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Post by Firenze on Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:52 pm

IIRC in Episode 7 Frank told Nails that the Russian's had bought everyone that was loyal to him along with his clubs

IMO he ended up actually being the highlight of the season and at least the finale, the desert walk scene was great - had a bunch of great scenes in the last few episodes in fact and his acting was good, not a coincidence that in the final couple of episodes all the stupid dialogue he had been given stopped.

You had to suspend disbelief a lot in the finale though, with Ray's story in particular, there was no need for him to randomly drive into the woods for a last stand Laughing

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Post by Tomwin Lannister on Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:58 pm

Yeah it's funny how Rays fake plan to drive in to a parking lot and do a switcheroo was infinitely better than a shootout in the woods. Really I felt like most of the characters in this seasons show wanted to die at some point or another.

And yeah that makes sense in regards to Franks mob. I kinda figured with how the show hinted he was a major player, he'd have had some loyal guns with him surely. FFS he was a Millionaire with a shady past.


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Post by Firenze on Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:05 am

I'm sure Frank did have a bunch of ppl loyal to him but that ginger guy who betrayed him mentioned how Frank was making all those deals and trying to move on into legit business over the last year and he never mentioned anything about what his crew would do, so they started looking out for themselves. You knew Frank was dead 10 minutes into the episode though which was a shame, his whole exchange with his wife made that clear at the start.

Also I know this was supposed to be impactful but was I the only one who couldn't help but find this scene funny? kept thinking of the GL emote tbh lol

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Post by Tomwin Lannister on Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:13 am

LMAO I was thinking of john cena but 3 mins before it i laughed myself off of my couch and lost my shit ffs


*Ray with binoculars*

*cuts to school playground with school sign*

*back to Ray with binoculars*


rofl stranger danger or what.

Would've been comedy gold if he still had his GOAT Moustache ffs

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Post by McLewis on Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:22 am

Very solid season. Tough to keep up with that plot, but I liked it nontheless. It was it's own season and it has to stand apart from season 1 and I think it did that.

It's just going to be one of those things you either really like or you really don't like. Not a lot of middle ground. Count me in that first camp.

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Post by Tomwin Lannister on Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:03 am

If there's one thing I can say, it's that despite telling myself I never would. I want to grow a moustache rofl

Even if it's only for 'Movember' AKA an excuse to rock a stache, i'm going for the prime Velcoro.

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Post by El Gunner on Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:26 pm

@Firenze wrote:

Also I know this was supposed to be impactful but was I the only one who couldn't help but find this scene funny? kept thinking of the GL emote tbh lol

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I actually liked it. Thought it was a nice touch, but I also knew Ray was driving into trouble/his death as soon as he made that turn from the freeway.
The unrealistic, cringy part though was about the son having the badge there with him like i mentioned in my earlier post. They could have just let Ray watch him for a few seconds without him seeing his dad, and leave out the whole Molenation thing Laughing

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Post by Vlad the Impaler on Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:17 am

@McLewis wrote:Very solid season. Tough to keep up with that plot, but I liked it nontheless. It was it's own season and it has to stand apart from season 1 and I think it did that.

It's just going to be one of those things you either really like or you really don't like. Not a lot of middle ground. Count me in that first camp.


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10/10 both seasons in my opinion.
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Post by El Gunner on Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:06 pm

I really do hope they continue with this show. But I want to see another style/approach if there was to be a season 3. Considering the content and style of the first two seasons, there genuinely is more ways Nic Pizzo can bring a 8-episode detective story each season.

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Post by RED on Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:32 pm

Finished the 1st episode of season 2 today.

Very solid start.


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Post by Helmer on Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:19 am

Compared to the first season, I would give this season only 6.5/10.
1. The start was really pacy and it looked like this season is going to unfold into a brilliant thrill but sadly it did happen. Till the point they steal those evidence from this party, everything was fine. After that everything was dull.

2. I would have had no problem to show the killings of main characters, but all the killings were kind of 'what the f, that is just so stupid'

3. That 6.5 is being generous because I liked the acting from everyone till the end.

4. The story line was just a normal gangster story which we have seen the same shit for years with Mexicans and blah blah blah

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Post by RED on Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:34 pm

I had to comment after watching the end of episode 2. Kin'ell! That was a major surprise.

My one criticism of True Detective has always been the amount of dialogue involved. I have a short attention span sometimes so it makes following the plot difficult for me. I need subtitles, dammit.

Like, I dunno what the F is going on half the time.

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Re: True Detective || HBO

Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:42 am

GOAT

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Not sure killing Bray Wyatt was necessary though hmm

Is season 2 worth it though?, i noticed McGOATaney and HarrelGOATson are not in it hmm

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Post by El Gunner on Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:49 am

Some of us thought season 2 was decent, some hated it. But I don't think you would like it, so nah.

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Post by Freeza on Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:29 pm

On its own season 2 is a very good show imo. Compared to season 1 almost nothing on tv is good.

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Post by El Gunner on Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:19 pm

Fargo is hmm

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Post by M99 on Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:57 pm

Season 2 is just all right. Writing on some parts were quite bad and plot was not all that great either. High points were Colin Farrel's acting and some of the dialogue.

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:58 pm

@M99 wrote:Season 2 is just all right. Writing on some parts were quite bad and plot was not all that great either. High points were Colin Farrel's acting and some of the dialogue.


Don't think i'll bother tbh, i'll tell myself that HBO did the right thing and killed off Wyatt after jobbing to Cena. hmm

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Post by Tomwin Lannister on Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:00 pm

Season 2 with tweaks could've been better, think I said it here that if I had never watched TD before and jumped to Season 2 i'd have thought that season 1 was legit a prequel season because the plot was so convoluted they'd just name drop characters we'd seen for like 0.5 seconds in the background as if we knew their life stories


Apart from that, very enjoyable imo

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Post by Tomwin Lannister on Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:05 pm

I'm sick as fuk cuzz u know me believe me

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Post by M99 on Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:08 pm

My thoughts after I finished it.

@Firenze wrote:IMO True Detective S1 was a 9.5/10 and season 2 was a generous 7/10

I don't regret watching it, still better than most of the stuff I've watched on TV in the last five years


@M99 wrote:I completely agree with Firenze's rating and assessment of the season. I don't regret watching it at all, especially since this was Colin Farell's best performance in years. I don't think it's better than most of the stuff I watched because I am very selective with what I watch. I think the story was too ambitious to be completed in 8 months (though there is no excuse for the terrible writing we suffered through at times), it certainly lacked polish and was all over the place the entire season.


Honestly, you are better of with Fargo, Breaking Bad, Daredevil, Band of Brothers and other GOAT show you did not finish yet.

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:12 pm

The amount of shows i have watched about half of and haven't completed is endless tbh Laughing

Also without knowing why was Vince Vaughn cast lol? don't get me wrong i think he's a good actor and really enjoy his films but surely unless the tone is drastically different it's not really suited to his strengths?

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Post by M99 on Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:13 pm

He had dramatic roles early on in his career. He is actually pretty good this season, especially towards the end but some of the lines he had early on were terrible.

"That's when the rats came" "You are solid gold" rofl

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Post by RealGunner on Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:17 pm

If TD season 2 had 2 less characters then the show would have been a lot better.

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Post by El Gunner on Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:22 pm

Has there been talk of a third season?

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