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last episode was as good as 98 percent of Breaking Bad.

 

 

 

cant wait for the next one

 

 

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The director and producer of True Detective is 36 year-old Cary Fukanaga.  I'm not familiar with any of his previous work, but he was a cinematographer before he turned to directing. 

 

This makes a lot of sense, as the True Detective visuals tell almost as much a story as the writing.

 

I think it was during the second episode when they found the abandoned church,  I said to myself, "this set design is amazing."   I don't remember ever thinking that while watching a "TV" show. 

 

I give all the credit to Fukanaga.  The show just looks beautiful on screen.

 

Supposedly Fukanaga is set to write and direct the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT.

 

If True Detective is any indication of Fukanaga's ability to create a chilling atmosphere and intensity, his version of IT will be one of the creepiest movies ever.

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So I have never watched a series (Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, etc.) and I was talking at work today about The Dallas Buyers Club and how great of an actor Matthew Mcconaughey is. Anyway, a guy at work tells me about this show and also says Woody Harrelson is in i t(who I also love) so it peaked my interest. After reading through this and listening to him, I think I will watch the first 3 episodes and see what I think.  

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So I have never watched a series (Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, etc.) and I was talking at work today about The Dallas Buyers Club and how great of an actor Matthew Mcconaughey is. Anyway, a guy at work tells me about this show and also says Woody Harrelson is in i t(who I also love) so it peaked my interest. After reading through this and listening to him, I think I will watch the first 3 episodes and see what I think.

You're gonna want to watch the fourth episode.

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You're gonna want to watch the fourth episode.

Oh ok, I thought there were only 3 so far. I'll have to see how many I have available on Movie Box.

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Oh ok, I thought there were only 3 so far. I'll have to see how many I have available on Movie Box.

 

 

I like the first 3 a lot, but the 4th episode is so freaking good. I've convinced like 10 people to start watching this and made them all promise to watch through at least 4

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I hate to try and say how good a show is because it just builds it up and then people get let down.

 

But holy shit the last 20 minutes....

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I hate to try and say how good a show is because it just builds it up and then people get let down.

But holy shit the last 20 minutes....

Exactly. Part of the joy to me was how unexpected that lead up/climax was. I was watching on my iPad (with headphones ftw) and kept tapping the screen to see how much time was left, hoping they would get into something crazy before the end.

I can't imagine how intense these last four episodes are going to be. That episode set a crazy high bar.

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Exactly. Part of the joy to me was how unexpected that lead up/climax was. I was watching on my iPad (with headphones ftw) and kept tapping the screen to see how much time was left, hoping they would get into something crazy before the end.

I can't imagine how intense these last four episodes are going to be. That episode set a crazy high bar.

Yeah your comments on the director are spot on.

 

The imagery and cinematography are amazing.

 

The fact that my redneck ass notices something like cinematography means they are doing something right, 

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Its better than whatever your show is...last episode not only killed but this makes me look forward to Sundays again.

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