True Detective

Dax
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May 1st, 2015, 12:09 am #1

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Dax
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June 11th, 2015, 11:27 pm #2

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Krystal
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June 21st, 2015, 7:07 pm #3

Reviews seem to say it is even darker than the first season. In any case, i am in.
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Dax
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June 21st, 2015, 7:37 pm #4

I'm in, too.

I've seen every possible comparison... 1 far superior; no, 2 looks to be better; different in many ways, but maybe on the same par of quality...

Should be interesting.
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KMInfinity
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June 22nd, 2015, 12:32 am #5

I think I might wait and binge it OnDemand if people really like it. It sounds very dreary. The local TV critic was not a fan of s1 much tho we've often liked a lot of the same stuff.

http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio ... 1506190081
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bilki
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June 22nd, 2015, 2:56 am #6

My expectations are low, so that should help me get through the season. Unless I become completely bored, I'll probably stick with it. And it's only 8 episodes?

It was cool to see James Frain. He was one of the few good things about Intruders.

Enjoyed the conversation with the McAdams' character and her father. Also liked the song the singer was singing. Not much of the rest of it held my undivided attention. I might watch it again after reading some reviews and I have a better idea of what was going on.
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Dax
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June 22nd, 2015, 8:46 am #7

Only eight, yeah.

Colin Ferrell -- Det. Ray Velcoro
Rachel McAdams -- Ani Bezzerides
Taylor Kitsch -- Paul Woodrugh
Kelly Reilly -- Jordan Semyon
and Vince Vaughn -- Frank Semyon

Not a lot to go on yet, as far as the story goes... I wasn't bored. Good music in it..
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June 22nd, 2015, 12:51 pm #8

We started to watch it but my husband decided to talk about his parents and their situation and some of the general issues, so I wasn't able to follow much and we turned it off partway through.

I don't know that I am in. I know it didn't get a fair shot because of things that aren't due to the show. But I have lower tolerance for dark these days and especially when I think that something is dark for dark's sake and not because of the story.

I like the actors, with Vaughn being the one exception and I don't hate him usually. A couple of the actors I really love a lot.

My overall impression was that the story seemed to be very, very disjointed. Again: seemed artificially so, part attempt to get us background on all of the characters quickly but also partly disjointed to be disjointed.

May or may not be in for more, depending. Not a 'must see.'
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Krystal
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June 22nd, 2015, 2:51 pm #9

I liked it, but it was somewhat confusing. The last few minutes tied the characters together.
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Dax
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June 22nd, 2015, 5:33 pm #10

Didn't feel disjointed to me, really... Just 'here are these four people', all in media res... Only two know each other... They all have their stories, but... What's THE story? Not evident 'til the last scene, and even then, it was an 'okay, so now what's it going to be about? This murder? Okay...'

It is dark.

Farrell's threat to the kid will be memorable.
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