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Episode 2 is on the DVR, only because my wife talked me into taping it.

Episode 1, IMO, was terrible. Maybe I just don't get it, but I saw nothing that would keep me coming back for more, especially with so many other good shows to watch.

I apologize for this earlier post, I just watched all the episodes in the last two days and I'm all in, can't wait for next week
Last edited by patespo1
End of Act I with a crescendo unlike I've ever seen on television. (About 8 minutes of action in what appears to be a single take.) 4 episodes in to an 8 episode free-standing run.

This rivals or exceeds 'Homeland' season 1 as the best season of television I have ever witnessed.

Beyond imperative that you watch in order, anyone not watching needs to get on this pronto.

A complete aside, but the opening credits song by T. Bone Burnett may be my favorite new song of the past few years. Smile
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
This rivals or exceeds 'Homeland' season 1 as the best season of television I have ever witnessed.


The scene with the two of them at the bar with Matthew's character repeatedly telling Woody "it's none of my business" was an acting master class.

Personally, I don't think it rivals Breaking Bad. I've never seen a show that could flip back and forth between brutally intense drama and broad, goofy comedy as effortlessly as BB.

But it's a powerful and relentless drama. Beautifully understated dialog. Beautifully composed and filmed. And of course, fine acting.
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
Got to say, I didn't see last night's episode coming.

Which part about it caught you off-guard? I'm just curious to know what others have had in their head about this show, as it certainly does get you thinking I different directions.

I love/hate that I am now doing homework to figure out what the Hell is going on. (The Yellow King, Carcosa.) (Is McConaughey's character the stranger?)

I expected the show to move slowly into the present. I must say, apart from the exact manner of Ledoux's end, I did see most of the really broad, major plot points coming or at least as possibilities. The manner of the transitions and how it is all happening is what is so fascinating and rewarding. Next Sunday cannot come quickly enough. Riveting.
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Originally posted by jburman82:
I felt it was pretty obvious that Cole was a suspect in the new murders. I'm enjoying the juxtaposition of what they say happened with what really happened. Very cool how they are doing that.

I think this is all coming back to the good Reverend somehow.

I'm with you...I thought they had been bringing along the Cole suspect theory for a few episodes now. I do think they did a great job of planting that seed in viewers' heads (or at least mine) and having you question everything you see him doing and wondering if really was involved in this stuff.

I don't think we've seen the last of the Reverend (I love that Eli from Boardwalk Empire popped up on this show) either. There has to be more of the church aspect getting involved.
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Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
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Originally posted by jburman82:
I felt it was pretty obvious that Cole was a suspect in the new murders. I'm enjoying the juxtaposition of what they say happened with what really happened. Very cool how they are doing that.

I think this is all coming back to the good Reverend somehow.

I'm with you...I thought they had been bringing along the Cole suspect theory for a few episodes now. I do think they did a great job of planting that seed in viewers' heads (or at least mine) and having you question everything you see him doing and wondering if really was involved in this stuff.

I don't think we've seen the last of the Reverend (I love that Eli from Boardwalk Empire popped up on this show) either. There has to be more of the church aspect getting involved.


I didn't see it. If I suspected anything it was Woody's character...and I was surprised LeDoux was let killed so quickly, but I guess it makes for good TV when we all are guessing different things
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Originally posted by Pinotlvr:
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Originally posted by Wine Sparty:
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Originally posted by jburman82:
I felt it was pretty obvious that Cole was a suspect in the new murders. I'm enjoying the juxtaposition of what they say happened with what really happened. Very cool how they are doing that.

I think this is all coming back to the good Reverend somehow.

I'm with you...I thought they had been bringing along the Cole suspect theory for a few episodes now. I do think they did a great job of planting that seed in viewers' heads (or at least mine) and having you question everything you see him doing and wondering if really was involved in this stuff.

I don't think we've seen the last of the Reverend (I love that Eli from Boardwalk Empire popped up on this show) either. There has to be more of the church aspect getting involved.


I didn't see it. If I suspected anything it was Woody's character...and I was surprised LeDoux was let killed so quickly, but I guess it makes for good TV when we all are guessing different things
The story in the past has been set and is being told two different ways. It's more about what's happening now than then, so it doesn't really matter when LeDoux was killed. Time is a flat circle and all, you know.

However, since the story is taking place in two times I think the writers understand that the younger versions of Cohle and Hart can't go through too many dangerous situations because they're obviously alive and (physically) well while the new detectives interview them. When I realized that there is no danger to young Cohle/Hart I wondered if it was deliberate or maybe a plot hole.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze:
I have enjoyed this more than I expected to.

PH


+1

This is now our favourite drama on TV. That may change when Game of Thrones makes its return.

Speaking of... these are the two shows Obama now watches.

Right now, easily the best thing on TV.

I'm beginning to suspect the title as a literal spoiler in its singularity -- only Rust might be the "true detective". Really growing to despise Woody's character, but still so intrigued.
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Originally posted by patespo1:
Episode 2 is on the DVR, only because my wife talked me into taping it.

Episode 1, IMO, was terrible. Maybe I just don't get it, but I saw nothing that would keep me coming back for more, especially with so many other good shows to watch.



I apologize for this earlier post, I just watched all the episodes in the last two days and I'm all in, can't wait for next week

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