Originally Posted by Master Zik
Originally Posted by Ballerific703
This season of True Detective was so damn awful. Can't believe I even watched the whole season. T E R R I B L E
I might still binge watch the rest.
I watched the premiere, it didn't hook me but came back and binged the next 3 eps. It was slightly more interesting but honestly did not hook me. I said I was gonna binge the next 3 eps after I missed on watching regularly but slipped on that and the next thing I know there's a 90 min finale I'm not watching
I can't comment on the plot/full story of this season but I think they messed up on the actors they chose. Should've went back to at least getting some top of their game actors you wouldn't expect to do tv. No slight against Colin and Rachel but I feel more ppl would've tuned in if somebody big was attached again like Robert Downey Jr. or Leonardo DiCaprio.
I disagree with that all the way. If people only wanted “name” actors/actresses, they are lames. Colin and Rachel both NAILED these roles. In fact, Colin was PERFECT for this role, and was better than any actor/actress they’ve had not named Mathew. Colin absolutely crushed this entire season and went to a level even higher than I thought he would get to. The whole vibe of True Detective has been the melancholy tone and depressed as all hell sad sack type detectives, just struggling to get thru everything they go thru day to day. They live their cases, it absorbs them, and on top of that, they have their regular miserable lives to deal with as well. MM was flat out wrecked, a full blown drunk, but he wanted to do right, as best he knew how. Woody was a family man, that nailed anything with a heartbeat, content in being a nothing cop, with a soft spot for children cuz he had two of his own. Colin was a family man, that sold his soul for his wife and what happened to her. It destroyed him, and them. Ani was clearly screwed up, as a young girl. Riggins was clearly hiding his entire life. Yet here they all are, presented with these unwinnable cases, that only tear them apart more than they already were. But those cases also give them a focus, something to try and at least attempt to do something morally proper.
Colin was all of that. Every. Drop. He completely became that guy. Hell, Colin Farrell has had one of thee best lives a man of Hollywood can ask for. His looks alone have helped him CLEAN up in the Hollywood princess department. Dude is a slayer. He doesn’t even have to speak and chicks throw themselves at him. Yet in this show, he’s a sad sack paunchy good for nothin drunk, in league with a two bit criminal in a piece of **** town with a screwed up family life and a dead end cop job. He jumped in that with both damn feet. I don’t need no Leo, or George Clooney, or some other “top of their game” actor to try and emulate what he just did. He killed that roll, hands down. If people can’t buy in him, or his performance, that’s their own stupidity. The story/writing was a touch confusing, they certainly didn’t have as clean a story as S1, and I get people bein frustrated by that. But season two is not going to be labeled poorly based on “only” having Colin or Rachel as leads, and not bigger names. **** Rachel has been in The Notebook. Wedding Crashers. That chick flick with Channing Tatum that had all the girls cryin. Her entire career is based on playin Cinderella and living the female fairy tale. Well off, white, prissy, innocent girl turning to a woman and catching the eye of Channing Tatum or Ryan Gosling, etc. Here she is with her hair chopped to hell, with her roots all tore up, completely screwed up as a woman over what happened to her as a child. She played it, splendidly. By the end of this season, you felt she really was ****** up. Chain smoking. Carrying a knife in her sock. No makeup. Frumpy clothes. All she cared about was doin her job as best she could, nothin else. She wasn’t “worth” caring for, or loving. She thought of her own self as trash. She didn’t give anyone a chance. Her own partner called her on it. Rachel McAdams did this role. If Kristen Stewart gets this role, I don’t even blink. Hell, I don’t even think she’d be acting. I’d think it was a reality series featuring her. But Rachel?
That girl acted her *** off. She and Colin both.
In the series thread, I made the comparison that I think will hold up, over time. S1 is legendary. Beloved, well received, praised endlessly. Reminds me of Wire S1. Then Wire S2 dropped, and everyone went “what the ****?” But when all 5 seasons of The Wire were finished, as a whole, S2 fit. It struggled early, but overall, it worked. This will be the same. Right now, early, people struggled with it. It was “different” to them. No ahem, “name” actors carrying it. But as people rewatch the show, as people start to understand and comprehend the story better, as people marathon it more, pieces will fit into place better, in time, after S3 is done and over with, after S4 comes and goes. People will go back, thru all the seasons, and S2 will somehow fit into place. Just like the Wire.