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Old 01-08-2014, 10:51 PM   #1
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Really looking forward to the premiere this weekend, as everything Matthew McConaughey has touched recently has turned into gold. Then add in Woody Harrelson in on top (who was quite menacing in Out of the Furnace), and you have what looks like it should be a great series.

The premise sounds intriguing too, as anything involving actual detective work can be quite interesting. I am sure the mood and ambiance of New Orleans will really work in the shows favor. Of course it's also on HBO which means anything goes, so it's a must watch for me at least. IGN reviewed the first episode and gave it a 9 out of 10.

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/01/0...ht-dark-review

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Also sounds like they had fun making it.

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Old 01-08-2014, 11:34 PM   #2
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Great interview with the best TV critic on the planet.

http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-wat...w-hbo-series/3

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But “True Detective” isn’t an ordinary project, and the brilliant results — I’ll have a review of it tomorrow, but it’s among the most gripping shows I’ve watched in years — speak for themselves. Like “American Horror Story,” it’s set up as a collection of anthology seasons, starting off with the tale of Louisana cops Rustin “Rust” Cohle (McConaughey) and Marty Hart (Harrelson) investigating a serial killer case that winds up spanning 17 years, from 1995 until 2012. In Cohle, an impossibly damaged philosopher with an aptitude for this kind of case, Pizzolatto and McConaughey have created a mesmerizing new character, and Harrelson matches his old friend beat for beat as the more straightforward Hart. Not only did Pizzolatto write every episode, but all were directed by Cary Fukunaga (the 2011 “Jane Eyre”), giving the project a unified, tragically beautiful look and feel.


Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-wat...ou1hAbYdZ3D.99
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http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-wat...true-detective
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:55 AM   #3
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And the intention is to bring in new stars every season. Really looking forward to it.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:19 AM   #4
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Thanks for posting this… saw the trailers a couple months back and completely forgot about it starting up already. Sunday nights haven’t been the same without Dexter or Breaking Bad.
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They are also airing a 'making of' episode before the first episode. I hope it's not too spoilery.
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And the intention is to bring in new stars every season. Really looking forward to it.
ya I think its a great idea

I love mysteries and if they can bring in high end talent for just 1 year things it could end up being great
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Alexandra Daddario has some nude scenes, so I'm sold already...
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:28 AM   #8
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Damn she is incredibly hot, the main reason why I didn't hate Texas Chainsaw was mainly because of her hotness level.

I also love that they used In a Heartbeat for the trailer, man that song is awesome.


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Just caught this trailer on HBO last night, definitely piqued my interest



Love the song they used, there's been a few times I've check out a show just because of the soundtrack alone

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McConaughey takes home best actor at the Golden Globes. Quite a resurrection for him the last couple years.
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Gee - I wonder if there will be any male nudity? Probably not. And if there is, it will be some fat, dead slob that no one would ever want to see naked.

I'm still looking forward to the series however. Should be interesting.
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Well bloody hell- I pvr'd it and the recording ended before the episode was over. For anyone recording the show later tonight, better extend recording by 5 minutes or so- although its possible the repeat showings start and end on time.
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My PVR cut short too. I was kind of thankful in some odd way. It was very draaawwwn. Filming was interesting, acting was ok, scripting was a little to "hollywood" vs a soprano's or breaking bad. 6/10?
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^^lol happened to me too! Luckily the repeat episode was on once my recording ended. Def enjoyed the first episode..seems like it's only going to get better!
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Gee - I wonder if there will be any male nudity? Probably not. And if there is, it will be some fat, dead slob that no one would ever want to see naked.
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Quit your whining, there's probably some naked guys on the internet if you look hard enough.

McConaughey looks anorexic, but I love the role he's playing. A brilliant guy with lots of baggage and different ideas in a small town district, religious south.

Can't wait to see Alexandra Daddario naked.
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Ya my DVR cut out too. Can somebody "spoiler" tag the Coles notes of the last little bit?
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McConaughey looks anorexic, but I love the role he's playing. A brilliant guy with lots of baggage and different ideas in a small town district, religious south.
Possibly filmed right before or after his role in Dallas Buyers Club.

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I think Marty is banging that girl came in and had documents that had to be delivered only to him, and then they had to go find somewhere private.
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Not really what I was expecting and a little chocked about the PVR missing the ending but I'll stick with it.

And holy crap does McConaughey look terrible. Looks so old and scrawny in this role.
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Ya my DVR cut out too. Can somebody "spoiler" tag the Coles notes of the last little bit?
The ending was pretty cool.

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