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Old 03-11-2014, 06:30 PM   #21
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i am getting bummed that this series is going to come to an end. i cant wait to watch a marathon of all the episodes back to back.

after sunday nights episode, i really have no idea in which direction it is going to go. mcconaheys acting is off the charts. its like he is two completely different characters playing the same role. i will be completely baffled if he doesnt win every acting award they hand out.
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Matthew McConaughey Is on the Brink of Making Emmy/Oscar History

Matthew McConaughey's Oscar-winning month may have set the stage for a history-making awards-show year.
A week after McConaughey claimed the Best Actor statuette for "Dallas Buyers Club," the 43-year-old star is the consensus pick of early-bird Emmy pundits to take Outstanding Lead Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for HBO's "True Detective." If the buzz holds, McConaughey will be the first Best Actor Oscar-winner to take home an Emmy in the same year.
"True Detective," costarring McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as cops on the trail of a serial killer, wrapped its eight-episode inaugural season on Sunday night before a series-high 3.5 million live TV viewers, HBO reported.
At the awards-tracking site Gold Derby, three of the four experts weighing in with Emmy picks have McConaughey as the actor to beat in his presumed category ahead of the likes of Harrelson.
Like "American Horror Story," "True Detective" is an anthology that is expected to compete as a miniseries rather than a drama series. McConaughey told the Oscar press last week he won't be back for a second round of "True Detective."
If McConaughey pulls off the Oscar-Emmy year, he'll be the first male actor to do so. The select bunch includes only actresses: Helen Hunt, Meryl Streep, and Helen Mirren. Liza Minnelli also pulled off the feat — it was half of her EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony); her "Cabaret" director Bob Fosse also scored the double wins.
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i dont want to ruin it for anyone who is waiting to see it (it really is like an 8 hour long movie)-

But McConaughey has said he never planned to stay beyond one season. "It was a 450-page film, is what it was," McConaughey said of the show's first season during a January Television Critics Association panel. "It was also finite. It didn't mean we had to come back this year, next year if we were under contract. It was finite. So in that way it was exactly a 450-page film script."
-but the final hour "episode" was freaking amazing.

with 2 shows left i was certain they would not be able to pull it off or end the series that would leave me satisfied.

the story got so deep and the characters became so evolved and developed, i was certain there was no way everything dcould be wrapped up in two hours w/o it being rushed, forced, or some shocker twist that would leave you stunned and saying WTF???

i got so wrapped up on the crimes and solving the mystery that i lost sight of how much of the first 4 episodes were devoted to character development.

it ended as perfectly as i could have hoped.

brilliant writing, directing, and above all else, acting.
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