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[–] gatordontplaythatsht 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Having been a Sopranos fan, I've actually really enjoyed Vince Vaughn's character arc this season. That being said this season is missing the soul crushing realities season one seemed to communicate in every second of film they shot. I think it's a fine season and would rate it 8/10 thus far.

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[–] AtheistComic [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I get that it's missing the philosophical brilliance of Rust Cohle. That's about all. Everyone else from season one is simply demonstrating Rust's view while denying his view. It's brilliant. I still prefer S01 to S02, but at the same time, S02 I think will be on par with S01 when it finishes up. It keeps building and building. There simply isn't a character like Rust to perceive what's happening and communicate it. I think it's subtle and brilliant to take that risk.

You see from my perspective the show is kind of saying that without a master philosopher like Rust Cohle in our own lives we're missing something and that is a very very subtle way for the series to communicate how necessary pessimists are. There currently aren't any pessimists in the series.

There are a couple characters who are on the verge of becoming horrible pessimists. There is a kind of sickness being conveyed on the show that is poisoning the characters. That dread and loathing is building... and yet some viewers (many) are mistaking that dread and loathing for a repulsion of the show itself instead of realizing that the show is illustrating this corruption within the fabric of society.

I will maintain that S01 has Rust as a set of training wheels while S02 is trying to take the training wheels off... in hopes that the audience will be intelligent enough to SEE.

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[–] gatordontplaythatsht 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This season does seem to focus on the trans formative nature of their lives up until it started. I agree, I think something is building towards a huge life-changing (maybe ending) event.

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[–] DrSalt 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I think there is a lot of crying in the audience who seems to want a 24 Detective story that is "catch the bad guys". That's not what both of these seasons have been about at all. This show is primarily psychological religion and philosophy - and building the atmosphere of painting true emotions of society. Season 2 is very much about mechanized life, and people who keep complaining about the highway scenes are missing the point that this isn't a plot-driven story - but a subconscious metaphor for the social connections between government, individuals, and various forms of lifestyle.

This is not a Detective story in the literal and direct sense of the word. If you view it that way, you are going to see it as terrible writing and such. Think of the Detective aspect as the bones of the Buffalo - and you can make a weak kind of soup from the bones. The bones hold up the structure of the show, but they really aren't that important except to break some leg bones and end it. The meat and skin are the real content of the show - which have much more to do with Psychology of Religion and Philosophy of life. I do not mean "horror Psychology" as in "jump scares" and nightmares. I mean the Psychology of a society, the lifestyle of people (marriages, corruption, individual vs government, inside and outside groups, power, ignorance of Love and sacrifice of children to favor property and casual friends and careers).

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[–] takshis 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Please don't stone me, but I'm not really crazy about this season. My issue is Season 1 had two main characters and they were able to devote time to developing the characters while as Season 2 has too many characters to develop in less than eight weeks. I say less than eight weeks because we should know the characters by the last episode. However, my mind might change by the end of the season.

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[–] Dantastic77 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

i hated this season, until this week, shits coming together quite nice, and im starting to care about whats going on.

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[–] gatordontplaythatsht 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Season 1 is amazing, an absolute must watch.

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[–] AtheistComic [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

When this season wraps up go watch S01. You will be blown away by Rust Cohle. It's truly amazing philosophically and as a thought experiment.

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[–] skippy_the_kangaroo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

it's getting better that's for sure

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[–] mjmoore 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Episode five was my favorite of the season so far, because it drove the plot forward more than the first 3.5 episodes combined. My hope is that they maintain this momentum through to the end. It won't measure up to the first season, it just isn't as ambitious in terms of time frame or scale of the menace, but it is turning into an interesting conspiracy tale.