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Old 01-13-2014, 03:13 PM   #21
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With two fantastic actors in leading roles, don't think I could ever be disappointed.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:24 PM   #22
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Surprised at how many missed the ending, I thought it was common knowledge to always add an extra couple of minutes to series recordings to account for slightly off times
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:47 PM   #23
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If you missed it with DVR and you have HBO Canada (and presumably if you're DVR'ing it...) it'll be up on VOD usually within 24 hours, full episode. Always was for GOT and Boardwalk Empire
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Damn I guess I missed the end as well.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:07 PM   #25
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Just watched the first episode, very cool feeling to the show. Can't wait for next week.
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I just watched another HBO show I had recorded, Banshee, and it cut off a bit at the end also.
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:31 PM   #27
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If you missed it with DVR and you have HBO Canada (and presumably if you're DVR'ing it...) it'll be up on VOD usually within 24 hours, full episode. Always was for GOT and Boardwalk Empire
Pretty sure HBO Canada comes up on VOD a week after. On Shaw at least.

Could be wrong though.
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:51 PM   #28
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Only heard about this show in the past week and was very excited for it. Not disappointed at all after the first episode.

Sadly, I can see this show being cancelled by the end of season 2. Drawn out development, noir feel...I can imagine a lot of casual audiences losing interest quickly after realizing the big stars won't be involved in a lot of shoot-outs and explosions.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:36 PM   #29
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Only heard about this show in the past week and was very excited for it. Not disappointed at all after the first episode.

Sadly, I can see this show being cancelled by the end of season 2. Drawn out development, noir feel...I can imagine a lot of casual audiences losing interest quickly after realizing the big stars won't be involved in a lot of shoot-outs and explosions.
If House of Cards can be used as a metric, then I think this show will do well. Hell, even The Wire had a long development. But I guess we'll see.
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Only heard about this show in the past week and was very excited for it. Not disappointed at all after the first episode.

Sadly, I can see this show being cancelled by the end of season 2. Drawn out development, noir feel...I can imagine a lot of casual audiences losing interest quickly after realizing the big stars won't be involved in a lot of shoot-outs and explosions.
The story line is going to wrap up in 8 episodes. If there is a season two, it would be a separate story sort of like how American Horror Story is. Though I doubt the actors would roll over in True Detective like they do in AHS.


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Interesting to see Lester and Brother Mouzone from 'The Wire' in this.

I enjoyed it, the partner dynamic is funny as hell too.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:54 AM   #32
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If House of Cards can be used as a metric, then I think this show will do well. Hell, even The Wire had a long development. But I guess we'll see.
If I recall, The Wire didn't have great ratings at the time but was given the room to finish. That seems to happen less and less recently.

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And this might make my whole complaint moot. That is very interesting, and I think it could work well. Keep it fresh, and if the first season really hits with fans then more people will be tuning in to see the next phase.
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Pretty sure HBO Canada comes up on VOD a week after. On Shaw at least.

Could be wrong though.
It was up when I checked last night. It has been for all HBO Shows recently on VOD, and on Shaw too.

Anyways show did a very strong debut number with 2.3 million viewers, and for perspective thats bigger than Game of Thrones debut, though less than Boardwalk Empire which amazingly drew nearly 5 million viewers (got to think Scorsese being involved had a lot to do with that).
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Only heard about this show in the past week and was very excited for it. Not disappointed at all after the first episode.

Sadly, I can see this show being cancelled by the end of season 2. Drawn out development, noir feel...I can imagine a lot of casual audiences losing interest quickly after realizing the big stars won't be involved in a lot of shoot-outs and explosions.
That's not how HBO works. They gave The Wire 5 season even though the ratings were pitiful, and a purely character driven series in Treme got 4 seasons

Because HBO doesn't use advertising as a source of revenue, they don't care about ratings numbers for any of their series. They're more concerned with how well a show can pull in new subscribers, which something like True Detective can do with 2 big lead stars and a lot of hype around it
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That's not how HBO works. They gave The Wire 5 season even though the ratings were pitiful, and a purely character driven series in Treme got 4 seasons

Because HBO doesn't use advertising as a source of revenue, they don't care about ratings numbers for any of their series. They're more concerned with how well a show can pull in new subscribers, which something like True Detective can do with 2 big lead stars and a lot of hype around it

They also care about their "brand". David Simon gets time to do Treme because they want to be in the David Simon business. It also lets them put out garbage like True Blood that pulls in massive ratings because they can still be viewed as a place where storytellers can get their shows made.

The structure of True Detective (one season, one story and then reboot the whole thing with different characters) is important to HBO because if it works, then other big movie stars will come to HBO to do a limited run series and not have to worry about being locked in a 5 year contract.

Billy Bob Thornton just talked about this with respect to Fargo and the president of FX talked about it on a podcast with Andy Greenwald awhile back.
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I read about a year ago, that movie actors were interested in doing 1 season series, basically an 8 hour movie or whatever it may turn out to be. Somewhere between a series and a 2 hour movie. This seemed to fit that criteria when I first read about it.
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I have this DVR'd but haven't had a chance to watch - set up a series recording as well. I think I'm going to spend Sunday watching all the crap on the DVR so I can clear it off, lol.
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Good first episode. Interesting characters and fantastic acting, not just the two leads. Definitely be watching this for a bit.

I do worry it may not be able to differentiate itself from all the cop/detective dramas out there in the long run though. It will have to have a different angle. Obviously something is going on with one detective (is he a suspect?). Guess we'll see.
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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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If I recall, The Wire didn't have great ratings at the time but was given the room to finish. That seems to happen less and less recently.



And this might make my whole complaint moot. That is very interesting, and I think it could work well. Keep it fresh, and if the first season really hits with fans then more people will be tuning in to see the next phase.
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