EDIT: Episode 2 Rewatch will be Sunday 09/23 at 9PM EDT
Hi guys, welcome to the debut of our rewatch.
Rewatch starts when this thread is 30 minutes old (9PM EDT), but of course feel free to discuss if you're not watching it 'live'
I suggest you sort comments by "new"
A few interesting links about E1:
E1 Original Screenplay (quite a few differences)
I like season 1 (I am at the very end, haven't seen the last episode yet) but I found the pacing to be a bit too slow. How is the pacing of season 2 in comparison?
I've been reading the screenplays for Season 1. So far I've found only Episode 1 & 2 (set in Arkansas with a slightly different storyline), as well as Episode 5 (set in Louisiana and pretty well what we see in the actual show). Does anyone know if the other scripts are floating around anywhere?
I also wonder about the setting/storyline change... I'm thinking that Pizzolato had only written and pitched 1 & 2 in the original setting, taking place in Arkansas with a different context for the murders. The originals portray a more traditional tale of "Satanic Ritual Abuse," without the foreboding Louisiana swamp atmosphere and Courir de Mardi Gras elements (for lack of better terminology). The Arkansas setting has a similar feel to, say, Ozark, and seems more of a straightforward noir/detective storyline. I'm glad they went the direction they did. Although much of the dialogue and scenes are the same, the "Louisiana" elements are so creepy and interesting, and add a certain uniqueness to what otherwise is a pretty standard noir narrative.
I wonder if Pizzolato heard about the Ponchatoula/Hosanna Church case (2005) and decided to change the setting to reflect that story? Anyone have any insight into the timeline, or general information about the screenplays?
Anyway. Here's the page for the three scripts, just search True Detective:
Sorry if this has been posted before but doesn’t hurt to have another 😁
“Do ya know the good years when you’re in em? Or do ya just wait around till you get ass cancer and realize they’re gone. “
“Every time I think you hit a ceiling you just raise the bar, you are like the Michael Jordan of being a son of a bitch”
I'm thinking we should start the rewatch at 9pm EDT (6PM PDT)
I'll post the discussion thread about 30min before that. If you're free, try to start the episode as close to that time as possible.
I hope at least a few of your participate XD If not I'll just be watching the episode and commenting my thoughts all by myself lol
EDIT: E1 Thread Link
True detective is one of my favorite television show's of all time, and I have considered getting a tattoo in homage of it.
But I can't decide on which symbol to add to it, either the circle symbol from the book "The King In Yellow" or the circle symbol seen in the show. To help me decide, I am trying to figure out where the symbol in the show is actually from? I can't seem to find any mention of it in the book, it just looks similar to what is on the cover, is it original from the show or what? Added pictures of them both: https://imgur.com/a/LAlkhzo
This sermon confronts (and agrees with) Rust's idea concerning the Illusion of Self directly but offers a counter answer to his conclusion. Why they edited this down to nothing is beyond me.
I mean I assume we've all seen the season multiple times. But each Sunday we could watch an episode and have a discussion thread to talk about that episode in particular.
If we time it right and start in a few weeks, our S2 rewatch could end the week before S3's premier.
Idk, if anybody is interested leave a comment? If a mod is on board the discussion thread could be stickied each week
EDIT: So it seems there's some interest! I think we should start 2 sundays from now (09/16), in case S3 starts on the first Sunday of January we can be done with S2 in time.
Hi all - I hear things about this show (the first season is good, the 2nd isn’t so much etc). As a Twin Peaks fan myself, someone said that I would like True Detective simply because of that. So with the 3rd season on the horizon I am thinking of giving it a shot - without spoiling it, what are everyone’s reasons for liking it so much?
I've had a look across IMDB and Google and haven't come up with any definite answers. My best guess is that T Bone Burnett will be involved again, but I don't believe that has been confirmed.
Kind of crazy: this time last year, I put out the first part of an analysis of True Detective’s second season. If you haven’t read it, it’s long and boring.
It took a while to complete, and it up ended being the most intensive project I have taken on since grad school. I was disappointed in the attention it got at the time, but looking back, I got to have a lot of good conversations with folks who were into it (I didn’t get to have any debates or arguments: folks were really receptive).
During the writing of the analysis (i.e., fan theory), life was kind of shit: my mom was dying, wife and I were living away from friends and family, and I was working a job that depressed the hell out of me (nursing home, therapy stuff).
Stuff is better now: back in our home area, working a job I love, and I even got to be an extra on Season 3.
But real talk: this Reddit community gave me something good when I needed it. Thanks you guys.
If you haven’t, check it out.