtofire14
03-03-2014, 09:45 PM
One of the best shows I've seen. Last episode was a little lack luster but I love everything about this show.

icehog3
03-04-2014, 01:49 AM
Sorry to see it end soon. Hopefully they will get some great actors for Season 2.

Gabe215
03-04-2014, 06:11 AM
I agree this is one of the best shows, but I think Ripper Street on BBC America is slightly ahead. Very excited to see how things unfold next week.!

irratebass
03-10-2014, 09:55 PM
Great finale last night.....very intense and downright creepy

maninblack
03-10-2014, 10:22 PM
One of the best season finales of any show I've seen. Had me sitting on the edge of my seat throughout the show. Wow. Just wow.

mahtofire14
03-10-2014, 10:25 PM
I don't think it will be anywhere close to as good without those two. They had such a great dynamic together.

maninblack
03-10-2014, 10:31 PM
Agree 100%

jsnake
03-10-2014, 11:30 PM
I caught it half way into the season. Great acting and chemistry. Going to start from the beginning and watch the entire season this week.

icehog3
03-11-2014, 01:53 AM
One of the best season finales of any show I've seen. Had me sitting on the edge of my seat throughout the show. Wow. Just wow.

Me too, can't remember being that tense watching a TV show for a long time.

I don't think it will be anywhere close to as good without those two. They had such a great dynamic together.

You are likely correct. Matthew is stellar, and Woody very underrated.

I hope the writing for season 2 makes it close.

dave
03-11-2014, 07:53 AM
Started the other night w/episode 1. Wife and I have both fallen asleep two consecutive nights before finishing first one. Not much to hold our interest so far. I do like McConaughy - but, Harrelson's forced accent drives me nuts (much as Spacey's does in House of Cards.) We'll give it another go, but I do hope it picks up the pace a little.

irratebass
03-11-2014, 08:35 AM
Dave, it starts out slow, but there is a darkness lingering there that you have to stick with it for it to rear it's ugly head.

Gabe215
03-11-2014, 09:14 AM
VERY surprised how "happy" the ending was, def thought is was going to end much more tragic! Very pleased, another thing that the director said that makes me love the show that reminds me of the old Hammer Horror films, that they never show the brutal/disgusting scenes it shows character reactions or pans out over the LA bayous, leaving it in your imagination what really happened and makes it that much scarier/disgusting! Loved that! GOT starts April 6th and as I mentioned earlier everyone check out Ripper Street on BBC America, try and find season one first if you can (might be on Netflix?) if not oh well start with season 2. you WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!!

Starscream
03-19-2014, 05:54 PM
Finally found episode two. Can't wait to watch the rest of this series.

Starscream
04-24-2014, 01:43 PM
I finally finished the series last week. I loved it!

shilala
04-24-2014, 01:48 PM
Anyone know who is supposed to take Matthew and Woody's place next season?

icehog3
04-24-2014, 02:35 PM
Anyone know who is supposed to take Matthew and Woody's place next season?

I heard it will be Lenny and Squiggy. :)

maninblack
04-24-2014, 03:02 PM
Tom Selleck and Columbo

CRIMPS
04-24-2014, 04:34 PM
Looks like the story may be completely new each season?

I realize this is a little old, but whatever.

The idea for the show was based on the old True Crime novels. So, yes, each "season" will be it's own story line. Further, each story isn't required to fill X number of episodes. This is something new as well. HBO is allowing the producer to produce the story/season as he sees fit. If he needs 10 episodes, then great. If it's only going to be 6... go with it. In essence, the prototypical "season" may not exist in this case. You may see multiple stories told within the same year.

The theory that TV and cinema are slowly being bridged is rather apparent with this show. IMHO, we may look back in 10 years at True Detective and say this was the primer for the next genre of TV.

I heard that mainstream cinema actors are absolutely lining up for an opportunity to star in one of these.

Of course, take this all with a grain of salt. This is just what I have read and heard from the radio/blogs. I am really excited to see what happens next.

Z

icehog3
04-24-2014, 05:42 PM
Thanks for the info, Zach, I think that all sounds great for the future of the series.

mahtofire14
04-24-2014, 08:15 PM
Good stuff Zach. I was worried about season 2 with the fact that the actors werent coming back, but this news get's me excited again for it. Hopefully this info is correct. Could leave the door open for some pretty awesome TV.

Starscream
04-27-2014, 10:56 AM
Anyone know who is supposed to take Matthew and Woody's place next season?
I keep hearing Brad Pitt is lobbying hard to get in on the next season.
I realize this is a little old, but whatever.

The idea for the show was based on the old True Crime novels. So, yes, each "season" will be it's own story line. Further, each story isn't required to fill X number of episodes. This is something new as well. HBO is allowing the producer to produce the story/season as he sees fit. If he needs 10 episodes, then great. If it's only going to be 6... go with it. In essence, the prototypical "season" may not exist in this case. You may see multiple stories told within the same year.

The theory that TV and cinema are slowly being bridged is rather apparent with this show. IMHO, we may look back in 10 years at True Detective and say this was the primer for the next genre of TV.

I heard that mainstream cinema actors are absolutely lining up for an opportunity to star in one of these.

Of course, take this all with a grain of salt. This is just what I have read and heard from the radio/blogs. I am really excited to see what happens next.

Z
Good info. Thanks!

Victor808
05-13-2014, 06:41 PM
Anyone else try slogging through the King in Yellow book?
I have been going bit by bit, and honestly, can't find enough references to really make it worthwhile so far.

Chainsaw13
05-14-2014, 07:58 AM
I binge watched the entire season yesterday, while home sick from work. Damn, that's a good show. Can't wait for next season.

CRIMPS
05-27-2014, 04:57 PM
Apparently, True Detective season 2 will have three lead detective characters. Still waiting on the names. Casting begins in June, so it shouldn't be too long, now.

Apparently, the show will be filmed in some of the lesser known areas of California (Not LA).

CRIMPS
06-12-2014, 11:26 AM
http://time.com/2864862/true-detective-season/

Die.

CRIMPS
07-15-2015, 01:54 PM
Season 2 bump, episode 4 bump.

What a weird season. What a CRAZY ASS shootout!

Angry_Pirate
07-15-2015, 02:53 PM
Season 2 bump, episode 4 bump.

What a weird season. What a CRAZY ASS shootout!

Yes it was, I'm wondering if there will be a shift in the plot now or if someone will go rogue.

The reviews said that the series kind of started off slow and then took off after the first few episodes. I like it but my wife seems less interested than in the first season.

bkv04fsu
08-11-2015, 01:55 PM
Loved Season 2!! Hoping for another season from Nic and HBO.

Adriftpanda
08-11-2015, 02:33 PM
I don't know... There were things liked and a good amount of things that they could have done better. For example, it would have been nice to see Rachel McAdams boob :)

bkv04fsu
08-11-2015, 02:39 PM
I don't know... There were things liked and a good amount of things that they could have done better. For example, it would have been nice to see Rachel McAdams boob :)

Haha! I know man, such a tease. We got two great hard nipple shots, though. :banger

bkv04fsu
08-11-2015, 02:57 PM
I did find it interesting how Ani went from smoking a "f***ing e-cigarette" to the real thing in the course of the season.

icehog3
08-11-2015, 07:42 PM
I don't know... There were things liked and a good amount of things that they could have done better. For example, it would have been nice to see Rachel McAdams boob :)

I didn't even realize she only had one boob.

I liked it. Not as intriguing or enveloping as the first season, but still one of the better shows on TV this year.

bkv04fsu
08-11-2015, 07:57 PM
There has been a lot of good and bad reviews about the season. Too much comparison to the first season has created a dislike of season 2. If someone were to watch season 2 without seeing season 1, they would feel like the second season was incredible. Season 2 just had too much to live up too. Just my 2 cents.

CRIMPS
08-11-2015, 09:11 PM
Yeah, I was so excited for Season 2, knowing that it probably wasn't going to live up to season 1 and also knowing just about everything was going to be completely different. I enjoyed it. I would give it a 7. :)

What I didn't expect is how unimpressed I was with Vince Vaughn's acting. That finale, walking through the desert... I thought that was terrible. On the other side, I thought the dynamic trio were fantastic. Taylor Kitch should be cast in more of these types of roles.

bkv04fsu
08-11-2015, 09:21 PM
I agree, Vaughn did a fantastic job. I was actually really struck by the desert scenergy
Powerful and raw. He was true till the end.

drjammer
08-12-2015, 08:34 AM
Wife and I enjoyed season 2 as well, very different from season 1 and we can't wait for season 3 :tu

CRIMPS
08-12-2015, 01:29 PM
I agree, Vaughn did a fantastic job. I was actually really struck by the desert scenergy
Powerful and raw. He was true till the end.

Then it sounds like you disagree :)

Disagreeing with a member that has more posts than you do is forbidden, here. Did you not read the rules? :rlz

:r :r

CRIMPS
08-12-2015, 01:31 PM
I am already starting to think about the next season. Which city and what type of story will be featured? Also, who will be chosen for the cast?

bkv04fsu
08-12-2015, 01:43 PM
Then it sounds like you disagree :)

Disagreeing with a member that has more posts than you do is forbidden, here. Did you not read the rules? :rlz

:r :r

Haha, my mistake :r

bkv04fsu
08-12-2015, 01:45 PM
I am already starting to think about the next season. Which city and what type of story will be featured? Also, who will be chosen for the cast?

Who knows, could go the big city route like New York or something.

icehog3
08-12-2015, 03:30 PM
I am already starting to think about the next season. Which city and what type of story will be featured? Also, who will be chosen for the cast?

Redondo Beach. Starring Mickey Rourke, Jamie Kennedy, and Flo from Progressive insurance.

kydsid
08-12-2015, 08:46 PM
Then it sounds like you disagree :)

Disagreeing with a member that has more posts than you do is forbidden, here. Did you not read the rules?



Tie breaker, I don't agree with you and have more posts too :sl :r