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I hope they keep the same opening credits music for Season 2...very catchy tune
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I hope they keep the same opening credits music for Season 2...very catchy tune
I hope it isn't the same.
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I hope it isn't the same.

it won the 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Design so chances are good it stays the same...same music with different images obviously since McConaughey and Harrelson are gone
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it won the 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Design so chances are good it stays the same...same music with different images obviously since McConaughey and Harrelson are gone
I think one of the reasons it won was because of the images and how they were displayed/sequenced along with the music. That imagery and music wouldn't work very well for a story based in LA as it's a completely different sociological and geographical landscape.

If it's from the same production house I'm sure it will be something equally unique though.
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I think one of the reasons it won was because of the images and how they were displayed/sequenced along with the music. That imagery and music wouldn't work very well for a story based in LA as it's a completely different sociological and geographical landscape.

If it's from the same production house I'm sure it will be something equally unique though.

I think the images would work just as good in Season 2...since we don't know the plot details of Season 2 I'm sure they will be able to display some unique images that capture the mood and feel of the new setting...it's not like Louisiana is the only place with distinctive imagery
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I think the images would work just as good in Season 2...since we don't know the plot details of Season 2 I'm sure they will be able to display some unique images that capture the mood and feel of the new setting...it's not like Louisiana is the only place with distinctive imagery
I agree about how the images were displayed, they just need to be those of the geographical area where this second story takes place. We're on the same page with that.

I don't think the music would work though,

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From the dusty May sun
Her looming shadow grows
Hidden in the branches of the poison creosote
She twines her spines up slowly
Towards the boiling sun
And when i touched her skin
My fingers ran with blood

In the hushing dusk under a swollen silver moon
I came walking with the wind to watch the cactus bloom
And strange hands halted me, the looming shadows danced
I fell down to the thorny brush and felt the trembling hands

When the last light warms the rocks
And the rattlesnakes unfold
Mountain cats will come to drag away your bones

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I don't think the music would work though,

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I can see the lyrics working...it seems mostly generic in terms of locale and doesn't scream Louisiana bayou to me...California has some desert type of locales that could fit and Nic Pizzolatto has stated that Season 2 will focus on 'the 400 miles of California between Los Angeles and San Francisco'
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I can see the lyrics working...it seems mostly generic in terms of locale and doesn't scream Louisiana bayou to me...California has some desert type of locales that could fit and Nic Pizzolatto has stated that Season 2 will focus on 'the 400 miles of California between Los Angeles and San Francisco'
I read through them and yeah, maybe. Still don't think the music itself would work, we'll see pretty soon though!

Yes, the story revolves, in a minor way, around the California bullet train.
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I read through them and yeah, maybe. Still don't think the music itself would work, we'll see pretty soon though!

Yes, the story revolves, in a minor way, around the California bullet train.

IMO the music won't work as well as it did for the previous local, but the main reason I'd like to see them change it is because they did so well with the first one. I'd like to see what they would come up with. Talented group.
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IMO the music won't work as well as it did for the previous local, but the main reason I'd like to see them change it is because they did so well with the first one. I'd like to see what they would come up with. Talented group.

I don't think HBO has ever changed the opening credits theme to any of their original series...this is an unusual case being that it's an anthology series with a new cast every season but I'm still sticking with them staying with the 'Far From Any Road' theme
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I don't think the music would work though,
Regardless, it's a great song.


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I can see the lyrics working...it seems mostly generic in terms of locale and doesn't scream Louisiana bayou to me...California has some desert type of locales that could fit
Now that you put it that way, yeah, I think it would.

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Nic Pizzolatto has stated that Season 2 will focus on 'the 400 miles of California between Los Angeles and San Francisco'
I think that is a mistake.
Almost every outdoor shoot from almost every Hollywood production is shot there.

They should have went with the desert to the East (the Imperial Valley or Indio area).
It's perfect for a modern noir.


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IMO the music won't work as well as it did for the previous local, but the main reason I'd like to see them change it is because they did so well with the first one. I'd like to see what they would come up with. Talented group.
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The Wire had a different version of the same song each season, sung by different performers.
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The Wire had a different version of the same song each season, sung by different performers.

but it was the same song which was my point
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The Wire had a different version of the same song each season, sung by different performers.
"Weeds" did it too, after the first couple of seasons. The opening theme/montage reflected the general storyline of that season.
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And Big Love changed from The Beach Boys' God Only Knows to another song after its first three seasons. I forgot about that.
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T-Bone Burnett made what I would consider an almost prefect selection for Season One's theme song .. the haunting lyrics combined with almost a 1950's feel backbeat and chord work just fit .. I'd speculate Season 2 will feature something new yet equally good ..


I'd been working on a re-watch of Season one during the last week or two and finally finished last night .. it was even better the second time around as I began to pick out more nuance and detail .. I think if I remember correctly, after the finale last year, there was some grumbling here on how it ended .. I think it ended well .. sure, there was somewhat of a lack in resolving key questions, but I think, in the end, it was much more about the journey of Rust and Marty than about the monster lurking at the end ... they got their man, they almost died trying and they achieved not just justice but some closure .. Marty reconnected with his family and his mojo, Rust tied off the emotional time-loop on the loss of his daughter .. and most importantly, they finally got each other ..


Very much looking forward to Season 2 .. and if Nic Pizzolatto ever decides to write a book series on the continuing saga of Rust and Marty, I'll be first in line ..

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Guess moroseness, according to this NY Time's review, won't disqualify it as an interesting new season. -- John
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Looks like the music has changed. From the NYT review,
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Even the show’s opening theme is creepier: the sulfurous sound of Leonard Cohen reciting the words to his song, "Nevermind."
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Looks like HBO has its premier night tonight
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Guess moroseness, according to this NY Time's review, won't disqualify it as an interesting new season. -- John
Last season was a lesson in not paying attention to reviewers gushing over some perceived greatness, promoted by the studio. Many bought into it. Season 2 Brooding dejour = oh, it must be good.

This dark, everyone's screwed up script is pretty old in Hwood B movies. Why does it work here?
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Looks like a very busy night for HBO, "True Detectives" and "Baller".. Also have to catch the Last Ship season premier sometime during the week ..

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Enjoyed the 1st episode. They are still setting things up, but I'll stick around just a little longer to see where they take this.


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I was bracing for a let-down...
However, I was pleasantly surprised.
The performances were very good (particularly CF and R. McAdams).


My only real complaint was the music.
The opening and concluding songs didn't work for me.
However, the song that was sung by the woman in the bar I really liked....so there is that.

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Don't believe the Huff Post review. This show doesn't hold your hand; you have to work at understanding. Sooner or later all the subplots and confusion will unite and be resolved.

Oh, and The Brink promises to be a real ride as well.
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I thought it was a good start, I didn't really get the first season, confused the whole time. This so far has some strong characters with some pretty major issues. Kelly Reilly looked good all dolled up, much better than she did in Flight.

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It was decent, but I had low expectations going in.

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Don't believe the Huff Post review. This show doesn't hold your hand; you have to work at understanding. Sooner or later all the subplots and confusion will unite and be resolved.

Oh, and The Brink promises to be a real ride as well.


Better than last year. Its more like an acid trip or maybe a little LSD would have helped. This one works with diet coke.
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Well, I have been cutting back....

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