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#21 of 143 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 27 2014 - 06:38 PM

Marty's mistress -- DEAR GOD.  

 

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


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#22 of 143 OFFLINE   Josh Dial

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Posted January 27 2014 - 08:44 PM

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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Posted January 28 2014 - 04:57 AM

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this show is absolutely phenomenal...

Some comments are worth repeating.

 

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



#24 of 143 OFFLINE   Scott Hanson

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Posted January 29 2014 - 11:18 AM

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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Posted February 02 2014 - 03:07 PM

I thought the show was great but given how dark it is, I think I can only handle one episode at a time.

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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#26 of 143 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted February 03 2014 - 06:57 AM

Just started this last night due to the buzz on, of all things, the HPLovecraft subreddit on reddit.  1 down two to go, avoiding spoilers till then.

 

http://www.reddit.co...ft_and_ligotti/

 

http://www.reddit.co...true_detective/

 

http://www.reddit.co..._detective_yet/

 

http://www.reddit.co...nic_pizzolatto/


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Posted February 03 2014 - 07:35 PM

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



#28 of 143 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted February 04 2014 - 06:51 AM

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


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Posted February 04 2014 - 10:36 AM

Word:

And the auteur-anthology format—one writer, one director, two movie stars, and one story per season, with a beginning, middle, and end—could be revolutionary. As I wrote last month, “not every narrative is best created by committee or best told as an open-ended epic. … For a certain kind of plot-centric series, the True Detective model could alleviate some of television's muddling structural issues and liberate showrunners to take full advantage of the medium's greatest asset: time. Some characters deserve eight hours on screen. In a theater, you can't do that. On TV, you can.”

http://www.thedailyb...pizzolatto.html


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Posted February 09 2014 - 05:51 AM

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.



#31 of 143 OFFLINE   Josh Dial

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Posted February 09 2014 - 09:32 PM

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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Posted February 11 2014 - 07:57 PM

Yeah Crazy episode this week


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#33 of 143 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted February 12 2014 - 08:42 AM

Totally agreed Josh!

 

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.

 

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...ew-mcconaughey/


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Posted February 16 2014 - 10:25 PM

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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Posted February 17 2014 - 07:45 AM

Yeah I figured they were gunning for Rust from the start, but I wonder
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Posted February 20 2014 - 10:55 AM

Interesting:

http://www.uproxx.co...true-detective/


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Posted February 23 2014 - 07:15 PM

Great product placement for T-Mobile.



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Posted February 23 2014 - 08:41 PM

And Segway, son of a gun if they werent available in 2002 after all.
http://www.segway.co...-milestones.php

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Posted February 24 2014 - 12:58 AM

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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Posted February 24 2014 - 01:26 AM

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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