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True Detective Season Two - tell us about it

 
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Occluded Sun
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:16 pm    Post subject: True Detective Season Two - tell us about it Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

How does it compare to the first season? Is it worth watching?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Very badly, and no.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

If you watched the first season of TD, the very first scene of the first episode establishes the core mystery and the dynamic between Marty and Rust. It draws you in right away and pretty much just ramps up and up from there.

The second season is by comparison disjointed and bloated. There are four main characters this time around, at least two of which are completely superfluous. The first episode spends it's entire runtime hopping from character to unconnected character, and the core mystery isn't established until the very last scene.

One of the things that made the first season great was that it was essentially a psychological horror story hiding behind the facade of a cop show. TD season two just feels like a pretentious procedural.

That said, the opening theme by Leonard Cohen is good.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

How disappointing. I guess it's unrealistic to hope for lightning to strike twice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Hiram McDaniels wrote:
If you watched the first season of TD, the very first scene of the first episode establishes the core mystery and the dynamic between Marty and Rust. It draws you in right away and pretty much just ramps up and up from there.

The second season is by comparison disjointed and bloated. There are four main characters this time around, at least two of which are completely superfluous. The first episode spends it's entire runtime hopping from character to unconnected character, and the core mystery isn't established until the very last scene.


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