Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Being True to the Detective

I'm glad to have seen the "True Detective" series not too long after "The Killing." Their stories are similar but the former makes such a stronger case in almost every conceivable way whereas the latter meanders, whines, and contradicts itself with every step. Ironically "True Detective" creator Nic Pizzolatto was a writer on some early episodes of "The Killing" when I had hopes for the series. Granted the finale of TD is less of a shocker and more of a showdown long coming, but it cares more for the characters it establishes over cheap thrills. TK makes everything and everyone disposable to make hard, unexpected (and unjustified and unmotivated) plot turns for the sake of entertainment. Being that the strong performances and textured locations played such a big part of the appeal of TD, I'm curious how season 2 will play out with its new cast and new setting. #sse #gnetx

True Detective (TV Series 2014– )
With Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts. The lives of two detectives, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, become entangled during a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.

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