Detect This!: A True Detective Podcast
About This Show
Grab your magnifying glass, gumshoes! It's time for some serious detective work.
Detect This! is Film Geek Radio's weekly podcast devoted exclusively to discussion of the HBO television series TRUE DETECTIVE. Join Andrew and Charlie (from Avenging Angels and The Briefing Room) as they go week-by-week through each episode of the series, looking for clues to determine whether or not it's a great show. Can A-list movie actors effectively make the leap to the small screen? What are some of the deeper themes the show is trying to explore? The only way to find out is to tune in and help us Detect This!Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Episode #19: Omega Station
Aug 12, 2015
It's over. After eight episodes of angst, corruption, and lots of head-scratching, the second season of True Detective has come to an end. But did it go out on a high note? This week, Charlie and Andrew discuss the second season finale, "Omega Station." Does it do a good job of setting up an engaging dynamic between the two central couples? Is the show racist, or just crafting a racist character? Does Ray's fate make any sense at all? Are the final moments emotionally manipulative? And did Pizzolatto succeed in going full Oedipus Rex? Tune in for a conversation about all that and more, plus listener feedback.
0:25 - Intro
4:10 - Overall thoughts on the episode
8:35 - The opening scene with Ray and Ani
15:25 - The Frank/Jordan dynamic
23:55 - Leonard, Erica, and going full Oedipus
38:30 - Is this show racist?
42:05 - Stealing the money
44:30 - Ray's demise and why it's stupid
53:24 - Frank's fatal flaw
1:01:10 - The paternity test and emotional manipulation
1:07:00 - The final scene, Nails, and more on Ray
1:13:15 - Felicia has stuff to do
1:18:15 - Listener feedback
1:22:08 - Show close
DON'T FORGET: You can contact the show by emailing email@example.com or leaving a voicemail at 336-793-2509. Thanks for listening!Read more »
Episodes of This Show
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Rated 2 out of
Started off very strong
The show's early episodes were fairly interesting but as time moved on, the quality of discussion and punctuality of the podcast took a sharp downturn. It reached a point where I had no reason to listen to most of the episodes. As well, too much time was spent analyzing people's reactions to the show/what you think the show "owes" us or you as a viewer and not enough time was devoted to...you know, the television show. Don't take yourselves so seriously next time out. It's a great show. Watch it and record a review of the episodes. Let us decide what our TV owes our overly gender/race sensitive selves.
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 5 out of
Excellent podcast! Informative and enjoyable!
I am a BIG podcast listener (I listen every day) and I have to say this is one of the best podcasts. This is done by a couple of guys who are really INTO the material (and not trying to do it for the money... not that there is typically much money in podcasting). This is head and shoulders above what you will find on a corporate podcast like AfterBuzz TV (they are nice, but can't touch this podcast).
The theories about the show mentioned in this podcast have enriched my understanding and appreciation for True Detective. I look forward to this show EVERY WEEK. Which reminds me, where is this week's show? I'm hungry for another one. ;)
Download the podcast and listen. What are you waiting for?
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated 4 out of
I really like listening to what you two have to say about True Detective. You point out a lot of things in the show I would have otherwised missed and you have some really interesting points and theories. My only request is that you stop talking about how busy you are for the first 10 minutes of the show and giving 100 reasons why the show is always late. We're not tuning in to hear about that.
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 5 out of
Great Shows/Great Ideas
All of the podcast episodes are great. True detective is the type of show that you could talk for days about. Great actors, great director, great story. The podcast about episode 3 was completely mind blowing. With the help of the fans of the show they are bringing up great points! Keep it up guys. Look forward to hearing more!
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated 3 out of
Stop Talking About Yourselves
The analysis of the show was fun, but I don't need to hear 7 minutes in the beginning of you guys talking about this stupid detective club and about how busy your lives are and how you never expected anyone to listen to this show. Just say "sorry we've been delayed, we've very busy." I don't care about your life stories.
Date published: 2014-03-09
Rated 4 out of
Detect This -- A True Detective Podcast
Great insights into the show. I wish it were a little more timely -- maybe it's the arrangement with Stitcher that causes the time lag.
Date published: 2014-03-05
Rated 3 out of
Please cut out the long intro about yourselves
I almost shut this off before I got to the review of the show. "Sorry, life happens. And now to the review."
Date published: 2014-03-11