Author Topic: True Detective - Season 3  (Read 4091 times)

BlodwynPig

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2019, 06:12:36 PM »
It could also do with telling us who is locked up for the crime in 1990 by now. Half-way into the series it feels like that mystery should have at least been answered.

Have you seen Lost Highway?

Ja'moke

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #31 on: January 29, 2019, 06:34:02 PM »

BlodwynPig

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2019, 06:41:44 PM »
Well this will turn into Lost Highway Meets Lovecraft.

Ja'moke

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2019, 06:46:53 PM »
Well this will turn into Lost Highway Meets Lovecraft.

Ah that could be interesting. I guess I just expect the mystery reveal to be predictable, given how series one ended.

But I’m still enjoying this series because of the performances mainly.

Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2019, 07:31:41 PM »
"I have the soul of a whore." You know, that expression that human beings definitely use.

BlodwynPig

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2019, 12:46:53 AM »
Ah that could be interesting. I guess I just expect the mystery reveal to be predictable, given how series one ended.

But I’m still enjoying this series because of the performances mainly.

As I alluded to earlier, the book in the kids bedroom was "Forests of Leng" (Leng actually being a plateau in one of Lovecraft's tales), and Season 1 having the Yellow King reference, which Lovecraft nabbed for another story. Probably the director is a fan, but it would be nice to have some Eldritch thread running through Season 1 and 3 that ties them together.

up_the_hampipe

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2019, 02:27:29 PM »
"I have the soul of a whore." You know, that expression that human beings definitely use.

I believe it's an old Southern expression.

Anyway, little underwhelmed by episode 4. Saw the run time and thought we were in for a treat, but it seemed to tread water for the most part. Just as things heat up with the trash man, it ends. Oh.

Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2019, 11:23:45 PM »
So someone is getting sent away for it that they think is innocent in current time. Probably Freddy? Either him or Trash Man. What else? Roland has yet to be shot, Hays has yet to burn the bridge to the police.

Anybody else notice how Tom Purcell had a nice, brown sedan in the 80s timeline, when Roland visited? I half expected them to start fucking, felt the air was thick with repressed homoeroticism in that scene. Was even more sure of it when Roland offfered Tom the couch.

Mobius

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2019, 01:56:40 AM »
Due to the Superbowl this weekend, HBO are releasing the next episode on Friday instead of Monday, so we get episode 5 a few days early!

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2019, 12:30:40 PM »
Anybody else notice how Tom Purcell had a nice, brown sedan in the 80s timeline, when Roland visited? I half expected them to start fucking, felt the air was thick with repressed homoeroticism in that scene. Was even more sure of it when Roland offfered Tom the couch.

Yes, I definitely felt that too.

Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2019, 12:44:26 PM »

I feel like the Trash Man plotline is from an inferior show. There's always an oddball/outsider who gets the finger pointed at him, but this is meant to be a postmodern murder/mystery.

Other than that I'm interested to see where the story is going.

Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2019, 02:21:13 PM »
Episode 5 out a few days early. Ali really is fantastic in this.

This is on par woth Season 1 for me. Season 1 had higher highs, but the lows were way, way lower.

Ja'moke

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2019, 08:36:28 PM »
There's a direct reference to Season 1 in this episode. Look out for it when Elisa is interviewing Wayne for the doc.

BlodwynPig

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2019, 10:55:53 PM »
There's a direct reference to Season 1 in this episode. Look out for it when Elisa is interviewing Wayne for the doc.

Didn't spot it but

As I alluded to earlier, the book in the kids bedroom was "Forests of Leng" (Leng actually being a plateau in one of Lovecraft's tales), and Season 1 having the Yellow King reference, which Lovecraft nabbed for another story. Probably the director is a fan, but it would be nice to have some Eldritch thread running through Season 1 and 3 that ties them together.


I really love the theme music and score for this.

Mobius

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2019, 06:07:47 AM »
That episode was fantastic

BlodwynPig

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #45 on: February 03, 2019, 03:20:23 PM »
That episode was fantastic

Yep, like being dragged slowly into a whirlpool whilst on magic mushrooms.

Ja'moke

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #46 on: February 03, 2019, 03:40:15 PM »
My theory at this point is that Julie was taken by her biological father, and that her mother was possibly in on it. Remember back in the second episode, when Wayne and Roland were interviewing the grandparents at the funeral? They suggested that Tom wasn't Julie's real dad, before he cut them off.

Didn't spot it but

There was a newspaper article on the laptop screen about detectives closing a case on a serial murderer. The picture below the headline was of Rust Cohle and Marty Hart.

up_the_hampipe

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2019, 06:38:18 PM »
I loved adult Freddy giving the detectives shit after the way they treated him in '80. Hays comes off as more of a callous prick with each episode.

Also, when Amelia took Hays from the hospital and he started undressing in her living room, with the hope she'd join in and have sex. In TV land, it worked, but don't try that at home!

I really loved the final scene between Hays and Roland. Excellent acting and a gripping story, more people need to be watching this.

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2019, 07:47:00 PM »
I really loved the final scene between Hays and Roland. Excellent acting and a gripping story, more people need to be watching this.

Yes, superb. I was a little dubious about the old man makeup on Dorff in the initial nighttime scene when he was feeding the dogs but from his "Looking good, Purple. Who's the old man with ya?" crack those last scenes were excellent. I wish I could trust Pizzolatto more to not fuck this up but so far, so very good.

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #49 on: February 14, 2019, 11:58:44 PM »
Episode 6 another good’un. The paedo cult thing doesn’t feel cliched, either, as it’s a depressingly common thing in real life and therefore still a good basis for a well-written drama. Can’t understand a word of some of the heavily accented/mumbled dialogue, though. Very compelling and beautifully acted, nonetheless. As others have said, the dialogue is incredibly naturalistic. Fair play to Pizz for sharpening up. The way the story has been drip fed is masterful. Almost don’t care if it all falls apart or gets too silly, as it’s been such enjoyable ride so far.

Ja'moke

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2019, 12:04:39 AM »
Episode 6 another good’un. The paedo cult thing doesn’t feel cliched, either, as it’s a depressingly common thing in real life and therefore still a good basis for a well-written drama. Can’t understand a word of some of the heavily accented/mumbled dialogue, though. Very compelling and beautifully acted, nonetheless. As others have said, the dialogue is incredibly naturalistic. Fair play to Pizz for sharpening up. The way the story has been drip fed is masterful. Almost don’t care if it all falls apart or gets too silly, as it’s been such enjoyable ride so far.

Apart from the bit where Tom Purcell conveniently overheard the two cops discussing all the significant details he needed to know to advance the plot.

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2019, 01:13:10 AM »
Apart from the bit where Tom Purcell conveniently overheard the two cops discussing all the significant details he needed to know to advance the plot.
Yeah, the ending of that last episode is the first I’ve been disappointed with this so far (worth noting how boring E6 of S1 was while this was still top notch otherwise), especially with them dropping in this episode that Tom is also dead, I thought it’d be less contrived than what we got.

up_the_hampipe

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2019, 12:39:59 PM »
Yeah, the ending of that last episode is the first I’ve been disappointed with this so far (worth noting how boring E6 of S1 was while this was still top notch otherwise), especially with them dropping in this episode that Tom is also dead, I thought it’d be less contrived than what we got.

Was it revealed he's dead? I thought the producer just said something had happened, like he could be missing with Harris James and Julie.

Ja'moke

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2019, 01:44:37 PM »
It wasn't revealed outright, but I believe that was the implication.

Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #54 on: February 15, 2019, 01:50:38 PM »
I really wish they'd leave you with something more to chew on when they do their cliffhanger endings. That's the 2nd time they've done that (1st was the trashman pre-massacre).

Also that guy left an entire plate of eggs and two sausages and walked off.

BlodwynPig

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #55 on: February 15, 2019, 02:10:57 PM »
I really wish they'd leave you with something more to chew on when they do their cliffhanger endings. That's the 2nd time they've done that (1st was the trashman pre-massacre).

Also that guy left an entire plate of eggs and two sausages and walked off.

My pet hate in films (one for the cliche thread). Leaving most/all of your food or drink to go on an adventure, FUCK OFF WASTEFUL CUNTS

Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #56 on: February 16, 2019, 12:04:14 PM »
I reckon West is a bummer

Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #57 on: February 16, 2019, 09:03:02 PM »
Anybody else notice how Tom Purcell had a nice, brown sedan in the 80s timeline, when Roland visited? I half expected them to start fucking, felt the air was thick with repressed homoeroticism in that scene. Was even more sure of it when Roland offered Tom the couch.

Called Tom being gay. Up next: How Roland had Tom as a side piece.

Moribunderast

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2019, 09:19:05 PM »
Called Tom being gay. Up next: How Roland had Tom as a side piece.

Haha, I thought of your post when that came up and noticed subsequently that any reference to Tom being gay was followed by an immediate cut to Roland looking uncomfortable or angry. Think you may be right.

I haven't really posted on this thread as I don't have that much to say about the show other than it's been really good. Seems like barely anybody is watching it - I know when I've mentioned it to people at work or at the pub they mostly go "I liked S1 but S2 was terrible" so it really does feel like that misstep killed the show for most. Hopefully good word of mouth will bring some eyeballs to the show after it ends (providing it sticks the landing) because I think it's been great this season. If nothing else, Ali's performance needs to be seen and properly commended. Dorff has impressed and surprised me too.

So is it just the two episodes left now?
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BlodwynPig

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Re: True Detective - Season 3
« Reply #59 on: February 16, 2019, 11:46:12 PM »
Yup. Let's go to Leng.