True Detective is over, and no matter what you thought of the finale there’s a good chance you want more. The show’s grim atmosphere and stark philosophical musings are addictive, and the rhythms of Nic Pizzolatto‘s dialogue stick in the back of the brain. Trouble is, we don’t know when the second season will premiere, and no matter the air date, the next episodes won’t continue the story of Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey). So how about a True Detective deleted scene from the first season to help ease off that addiction?
This scene is interesting, too, because it is not some side note from the murder investigation that provided the spine for the first season. Rather this is a new character note, which is really where the show excelled. Below, you’ll see a sour note in the relationship between Cohle and his girlfriend Laurie (Elizabeth Reaser). You knew this was coming as soon as we first saw them together. Bide the time in the wait for blu and season 2 with the clip, below. Read More »
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Nic Pizzolato has revealed a kernel of the central plot of True Detective season 2. The show’s writer and creator is doing interviews about Sunday’s HBO Go-crashing, season one finale. In one he mentioned the second season is still in the early planning stages, but it’ll be about “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.” Very interesting.
Below, read some more about that as well as Pizzolato’s thoughts on the season one finale – fan expectations, conspiracies and a comic book reference. Read More »
The True Detective finale airs this weekend and fans everywhere are on pins and needles waiting to see where creator Nic Pizzolatto and director Cary Joji Fukunaga will take us in the last hour. After the debut episode, the show quickly reached critical mass. A True Detective parody here, a theory there, the Season Two meme is still everywhere, and debates have raged since day one. Now, even celebrities are getting into the fun. Community co-stars Joel McCale and Jim Rash (an Oscar winner, by the way) appeared on E’s The Soup to poke fun at hit HBO show. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by David Chen
David chats with Joanna Robinson from Vanity Fair about how well True Detective treats its women. This episode SPOILS everything through Season 1 Episode 6 of True Detective. Be sure to read Emily Nussbaum on The Shallowness of True Detective, Britt Hayes on whether or not the show has a women problem, Willa Paskin on why True Detective treating its characters badly is part of the point, and Alyssa Rosenberg on that long shot.
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We’ve known that the first season of True Detective would mostly be a stand-alone thing, with a second season following more or less in name (and possibly theme) only. If and when True Detective returns, it will be with a new story, and a new cast. And so the thick “True Detective Season Two” meme has seen hundreds of concepts, both serious and joking, for cast team-ups that could carry the second season.
But series creator Nic Pizzolatto raised some hopes last week in an interview where he said “It would be great if we could use some of the same actors, like a reparatory company. It would be different characters, different setting. That’s part of the fun of the anthology.”
So might we see Hart (Woody Harrelson) or Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) return in some capacity for the second season? Fresh off his first Oscar win, McConaughey at least says he’s out. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 by Angie Han
HBO’s True Detective has earned near-universal acclaim from professional critics and ordinary viewers alike, but it hasn’t gone completely without controversy. One that’s been attracting more and more attention lately has to do with its dearth of strong female characters.
Some have grown irritated by the show’s bad treatment of women, others argue that “that’s the point,” and still others insist that the ladies on the show are more complex than we give them credit for. But pretty much everyone agrees that True Detective is nowhere near as generous with its supporting women as it is with its leading men.
The beauty of the show’s anthology structure, though, is that this isn’t an impossible problem to fix. Indeed, if a recent comment by show creator Nic Pizzolatto is any indication, the stars of True Detective‘s second season could very well be a couple of lady detectives. Hit the jump to find out what he said.
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Thanks to his features Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre we’ve been enthusiastic for Cary Joji Fukunaga for years, but now that his show True Detective really owns the public imagination he’s finally getting big recognition from all corners of the entertainment industry.
Fukunaga directed all eight episodes of the HBO limited series, with six having aired so far. With two weeks left in the very odd and unsettling police drama he directed for creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto, and a few feature developments in the fire (including Stephen King’s It) what’s next for the filmmaker? Read More »