HBO True Detective

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    I'll forever be in this show's debt due to Alexandra Daddario's presence on this show. :D
     
  2. Josh Dial

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    At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this show is absolutely phenomenal: it's about as close to perfect as a show can get these days. Without a shred of hyperbole, this is storytelling at its finest.
     
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    Some comments are worth repeating.

    I get why they are but I wish HBO wasn't skipping this coming week for the Super Bowl.
     
  4. ScottH

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    This show reminds me a lot of 'Rectify' with the pacing, storytelling and attention to detail.

    McConaughey is owning that role though. Might as well just hand him the Emmy now.
     
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    I just watched the first three in a row. I only plan on watching one though, but I couldn't stop until I watched all three.
     
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  7. Josh Dial

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    You are avoiding spoilers yet going on Reddit? You are brave, sir.
     
  8. Sam Posten

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    true true. Halfway through third episode now. Will be caught up tonight!
     
  9. Sam Posten

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    Word:
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/04/inside-the-obsessive-strange-mind-of-true-detective-s-nic-pizzolatto.html
     
  10. Nathan_F

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    Well, if this is a one shot deal and is as successful as it has started, think of the possibilities. You will get renewable star power as there is not a long term commitment. Why not take a one season chance and forego a movie role.. How many A-listers might take a shot at something like this?

    I'm loving this show so far. It's the top of my DVR watch list right now.
     
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    Tremendous, gripping final sequence to episode 4: simply one of the best action sequences I've ever seen on television.

    Here's an interesting piece on how the final 6-minute sequence in a single shot.
     
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    Yeah Crazy episode this week
     
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    Totally agreed Josh!
    The mid-season signature "one shot" from episode 4 feels like Casino meets Grand Theft Auto meets Sons of Anarchy. Just exceptional!

    The MTV article was good but didn't actually have the clip, this one does:
    http://hollywoodlife.com/2014/02/10/true-detective-long-take-oner-heist-scene-watch-online-matthew-mcconaughey/
     
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    Well I started watching this today, and ended up watching all five episodes. What a terrific show. It's like an 8 hour feature film.Tonight's episode really turned the story on its ear.
     
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    Yeah I figured they were gunning for Rust from the start, but I wonder
    if it's the right partner they are after???
     
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    Great product placement for T-Mobile.
     
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    Great episode tonight, as all of the previous ones have been.

    Only two more shows to go... as I watch I keep thinking about possible future pairings. I would love to see Hanks in a role like this. Or Pacino.
     
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    My only complaint is that it's going down the now stereotyped road of Christian church as a front for diabolical pseudo-pagan serial killer cult.
     

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