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« Reply #165 on: June 27, 2015, 12:15:36 PM »
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Its pretty bad actually but there was some good moments, mainly the writing, in the scene with david morse and mcadams.

Its laying it on THICK in a way it didn't in the first season. McAdams getting shit faced at the casino and her throwing her cup at the bodyguards...that crane shot was totally unnecessary but I must remember the words of maestro Bertolucci, crane shots give him boners lol...speaking of shots the best one was that drone shot at the end, pretty cool!


in terms of story its lame.. It is nice to see Vaughn return to dramatic acting but I feel he is miscast but I will continue to watch it. Collin Farell beating up his sons bully's father was laughable, not to mention is drinking and cocaine use, its like this is beginning to become a cliche.  That song too....this is my least favorite life.....

the show really started in the last 5ms, everything else was prologue so the reviewers who were trashing it were just fucking tools feeding off each others write ups. 

my problem is with the casting and the way the show just is shot, aesthetically speaking, it is lacking. The most interesting characters are Antigone ( some idiot reviewer said her name was ridiculous, but this tool failed to watch the episode, her father is on some insane hippy trip so the name works, I think her sister who does the porn is named Athena. I don't get why they would bust up a webcam porn ring, what a waste of man power and resources for something that is legal especially given that they are in California.

It was hard to follow and at one moment I thought the spainsh lady who said help me find my missing sister or daughter was the girl banging taylor kitch. What was going on during his head during his BJ? Does he have PTSD? Was  he in Iraq or Afghanistan?

Collin Farrell was not good at all here, Taylor Kitcsh is going to be the Rust. From a tech stand point how the fuck are they going to outdo that long take? That long take from TRUE DETECTIVE SEASON 1 might be the greatest long take since opening of Bonfire of the Vanities ( which is an awful movie but that opening long take through the world trade center is outstanding) or Touch of Evil.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #166 on: June 28, 2015, 04:10:48 AM »
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Its pretty bad actually but there was some good moments
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #167 on: June 29, 2015, 01:27:39 PM »
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All this inner city politics stuff is just boring. If it is going to be the focal point, I hope they find a way to make it more engaging. I'm finding it difficult to give half a shit about this murder too, unlike last season which was immediately gripping from the get go. Kitsch and Vaughn are the weak links, largely because their characters lack any sort of dimension or humor. It would be nice if every character on the show wasn't playing the same shade of misery. Things do perk up when Farrell and McAdams are on screen. She in particular is outstanding.

There were some good moments though. The end was terrifying. I have hope.


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Re: True Detective
« Reply #168 on: July 01, 2015, 08:27:09 PM »
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brad my sentiments exactly

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #169 on: July 14, 2015, 01:56:37 PM »
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« Reply #170 on: July 14, 2015, 04:22:50 PM »
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I, decidedly in the minority, am liking the plot, the writing, and the acting of this season so far. The one area in which it feels woefully insufficient is in the directing. The lack of Fukunaga has been glaring, especially in the past two episodes, where you've had a couple of Just Some Guy directors taking over for the steadier hand of Justin Lin. But without a consistent stylistic voice, this feels a lot less like True Detective and a lot more like any old TV show. Imagine the final sequence of this past episode directed by Fukunaga (or even Lin); we would have been blown away. As it is... I wouldn't say "underwhelmed," but I was definitely just whelmed by it.
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« Reply #171 on: July 14, 2015, 06:18:26 PM »
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^ I feel 100% the same way. That's actually kind of spooky.

During the action sequence, I kept thinking wow this is pretty great, but shouldn't it be better? It's not a terrific sign when you're trying that hard to like something. A great scene should absolutely floor you, like the famous long shot in the ghetto from Season 1 (which, unfortunately, this seemed to reach for a bit).

On the plus side, Vince Vaughn and/or his character is completely fascinating to me for some reason I can't really explain.

Taylor Kitsch's material is getting juicier too. The way he was comfortably in his element in battle was interesting.
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #172 on: July 22, 2015, 11:05:44 PM »
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Welp, it lost me.  I might finish just because I'm so far in already, but I no longer give a shit.

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« Reply #173 on: July 27, 2015, 02:56:48 PM »
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Last night went all Eyes Wide Shut on us and it was pretty good right? McAdams was good (molly/MDMA does not make one hallucinate but whatever). Vince Vaughn is finally settling into his role and did good. The music during the orgy sequence was very good. I'm kinda less confused than I was plot-wise, which is good.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #174 on: July 27, 2015, 07:11:52 PM »
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Ani finally using a knife was great, although I'm not sure why she had to infiltrate the party in the first place. The score to that scene really made the sequence, probably the most distinctive stylistic touch of the season.

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« Reply #175 on: July 28, 2015, 12:51:16 AM »
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Yes indeed. The last half of this episode was an absolute joy, from the supervised visit onward. The party was my favorite sequence of the season so far.

This season is so different from the first. The horror and oblivion from Season 1 have been replaced by pulpy intrigue and a whole bunch of weirdness. Taken on its own terms, this is a pretty fun season of television. (Which is not necessarily how one would describe Season 1.) It feels more like Fargo S1 than True Detective S1.

although I'm not sure why she had to infiltrate the party in the first place.

I think she would have done more actual evidence collecting had she not been drugged. She used what capacity she had to at least see a bunch of faces and find out who was there. While that's not really evidence, it presumably tells them exactly who they can't trust, and now they have evidence as well. Also I think she was specifically looking for her missing person.
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #176 on: July 28, 2015, 12:56:14 AM »
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Re: True Detective
« Reply #177 on: July 30, 2015, 03:28:16 AM »
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spoilers i guess


got caught up in one day.
good god is this season garbage.
i mean they are definitely in the 'hard act to follow' category but jesus this is just awful.
i mean i guess its a good show, but its definitely not true detective.

was this scene:


supposedly attempting to come anywhere close to the majesty of this scene:


if they're just trying to make some random show, then cool, but i think we can all agree this feels like as if a season of breaking bad was hijacked by the creators of ncis or house or something.

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Re: True Detective
« Reply #178 on: July 31, 2015, 09:05:59 AM »
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This is a good one.


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Re: True Detective
« Reply #179 on: August 10, 2015, 06:12:18 PM »
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Well, that was a... uh, season of television. I guess?  There were some great moments, to be sure. But as far as a cohesive story worth caring about? Not so much.  There were also some pretty laughable moments.

My positive spin on this is that now with season 3 they've got something to prove. 

 

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