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Re: True Detective

#376 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue May 21, 2019 11:52 am

Was the 3rd season worthwhile? I know people weighed in here and there, but I haven't really heard much enthusiasm for it on here or elsewhere, it came and went without much more than a whisper.

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Re: True Detective

#377 Post by Big Ben » Tue May 21, 2019 12:03 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:52 am
Was the 3rd season worthwhile? I know people weighed in here and there, but I haven't really heard much enthusiasm for it on here or elsewhere, it came and went without much more than a whisper.
It was a return to form for me. It's a weird sort of reflection on True Crime and the "fans" it creates. Hysteria, conspiracies, that sort of thing. It felt in the end like a far broader criticism of all of it.

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Re: True Detective

#378 Post by aox » Tue May 21, 2019 12:20 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:52 am
Was the 3rd season worthwhile? I know people weighed in here and there, but I haven't really heard much enthusiasm for it on here or elsewhere, it came and went without much more than a whisper.
I thought it was fantastic.

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Re: True Detective

#379 Post by ford » Tue May 21, 2019 4:04 pm

aox wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 12:20 pm
mfunk9786 wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:52 am
Was the 3rd season worthwhile? I know people weighed in here and there, but I haven't really heard much enthusiasm for it on here or elsewhere, it came and went without much more than a whisper.
I thought it was fantastic.
Yeah I thought it was at least as good as the first season. Better in a lot of ways.

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Re: True Detective

#380 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue May 21, 2019 4:17 pm

Well, I'm sold! Thanks!

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Re: True Detective

#381 Post by denti alligator » Tue May 21, 2019 8:21 pm

The third season is FAR better than the second, but it also falls short of the brilliance of the first season. The ending, though, is perfection. Better than anything in the first season. It's too bad, because that's the one thing the first season couldn't get right.

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Re: True Detective

#382 Post by Big Ben » Tue May 21, 2019 8:53 pm

I'll second the praise for the ending too. I thought it was incredibly sincere.

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Re: True Detective

#383 Post by denti alligator » Tue May 21, 2019 8:56 pm

It's sincere and thematically dead-on, which is rare. Almost makes me want to re-watch the show. But it wasn't *that* good. Season 1, on the other hand ...

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Re: True Detective

#384 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:56 pm

Anybody watch Murder On The Bayou on Showtime? It was partly the basis for the plot of the first season, and as it played out it really rammed home how much stranger truth is than fiction. And in this case, partly infuriating as well.

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Re: True Detective

#385 Post by Big Ben » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:05 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:56 pm
Anybody watch Murder On The Bayou on Showtime? It was partly the basis for the plot of the first season, and as it played out it really rammed home how much stranger truth is than fiction. And in this case, partly infuriating as well.
The case feels more prescient now than it did when the first season premiered although Pizzolatto appears to be aware that sometimes an explanation is mundane, in spite of our preconceived notions. Season 3 appears to be an answer to the first in this regard.

The most frustrating part about the Jeff Davis 8 is that someone knows something and isn't coming forward which makes the case, as you say, all the more infuriating.

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