Season 1 had child abduction lairs and serial killers with their own personal fucking fort! Season 2 had an orgy where everyone showed up of their own free will and were there cos they wanted to be, there was nothing creepy or sleazy about it.
Yup, forgot half of the shit that happened because I watched on a week to week basis. Way too much random side stories going on in season two that really didn't make sense.
I liked the first season a lot, but that may be partly because I watched that all in one week.
I bet Brad would love the series Black Sails.
It proved Michael Bay can produce something good.
and season 2 was BETTER than season 1 and season 1 was pretty damn good.
I am not sure how this is relevant to this video, but I agree. The show can seem aimless at times, but when it gets good, it gets really good.
Have you seen the Fargo TV series? It seems like something you'd enjoy. And thankfully season 2 looks like it's going to be pretty great too.
After hearing good things about True Detective season 1, I decided to watch it this week; just finished episode 2. Not sure what it is, because I usually like these types of stories and everything about this show so far is top notch, but I'm finding it to be a little difficult to get into. I'm going to watch the rest of the season and make a final decision.
So, does this mean that you and Mister X won't be posting a weekly podcast, sharing your thoughts on From Dusk Till Dawn season 2?
Just about everything about Taylor Kitsch's character went nowhere, his barely established or explained war crime allegations, his mother spending all his stolen money (fuck was the point of that?).
Same with Rachel McAdams, she's told to keep an eye on Colin Farrell and that never comes up again.
In fact, that whole subplot of the three of them being grouped together to keep tabs on each other for their respective bosses goes absolutely nowhere.
I'm finding it hilarious to watch Brad trying to explain a confusing season on no sleep. It's like talking to my irritable brother when he's half asleep, except he's not shouting at *me*.
I agree, I think it felt like lots and lots of soapy sub plots from a bolted together to create more of a mystery than is actually there.
No mention of Alexandra Daddario's tits?
Have you seen Daredevil yet? I hope season 2 of that is half as good as season 1.
If I knew how to pirate stuff, I would totally watch season two of this show.
I only saw season one because a friend of mine who DID understand pirating gave it to me on a disk. He died a few months ago, though, so I can't ask him to provide me with shit like this anymore. RIP, buddy. You were a fine fellow.
What the fuck happened to the bird headed guy? I feel like I got denied a Max Ernst inspired, surrealist s&m cult.
When it comes to viewers of True Detective Season 2, it seems there are two types of insufferable douchebags: those that insist you just didn't "get" the show because you "didn't pay close enough attention", and the smug bastards who brag about how they had the good sense to bail after the third episode & so haven't been wasting their time with this bullshit unlike the rest of you suckers.
I'm in that 2nd group. After three weeks I could see the writing on the wall: an overstuffed cast of unlikable characters I didn't want to spend time with + an unwieldy mystery I was just not interested in added up to something that was never gonna come together for me. No one wants a complete retread of Season one, but in retrospect maybe it is kind of important that the show focus on just two hugely talented super-charismatic actors who can actually sell this convoluted bullshit.
I'm going to say / write something extremely unpopular now: The writing on the first season was pretty weak, too. Plot holes and inconsistencies at every turn and a whiny alcoholic wreck that magically becomes a super efficient, energetic crime-solving machine whenever it's necessary for the plot...
... but can't figure out the most obvious things happening right in front of his nose whenever that's convenient?
I think season one's winning strengths were the performances of the two extraordinary lead actors and the incredible visuals / cinematography (especially for a TV show) that created a gripping atmosphere that just wouldn't let up. I loved it! But imagine the same story with average TV actors and standard crime show acting and visuals? There would have been no second season or even a full broadcast run of the first season. And definitely no awards and praise from critics.
Best parts for me were the very broody and moody lounge singer that showed at the end of almost every episode and Rachel McAdams stabbing that one guy.
I thought the shoot out was way over the top and that was actually the point that I gave up hope on the season getting better.
This season was based off a lot of tropes from some classic California set film noir, like "China Town", that revolved around infrastructure (although the whole high speed rail storyline was really only tied to Frank's story) and tended to have an overly complicated bread crumb trail to the mysteries resolution. I think it was "The Big Sleep" that was famous for having a murder in it that the writer completely forgot to resolve.
brad what did you think about season 3 of hannibal?
I agree about there being way too much shit going on, to the point where nothing was really developed all that well. I did love almost everything about Colin Farrell's character, though.
Any chance of doing a video like this about Hannibal S3 when it's done? It could be cool to do a sort of tribute to it now that it's been cancelled.
I don't know what's more disappointing. The season's finale, or the fact that Vince Vaughn had one of the best dramatic performance in it.
You should try reviewing episode by episode My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. It's a pretty great series for kids & adults.
Brad would just want the ponies to start fucking
So was Vince Vaughn better here than he was in Unfinished Business? :)
I liked this season quite a bit. I don't see how the interweaving plot lines were any more complex than those of "Sons of Anarchy". Try watching three seasons of that show and tell me you're not confused.
I knew what was going on,yet I too didnt like this season.Also,why is the show called true detective when one of the major stories(and the best one)is about a gangster?
I think you hit the nail on the head with this one, you felt like an echo in my head.
I think the first season is horribly overrated. Yeah, the two lead actors were great, but that was about it. I don't see what merits all that praise and hype people have been pouring over it.
It is just "Lethal Weapon" with all the humor removed and mixed with a generic "cops vs psycho" movie script from the 90s, turned into a TV series.
Under the cool looking, gritty "Seven" look of the show, you just have all the usual cop movie tropes. The uneven couple with a tired, older cop who has family troubles being teamed up with an younger, eccentric weirdo. They get yelled at by their boss for not following the book and for going after some powerful, protected guy.
That is really all there is, under the shining exterior.
How is that revolutionary or fresh and exiting?
Agreed. The writing in the first season wasn't all that great, but the visuals, performances, and direction helped to elevate it. I didn't like it, but I wouldn't have said it was a terrible show. The second season doubles down on all of S1's weaknesses but without any of its strengths.
Damn, do I have to have a penis to enjoy this show as much as Brad? I've never been so estranged yet intrigued by dick lingo before.
Yeah ..... It's kind of a strange form of cinematic penis envy. :D
Hey Brad, have you seen the show "Falling skies" I think it's pretty okay, it's just I wanted to know your thoughts on it.
If you want watch more stuff like True Detective you should watch Marshland, a Spanish film from 2014. It's better than season 2 of TD.
I feel like they tried to write every character like Matthew Mcconaughey. He was definitely the most memorable character in season 1, but that was because there was no other character like him. It felt like with this season, they took all the individual parts and tried to apply part of them to each character, not realizing it doesn't work on a grand scale.
I did like Season 2; it's not as good as Season 1, and I was really disappointed with a lot of parts of it... come to think of it, I probably agree with pretty much all of the criticisms Brad has. I guess I just really liked Colin Farrel and Vince Vaugn, particularly the way they go out in the end. I dunno; no accounting for taste I guess.
You should review the third season of Hannibal. That season finale was beautiful!
Any way I'll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.