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.

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Ep.13: True Detective - 308 - The Watch
51:24

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. 

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Mar 06, 2019
Ep.12: True Detective - 308 - Now Am Found
59:22

As Mahershala Ali triumphantly raised his Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Green Book," Nic Pizzolatto and company wowed us with one of the greatest TV drama finales in HBO history.

"True Detective" Episode 8, "Now Am Found," changed the conversation from a whodunnit to an exploration of what it means to have needs, to have memories, and to let go.

Viewers were driven to redefine what a villain is, what triumph means, and what we accept as entertainment. The symbolism left a lot open to interpretation, and many questions went unanswered. But the resolution felt complete and instructive.

Join us for one last ride with Wayne and Roland, then write us at hosts@shatontv.com for next week's final edition of The Watch.


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Feb 27, 2019
Ep.11: True Detective - 307 - The Watch
39:45

 

"True Detective" listeners write in about Season 3 Episode 7 in this bonus edition of Shat on TV's "The Watch." A former classmate dishes the dirt on "True Detective" showrunner Nic Pizzolatto; an Arkansas viewer cheers the show's use of her home state; and Gene discovers the hour he spent transcribing an on-screen shot of Amelia's book was a complete waste of time.

A car enthusiast points out issues with Cousin Dan's Mercury Capri, and a Shat listener earns a spot on Jeopardy! Plus, we examine our own prejudices thanks to listener Stu G.

Other emails and voicemails include:

  • The link to Marty Hart and Rust Cohle
  • A dark theory on Roland's secret
  • Mr. June and Mary July
  • and the gravity of homosexuality in the show's 1980s roots.

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Feb 23, 2019
Ep.10: True Detective - 307 - The Final Country
39:54

"True Detective" Episode 7 intrigued us with the tragic tale of Isabel Hoyt and and the terrifying introduction of her father, Edward Hoyt. Plus, we got to see the epic beatdown of the contemptible Harris James and behold Mahershala Ali in his giant boxer shorts.

Join The King Bee and Gene Lyons as Shat on TV outlines James' involvement from the Hoyt family's 1977 automotive incident through the 2015 documentary. We also discuss the Edward Hoyt phone call and its impact on Detective Wayne Hays. And Mr. June gives this spooky skeleton of a story some connective tissue.

Did you appreciate the humor in "The Final Country"? Are you Team Roland or Team Wayne? And do you think "True Detective" has any tricks left up its sleeve? Write us at hosts@shatontv.com with your thoughts for this week's bonus mail edition: The Watch.


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Feb 20, 2019
Ep.9: True Detective - 306 - Hunters in The Dark
58:58

If you had a "True Detective" Season 3 theory, Episode 6 probably confirmed it. Is that the mark of a well-constructed show, or TV that's just too predictable?

The Shat Crew breaks down what we know for (almost) certain and what's still up in the air, and listeners write in about character sexuality, the secret meanings of names, and what Julie Purcell's drawings tell us about life before she disappeared.

Big D does his best Nic Pizzolatto impersonation and learns that Scoot isn't short for "Scooter." Gene Lyons loses his mind over wild speculation, peepholes, and racial nomenclature. And The King Bee writes a sweet ditty for the ages.


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Feb 13, 2019
Ep.8: True Detective - 305 - If You Have Ghosts
59:31

Episode 5 shocked "True Detective" fans by taking Season 3 back to the quality and power of Season 1 without stealing too much from the HBO series' origins. We review startling scenes, including The Woodard Altercation, The Press Conference, Julie's Phone Call, and The Porch Talk. 

Is Wayne a horrible man who's veneer is beginning to crack? Or should we sympathize with a troubled veteran burdened with the sins and shortcomings of those around him? Maybe both.

What happened to officer Harris James? Was he the man Wayne Hays and Roland West alluded to killing? Or was it Tom Purcell? 

Big D, King Bee, and Gene Lyons piece it all together. Plus, listeners write in to The Watch with their views on the Hoyt Foods connection, ghosts vs. memories, Roland's sexuality, and more.


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Feb 06, 2019
Ep.7: True Detective - 304 - The Hour and The Day
01:04:19

"True Detective" skipped its usual Episode 4 bloodbath this season and instead gave us a buffet of strong dialogue and revelations. Find out what's different about the writing on "The Hour and The Day," and hear Dick Ebert sing twice in the same podcast.

Listener mail discusses how "True Detective" is handling race, the truth behind the West Memphis Three, and the accuracy of how evidence is handled on screen. And the tin foil comes out as listeners ask whether Wayne Hays might be "doinking" Lucy Purcell in the bushes or Julie Purcell might actually be the documentarian meeting with Wayne.

Finally, stick around until the end of the podcast for a voicemail that just might explain the entire season and pin Julie's abduction on a surprise suspect.


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Jan 30, 2019
Ep.6: True Detective - 303 - The Watch
22:47

 

"True Detective" sparked so many fantastic letters that Shat on TV had to spin out an extra edition this week for The Watch, a collection of the best listener emails and tweets from the week.

Listener Ashley illuminates the relationship between Wayne and Amelia. Tom from Chicago asks about questionable evidence handling. Jamie points to spirals as a clue. Dillon believes in King Bee's "the kids did it" theory. Brian highlights the music, and Megan reminds us it always has to do with child sex cults.

Veteran shatter Kenny reminds us the show is about more than just solving a crime. And Gino teaches Big D how to say "documentary."


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Jan 24, 2019
Ep.5: True Detective - 303 - The Big Never
50:50

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.


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Jan 23, 2019
Ep.4: True Detective - 301 & 302 - The Great War and Modern Memory and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
01:05:37

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.

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Jan 15, 2019
Ep.3 True Detective Season 3 Preview
33:49

Can't wait for True Detective Season 3? Neither can we. So before Mahershala Ali takes the screen Jan. 13, we've brought you the next best thing: a season preview!

Take 30 minutes to get filled in on the cast, including King Bee favorite Scoot McNairy, and find out what you can expect over the next 10 weeks. Find out more about the writing team behind True Detective Season 3, and discover the one thing that worries us about the future of the series.

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Jan 08, 2019
Ep.2: True Detective Seasons 1 and 2 Recap
46:13

Get caught up on True Detective Seasons 1 and 2 before Season 3 arrives Jan. 13! Big D, Gene Lyons, and The King Bee speed recap what worked in Season 1, what failed in Season 2, and what we can expect from Season 3 (probably more weird sex parties). 

In this podcast, you'll hear the background on each season plus some behind-the-scenes info that explains a lot.

Also:

  • Big D invents a new TV show, "Walking Bad"
  • Gene and King Bee gush over Matthew McConaughey
  • Episode 4 shootouts save the day
  • Colin Farrell's mustache inspires Gene to shave
  • Why four-week-long songs don't work on TV.

Have a listen and write us at hosts@shatontv.com with your opinions on Seasons 1 and 2.


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Jan 01, 2019
Ep.1: True Detective Announcement
05:47

Big news! Shat on TV is covering "True Detective" Season 3 on HBO! After a breathtaking Season 1 and lackluster Season 2, "True Detective" is coming back strong, and we're all huge fans.

Find out what why we're excited, and hear what The King Bee discovered during his sneak preview of the first two episodes.

Mahershala Ali will play the lead role of detective Wayne Hays, while Stephen Dorff will play his partner detective Roland West. The season marks show creator Nic Pizzolatto's directorial debut. Jeremy Saulnier and Daniel Sackheim will share in director duties.

Pizzolatto also serves as the showrunner and sole writer of the season, with the exception of the fourth and sixth episode, which he co-wrote with David Milch and Graham Gordy.


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Dec 23, 2018