Who’s to blame for True Detective season two? That’s not a question I’m asking, since I genuinely enjoyed this past season, but a lot of fan expectations were not met following the terrific first outing, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
HBO president of programming, Michael Lombardo, wouldn’t call the series’ sophomore effort a failure, but he does take responsibility for rushing the latest season. After the jump, read Lombardo’s comments on True Detective season two.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 by Jack Giroux
Season two of True Detective doesn’t have many passionate fans. Even people who enjoyed it, such as myself, admit it didn’t live up to what creator Nic Pizzolatto pulled off with the first season of the show. Despite the True Detective backlash and harsh criticisms, it still did considerably well in the ratings; it performed better than season one, with the exception of the season finale. The title and its premise — movie stars appearing for only one season — is still probably a draw for viewers. Plus, one misstep shouldn’t tarnish what Pizzolatto, director Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation), and all involved accomplished with the first season.
The creator may have a chance to win some fans back, if his new deal with HBO is any indication. Learn more after the jump.
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It’s only been two years since Steven Soderbergh left behind filmmaking. Ever since “retiring,” though, Soderbergh has found a more than welcoming home in television. The last movie we saw from him was for TV, HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, and he’s about to debut the second season of his show The Knick. The news of an early Soderbergh retirement was saddening, to say the least, but understandable. Read his current thoughts on retirement and TV after the jump.
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Man, Nic Pizzolatto just can’t catch a break. The mind behind HBO’s True Detective was accused of misogyny during the first season of his once acclaimed show, and then season two took a real beating from critics and fans. Now, even David Cronenberg (The Fly), who was offered the chance to direct a season two episode, has some harsh words for Pizzolatto. Check out Cronenberg on True Detective after the jump.
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Jeff is off this week as David and Devindra discuss the entertaining Lifetime series UnReal and find value in the earlier Mission: Impossible films. Be sure to read Vince Mancini’s Fantastic Four review and the Boston Globe’s review of Man from U.N.C.L.E.
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As we wait to find out when we might see some live-action Star Wars series in this resurgence of activity in a galaxy far, far away that will go into overdrive after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the folks over at Star Wars Minute have given us a fun video to pass the time.
In honor of the recent season finale of True Detective (which has plenty of people confused, disappointed and more), they decided to make an opening credits sequence for Star Wars in the same fashion as the titles for the first season of the show. It’s a fun little video to pass the time until The Force Awakens. Watch the Star Wars True Detective credits sequence below! Read More »
Michael Lombardo, president of programming for HBO, just gave an executive session to the Television Critics Association. Here are some of the questions he’s answering about Game of Thrones, True Detective, and the upcoming Westworld. One question fans have wondered about is how many seasons of Game of Thrones we might see. When asked if the show was intending to wrap after seven seasons, Lombardo said it looks like Game of Thrones will probably go for eight seasons. Read More »
The first episode of True Detective‘s second season has aired, and the internet is already working double-time to react to the show’s return. Is it better than the first season, or even as good? Early reviews have some insight, but even they can’t make a definitive claim yet, as HBO only offered access to the first three of eight episodes. Whatever the show is at the opening, there’s a lot left to see.
HBO has offered something new to follow up the season premiere: a brief True Detective behind the scenes look, which features interviews with new stars Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch. Exec producer Scott Stephens shows up, too. You’ll see creator/writer Nic PIzzolatto at work, but he doesn’t appear as an interview; rather, the show is meant to be his voice. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
True Detective Season 1 was one of the most talked-about shows of last year, inspiring a thousand thinkpieces and raking in award after award. All that acclaim set an awfully high bar for True Detective Season 2, which had the disadvantage of losing director Cary Fukunaga.
But hey, series creator Nic Pizzolatto was still on board, with a whole new setting, story, and cast (including Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch) to play around with. So do the new episodes live up to the show’s sterling reputation? Get the True Detective Season 2 review roundup after the jump. Read More »