I hate this season's Tench subplot so fucking much. Fuck I hate it.
The handling of the march sequence was so stylistically jarring that I think actually would work so well....on a different show. This show is so stylistically consistent that to see something that is SO stylistically different is especially jarring. Whatever, I'm just happy to see Carl Franklin directing something high-profile.
Sister w/ the glasses is fanfuckingtastic and needs to be in all the things.
Herriman was almost unrecognizable (despite knowing it was him) except for the times Manson sounded like Dewey Crowe. The Tex Watson interview was just as interesting.
Shout out to Cameron Britton. He's so goddamn good. I watched his final eye-widening like 4 times it was so perfect.
In both seasons show crackles when it sticks to the crimes and the criminals and suffers when it focuses on the family/relationship lives of the three leads but Anna Torv has the only interesting subplot between the two seasons which is nice to see.
More thoughts later but those are initial things that I wanted to speak on.
"How you not a sell-out if a sell-out spits a rhyme and you enjoy it?" KRS-ONE
"The way that you control a motherfucker that ain't don't nothing is you give them something. Then you hold it over their heads." Patrice O'Neal
4. "Really good. Maybe not quite at level of first" In response to Reply # 0
All three main characters are so strong.
Old dudes 7yold is the scariest character in this. Is he acting or did they just get a kid with those issues. If the former, wow.
I spoke to an old head at lunch today and he lived thru that time in ATL as a young father of a young girl and it was a scary time. I also don’t think he’d appreciate the portrayal of mayor Jackson and his team.
6. "Fantastic, just like the first season. Top-level TV. " In response to Reply # 0
McCallany is an all-timer FBI agent in TV/movies. He looks, acts, feels, even dresses exactly like real FBI agents. Everything he does is precisely like every FBI agent I've ever known.
The writing is great. The directing, with names like Dominik and Franklin (!), is obviously great. Such tension for a show that's mostly people sitting and talking. They can make a twenty-minute scene feel like five minutes. Unreal.
7. "Man this show gets me every time. " In response to Reply # 0
I remember last season being frustated the first 2 or 3 episodes (why are we seeing people feed their cat and why does everyone speak so diliberately)? And then the back half of the series not being able to watch episodes fast enough.
Damn this show disturbs me. Have me wondering if I am a latent serial killer for getting sucked so much into the interviews.
And the interviews. Nothing like them on tv. How can they think we would be interested in their dating life when there are those interviews to get back to. ********** "Everyone has a plan until you punch them in the face. Then they don't have a plan anymore." (c) Mike Tyson
8. "I just finished the season" In response to Reply # 0
It was excellent. The Atlanta Child Murders storyline was amazingly compelling. I didn't mind Wendy's storyline. Although they pushed it to the side the last few episodes and Anna Torv had nothing to do. Bill's wife was beyond annoying though. First with her being in denial that her "sweet little boy" was a creepy @$$3d killer. Then with her getting mad at Bill like it's his fault. Then bouncing while he's away at work. Eff her.