It seems so cruel to say that True Detective has lost its touch based on two episodes, but the writers of this show are capable of so much more. The ending of this week’s episode was interesting, but up until then, it was horseshit.
But, there are a few positives. It’s very well shot, and the music is great, plus this week’s episode ended on a bit of a shock; Ray was gunned down by a man wearing a raven mask. Now, realistically, he should be dead; at the very least, he should be in a coma or hospitalised or something. The likelihood is he’ll spend a couple of episodes in hospital, and then get back to work. But how great would it be if he died? For one, we have one less awful character to worry about, and two, it would show some real balls. That’s not likely to happen, but hey, at least we have an intriguing new plotline to follow. Nothing like a “Whodunnit?” for a detective series.
Very disappointing, True Detective. It’s time to start upping the ante and proving your worth our time.