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Old 08-10-15, 05:43 PM
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Originally Posted by jacob_b View Post
So I have yet to watch this season, but is it THAT bad? I was really iffy on the cast (going from Woody and Matthew to Vince and Colin is a huge step down) but was hoping the story will be at least good. Was it overall just bad acting or was everything a complete waste?
You do realize your in the season finale thread with a bunch of spoilers on how it ended?

It was a disappointing season. I predict the DVDs and BDs won't be flying off the shelves. No one who's seen this season week to week will be picking this up. It has zero re-watchability.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

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Disagree. It looked like they were going to give him a pass because he turned over the $$$. They were square at that point.

I thought it was just pride that kept him from giving up his suit, but I was reminded that the diamonds were sewn in the liner.
Wouldn't Frank have died out there in the middle of nowhere with no water or food or shelter anyway? I think he was doomed either way, but at least after getting stabbed it was less time chatting with previously-unseen and unmentioned black teenage bullies.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Those cascading betrayals!

Jesus fuck this had some poorly written lines. They should just let Kurt Sutter do the next season. I'd actually have more confidence he could come up with 8 episodes of something more entertaining at least.

Glad it's over. Fingers crossed that there's a new season with a new writer.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt View Post
For those few of you that are going to miss this weekly dose of characters you don't care about in a storyline that doesn't make sense, just a reminder that THE LEFTOVERS comes back in October!
Awwwe. I like that show.

But still
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

https://connect.hbo.com/influence/qa...true-detective

HBO conducted a Q&A with Pizzolatto last night.

He only answered 10 questions. I see they stayed away from asking him really difficult questions.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

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Glad it's over. Fingers crossed that there's a new season with a new writer.
Then it wouldn't be True Detective. Might as well wish for a new show to fill the time slot.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Originally Posted by bluetoast View Post
Then it wouldn't be True Detective. Might as well wish for a new show to fill the time slot.
Good point. So let it be written, so let it be done. Instead of dragging this on for a few more hapless seasons I'd much rather have HBO put the time and money into something else. Given HBO's track record over the years I'd guess something new would more likely than not be better...much better.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

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Good point. So let it be written, so let it be done. Instead of dragging this on for a few more hapless seasons I'd much rather have HBO put the time and money into something that could potentially be better...much better.
Episodes of True Detective gets over 12M views through live, re-airs, on demand, HBO Go, HBO Now through the week. That's the type of viewing platform that HBO cares about, not traditional Nielsen ratings. it's only year 2 of this show.

Yes, the show needs some serious revamping and work on it's writing, but HBO isn't going to outright cancel it with that kind of viewership even though season 2 was disliked by many. I mean they claim they will do another season if Nic Pizzolatto wants to, but they could also hire a different writer/showrunner to take over as well.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
https://connect.hbo.com/influence/qa...true-detective

HBO conducted a Q&A with Pizzolatto last night.

He only answered 10 questions. I see they stayed away from asking him really difficult questions.
Yeah, they're mostly variations of :

Q: Hey Nic, why are you such a genius? How did you make such a perfect masterpiece?

A: Thank you. Yes being a genius isn't easy, it's both a blessing and a curse. I set out to make a work of art that future generations will look to the way we look at Shakespeare, Cervantes, The Bible. I'm glad I was able to create something that I'm so very proud of.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Q&A sessions are usually lame anyways. There's always some mouth breather asking "where do you get your ideas from.?"
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Well, at least HBO subscribers will be getting season 2 of The Leftovers soon, so there won't be anything to complain about anymore.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

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Wouldn't Frank have died out there in the middle of nowhere with no water or food or shelter anyway? I think he was doomed either way, but at least after getting stabbed it was less time chatting with previously-unseen and unmentioned black teenage bullies.
Not sure how far out in the desert he was. I thought they were heading out without putting him in the grave, i.e., they changed their minds until Frank assaulted that one puta.

The black teenagers, (and the other specters), were all formative characters in the life of Frank: abusive father, taunting street toughs (in vintage 90s garb), the first associate he ordered killed, and his wife.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

I found the plot difficult to follow and the characters that I wanted to love/like are immoral or too Irrational.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Jordan to Frank: "You can't act for shit."

My favorite line of the season. I think I would have enjoyed this much more had Vince Vaughn not been cast as Frank. Probably the worst bit of casting since Michael Rapaport on Justified.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

I really liked this season probably more so than season 1. I also loved The Leftovers.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
You do realize your in the season finale thread with a bunch of spoilers on how it ended?

It was a disappointing season. I predict the DVDs and BDs won't be flying off the shelves. No one who's seen this season week to week will be picking this up. It has zero re-watchability.
It's called skimming

But that's disappointing to hear. I see a lot of hate on the guy behind the show. What about Vince and Colin, though?
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Originally Posted by jacob_b View Post
It's called skimming

But that's disappointing to hear. I see a lot of hate on the guy behind the show. What about Vince and Colin, though?
Farrell was great. Vince, not so much. In his defense he didn't have much to work.

While the season wasn't very good, I would recommend watching it. I feel it will come off much better if it were binge watched.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Oh god, I didn't even think about how much of that awful lounge singer one would have to endure if they binged watched this.. ugh

I think Farrell worked with what he got, but there's no escaping half the shit Nic wrote for his character to say that just begged for some proper season 1 reaction;
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

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Episodes of True Detective gets over 12M views through live, re-airs, on demand, HBO Go, HBO Now through the week. That's the type of viewing platform that HBO cares about, not traditional Nielsen ratings. it's only year 2 of this show.

Yes, the show needs some serious revamping and work on it's writing, but HBO isn't going to outright cancel it with that kind of viewership even though season 2 was disliked by many. I mean they claim they will do another season if Nic Pizzolatto wants to, but they could also hire a different writer/showrunner to take over as well.
Yep, it hasn't been a huge drop off in platform ratings (11.9m for S1, 11.3m for S2), it just doesn't have the buzz of S1 which is something HBO uses to judge the success of their programs (goal: keep current subscribers happy while attracting new ones).
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

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Yep, it hasn't been a huge drop off in platform ratings (11.9m for S1, 11.3m for S2), it just doesn't have the buzz of S1 which is something HBO uses to judge the success of their programs (goal: keep current subscribers happy while attracting new ones).
A lot of people hated Season 2 and yet the show still did decent numbers. Looks like people in these TD threads aren't the only ones who sat through the season in the hopes it would get better and still chose to stick it out for closure/curiosity because it was only a few more hours to endure.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Still a little confused? This might help clear up some plot details:

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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

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It would be pretty amazing if it became apparent they had the guts to troll a fan base like that by using an entire season as a red herring. That would be some real Kevin Finnerty stuff right there.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

Did we ever get an explanations for Woodrugh's scars? I remember at the beginning of the season he told his girlfriend that he got them before the war. I was expecting to have that detail revisited later on.
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Re: True Detective (S2E08) -- Season Finale -- "Omega Station" -- 8/9/15

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Did we ever get an explanations for Woodrugh's scars? I remember at the beginning of the season he told his girlfriend that he got them before the war. I was expecting to have that detail revisited later on.
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