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True Detective Is Changingóbut for the Better, or for the Worse?
The Atlantic ^ | February 16, 2014 | Spencer Kornhaber, Christopher Orr, and Amy Sullivan

Posted on 02/18/2014 6:30:48 AM PST by PJ-Comix

Orr: So, better late than never, right?

In my mid-season assessment last week, I called True Detective the best show on TV. Now we can spend the final four episodes discussing whether the show is able to live up to that high appraisal. (I know that you, Spencer, already have your doubts.)

The first three episodes of the series were very much of a piece in terms of pace and mood, before the fourth episode (and particularly its latter half) broke from formula with the biker bar scene and stash-house raid. At the time, I was wondering whether we’d return to the original formula or head somewhere new altogether.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: truedetective
So WHO is the Yellow King? I think the following is the best indication as to where the show is going:

It seems pretty likely that Cohle’s gone rogue to pursue an investigation against what he believes to be a powerful cabal with law-enforcement ties, hence his disappointment that his interrogators seem, at best, ignorant pawns in a larger scheme...

1 posted on 02/18/2014 6:30:48 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Great series. Enjoy the twists & turns.


2 posted on 02/18/2014 6:33:40 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: PJ-Comix

Spending a little too much time in fantasy land boys??????????? Way too much……….The Atlantic???????????? Fish wrap.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 6:34:48 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: PJ-Comix

Apologies to my friend Nick Searcy on Justified, but by far this is the best show on TV and so far it is of “Breaking Bad” quality.


4 posted on 02/18/2014 6:36:11 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Doc Savage
Spending a little too much time in fantasy land boys??????????? Way too much……….The Atlantic???????????? Fish wrap.

So what are you saying? Should we give up Sherlock Holmes, Raymond Chandler, and Mickey Spillane. Detective literature is enjoyable. And just because the article was in the Atlantic, that automatically disqualifies the discussion from consideration?

5 posted on 02/18/2014 6:38:03 AM PST by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: SIRTRIS

My husband just discovered this show and he’s loving it.


6 posted on 02/18/2014 6:44:47 AM PST by surrey
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To: surrey

If he has the same tastes, have a look at “House of Cards”, Kevin Spacey is great & you may need Netflix to watch it. Season 2 was released on Friday & we had a marathon over the wkend watching it!


7 posted on 02/18/2014 6:54:37 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: SIRTRIS
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8 posted on 02/18/2014 7:04:11 AM PST by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: SIRTRIS

Don’t have Netflix but we plan to buy season one. My sons have highly recommended it.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 7:08:31 AM PST by surrey
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To: surrey

See above. You don’t need Netflix to watch “House of Cards.”


10 posted on 02/18/2014 7:11:22 AM PST by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: SIRTRIS
Clair Underwood is reminding me more and more of Hillary.

Did you notice how she called the military sexual harassment bill "her bill," even though she was not elected to anything?

11 posted on 02/18/2014 7:21:52 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Spectacular show - dark and cerebral - a welcomed program to fill the void left by Breaking Bad.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 7:23:07 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: LS

Agreed. Woody and Matthew are a great team! Hooked on that show.


13 posted on 02/18/2014 7:42:53 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Shows how well I keep up with popular culture. When I saw “True Detective”, the only thing that came to mind was a cheesy magazine I remember seeing in the magazine section at the drug store in the 1950s.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 7:44:29 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Agree! Frank Underwood (cuff links F.U.) is showing to GOP how bad DEMs can be once in power? Timely, considering who is in the WH today!


15 posted on 02/18/2014 7:46:26 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: SIRTRIS
I loved that F.U. shot.

Up until that point you couldn't be sure if the initials were purposely chosen.

16 posted on 02/18/2014 7:49:02 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: PJ-Comix

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17 posted on 02/18/2014 7:49:42 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: Bigg Red
When I saw “True Detective”, the only thing that came to mind was a cheesy magazine I remember seeing in the magazine section at the drug store in the 1950s.

I'm sure that's where the title comes from. It works though.

18 posted on 02/18/2014 7:50:00 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Me too!! Considering how crafty he is.. why not! LOL


19 posted on 02/18/2014 7:51:25 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If you watch House of Cards, To Play the King, and The Final Cut, the original British versions of American show, and all available on Youtube, his underlings refer to Francis as F.U. often.

While the British version is not as dark, (it was produced about 20 years ago) it is still a well written and performed drama. You grow to love and hate the original Francis just as much as Spacey.


20 posted on 02/18/2014 9:04:24 AM PST by roostercashews (Having a gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
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To: roostercashews
I watched the original a few months ago. Enjoyable. The new version is not a clone. It uses the general outline and expands upon it.

Next season is going to be quite interesting.

21 posted on 02/18/2014 9:08:24 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Last 2 episodes have been really good.

Who is the “Yellow King”??? Probably some government official.


22 posted on 02/18/2014 9:11:46 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: LS

Your review, using some of my favorite shows as comparison, has convinced me to check this show out on HBO GO.

Thanks!


23 posted on 02/18/2014 9:16:28 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: PJ-Comix

coming to a conclusion


24 posted on 02/18/2014 9:17:11 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: LS

I agree it’s a high quality show. But it’s a mini-series and will be gone soon.

I don’t think these two actors will continue on in a return engagement. Too many movies available to them. Also, Cohle doesn’t seem to be available for further police work, although writers can be creative.


25 posted on 02/18/2014 9:19:48 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: PJ-Comix


26 posted on 02/18/2014 9:30:17 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I blew through the British series one weekend after the first season ended last year. I have about four more episodes to go on the American version for the 2nd season. While I see many elements of the British show, I agree, the American version stands on its own, and has better character development and expanded plot lines. I guess I feel more emotional involvement with them than I did with the Brits.

And since I haven’t finished season 2, I will just nod and say it will be a long 12 months waiting for the both of us.


27 posted on 02/18/2014 9:39:57 AM PST by roostercashews (Having a gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
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To: morphing libertarian

Each season is going to feature two different A-list actors and a completely new storyline. I like this concept, as it ensures the show won’t get stale after so many seasons of the same faces. Tell a story, be done with it, move on to the next one.


28 posted on 02/18/2014 9:51:04 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: 12th_Monkey

I agree - my vote is for Tuttle. The cult is deep and wide, connecting a lot of powerful, influential people in the state; which is why it’s never really ‘solved’. Hence the initial push to have a Task Force take the case from Marty and Rust - I think the intent was for the Higher Ups to push it quietly and off the desk...cover it up.

I think that’s why every 8 years it pops back up again. Goes along with Cohle’s comments about nothing every really being solved, time is a flat circle, everything repeats, etc.


29 posted on 02/18/2014 9:54:16 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: PJ-Comix

i am DVR it and will be watching the whole season in a few weeks


30 posted on 02/18/2014 11:13:54 AM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

“nothing every really being solved, time is a flat circle, everything repeats, etc.”

He was really spouting some off the wall philosophy stuff Sunday night. Mcconaughey plays that character really well.


31 posted on 02/18/2014 11:19:47 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

Thanx. I like that idea.


32 posted on 02/18/2014 12:04:33 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
I agree - my vote is for Tuttle.

It might not be Tuttle for the simple reason that too many people think it is Tuttle. I think the writer is too clever to make it that obvious.

33 posted on 02/18/2014 12:10:24 PM PST by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: PJ-Comix

After this past Sunday’s episode - I’m more inclined to think Tuttle’s involved, but its a much larger conspiracy involving a lot of influential people.


34 posted on 02/25/2014 4:35:51 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: 12th_Monkey

>>Mcconaughey plays that character really well.<<

“Prison is very, very hard on people who hurt kids. If you get the opportunity...you should kill yourself.”


35 posted on 02/25/2014 4:37:07 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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