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post #31 of 141
Killer episode last night. So creepy!biggrin.gif
post #32 of 141
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Originally Posted by RedLantern View Post

Killer episode last night. So creepy!biggrin.gif

I had trouble falling asleep after that episode. Horror movies or shows don't phase me but that last scene in the abandoned school...eek.gif
post #33 of 141
They haven't made an episode yet that has been less than great. It's a little overheated at times (like the big fat guy telling Cohle that "he can see his soul around the corner of his eyes" or whatever that was, but overall it's a beautiful show with some really excellent performances (even from some of the bit players, like the guy in prison from last episode).

Too bad they are going to have all new actors next season, but I suppose it would be hard to attract guys like McConaughey and Harrelson for a long series run.
post #34 of 141

This episode was so full of tension. Amazing what they are accomplishing.

post #35 of 141
yea and it twisted the story to suspect MM as the killer
post #36 of 141
It's 4 AM and I just finished all five episodes. My god, anyone doubting that we do not live in the golden age of television needs to watch this show right now. This is what The Killing should have been like honestly.

One plot point that has gotten my attention is Marty's daughter's promiscuity. It's creepy how they sowed the seeds of that with the naked doll and diary of naked drawings when she was younger.
post #37 of 141
damn, another show to watch. still havent watched house of cards or orange is the new black
post #38 of 141
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

damn, another show to watch. still havent watched house of cards or orange is the new black

This is much better.

As much as I like this season I cannot be more curious about who will be in next season. My guess is that it will be a man and a woman.

@neo totally agree that this is what the killing should of been but you know that cable cannot pull off something like that even if it is AMC who does a much better job than most network channels. HBO has been willing to take risks and time to develop a show and characters, they did it in the past and it has paid off with so many hits. I remember first few episodes of sopranos, boardwalk and the wire all being super slow and then All became awesome. Of course wire was more like 3/4 of first seaskn was slow.
post #39 of 141
^ There's definitely an argument to be made that AMC and other basic cable channels are quite limited in what they can depict and that can certainly affect a show's quality. Personally, the things that I most enjoy about True Detective include the music, imagery, cinematography, etc. Elements like the f-bombs and nudity are a bonus nod[1].gif
post #40 of 141
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 The One Literary Reference You Must Know to Appreciate True Detective:
http://io9.com/the-one-literary-refe...ate-1523076497

The book in question, Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow, can be read and downloaded here:

 

lefty

post #41 of 141
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post


One plot point that has gotten my attention is Marty's daughter's promiscuity. It's creepy how they sowed the seeds of that with the naked doll and diary of naked drawings when she was younger.

Hm, never occured to me.
post #42 of 141
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Hm, never occured to me.



This was during the second episode after Marty calls his daughters to dinner. He does a double-take to see what they were doing. It really struck me as odd. The diary of naked drawings I'm sure you remember so no need to post that.

I didn't think anything of these clues until fast-forward 7 years and his teenage daughter was busted having sex with two guys. I honestly have no idea where/how/why this all came about and am interested to see where it leads.
post #43 of 141
A recurring theme is this image - people (in this case two people having sex) encircled by a group of men. If you watch closely during Rusty's questioning you can see the he cuts the beer cans up to make figures that he positions in a circle. And at the end of episode 5, the last satanic figure he finds is encircled by other figures.

A lot of this reminds me of that semi-bad Satanic flick Johnny Depp did about ten years ago. Also the cult aspects of that Tom Cruise movie from the mid 2000s.
post #44 of 141
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

^ There's definitely an argument to be made that AMC and other basic cable channels are quite limited in what they can depict and that can certainly affect a show's quality. Personally, the things that I most enjoy about True Detective include the music, imagery, cinematography, etc. Elements like the f-bombs and nudity are a bonus nod[1].gif

Only one set of tits so far in this show (kind of low numbers for an HBO show) but they were a REALLY nice set.
post #45 of 141
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

AP, I get your "Black Dahlia" reference, but...
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I don't think Rust is the killer. One theory is that it's someone connected to the creepy preacher from that first episode. Or that tent-revival reverend. Did anyone else notice he made the sign of the cross backwards?

Ultimately I hope it's neither of those options as they are too obvious. It would be a shame for the show to take that turn after 5 of the best TV episodes I've ever seen.
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I'm actually reversing course. They've sold us on maybe/maybe not Rust is the killer and Marty as the PoV character. But actually, we don't know anymore about what Marty has been up to since his wife kicked him out, then we know about what Rust has been up to. The creepy preacher has been revealed to be dead and we need a new big bad with some bite. Maybe Marty sold out to the Carcosans.
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