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Re: True Detective

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:06 pm

Blaidd Drwg wrote:This is McCounaughey being himself. It's perfect.
What? I don't know the guy, but this character looks like nothing he's done before.
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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:36 pm

I noticed that too, Cave.

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Re: True Detective

Post by johno » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:42 pm

ButterCupPowerRanch wrote:
That was a very tense scene.

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Hate to be Johnny Buzzkill, but McConnaughey's room clearing techniques (~:30) sucked. It's called "flagging" your weapon and you don't want to do that.
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Re: True Detective

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:56 am

MM's character is gonna fuck Harrelson's wife. It's almost painfully obvious at this point.

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Re: True Detective

Post by SubClaw » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:01 am

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:MM's character is gonna fuck Harrelson's wife. It's almost painfully obvious at this point.
I would fuck Harrelson's wife and daughter (the old one). Hard.

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Re: True Detective

Post by Dirt McGirt » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:13 pm

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:MM's character is gonna fuck Harrelson's wife. It's almost painfully obvious at this point.
Yeah, early on I was thinking the same. From the moment that Marty "didn't want to talk about" the personal issues that caused the falling out between he and Cohle, and his overly dramatic defensive responses in the locker room ("don't you EVER talk about my wife!"), coupled with his wife's kind of creepy desire to have private conversations with Cohle, you could see this almost-unavoidable cheating was the "personal business" between them.

But, now that the show took sort of a big turn in ep. 5, it would be nice if they made it look that obvious so that they can swerve us with it later on.

I hope that, at the very least, Cohle gives Marty a come-uppance on irony and hypocrisy when he goes apeshit about his wife and partner hooking up...
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Re: True Detective

Post by Dirt McGirt » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:16 pm

P.S. - I know the smart among you "don't click links," but "The King in Yellow" is available on Google Books if you are out of stuff to read...

http://books.google.com/books?id=qHgKEq ... CCcQ6AEwAA
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Re: True Detective

Post by Blaidd Drwg » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:49 pm

Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Blaidd Drwg wrote:This is McCounaughey being himself. It's perfect.
What? I don't know the guy, but this character looks like nothing he's done before.
Totally self indulgent philosophical inebriate with a toddler like fallacy of central position?

Umm...that's EVERY character he's played. Dude is painfully in love with the sound of his own prose. It's perfect.
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Re: True Detective

Post by Cave Canem » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:56 am

Blaidd Drwg wrote:
Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Blaidd Drwg wrote:This is McCounaughey being himself. It's perfect.
What? I don't know the guy, but this character looks like nothing he's done before.
Totally self indulgent philosophical inebriate with a toddler like fallacy of central position?

Umm...that's EVERY character he's played. Dude is painfully in love with the sound of his own prose. It's perfect.
He just reads it, he doesn't write it. Blame casting if you think they're all the same. They've found his niche.
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Re: True Detective

Post by Dirt McGirt » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:17 am

The single shot scene ending last week's episodes was probably awesome to you too.


The "hallway scuffle" in Oldboy is definitely one of my favorites...
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Re: True Detective

Post by Blaidd Drwg » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:11 pm

Cave Canem wrote:
Blaidd Drwg wrote:
Grandpa's Spells wrote:
Blaidd Drwg wrote:This is McCounaughey being himself. It's perfect.
What? I don't know the guy, but this character looks like nothing he's done before.
Totally self indulgent philosophical inebriate with a toddler like fallacy of central position?

Umm...that's EVERY character he's played. Dude is painfully in love with the sound of his own prose. It's perfect.
He just reads it, he doesn't write it. Blame casting if you think they're all the same. They've found his niche.
Uhhhh..You misunderstand. I think the casting is brilliant because this..
Totally self indulgent philosophical inebriate with a toddler like fallacy of central position?
Is MM..in a nutshell. My understanding is they tried not to cast him and he persisted relentlessly until they just gave up and let him have it.
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Re: True Detective

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:56 am

As predicted, though not quite as expected. Harrelson's getting spoiled in this series.
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Re: True Detective

Post by Cave Canem » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:52 am

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:MM's character is gonna fuck Harrelson's wife. It's almost painfully obvious at this point.
Ding..Ding..Ding...We have a winner.
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Re: True Detective - SPOILER (dialogue only)

Post by Dirt McGirt » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:01 am

So, the way everything played out with 'the thing' was interesting in that it was orchestrated, but what got me this time was earlier in the episode.



<><><><>Mild SPOILER QUOTE<><><><>

I know some of the rest of you have LE experience, and whether you were a cop, trooper, MP, whatever, when he says to the girl after she confesses "they're going to be hard on you in prison; if you get the opportunity, you should kill yourself..." I actually said out loud "Holy shit!"

Man, you pulled that in the interview room, you would be in a world of hurt. Crazy as hell, this damn show... can't wait til next week.
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Re: True Detective

Post by SubClaw » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:03 am

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Lucas Hood banged her first.

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Re: True Detective

Post by Hanglow Joe » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:51 pm

Speaking of Woody Harrelson, this was a blind reveal item today. it was posted blind on 9/26. Getting it done with the Puerto Rican Princesses back in the day.

Blind Items Revealed
September 26, 2013

I'm always fascinated when I hear about a couple hooking up that is so out of the realm of anything you could have imagined and then to hear about this threesome is something that took a few minutes to process. It happened back in the day although two of the three people involved are A list but back then only one of the three was A list and he just barely. Let me give you the cast of characters in this one. The two women are the same women just a few years apart. Not exactly the same woman because one is way louder than the other. #1 was a B list actress at the time. Now she is probably C+. She knew #2 from some work they had done together on a television show and #2 was starting to make a name for herself. Now she is an A list diva and likes to think of herself as someone who is multi-talented. Well, she was pretty talented back in the day according to #3 who is an A list mostly movie actor now from a huge huge movie franchise who used to be in a huge huge television franchise. #1 and #3 made a movie together and hooked up and a couple of times #2 came along for some threesome fun. #3 is not shy about sharing the story if you ask.

#1: Rosie Perez
#2: Jennifer Lopez
Television show: "In Living Color"
#3: Woody Harrelson
#1 & #3 movie: "White Men Can’t Jump"
Movie franchise: "Hunger Games"
Television franchise: "Cheers"

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Re: True Detective

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:13 pm

Weird article. "Yeah, who ever heard of a bankable movie star hooking up with younger, attractive, up-and-coming costars they had an on-screen romance with? Crazy."
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Re: True Detective

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:27 am

BEST SHOW ON TV
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Re: True Detective

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:25 am

I see a bunch of faggot critics bitching that the last two episodes (including tonight's) were slow and superfluous. I think ultimately the show is about the detectives, not the crime, and filling in the blanks will make the finale that much better.

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Re: True Detective

Post by Cave Canem » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:48 am

I don't recall if I posted in this thread or another but it was a disparaging remark about Woody Harrelson's performance. I was wrong. He is definitely pulling his weight, especially after tonight's episode. I'm anxious to see if the "Forrest Gump" lawnmower guy has a part in the finale.
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Re: True Detective

Post by Dirt McGirt » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:24 am

I really liked the development of the last couple of episodes, but frankly the last scene of the last episode was the first thing in the entire show I have not liked because I felt it was "cheap;" that is, when I saw *that's* who they just happened to stop and talk to, I said out loud "come on, that's ridiculous..."
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Re: True Detective

Post by johno » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:55 pm

Who's going to die? And what will be his cool exit line?
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Re: True Detective

Post by Grandpa's Spells » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:10 pm

johno wrote:Who's going to die? And what will be his cool exit line?
Maggie coming through to make sure Harrelson is going to be OK suggests somebody is not going to be OK.
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Re: True Detective

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:23 pm

The director &producer have made the point over and over it's about the detectives, not the crime

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