All praise Grail
Frailty was pretty awesome.
Griffith said:Well, that was very busy. I would have rather the episode started where it ended. Always better to start interesting than to tease it.
Walter said:Griff, you live in California. It must be a pretty close-knit area, right? Because this show makes it seem pretty normal to run into your sister AND your dad in the same day while just doing your regular police work.
Griffith said:BTW, similar question to you: as a journalist, if you're breaking a HUGE story, the first part of which has already been published, so presumably much of the work has already been done and your editors and publishers are all well aware of the scope of it, and then you are viciously attacked in your apartment over it... does that really make a big corruption story stop in its tracks and completely go away!?
Griffith said:That episode was worse than the last and the only interesting thing about it won't even carry over.
In any case, I'm sure happy I get a week off between episodes.
IncantatioN said:I hoped the plot would make a big push forward but it dilly-dallied again with the same character-background story and less on the actual investigation. Spoilers -my favorite bits from the two episodes was Ray (he's just brutal in the first ep) and I hope there's hope for him after how the episode ended.
NightCrawler said:I'm glad people are actually noticing that what made the first season great was Fukunaga.
NightCrawler said:Now that Pizzolatto won that war and has full control we can enjoy this convoluted and boring mess of a 2nd season.
Walter said:Totally agree regarding Farrell's Velcoro, Griff. He's the heart of the show, the only casting choice that makes any sense, and the only character worth the screen time invested in (so far).
Second episode was a huge improvement, at least from my perspective. This one took me off the cliff. It makes me wonder why they dragged their feet so much with the first episode. Although so far this season doesn't feel nearly as unique or special as the first--Oh well, I'll take what I can get. It's far from masterpiece material. It's pulpy, modern noir, and that's okay with me.
Johnstantine said:Episode 3 was probably one of the worst episodes of any TV series I've seen in my life.
Walter said:He's back, and he's brought the surprise final cast member to the show:
NightCrawler said:Sigh, just saw it. I'm not even gonna bother commenting, i'm done with this show. I'll keep an eye on this thread to see if it gets any better.
http://www.vulture.com/2015/07/nic-pizzolatto-cary-fukunaga-true-detective-feud.html said:if Pizzolatto was so eager to bury the feud story last year, why is he taking potshots now? The answer could lie in the divergent paths each man's reputation has taken in the months since the season-one finale. After the underwhelming final installment, the wunderkind mystique fell off Pizzolatto like a heavy coat. His combative persona led to ill-advised tiffs with critics like Emily Nussbaum, particularly over the issue of the first season's female characters, and he found himself accused of plagiarizing some of Rust Cohle's best lines. Fukunaga, by contrast, got off nearly scot-free. His post-finale interviews were full of sharp, sensitive answers, and by the time the Emmys rolled around, he'd become the patron hunk of the thinking-woman's internet. For a large portion of True D's fan base, the matter was settled: Everything good about the first season was because of Fukunaga and Matthew McConaughey; everything bad was Pizzolatto's fault.