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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:44 pm 
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The last 2-3 episodes have been gripping, I'll give you that. So who's gonna make it out of Vinci? Frank and his wife? Ray?

I'm assuming ep.8 will be the finale. The producers have been promising an incredibly satisfying conclusion...


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The last 2-3 episodes have been gripping, I'll give you that. So who's gonna make it out of Vinci? Frank and his wife? Ray?

I'm assuming ep.8 will be the finale. The producers have been promising an incredibly satisfying conclusion...



The million dollar question...or is it the 5 million dollar question? :D

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this article sums it all up rather nicely...and to my mind accurately...

http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/ ... ly-spot-on

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This is how I saw this season:

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2 ... ation.html

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What season two showed, though, is that even Pizzolatto isn’t immune from artistic overreach. He had too much power after season one, and HBO may have overestimated how much responsibility he bore for the success of that run. Unrestrained, Pizzolatto’s sophomore effort spiraled out of control, a slave to his worst impulses. From overwrought dialogue to aimless action sequences to the bathetic conclusion, it never quite connected.

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...fair enough...there certainly are 2 camps and those who just don't care...I thought episodes 6 & 7 were flabby but that 8 redeemed the season... :D

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As a whole, I still enjoyed the series. I think the positives outweighed the negatives for me. It had the potential to be a brilliant followup to Season 1. Instead it was merely good TV.

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As one of the few who didn't stick with season 1, I liked this season but at times felt there was too much going on to follow. That said, the last episode was probably the best.

What I think is great about the series is that it's a 1 shot deal. 8 episodes and done. Love that format.

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I watched all of both seasons.

I found both seasons hard to get into, but then got rolling by episode 4.

I found season 1 better, personally, but I did like season 2.

Season 2 seemed to try to fit a lot more in, and perhaps as a result dragged less but also felt directionless for a bit too.

Both were stacked with excellent casts.

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Season 2 was a dog's breakfast, especially compared to season 1. Bad writing, bad casting, mostly bad acting. The story got a little better in the last 3 episodes but the ending was horrible and the actual solving of who killed Caspere was totally anti-climactic. Did anyone else notice that every male character in the entire show delivered their lines in 3 to 5 word bursts? They could have cut down every episode by 15 minutes if the men talked with a regular cadence. Has anyone on screen ever had less chemistry than Frank and Jordan? The whole thing tried waaaaay too hard to be dark and gritty which resulted in not having a single likable character. I was totally OK with them all dying but an A-bomb would have been much more satisfying and left the door open for another season. Who did it? For me the highlights were when will Farrell was unexpectedly leveled with a shotgun blast and was hopefully dead, and when Rachel McAdams' character talks about how much she likes big dicks (both length and girth) which was the one funny part of the entire series.

There were too many awful lines to recount, but I'm pretty sure no one has ever actually said "You ain't what you used to was".

Season 1 was great so I really wanted to like season 2 and held out hope up until the ridiculous episode 4 shootout scene where dozens died. After that I gave up and continued watching only for the car wreck factor. If I had to rate it on a scale of awful it was 1 notch above the final season of Dexter. The good news is that if there is another season it can only get better.


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Rachel had the only good lines really and a boat load of them, but it was like they rewrote her as soft in the end. I feel like it was just ordinary, didn't touch the first season and came nowhere close to The Killing for example out of many others.

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...well...here's to season 3! ...anyone for Katherine Heigel and Don Cheadle in Hawaii (w special guest Dog The Bounty Hunter) ?

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oh that's a really bizarre mix.... :mrgreen:

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I was thinking maybe Denzel, Angelina and Queen Latifah in something like this....

A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.

Wait a minute, that was The Bone Collector. :)

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mcgsxr wrote:
I watched all of both seasons.

I found both seasons hard to get into, but then got rolling by episode 4.

I found season 1 better, personally, but I did like season 2.

Season 2 seemed to try to fit a lot more in, and perhaps as a result dragged less but also felt directionless for a bit too.

Both were stacked with excellent casts.


I echo Mark’s comments. One thing I didn’t see was the “overwrought dialogue” some people complained about. I hate that crap, it’s why I haven’t really liked any other tv cop dramas (apart from The Wire). If anything, I thought TD season 1 explained more and was easier to follow. I was lost a few times in season 2.


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