True Detective Season 3

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  1. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    #1 BigJCy, Jan 13, 2019
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    First 2 episodes were on HBO tonight. Watched the 1st one thus far and thought it was pretty good. Like after a lot of 1st episodes hope the pace picks up a bit but at least there seems to be hope that it is going to be better than Season 2, which I know to many isn't saying much.
     
  2. clonehenge

    clonehenge Well-Known Member

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    Just watched the first episode and it seems to be loosely based on the West Memphis 3 case.

    Hopefully they are just using that case as inspiration.

    ***spoiler alert below just in case***

    I know those 3 ended up in prison and then were released quite a few years later. Would hate for them to follow that storyline since I already know it.
     
  3. Rural

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    Couldn't make myself watch and I love HBO.
     
  4. CycloneNorth

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    From what I've read it sounds like Season 3 is based more on the satanic panic around West Memphis more than the actual case itself.
     
  5. ZB4CY

    ZB4CY Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up HBO and thought I'd try this show out last night... I thought the first two episodes were good.


    Were season 1 and 2 not very good?
     
  6. srjclone

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    People loved season 1 and thought season 2 was a let down. Each season is a different story with all new characters and no overlapping stories
     
  7. ZB4CY

    ZB4CY Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I knew that and figured that's why I could jump in Season 3.

    Maybe now with HBO Go, I can go back and check out 1 and 2.
     
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  8. Clonehomer

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    Season 1 was one of the better shows they've done. Season 2 was not.
     
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  9. srjclone

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    I know I'm in the minority, but I thought what everyone ripped Season 2 on was prevalent in season 1. People were just more encaptured by the story and Woody/MM's roles and characters that viewers were willing to look past it a bit. Then everyone was expecting the masterpiece season 2 and it just couldn't live up to the hype.
     
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    Why is that?
     
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    Season 1 is one of the my favorite things hbo has done. It is definitely worth your time. I saw most of season 2 and what I saw was really good it just didn't have the same pull as the 1st season.
     
  12. Rural

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    Just looks like a slog.

    If I decide to jump in, I'll be caught up before the day is over.
     
  13. cyhiphopp

    cyhiphopp Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it's just not for you then. The first season was fantastic, the second was good but not as good as season 1. I'll watch season 3 and hope for the best.
     
  14. srjclone

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    Mahershala made me believe his three different ages in the first 2 episodes. I wasn't sure how it was going to be seeing him at "3 ages" constantly, but each has their own little things that really make them believable for me. His "confusion and longing to remember" was very prevalent in his eyes throughout the episodes, and I enjoy the style of story they have started. The past is all in memory form and it shows how Wayne Hays is working through the story in his memory. I enjoyed the few times they were in the "past" and it snapped to reality, like with an elder Hays saying "I don't want to be here" talking about the "Trash Man"s home but in reality he was saying it in real time. You can tell he is working through some difficult memories, and as they come back you can see his aging mind work.

    I'm very optimistic about this season after what we've seen. They story is set up to be suspenseful and a lot of little tid bits can lead us to a numerous suspects (a lot of the tid-bits are surely decoys). The hole in Will's room, the Trash Man and Wayne saying "well, you know what happened to him.", the dolls and halloween, the "Black Sabbath" comment, etc.

    Should be fun to watch them untangle this knot.
     
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    -Hays getting "screwed" by prosecution of the original trial
    - Roland "saving" Tom Purcell's life in '85.
    - Elder Hays having 90s Amelia talk him through what he needs to do in his "episode"
    - What were the kids hiding? Why'd they lie?
    - The scene in Wal-Mart has a big meaning behind it, imo. The way he responds to Becca is more anger than relief. (Is this type of relationship why he doesn't have a close relationship with Becca now, I think there is something more that happened other than just "the case made him worry more")
    - Another creepy thriller with Dungeons & Dragons incorporated somehow. Thought an interesting point was made on this that D&D is regularly used because it "is a fear-mongering over role-playing game and it effects the psychologically susceptible."
    - The creepy hand positioning of the communion photo is classic TD.

    Thought episode 3 was a solid set up episode. The final scene with Roland and Purple Hays taking jabs but also meeting as old friends who haven't seen each other in years was great, can't wait to see how the 90s storyline plays out.
     
  16. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    Enjoying it so far but hope the action picks up here soon. Based on the preview looks like it might starting next week.
     

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