True Detective - HBO
It was interesting, with great performances and atmosphere. Seems like there's a lot of potential. Some of the dialogue is just head-scratchingly weird; people don't talk like that in real life. I'm intrigued by the structure of the show, since it's hard to tell what to believe between Rust and Marty.
Great freakin' show, I agree!
Here's a cool summary of the things that happened so far, courtesy of an IMDB User:
Summary - Spoilers, obviously! (Click to show)
Rust Cohle's Life Prior to Murder Investigation
* Rust lost his daughter (Sophia), who was killed in the road outside his house
* He was transferred from Robbery to Narco, and started working 24/7
* His wife, Clare, left him
* He "emptied his gun" into a drug abuser, who was injecting his infant daughter with Meth, saying he was "trying to purify her"
* State Attorney got the charges against Rust dropped, but forced him to work undercover as a junkie, for any agency that needed a Narco. There was no end date for this post
* After four years (in Feb 1993), Rust killed 3 cartel men but was hit by 3 bullets
* Rust institutionalised at Northshore Psychiatric Hospital, Texas
* After this, Rust refused psychiatric pension and requested transfer to Homicide instead, which is how he ended up in Louisiana's Criminal Investigation Division
Murder Investigation (1995)
* Marty and Rust are assigned the murder case of Dora Lange in the first 3 months of their period working together
* They suspect that the disappearance of a girl named Fontenot is connected, particularly as a
* Neither Marty or Rust are the killer
* Marty's father-in-law is not the killer
* Marty's girls were NOT re-enacting a rape scene with their dolls. They were talking about children who had lost their parents in a car accident. It has not been revealed what this refers to
* Due to the Rust's lack of sleep, psychiatric problems and drugs provided by his informant/prostitute, he would frequently experience hallucinations. These stopped a few years after the investigation, once he was "clean"
* There was pressure on Marty and Rust's boss to make progress in the case. This may have lead to a hasty conviction
* Lisa, Marty's mistress, worked in some capacity at the court house, and had access to his department (she brings him legal papers in episode 1)
* Marty's wife, Maggie, introduced Rust to a woman called Lorrie who he nearly married
* The Sheriff Belson, the local sheriff to the trailer-brothel, possibly had contact with the murder victim. Thus, he could become a suspect
* The murder victim arrived at the brothel because of a bad relationship or abuse from her Uncle. The disabled man was the Uncle of the little girl who disappeared several years before, and a Devil Trap was found on his property. Thus, he could become a suspect
* The murder victim recently spent a lot of time at a church. Marty and Rust interviewed a Minister, played by Clarke Peters, in the first episode. I'd be VERY surprised if an actor of Peters' calibre is not significant to the story. Thus, he could become a suspect
* Marty and Rust fell out around 2002 and have not spoken since
* Marty and Rust are being interviewed because their investigation lead to someone being convicted of the murder, but a murder with the same MO has happened recently (while the man is still in prison)
* Rust asks the detectives conducting the interviews whether they want to hear about "the place where we carried the kids out". The investigation may culminate to this event, where children are in danger or killed
* The detectives are gathering evidence to discover the real (or copy-cat) killer
* The detectives MAY be gathering evidence in order to hold either Marty or Rust accountable for the wrongful conviction, for legal or political (media) reasons. It currently appears that Rust is most likely to take the fall for this
* The detectives MAY suspect Rust of the recent murder, because some of the MO was not pulic knowledge, and because he has been "off the grid for 8 years"
The second episode was an improvement over the pilot. Not sure I can pinpoint exact reasons why, but the story seemed more cohesive and to the point. Plus there was only one line that pulled me out of the show like my earlier complaint -- the part where where Rust says "narrative is historical, historical is meaningful" or something like that.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Episode last night was great. More plot advancement than the last episode, which was satisfying. Cliffhanger ending has me dying to see the next episode, but there won' t be another for two weeks because of the Super Bowl. I really enjoy the creepy southern gothic style of the series so far.
Agree, very suspenseful! The end had me almost scared: "...like with any dream, there's a monster at the end of it."
Anyone catch the Devil Trap in the last shot, when Ledoux turns around and the shot freezes? And is Ledoux even the Tall Man?
Another edit: the actor portraying Ledoux is almost 6"7' tall, hmmm...!
Edited by Stugotes - 1/29/14 at 3:56am