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[–] dave31175 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I have to say this entire season was quite the disappointment for me. For all of season 1 I was spellbound the entire season by the atmosphere, the characters, and the imagery. IMO season 2 almost never had any atmosphere (the closest came was that horrid guitar woman) and I couldn't have cared less about any of the characters. The story lines seemed unnecessarily convoluted (maybe it just seemed that way because I really had no emotional investment or concern what happened). The only episode of the season that I liked was when she went to the party -- finally some atmosphere and incredible use of music. As for the finale, it was pretty much par for the season 2 course in my opinion. It did little to hold my interest and I really didn't care what became of any of the characters.

Early in the season when the critical consensus seemed overwhelmingly negative, I kept thinking it's not off to the best start, but surely they'll turn things around and make it another great season. I wish someone had told me after the first episode that it was just 7 more hours of the same drudgery so I wouldn't have wasted my time on it!

Well anyway, to each their own I suppose, and if there's a season 3 I hope they can come up with something better than this steaming turd! :)

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[–] takshis 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I totally agree, 100%. I was expecting something spectacular from the season finale. The entire season felt drawn out, there were way too many characters and names to follow, too many details to remember and not enough time to properly convey this story. Dare i say, but the finale was somewhat predictable too. What kind of detective story is this anyway? We uncovered a ton of corruption, but guess what? Bad guys win in the end.

Edit: I will say the actors did a wonderful job this season, especially Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn.

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[–] Rustin_Cohle 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Time is a flat circle.

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[–] mjmoore 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Ray's ending worked. He was on a path of dying to serve a good cause all season. I'm not too hot on how they handled Frank or Leonard. I'm glad things managed to not be so predictable that I ended up being completely wrong about Burris (well, besides him being corrupt) but it sort of squandered the momentum that was built up in episodes 5, 6, and 7. Last season accomplished a lot more in sixty minutes than this season did in ninety, and that isn't even comparing the episodes that preceded each finale.

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

I'm gathering my thoughts before a major post on this, but I was incredibly let down by how the season ended, I felt like it was very poorly written, but I'll wait til I can get a handle on the whole thing before commenting further.

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[–] gatordontplaythatsht [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Sorry guys, wasn't home last night, here's a discussion thread for it.

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

It's all good man, I just had to make a post because I couldn't sleep after that crazy finale!

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

The entire 10 Hour Show is Encrypted. It is Scrambled like HBO used to be if you didn't pay.

This is very complex form of Novel and it has been done before many times. James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, Dante Alighieri's Inferno, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's Le Petit Prince. This explains the massive change in audience response from Season 1 which was a type of "Tutorial Sandbox Game of understanding the Rules with a nice kind ending".

There are several hints, including the opening visual imagery, changing song lyrics of the Opening every one of the 8 episodes, the episode names, and several instances of Play within a Play, Mise en abyme. The best Decoder Key I have found to date in unlocking the Masterfully complex story is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxX-QOV9tI - with alternating Racial colors, winks, dances and many of the same images as in key scenes of True Detective Season 2 -- with two Decryption Keys I have found the story streams to one of the best North American stories in history!

It's wonderful fun!

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

I'm curious about this I'll look into it.

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[–] DrSalt 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The Sitting Bear at the opening is similar in timing. Think of a North American Icon of Fun like "Yogi The Bear In the Woods", that the girl is sitting with as she walks around the bear and grows up.