True Detective : Season 3 Reviews

  • May 15, 2019

    Una muy buena serie, magistrales interpretaciones de sus protagonistas, compleja pero entendible.

    Una muy buena serie, magistrales interpretaciones de sus protagonistas, compleja pero entendible.

  • May 11, 2019

    I didn't like it as much as the first season, but overall it's still far better than 99% of the shows out there. It was a really slow burn for the first 6-7 episodes before coming alive after huge revelations. Mahershala did an amazing job as did Stephen Dorff (which was really surprising bc I had envisioned him as a 3rd rate actor that was only good for fighting/action movies... boy was I wrong). The plot is pretty exciting and interesting even during the slow burn episodes. If you're a fan of this series you'll enjoy it, and if you're a fan of dark criminal investigation stories this will give you your fix.

    I didn't like it as much as the first season, but overall it's still far better than 99% of the shows out there. It was a really slow burn for the first 6-7 episodes before coming alive after huge revelations. Mahershala did an amazing job as did Stephen Dorff (which was really surprising bc I had envisioned him as a 3rd rate actor that was only good for fighting/action movies... boy was I wrong). The plot is pretty exciting and interesting even during the slow burn episodes. If you're a fan of this series you'll enjoy it, and if you're a fan of dark criminal investigation stories this will give you your fix.

  • May 11, 2019

    The writers of this show are geniuses and the casting and acting are perfection. I think it the best one yet.

    The writers of this show are geniuses and the casting and acting are perfection. I think it the best one yet.

  • May 07, 2019

    It's a good story, and it's spread over several decades. Lots of character development, a pretty good script, and plenty of atmosphere. Yet, it lacks pace. To put it another way, it has only one pace and that's s-l-o-w. In order break the monotony, the story jumps back and forth in time between 1980, 1990, and 2015. One can only surmise this time-shifting is used as a device to break up or camouflage the slow pace. True Detective is not, and never has been, an "action" mystery series, yet it could certainly do with more lively scenes. The three main stars all turn in good performances. Mr. Ali and Mr. Dorff may each earn an Emmy nomination for their efforts and would be deserving of a win. They carry this show from start to finish.

    It's a good story, and it's spread over several decades. Lots of character development, a pretty good script, and plenty of atmosphere. Yet, it lacks pace. To put it another way, it has only one pace and that's s-l-o-w. In order break the monotony, the story jumps back and forth in time between 1980, 1990, and 2015. One can only surmise this time-shifting is used as a device to break up or camouflage the slow pace. True Detective is not, and never has been, an "action" mystery series, yet it could certainly do with more lively scenes. The three main stars all turn in good performances. Mr. Ali and Mr. Dorff may each earn an Emmy nomination for their efforts and would be deserving of a win. They carry this show from start to finish.

  • May 07, 2019

    Amazing acting. Too slow at times. But this show was ruined by the ending. You can't push your viewers into a certain narrative and then change the ending and say it's the viewers fault for thinking that way.

    Amazing acting. Too slow at times. But this show was ruined by the ending. You can't push your viewers into a certain narrative and then change the ending and say it's the viewers fault for thinking that way.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    Slaughterhouse Detective, the third season of true detective and Kurt Vonnevgut's Slaughterhouse Five LISTEN: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time. So begins Kurt Vonnegut's classic work of weird science fiction "Slaughterhouse Five", where Billy Pilgrim: "Has Gone to sleep a senile widower and woken up on his wedding day. He has walked through a door in 1955 and came out another one in 1941." A meditation on violence, regret and relationships, this is the book I was reminded of after watching the third season of True Detective. Both works focus on an old man reminiscing over the details of a half forgotten life. Both deal with the inevitable conflict between men and women, the small failures and small truimphs of pedestrian relationships which pale when measured against their hazy promise displayed in the blush of youth. Both stories rest upon the damage that violence and and trauma visit upon men, and upon those they love. Mahershala Ali plays Detective Wayne Hays, a sensitive and nuanced portrayal of the black police officer trying to make a career in the American police force in 1980. Ali's Detective was a tracker during the Vietnam war and brings his daemons to work with him. Steven Dorst plays Detective Ron West, Hays' partner. West is a southern boy, cynical about the black rights movement and focused on career advancement. The story is gathered around the disappearance of two children, a case which the two man fail to solve across a thirty five year period, and is told through the eyes of Ali's Detective Hays who is afflicted with a brain tumour as an old man, and flashes back to different periods in his life through the story. He goes to sleep a lonely old man and awakes in the arms of his young family. He walks through a door in 2015 and comes out another one in 1980. Like "Slaughterhouse", season 3 of True Detective uses magic realism to move us around in time. Detective Wayne Hays is flung from one memory to another in horrifying experiences courtesy of his failing faculties. At times he is like a man suspended over the map of his life, watching the landscape erode. Is he a disturbed young detective fresh from the horrors of the Vietnam war? Is he an old man mulling over the wreckage of his past? The whole series is a meditation on loss, life and violence. The disappearance of children from a troubled family offsets the conflict in Hayes' own relationship, the isolation and loneliness despite career success in Ron West. The two of them try to crack the case as it gets colder and colder, and despite numerous reviews the mystery evades, confuses and ultimately comes to define them. Wayne Hayes, trying to make sense of his life and the case as his very memory falls apart, agrees to go over the history of the childrens' disappearance with a journalist, sifting through the long cold trails and the various leads with her. This leads to new directions, new clues, and he seeks out his former partner to help. His failing memory, however, proves to be both a curse and a saviour. Written almost sixty years apart, both "Slaughterhouse Five" and season three of "True Detective", seek to get under the skin of this troubled and rumpled life by dissolving timelines and bluing temporal boundaries. The energy of the young bleeds into the fatigue of old age and forgetting in the blink of an eye. Recommended!

    Slaughterhouse Detective, the third season of true detective and Kurt Vonnevgut's Slaughterhouse Five LISTEN: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time. So begins Kurt Vonnegut's classic work of weird science fiction "Slaughterhouse Five", where Billy Pilgrim: "Has Gone to sleep a senile widower and woken up on his wedding day. He has walked through a door in 1955 and came out another one in 1941." A meditation on violence, regret and relationships, this is the book I was reminded of after watching the third season of True Detective. Both works focus on an old man reminiscing over the details of a half forgotten life. Both deal with the inevitable conflict between men and women, the small failures and small truimphs of pedestrian relationships which pale when measured against their hazy promise displayed in the blush of youth. Both stories rest upon the damage that violence and and trauma visit upon men, and upon those they love. Mahershala Ali plays Detective Wayne Hays, a sensitive and nuanced portrayal of the black police officer trying to make a career in the American police force in 1980. Ali's Detective was a tracker during the Vietnam war and brings his daemons to work with him. Steven Dorst plays Detective Ron West, Hays' partner. West is a southern boy, cynical about the black rights movement and focused on career advancement. The story is gathered around the disappearance of two children, a case which the two man fail to solve across a thirty five year period, and is told through the eyes of Ali's Detective Hays who is afflicted with a brain tumour as an old man, and flashes back to different periods in his life through the story. He goes to sleep a lonely old man and awakes in the arms of his young family. He walks through a door in 2015 and comes out another one in 1980. Like "Slaughterhouse", season 3 of True Detective uses magic realism to move us around in time. Detective Wayne Hays is flung from one memory to another in horrifying experiences courtesy of his failing faculties. At times he is like a man suspended over the map of his life, watching the landscape erode. Is he a disturbed young detective fresh from the horrors of the Vietnam war? Is he an old man mulling over the wreckage of his past? The whole series is a meditation on loss, life and violence. The disappearance of children from a troubled family offsets the conflict in Hayes' own relationship, the isolation and loneliness despite career success in Ron West. The two of them try to crack the case as it gets colder and colder, and despite numerous reviews the mystery evades, confuses and ultimately comes to define them. Wayne Hayes, trying to make sense of his life and the case as his very memory falls apart, agrees to go over the history of the childrens' disappearance with a journalist, sifting through the long cold trails and the various leads with her. This leads to new directions, new clues, and he seeks out his former partner to help. His failing memory, however, proves to be both a curse and a saviour. Written almost sixty years apart, both "Slaughterhouse Five" and season three of "True Detective", seek to get under the skin of this troubled and rumpled life by dissolving timelines and bluing temporal boundaries. The energy of the young bleeds into the fatigue of old age and forgetting in the blink of an eye. Recommended!

  • Apr 14, 2019

    If this had been the first in the series, there would have been no sequels. Too slow, too self-important, too devoid of surprise and tension.

    If this had been the first in the series, there would have been no sequels. Too slow, too self-important, too devoid of surprise and tension.

  • Apr 12, 2019

    They did a good job combining the 3 timelines in the story.

    They did a good job combining the 3 timelines in the story.

  • Apr 02, 2019

    This season totally redeemed itself after the weird and abysmal season 2. Might even be better than season 1

    This season totally redeemed itself after the weird and abysmal season 2. Might even be better than season 1

  • Apr 02, 2019

    Great movie, totally mind blowing...����

    Great movie, totally mind blowing...����