All I Have to Say Is by John Cole| February 10, 201412:15 am| 41 CommentsThis post is in: TelevisionFacebookTweetEmailWow, True Detective.
HBO is the one thing I can’t stream legally from anywhere.
It was a great episode. I was genuinely nervous when (Martin)Harrelson went into the biker bar.
When did McConaughey learn how to act? He was a mediocre actor for nearly all his career, but something happened in the last few years. He’s put together a string of really good performances.
Sunday night TV is great now that we got screwed up cops, zombies in Walking Dead and pirates in Black Sails. Great guy shit.
BD of MN
Just got a letter from Comcast telling us that as an apology for having to make several service calls to get our internet and phone working, they’re giving us 3 months of HBO. So now to catch up on all kinds of stuff…
(and today the phone quit again, so I wonder what the next apology will bring?)
@Hill Dweller: He has always been able to do it. My theory is that he has either amassed enough cash that he has said “fuck it, I am going to do the kind of work I want to do,” or he has negotiated the kind of deal that John Cusack did – “I’ll do the Rom-Com if you bankroll my weird flick.”
True Detective is the best show on television now.
Looking, on the other hand, has been such a disapppointment. Can’t stand the main character, and it’s about as predictable as a bowel movement.
Holy shit. That chase scene out of the low rises was awesome. I hope this show lasts forever.
Bill E Pilgrim
Sunday night, the Village People of TV.
Snowboardin’. And sorting, editing and backing up all these damned pictures. And my upper back and hands throb a bit. It’s that “angina or muscle strain” sort of few days.
OMG, John’s gone Doge.
@Comrade Mary: West Virginia is not Venice. Or did I miss something? I don’t have HBO.
Have you seen this? Perfect.
Bill E Pilgrim
@Omnes Omnibus: Different Doge.
Though one of my favorite lesser-known facts is that the wife of a Doge (the Renaissance one) was called a Dogaressa.
@Hill Dweller: Interesting interview with him on CBS Sunday Morning. He said he purposely “reset” his career. Turned down a lot of the rom-com stuff until he got offered these deeper, quirkier characters. He didn’t work for two years until he found the roles he wanted.So now I have to take back all that stuff I’ve said about him being a very lazy actor…
@Bill E Pilgrim: Thanks.
About that single-shot chase at the end.
My nose started to ache just watching all that shit go up their noses. This is why I could never do cocaine or even nasal spray.
@Omnes Omnibus: I saw McConaughey on Graham Norton’s show, and he said it was a conscious choice to change the direction of his career. Judging from his IMDB page, he did no movies for a couple of years, and then started doing a lot of smaller movies with interesting characters in 2011. It also didn’t hurt that some of the characters were from Texas and right in his wheelhouse.
@TaMara (BHF): Sorry, I didn’t see your post first. Otherwise I wouldn’t have posted nearly the same thing.
@Comrade Mary: OMG, John’s gone Doge.
so neckbeard – many tubes – wow – hairy animal – very mustard – wow – no pants
Meh. It was fine hearing it in stereo.
Completely OT: I was one of the Trivia Masters(creators of completely random and weird questions like ” In the English movie, The Italian Job, what was the closest pub to where Michael Caines’s character met his girl friend immediately after his release from prison?) for this lo those many years ago. Answer: The Archery (now closed and replaced by a wine bar).
And this came up why? What reminded you?
So the case we’ve been following … may not be the case they’re being questioned about.
And we’re at the exact halfway point of the story. (Eight episode run, four episodes in.)
@Elizabelle: Redone with a link. Sorry.
@Bill E Pilgrim: Truly, it is hard to conceive of a lesser known fact. In fact, were a “fact” lesser known, would it even be true?
Can I be a little sexist and say he got married, had kids, and got his shit together? Apparently his wife had the You can’t be running around naked playing bongos for the rest of your life talk with him before they got married.
@Mnemosyne: I never got the feeling that such rather successful men feel they have to listen to their wives or wives-to-be.
Bill E Pilgrim
@PIGL: I don’t know, but it wouldn’t be one of my favorites, which is the important part, unless it were a word as good as “Dogaressa”.
Actually as facts go, that one is pretty widely-known to a lot of people in Italy. So not even close to the least-known fact in existence, I’d say.
@ruemara: It’s not that. He made a choice to go anti-commercial. That is a deeply personal choice, especially as he could have made fat stacks doing Rom-Coms. He made a personal call. And good for him.
Hey, I’m just going by what the man himself said.
(Though I have the chronology slightly confused — they had at least two kids before she agreed to marry him.)
@Bill E Pilgrim: as good as “Dogaressa”? That word does not exist in any language.
We will just have to accept that our definitions of “widely known” differ.
Bill E Pilgrim
Are these all incorrect?
@Mnemosyne: I actually think you’re right. He mentioned her giving him the confidence to try different roles.
Still expecting there to be some crazy twist at some point – and can’t quite figure out if the present day interview scenes with Cohle and Hart are about some sort of Internal Affairs type investigation into all the laws they broke to catch the killer, or suspecting Cohle to be a copycat (which just seems too hamfisted to be the case) or some other crazy twist.
Maybe I’m just burned from The Killing – but fearing some really frustrating twist at the end.
@Hill Dweller: That’s actually quite sweet.
@BD of MN: The next apology will come by telegram.
Any conversation worth having in a car ought to involve someone with a serious philosophical dilemma.
@BD of MN:
Sorry for the trouble. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in my help. I work for Comcast. You may contact me at [email protected] and provide your account info.
@ComcastMark: You might be sorry you posted this. :-)
I have been raging at comcast all day, since I have been trying to get a problem resolved that I first became aware of during the SUMMER olympics.
I try every month or so, end up on the phone with comcast for about an hour before I get disconnected, then I’m in such a rage about it that I just say fuck it and walk away. Then I try when the burning rage has dissipated.
Today it was 48 minutes on the phone, passed to 3 different people; finally got “disconnected” after I insisted on being connected with a supervisor. Total accident, I’m sure. Then I went in person to my comcast office, where I spent 2 hours. Finally the fellow said he had called in some favors “with Chicago”. But when I got home, nope. Still not fixed. FRUSTRATING
Ed in NJ
I’m not sure that anyone will see this at this point, but I think the investigation is into a copycat killing in the present day, which is uncovering some unlawful practices in bringing the suspect to justice in the past. Since the hurricane destroyed the evidence, this new interrogation is perhaps taking the investigation in a different direction.
It would still qualify as somewhat hamfisted, but I think Hart might be the actual target of this investigation, not Cole. I’m also wondering whether the daughter might play into this. Her sexualized drawings seem like an awful big red herring for a show this attentive to details.