True Detective
True Detective
Shat on Entertainment
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.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: Leave 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  
Mar 6, 2019
51 min
Ep.12: True Detective - 308 - Now Am Found
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.
Feb 26, 2019
59 min
Ep.11: True Detective - 307 - The Watch
Fan mail discusses True Detective Season 3 Episode 7, "The Final Country"
Feb 22, 2019
39 min
Ep.10: True Detective - 307 - The Final Country
"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.
Feb 20, 2019
39 min
Ep.9: True Detective - 306 - Hunters in The Dark
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.
Feb 12, 2019
58 min
Ep.8: True Detective - 305 - If You Have Ghosts
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.
Feb 5, 2019
59 min
Ep.7: True Detective - 304 - The Hour and The Day
"True Detective" skipped its usual Episode 4 bloodbath this season and instead gave us a buffet of strong dialog 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.
Jan 29, 2019
1 hr 4 min
Ep.6: True Detective - 303 - The Watch
Fan mail discusses True Detective Season 3 Episode 3, "The Big Never"
Jan 24, 2019
22 min
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?"
Jan 22, 2019
50 min
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'll 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.
Jan 15, 2019
1 hr 5 min
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