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(io9)   The literary reference you need to know to understand what's going on in True Detective   (io9.com) divider line 10
    More: Scary, True Detective, Raymond Chandler, layering, H.P. Lovecraft, Matthew McConaughey, Neil Gaiman, easter eggs  
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2014-02-15 12:12:27 AM
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whatshisname: But it doesn't really hold together and relies on the viewer keeping track of far too many plot threads.


It holds together fine as far as I can tell so far. But we only know part of the story.

And complaining that a TV show makes you work too hard to keep up with it says more about your skills as a viewer, not any fault of the show.
2014-02-15 12:48:09 PM
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Disgruntled Goat: So True Detective is Fark's new "It's so cool we need a greenlight every day" show, huh?

Noted.


It's a remarkable show. We are making remarks about it.

You see, Fark is a place where people come to discuss things that are occurring in the world in real time.

Go eat some cookies and then take a nap. You'll feel better.
2014-02-15 12:39:28 PM
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Disgruntled Goat: So True Detective is Fark's new "It's so cool we need a greenlight every day" show, huh?

Noted.


It's called "pop culture" and it occurs in real time. Don't worry, it'll be over in a month or so and you can fret about something else new you don't understand.
2014-02-15 09:29:54 AM
1 votes:

kroonermanblack: Also I'm not clicking a gawker asset link, sorry. Can anyone summarize the link?


No, and you should feel like a dumbass for A) asking; and B) having a personal boycott against gawker sites. What did they do to you?
2014-02-15 09:16:23 AM
1 votes:
It's a pity Chambers isn't as well known as Lovecraft. Even when you have something inspired by his work, like "In the Mouth of Madness", people call it Lovecraftian.
2014-02-15 09:07:58 AM
1 votes:

darch: Am I correct to draw references to Stephen King from this show? "The Yellow King"/"The Crimson King"/"Low Men in Yellow Coats", etc. I am getting a definate Dark Tower (Beams, breakers, etc) feeling from this series.

Or perhaps I'm reaching.


I think you're seeing two things referencing the same source. King is really well-versed in early American horror and the Dark Tower is his place to play with a lot of those elements.

Originally the Dark Tower books weren't meant for a mass audience. They were published in limited editions.
2014-02-15 12:08:27 AM
1 votes:
I've picked up on some Stephen King references also. Amazing show. The last 6 minutes of the lastest episode was mind-blowing.
2014-02-14 11:43:14 PM
1 votes:

kasmel: Yeah, that show's ok. All the adulation for it though...it's not exactly justified.


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2014-02-14 11:41:04 PM
1 votes:
Yeah, that show's ok. All the adulation for it though...it's not exactly justified.
2014-02-14 09:49:41 PM
1 votes:
Hopefully the story arc won't involve Twin Peaks-like demon spirit that jump from person to person.
 
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