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True Detective

on 1 March, 2014

Okay, you know how I feel about Netflix’s House of Cards with Kevin Spacey, but now that I’ve watched both seasons three times (and some episodes more than 3), I’ve come to the conclusion that this series has totally ruined all other programs and movies for me. It has to be one of the best written, acted and directed series ever. And one thing that I really liked about how the producers went about it, to offer up the entire season’s worth of episodes all at once.

I think it’s genius. Unfortunately, what it has done is ruined all other series for me. I stumbled upon True Detective on HBO with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as partners in Louisiana and the time frame flips around between three different periods. It is right up there with HoC’s as far as production values, but it is driving me crazy waiting for each episode to arrive.

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I stumbled upon it after the third episode and watching all three back-to-back had me hooked, but then not knowing when to expect more, I forgot to check back. This weekend, I found three more episodes (we’re now up to 6) and I’ve re-watched from the beginning to get a better transition, but now I am sitting and waiting for more. Argh!

The writers are doing a superb job keeping the story on track and giving us just enough to keep us interested without giving away the ending. And the department in charge of costumes and makeup are more than superb about the details of the primary detectives to show the different periods of time and how the men age. Woody Harrelson with his blonde hair is absolutely adorable!

I think that this series is doing just a little bit better with the product placements, House Of Cards got to be almost too over-the-top and obvious, but there are some pretty obvious standouts in this series as well.

Screen Shot 2014-03-01 at 10.59.12 AMWell, I guess the bills have to be paid and somehow those advertisers have to get to us.

I’ve not done a very good job with my initial commitment of posting every day… I am going to try to do better. Now that my most recent contract is done, I might have a little more time on my hands (looking for a job is the hardest, most time consuming job there is), so I will try to do better.

Thanks for hanging in with me,

MacCupcake

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