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Old 02-06-2019, 12:31 PM   #621
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OMG watching season 3 is like watching paint dry. No pace to it at all.
I don't agree with that at all. People say the same about Better Call Saul, and to me those are the two most engaging shows on TV right now, and about the only 2 shows I can sit through without multi-tasking on my phone or something
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:57 PM   #622
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Season 3 has been a lot more enjoyable than Season 2.
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Old 02-18-2019, 01:00 AM   #623
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Tonight's episode was best yet!
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Old 02-18-2019, 05:44 PM   #624
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Season 3 has been great. Way better than season 2 and in the same conversation as season 1. Mahershala Ali is a very good actor.

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Old 02-21-2019, 08:50 AM   #625
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I fell asleep before the end of the latest episode so I am a bit behind, but what I like about this season is that I can't even figure out which guys I should be rooting for. Seeing just how ugly the whole process was and suddenly seeing good guys look more like bad guys and vice-versa has kept it interesting.

I've been super impressed by Stephen Dorff. I only knew him from Blade so I didn't have particularly high expectations (unlike Ali who has a great reputation) but have been impressed as his character ebbs and flows through the years.
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:22 PM   #626
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Crickets around here... is everyone that disappointed?
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:28 PM   #627
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Loved it and thought as a full season it was better than season 1. That finale was *chef’s kiss*
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:40 PM   #628
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Great season up to the finale. Really let down by it.
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:41 AM   #629
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I thought it was really well done. The way they twisted from disbelief, to despair, to disappointment, then to unresolved hope was quite a ride. Reminded me of the Season 1 finale and Rust's musing on light and dark, just a softer tone.

You didn't feel the harshness and dread like season 1, but make no mistake this was about all kinds of tragedy.

Hope they keep the momentum going for Season 4.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:45 AM   #630
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Great season up to the finale. Really let down by it.

Yup.


Was watching the finale and waiting for something interesting to happen.... and crickets. All that build up for that ending, meh.



Was better then season 2 but that's no saying much.
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Old 02-27-2019, 04:05 PM   #631
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4 timelines and a main character that’s hard to understand made the season kind of hard to follow for me. It was good though.

So like the cops were just really lazy the whole time as opposed to corrupt? No one was actually involved except one trooper? They just KEPT wanting to pin deaths on somebody ASAP and move on, even AFTER just having to overturn a conviction?

I thought the police bosses incompetence was a bit of lazy writing if nobody high up was actually involved in the case. The whole season hinted at some huge cover up
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:56 PM   #632
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We watched two episodes when my wife gave up, which is annoying because I know she’ll want to watch this a year or two from now and she’ll catch up starting from the beginning.
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:02 PM   #633
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I agree the final resolution to the case was a bit odd given the build up over 7 episodes and the expectation of some massive cover up and a heinous crime. The dark ominous music continued right until the end and you were expecting something pretty awful to be revealed. Didn’t quite happen, but there is no question that it was mostly a return to season 1 form with the writing and acting. The pretentious script from s2 is gone and every episode was highly entertaining.

My favorite take away from the season is definitely going to be the perpetual scowl on Roland’s face.
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:59 AM   #634
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I got caught up finally. Not sure how I feel about the ending. I didn't actually know I was on the last episode since I have been behind all season and not paying much attention to episode number. So I was excited when Michael Rooker showed up. Thought that was where it was going for a bit. Was a little let down when he was only in that single scene and then they end up just solving the whole thing in that interview with the weird eyed guy.

Overall though it was a very enjoyable season for me. I was late to the party on season 1 and binge watched it a few weeks after it had ended. Because of that compressed viewing, it makes it pretty hard to top for me. Getting to enjoy this one more spread out was nice, as I did have time to daydream about what I thought was going on.
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After going on a bit of a true crime podcast binge over the past few months this season was perfect. It was the same kind of deflating resolution that comes with true crime, with just a flicker of hope and a dab of "you can't make this stuff up" feel to it.

Stephen Dorff was freaking brilliant.
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I think the seasons fit nicely into 3 clear tiers.

Season 1 was incredible and in the conversation for greatest television series season of all time.

Season 2 was average at best.

Season 3 was excellent but not to the level of Season 1.

Lots of great things about Season 3 including the performances of both Ali and Dorff. Carmen Ejogo is mesmerizing in every way. Lots of interesting themes that we didn't see in Season 1, but the case itself was far less intriguing to me when it all wrapped up. Additionally, Rust Cohle is about as fascinating a character as I can imagine for a detective. Season 1 has multiple episodes with 9.5+ ratings on IMDB.
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I think the seasons fit nicely into 3 clear tiers.

Season 1 was incredible and in the conversation for greatest television series season of all time.

Season 2 was average at best.

Season 3 was excellent but not to the level of Season 1.

Lots of great things about Season 3 including the performances of both Ali and Dorff. Carmen Ejogo is mesmerizing in every way. Lots of interesting themes that we didn't see in Season 1, but the case itself was far less intriguing to me when it all wrapped up. Additionally, Rust Cohle is about as fascinating a character as I can imagine for a detective. Season 1 has multiple episodes with 9.5+ ratings on IMDB.
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really came away impressed by Dorff as I didn't realize he had these kind of chops, Ali was unbelievable (mumbling aside) but I guess I expected that. Ejogo was not someone I knew well before.
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Old 04-07-2019, 06:33 PM   #638
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Finally got around to watching this, and echo the sentiments that it was better than season 2 which was the bare minimum, but doesn't compete with season 1, which is pretty much an impossible feat.

Ejogo was a great take away for me as well. Never heard of her beforehand, but she did a great performance in her role.
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:35 AM   #639
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Finally finished watching this tonight. I enjoyed it a lot, especially the performances. I agree that the story/case wasn't quite as enthralling as S1, but overall I thought it was a huge improvement over S2 with some top quality writing and acting.
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