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Old 02-05-2016, 06:29 PM
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I'm one of the few people who actually liked Season 2 of True Detective...binge watching all 10 episodes probably helped (week-to-week it wasn't all that great but taking it as one giant 10+ hour movie made it much better)...I liked the way the story came together and wrapped up at the end...I think people tend to have selective memories about Season 1 and remember McConaughey and Harrelson's excellent performances but overall S1 was not some epic season of television...it was good but basically followed the same format as S2

Nic Pizzolatto has his flaws as a writer and seems a bit too sure of himself but I'm interested in seeing more from him...he has an old school neo-noir crime film writing style that harkens back to a different time
I put off watching S2 because of the reviews but finally did watch this week. It didn't have the atmospherics of S1 but overall I thought the story was more complex and interesting so no letdown for me at all. The gun battle with the Mexicans was spectacular and the way the Black Rose scenes were overlaid with hauntingly poignant songs was brilliant IMO...
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I put off watching S2 because of the reviews but finally did watch this week. It didn't have the atmospherics of S1 but overall I thought the story was more complex and interesting so no letdown for me at all. The gun battle with the Mexicans was spectacular and the way the Black Rose scenes were overlaid with hauntingly poignant songs was brilliant IMO...

I like Nic Pizzolatto because his stories are very complex, confusing and ultimately entertaining...he's a writer who doesn't dumb things down or cater to the masses and maybe that's why he's an acquired taste...he has his flaws but I like his brand of storytelling
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I like Nic Pizzolatto because his stories are very complex, confusing and ultimately entertaining...he's a writer who doesn't dumb things down or cater to the masses and maybe that's why he's an acquired taste...he has his flaws but I like his brand of storytelling
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This show was cancelled? One of HBO's flagship series.
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This show was cancelled? One of HBO's flagship series.
The last I heard, whether there will be a Season 3 is still up in the air.
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The last I heard, whether there will be a Season 3 is still up in the air.
Thank you. The articles were confusing.
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they should give the show another season to see if Season 1 was the anomaly or Season 2...I actually thought Season 2 was very good and Season 1 while still very good was also a bit overrated because of the star power of McCoughney...HBO obviously thinks highly of Nic Pizzolatto otherwise they wouldn't have signed him to a development deal so they should just let him do another season
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If they do one more season of TD at least give him some time don't rush it like last season..
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There's been articles talking about the new head of programming for HBO and they mention that a third season of TD is unlikely but that Pizzolatto will have a new project coming for the network.
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What would be great is if they did a sequel to the first season starring Matt & Woody. Cohle & Hart together again! Who wouldn't want to see those guys work another case? Don't know if the logistics of story and availability would work, but who wouldn't watch that?
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I'm not sure they could ever get the stink of season two off themselves.
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There's been articles talking about the new head of programming for HBO and they mention that a third season of TD is unlikely but that Pizzolatto will have a new project coming for the network.
This is what I was referring to. Was too lazy to post the articles. Thanks
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I would cry no tear if they put this show out of our collective misery.
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The wisdom of Frank Semyon talking about True Detective Season 2:

"Sometimes a thing happens, splits your life. There's a 'before' and 'after. But if you use it right — the bad thing — you use it right and it makes you better. Stronger. Gives you something most people don't have."


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well now, here's something I didn't expect...Matthew McConaughey says he and True Detective creator/showrunner Nic Pizzolatto have already discussed reviving the character for a possible 3rd season...“I miss Rust Cohle, man. I miss watching him on Sunday nights. I miss watching True Detective on Sunday nights...I was a happy man when we made that for six months, because I was on my own island.”...

http://time.com/4380220/matthew-mcco...tive-season-3/
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If a sequel to S1 is the only way to get a S3 then I'm all for it, but I'd rather see a fresh story and characters.

TD at its worst is light years better than the pathetic Murder in the First, and that somehow earned a 3rd season...
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