BTW, Black Mountain refers to 3 days in Paul's Afghanistan tour-of-duty where he and his buddy got their freak on. Obviously a corny tongue-in-cheek reference to Brokeback Mountain. Ugh. That's this season's Achilles heel; Paul being blackmailed/killed, conveniently putting his partners and family at risk - at the last minute - doesn't exactly ring true. Why in 2014/15 would a young, handsome, ex-Marine, motorcycle beat cop from southern California care if someone tagged him for being bi or gay?!? Whether it was true or not? Especially when his mom basically says, 'yeah, I've known for years, no gaydar necessary.' This isn't Brokeback Mountain, no matter how clever the screenwriters think they're winking at the audience. I guess casting Taylor Kitsch for this kitsch was supposed to be clever as well; ha, ha.
I agree, this season's storytelling reeked; you don't care about any of the characters, starting with the deceased, Caspere - no 'Who Killed Laura Palmer' here, no matter how bizarre you make his sexual proclivities. You just don't get to know or care about any of these people, except possibly Frank. As someone mentioned, perhaps his wife is in on the deal, but who cares? I see True Detective has been defined as an 'intelligent' throwback to the sleazy, b-movie film genre. This season has been sleazy, but not very intelligent. Just cluttered and busy.
Comment modified at August 03, 2015 15:00
RTFM - now that the television series has 'caught up' with the book series, with pointed differences, all bets are ON! Adding fuel to the dragon ice fire the book/wiki rumor is that Jon Snow is the son of Robert Baratheon and a Targaryen. Eddard Stark was just taking the heat for the his dude, the newly conquering King Robert. Couldn't have people know one of your babies' mommas was from the royal family you just overthrew, eh? And if the Lannisters heard such rumours over the years, may explain Cercei's twisted justification for her behavior - but still two wrongs don't make a right as the High Sparrow noted, yowza. The other "theory" is that he's Ed's sister Lanna Stark's son and Rhaegar Targaryen. Since Ed was Robert's right hand man, again rumors of screwing with the sworn enemy would not go down well, especially with the high houses picking sides. Either way that means Dany is either Jon's half sister or first cousin. Makes things kinda sticky going forward, to say the least...
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