True Detective

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Oscar winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, House of Cards) will play detective Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas. Stephen Dorff (Somewhere, Immortals) is set to play Arkansas State Investigator Roland West. Carmen Ejogo (Selma, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) will play school teacher Amelia Reardon, who is connected to two missing children. Additional cast members include Josh Hopkins, who will play Jim Dobkins, a private attorney in Fayetteville, Arkansas involved in deposing state police detectives in an ongoing investigation. Scoot McNairy is Tom, a father who suffers a terrible loss which ties his fate to that of two state police detectives over ten years. Mamie Gummer stars as Lucy Purcell, a young mother of two at the center of a tragic crime. Jodi Balfour, Lonnie Chavis, Ray Fisher, Michael Greyeyes, Jon Tenney, Rhys Wakefield, Sarah Gadon, Emily Nelson, Brandon Flynn and Michael Graziadei also star.

Ep.4: True Detective - 301 & 302 - The Great War and Modern Memory and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Jan 15 2019
Ep.4: True Detective - 301 & 302 - The Great War and Modern Memory and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
True Detective Season 3 finally is here! HBO treated us to a double-header Sunday night, and fans are eating it up. Mahershala Ali is on fire, the spookiness is back, and Stephen Dorff's wig is absolutely criminal.  Run down our list of suspects and dig deep into the meanings behind Wayne Hays' memories. We compare the clear links between this season and the West Memphis Three and toss around some tinfoil about the clues fans spotted in the first two episodes. The Shat on TV crew also applauds some standout performances and artistic decisions before The King Bee asks the question on everyone's mind: Would you rather be convicted of a crime you didn't commit or be fatally stricken by a bus? True Detective fan mail from listeners Ashley and Mitch cover the meaning behind the Robert Penn Warren poem being read by Amelia and high hopes for Season 3. Have a listen and write us at hosts@shatontv.com to let us know what you think.  Help Support the Podcast Shop Amazon With Our Free Affiliate Link: Take the Sponsor Survey: a Voicemail:(914) 719-SHAT – (914) 719-7428 Donate with Paypal: Subscribe to our Feeds & Follow us on Social Media: Check out our Movie Podcast: Ashley on the Dana Buckler Show: Tags: True Detective, True Detective TV Series, True Detective Theories, True Detective Spoilers, True Detective Series, True Detective Review, True Detective Recap, True Detective Questions, True Detective podcast, True Detective 2016, TV Series, TV Podcast, Shat The Movies, Shat On TV, Mystery, HBO True Detective, HBO Series, HBO Podcast, Game of Thrones
Ep.5: True Detective - 303 - The Big Never
Jan 23 2019
Ep.5: True Detective - 303 - The Big Never
WARNING: Explicit language from the get-go as we decode Episode 3 of "True Detective" Season 3. Confused about this one? You're not alone. After episodes 1 and 2 held our hand through all the clues to the Purcell kids' death and disappearance, Episode 3 knocked all the clues on the ground like so many Dungeons and Dragons dice in a forest. Let's venture into the darkest parts of Wayne Hays' memory, dissect his relationship with Amelia, and finally answer "what's that gun for?" Seeing Wayne, Roland, and Tom Purcell in 1990 gave us a lot of context for the web woven between the three men, and Gene thinks he knows the first guy to take the fall for the crimes in West Finger. Wondering about the notes? Us, too! Worried about the Trash Man? Who isn't? Hungry for another Dick Ebert Bible lesson? You're gonna get one anyway! Have a listen and write us at hosts@shatontv.com to let us know what you think, then join us Thursday for listener email on The Watch edition of Shat on TV: True Detective.  Help Support the Podcast Shop Amazon With Our Free Affiliate Link: Take the Sponsor Survey: a Voicemail:(914) 719-SHAT – (914) 719-7428 Donate with Paypal: Subscribe to our Feeds & Follow us on Social Media: Check out our Movie Podcast:   Tags: True Detective, True Detective TV Series, True Detective Theories, True Detective Spoilers, True Detective Series, True Detective Review, True Detective Recap, True Detective Questions, True Detective podcast, True Detective 2016, TV Series, TV Podcast, Shat The Movies, Shat On TV, Mystery, HBO True Detective, HBO Series, HBO Podcast, Game of Thrones
Ep.13: True Detective - 308 - The Watch
Mar 6 2019
Ep.13: True Detective - 308 - The Watch
It's our final True Detective podcast for Season 3! Fourteen listeners write on topics ranging from beeper technology to Jungian archetypes. The King Bee reminds us that sometimes we're overthinking TV. Big D swears we'll never sell out, and Gene Lyons discovers Wayne and Amelia found a way to make their marriage work. Yeah, he seriously missed that part entirely. We also reconnect with Joe from California, whose monotone midseason voicemail was the stuff of genius nightmares, and hear from listeners who thought the "True Detective" Season 3 finale fell short. Listener JC firmly plants his flag in crazy wrong territory. Several "True Detective" fans reveal that this season meant different things to different people. And listener Ash Schlafly closes us out with one last literary analysis.  Have a listen, then join us at  for our next Shat on TV podcast.  Help Support the Podcast Shop Amazon With Our Free Affiliate Link: Take the Sponsor Survey: a Voicemail:(914) 719-SHAT – (914) 719-7428 Donate with Paypal: Subscribe to our Feeds & Follow us on Social Media: Check out our Movie Podcast:   Tags: True Detective, True Detective TV Series, True Detective Theories, True Detective Spoilers, True Detective Series, True Detective Review, True Detective Recap, True Detective Questions, True Detective podcast, True Detective 2016, TV Series, TV Podcast, Shat The Movies, Shat On TV, Mystery, HBO True Detective, HBO Series, HBO Podcast, Game of Thrones