Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by bark, Feb 17, 2014.
On HBO..... Anyone watching
I have to say it hooked me
It is real good, some of McConaughey's best work.
I'll have to agree. Last nights episode was pretty interesting.
Yeah, watching and love it. The last two episodes have been top-notch...that final scene last week with Cohle leaving the shootout, all done in one take and unedited, was just amazing.
I just finished sending my brother an email on my current theory of how it will play out. I'm sure it will play out this way, at least until next week's show when I come up with a brand new theory.
McConaughey will be walking away with an Emmy for this one.
I'm thinking the show will sweep a whole basket full of Emmy's. Writer, director, McConaughey, best show in whatever category they put it in.
Right now I'm thinking that neither Hart (Harrelson) or Cohle (McConaughey) are involved, but that Hart's father-in-law is involved somehow (as well as probably the Governor's brother who showed in the station house). They've been walking us in the direction of a group of powerful rich old men...the dead girls boyfriend alluded to a place that the powerful go for all kinds of depravity.
During the scene between Hart and the father-in-law at the lakehouse, he was asking for updates about the crime. Also in that scene, the two girls were fishing, and the blackheaded one (the one with the disturbing behavior with the dolls and drawings who later starts acting out), emphatically said "NO" when her sister told her to ask the granddad for help with fishing. I'm thinking that the granddad/father-in-law has already gone dark with his granddaughter and that was the source of her disturbing behavior.
Hart has also mentioned twice now what he calls something like the "Detective's Sin", which is missing the obvious thing right under your nose. He told the new detectives last night that his sin was inattentiveness. I think he wasn't being completely honest with them, or he hasn't admitted it to himself yet, but his inattentiveness not only cost him his marriage, but it was the clue to the crime...his daughter's behavior was the clue he needed and he missed it.
So this is conjecture, but when Cohle later keeps digging to resolve the case (while he's still on the force), he'll find info that leads in the direction of the father-in-law, and that is somehow going to lead to the final break-up of Hart's marriage, and to a bitter end of Hart and Cohle's relationship. Cohle leaves the force but has still been obsessed with finding the truth, and those in power are going to try to pin it all on him. Hart is going to be the key...it comes down to whether he can let go of his denial and support Cohle, or sell him down the river in some kind of deal with the powerful old guys, for some personal reasons relating to his ex-wife and kids.
So that's the theory du jour. I do love the theme of how do you accept your darkness while still fighting to keep your integrity. So far, Cohle is the only one who has been able to sort-of do so, and I'm thinking he's getting set up for the fall because of it.
I freaking love it. McConaughey and Harrelson make a great team. It's crazy to me that the same guy who did A Time To Kill, Mud, The Lincoln Lawyer, U-571, Dallas Buyers Club, and True Detective could also be responsible for roles like Magic Mike, The Wedding Planner, Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past, and The Newton Boys. Matt has no middle ground, he's either fantastic or flat out sucks.
Very nice. You've pointed out a few things that I missed. I agree that chole has gone rouge and is completely consumed with uncovering the truth
Wow! Great theory. I can see it playing out just like that. Will be interesting to see how they get there. The last 2 episodes have been nothing short of incredible.
I got hooked right away, some of Woody and Matt's best work. It just gets better and better, can't wait to see where it turns next.
This is an awesome show. Amazing acting by Woody and McConaughey.
I actually missed the first 2 episodes but have watched the rest, so i'm playing a little catch up.
Love the show. Last weeks episode had me a tad confused. So he goes undercover to follow a lead?
I've been on this show since the pilot aired, and this show is up there for myself personally on the Breaking Bad/Game of Thrones level. I follow Walking Dead as well, but now I have to watch it on a separate day because I feel like I'm downgrading in quality of show
I have heard nothing but good things. When I am finished with the Shield Ill start watching.
I love it, but actually can we talk about this last episode? I don't know if I wasn't paying attention or whatever, but was what happened that they just lied about that bust? What was Cohle looking at in the end? I think I might have to rewatch this last one, but the third episode where he was undercover and running through the streets with Ginger was some of the sickest TV I've seen in a while. Hopefully it keeps going up from there
They lied about how it went down. Once Woody's character shot the guy in the head, they had to do some major cover ups.
Please tell me it gets MUCH MUCH MUCH better after the first two episodes.
I keep hearing how it is so good and so on but I have to be honest. After watching the first two episodes I find that it is very slow paced and boring and I am not seeing Matthew doing anything special that he has not done a hundred times in other roles...playing a slow talking texan trying to be cool.
Now I have been sick the last few days (still am) so maybe that has kept me in the wrong frame of mind but frankly I just don't see what is so great about this very slow show so far with just two episodes into it.
I think it is kind of like "Blacklist". The first couple of episodes are used to build up the characters then bam! It will hook you in.