True Detective on HBO -- If you like Bakker, you'll probably like this.

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« on: January 28, 2014, 10:46:34 pm »
For starters, the show is just plain awesome. Amazing acting, great story (so far anyway, it's only the third episode), absolutely stunning cinematography, the list goes on.

But, as others have noted on Westeros, some of the stuff that Matthew McConaughey's character says sounds like it's right out of Neuropath or Disciple or something.

Some quotes:

"People... I have seen the finale of thousands of lives man. Young, old, each one was so sure of their realness. That their sensory experience constituted a unique individual. Purpose, meaning. So certain that they were more than a biological puppet. Truth wills out, everybody sees once the strings are cut off all down."

"The hubris it must take to yank a soul out of non=existence, into this, meat. And to force a life into this, thresher." (in regards to having children).

"I was just a regular type dude. With a big ass dick."

So yeah, you people should start watching it.
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 10:56:04 pm »
Matthew McConaughey's character says sounds like it's right out of Neuropath or Disciple or something.

You had me at MM. You should have also mentioned Woody Harrelson.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 11:02:26 pm »
Matthew McConaughey's character says sounds like it's right out of Neuropath or Disciple or something.

You had me at MM. You should have also mentioned Woody Harrelson.

Oh yeah, Harrelson is amazing in the show as well. He kind of gets overshadowed a bit by MM's incredible performance and fascinating character, but WH got some time to shine in the last episode.

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 11:25:02 pm »
I want very much to watch it tonight but I find not studying for tomorrow's test to watch a show incompatible inside. However, not studying to waste time here...

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2014, 11:57:48 pm »
Love this show.  Excellent on every level.
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2014, 11:58:22 pm »
Matthew McConaughey's character says sounds like it's right out of Neuropath or Disciple or something.

You had me at MM. You should have also mentioned Woody Harrelson.

I love me some MM.  I guess a little stealing onto others HBO Go is at hand.

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 12:37:09 am »
Yeah, I watched about 10 minutes before I came out to the corner coffee shop to study. Pretty good.

Oh - how I don't even miss you Tim Horton's (as much as I had some of your crackmeth-oil this afternoon when class was so close).
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 06:11:01 pm »
"It's all one ghetto, man - a giant gutter in outer space."

"Everybody's nobody."

Honestly, this whole monologue in the car is a-mazing.
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2014, 04:35:16 am »
Yeah - I'm a fan. Too bad now I'm caught up. But there is some sweet music in these episodes :)).
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2014, 08:07:13 am »
Yeah the music's awesome in this show, I was so pumped when The Black Angels came on at the end of first episode.

And that fucking cliffhanger on episode three, only to be faced with a TWO WEEK wait. Infuriating.

I've re-watched every episode so far now, and man I know this show's going to be rewatchable something fierce when it's all said and done. There are so many little easter eggs and hidden stuff, and that's without knowing how it all ends.

The wait between episodes for this show has inspired to finally start watching Twin Peaks as well, as I've heard people make some comparisons to it (and I've been hearing how great the show was for years -- it's kinda one of the last of the Great TV Dramas people typically list that I haven't seen. I'm a big David Lynch fan already, so it's been a long time coming).

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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2014, 10:44:40 am »
This show is great:) I envy you that you have not seen Twin Peaks yet FB, that might be my favorite of all time. It is pretty far fetched, especially about halfway out and in. Well worth it though. I think the only one that compares to be named alongside Twin Peaks is Carnivale, although that one was taken off just when it started to look very interesting. One of the truly big mistakes IMO.

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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2014, 01:21:31 pm »
I would very much appreciate it if the True Detective people could get together and just do Neuropath and Disciple real quick ;) - they would have a keen eye for Bakker's worlds.

T. Bone Burnett is awesome. I can't wait for the soundtrack. Very reminiscent (not the style) of Sons of Anarchy and their solid musical choices over the years.
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2014, 04:57:41 pm »
I've been watching supplementary HBO material. This show is going to get action-y!

Next episode looks like it blows the proportionate of the show to a-nother level.

EDIT: So good. I'm liking everything I hear from this director and writer - like shooting on film!

EDIT: And Laroy from Sons playing one of the interviewing detectives. And Freeman from the Wire.

EDIT: Lmao - just realized the other interviewing detective is Brother Mouzone from the Wire.
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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2014, 08:52:28 pm »
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EDIT: Lmao - just realized the other interviewing detective is Brother Mouzone from the Wire.

Good catch:)  The assassin!

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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2014, 11:15:42 pm »
Is anyone else thinking Woody's little daughter is the killer?