Skip to comments.Review: 'True Detective's' slow and steady pace a winning formula
Posted on 01/18/2014 1:32:05 PM PST by PJ-Comix
"True Detective," a quietly terrific new series debuting Sunday on HBO, takes its title, though not its style, from a famous old real-crime magazine, popular back when people turned to reading for the sort of stimulation they get mostly through television now.
The title might be misleading there is nothing fact-based about the show, but like its namesake it is planned as an anthology. As in FX's anthology "American Horror Story," each season will tell a discrete story a strategy that, if nothing else, might attract commitments from name artists interested in long-form storytelling, or prestige television projects, but less sanguine about signing on to a series that could run for years. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson star in the first season, which has been entirely written by novelist Nic Pizzolatto and entirely directed by Cary Fukunaga ("Jane Eyre").
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Yes...looks like it’s gonna be the balls.
I’ll wait a few years.
Right now I’m deep in a study of “the wire”
Hunh, used to read those at the barber shop when I was
a kid, along with the Police Gazette, and Argosy.
debut THIS Sun...?
HBO...Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson... 3 strikes already
I’m watching it. It’s as addicting as “Twin Peaks” during its first season, before it went off the rails.
No. Last Sunday but I am sure that will repeat episode 1 tomorrow.
Watched it and enjoyed it. It’s an anthology series, so there will be a new story, with different characters next season.
will check it out..thanks.
not worth the time
Saw just a few minutes and it seemed interesting.
It also seemed like it would turn into a long term commitment, which I hate.
I flipped over to netflix and had a mini Archer marathon.
I checked out the first episode On Demand. I will watch more.
Just before I switched off, Matthew McConaughey's Rust Cohle said, "I think human consciousness, is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware, nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself, we are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self; a secretion of sensory, experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everybody is nobody. Maybe the honorable thing for our species to do is deny our programming, stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction, one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal."
To which Woody Harrelson's Martin Hart said basically to shut the eF up!
I'm with Woody.
It takes a heap of milk of magnesia to write such carp, then have an actor say that crap and then watch that crap. Sorry, cannot stomach such--
I refuse to get cable or satellite (paying to watch commercials) so I’ll wait until it’s on DVD. Does it rise to the level of “Homicide: Life on the Street” or “The Wire”?
Sounds like pure dreck.
I know that is... so true--
They call it 'merde' in French... but to be most ungrammatical, what language is it 'dreck; in?
So...you’ll be tuning in tomorrow night?
Your prose has inspired me to watch “Yentl”.
To "True Detective," no nor will I Tivo it... It is not my cup of Existentialism Bullhockey and besides, I have a football game twixt those naught shower boys from the bay area and the caffeine hyped Seahags to waste my time upon--