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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 in ...
 
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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 tha…
 
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.…
 
"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 compl…
 
"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 Ho…
 
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 Pur…
 
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 shoul…
 
"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 Memphi…
 
"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 …
 
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 ve…
 
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 seaso…
 
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 beh…
 
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 ex…
 
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 o…
 
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