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Season one stars Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, and Tory Kittles, and utilizes multiple timelines to trace two Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division homicide detectives' hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana across seventeen years.






When it comes to the best new shows of 2014, True Detective would have to be my favorite by far. Its a slow paced mystery, mainly concentrating on Rust(McConaughey) & Martin(Harrelson).

The plot is really good to, despite being slow paced. Martin really isn’t that good of a character, but Rust more than enough makes up for it with his....“unique” perspective on the world and other things.

atm, it is scheduled for 8 episodes in its first season. The fourth episode airs this Sunday,and dat ending of episode 3 was just awesome.

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“Disusson”


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So, you gonna watch it grin?

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Probably not, I just came here to laugh at you.


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Snap wrote: Probably not

sad

Why do you deny quality so?

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The Butcher wrote: sad

Why do you deny quality so?

I could ask you the same question.


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I cannot recall any good “The world sucks, and I’m the only one who realizes it” characters atm, but Rust has to be one of the best I’ve seen:



Out of all the new shows this season, True Detective is killing it, and it’s just mostly due to Rust’s character.


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The way every single character is supposed to be hard-boiled is cringeworthy at best.


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Are we watching the same show? Because Rust is the only “hard-boiled” character in the series.

All the other characters are SoL characters that were placed into a mystery show.


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Whaaaa straight

A new episode doesn’t come out until the 9th.

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Thanks for the Birthday present, HBO smiley.


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This show is blowing my mind.

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Only 2 episodes left now iirc for the first season.

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Huh? Aren’t there 3 episodes left?

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Yeah, 3 left.

You’re right.

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if its half as good as the wire, its good enough for me


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Man, this show can really make it’s endings the most omnious and haunting things ever.

That lingering shot of Rust in the abandoned building last episode was just beauty.

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This show is class.

I’m only up to episode 3, but damn...

That ending was brilliant; but I do feel that things are getting resolved too quickly, giving me a sneaking feeling that there are gonna be so much more twists to come.

I should be caught up by tomorrow.


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Just caught up in time for the next episode. All I gotta say is I don’t think there’ll be a TV series as good as this, in 2014.

Okay, I’m gonna theorize a little. It’s kinda long, so read at your own risk :O

So who is the the Yellow King?

A few people are suggesting that it could possibly be Rust’s dad. I don’t really think they would go for this, but it would be interesting. Dora Lange’s death was on the anniversary of Rust’s daughter’s death -- his dad would be one of the only ones who would know about this.

I do think he will play some sort of a key figure, in the last 3 episodes. I mean, he’s been mentioned far too many times to not be used in some way.

The main theory is the 'Yellow King' heads some sort of cult. It has several different folowers -- possibly some of the highly influential people in the state of Louisiana. If that’s the case, then it could well be possible that Tuttle’s cousin could be somehow involved in this.

I think back the task force trying to take the case away from Rust and Harte as a big clue. I think it was used to show the influential high-ranking people trying to get veer them away from the case; possibly having a secret that they don’t want to come out. Rust also refers to the 2 interviewers as “Company Men." I believe that he feels that this is some major conspiracy -- he probably thinks that they are part of it too.

From what I’m gathering, Reggie Ledoux was simply a member of this cult. There is a larger play at work here, and this is definitely got a great deal to do with the fallout between him and Harte, back in 2002. I, like many, believe that the fall-out has been faked -- meaning that Cohle has been undercover. I’m guessing he didn’t trust the “Company Men” (Tuttle, for example), and has gone off to try and find out about this 'cult'.

Cohle investigating the cult, long before Louisiana, is a huge possibility. Personally, I think that there’s something not quite right about the re-telling of his daughter’s death -- and I think that might have been the incident that made him aware of this cult.

Oh yeah, there’s a huge theory going around, where people are convinced that Marty is the 'Yellow King'. I don’t believe in this theory, but there is quite a bit of evidence supporting that theory:

He has a similar spiral shape to the one that was found on Dora Lange’s back, on his wall. The one that supports this the most is the fact that he shot Reggie Ledeoux. I don’t know, but to me that looked very suspicious; as if Reggie Ledeoux had some information on Marty, that could end up revealing something that he doesn’t want to get out. A funny one is the 'True Detective' poster. On the poster, you have the image being cut-off at Marty’s crown on his head -- alluding to something, mayhaps?

Personally, Audrey’s 'acting out' of late, is a huge clue. Firstly, you have the inappropriate sexual scenes, with the dolls and the drawings. Now this would in most cases indicate sexual abuse; also supported by Marty stating that he’s “inattentive” to what’s going on at home. Now this makes me suspect Maggie’s father -- as I don’t think that Marty is the type of person that would do that -- shown by him being disgusted by her getting caught with the teenage boys.

The Audrey scenes of late suggest that she has some sort of connection to the 'Yellow King'. She was able to create the crime-scenes, without having seen it -- or is that something we’re led to believe? There is a possibility that she might have saw something at her grandfather’s house -- who’s my personal bet on being the 'Yellow King'.

Anyways, that’s all I’m going to write, for now. Goddamn, this show is blowing my mind, atm.


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It’s on my PTW list, along with Boardwalk Empire.

I gotta finish The Wire and catch up on Supernatural and TWD before i get to those.


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