Tremendous episode, the best thus far. There were some surreal, mindblowing moments, i.e. the opening 10ish minutes and that last scene. Very unsettling shit. True Detective has that X factor, incredible show.
"I defeated your uncle Victarion and his Iron Fleet off Fair Isle, the first time your father crowned himself. I held Storm's End against the power of the Reach for a year, and took Dragonstone from the Targaryens. I smashed Mance Rayder at the Wall, though he had twenty times my numbers. Tell me, turncloak, what battles has the Bastard of Bolton ever won that I should fear him?" - Stannis Baratheon
There is no duty we so much underrate as... being happy. -Robert Louis Stevenson
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Domaine Perdu
Re: True Detective
"Can you see Texas from your high horse?"
Hilarious. Goddamn this series is a masterpiece thus far, I am beyond hooked at this point and I'm dying for the next episode. I have to see it. RIGHT NOW. Haha.
The little back-and-forth between the two detectives over "doubt" made me smile and laugh for a brief moment. This show has some wickedly smart dialogue. The ripostes between these two guys are always so elegantly adorned, especially so when Cohle is on the "giving end."
Cohle's speech about the "ontological fantasy" the preacher pushes--like a shrink--is brilliant.
Look at this acting, behold this acting:
McConaughey's final monologue--Cohle's final speech--which has this pertinacious urgency that is wholly captivating, and wraps everything from that earlier, above outburst, about "the locked room"? It's the first moment of any film or television series in ages that truly gave me a sensory chill down my back. I arched my entire torso from it.
Chilling. And devilishly addictive.
Credit to TAR for bringing this .gif to my attention.