'Your Worst Self Is Your Best Self': Defending Season Two of 'True Detective' | 14 Aug 2015 // 3:15 AM
Nic Pizzolatto seems to have written this season for a specific audience, knowing full well and not giving a damn that it would not be viewed favorably by the general public.
The Best Television of 2014 | 5 Jan 2015 // 8:20 PM
In 2014, we let Russian spies, biker gangs, Silicon Valley techies, and existentially frustrated detectives into our living rooms. As these 25 picks reveal, we had good reasons for doing so.
Contemplations on the Nature of Truth: True Crime, 'True Detective', and 'Serial' Obsessions | 29 Mar 2015 // 8:30 PM
True Detective and Serial mark our society’s preoccupation with all things illegal, especially when they end in murder.
The Second Season of 'True Detective' Was a Victim of Unreasonable Expectations | 23 Feb 2016 // 2:30 AM
Don't let the knee-jerk negative response to True Detective's second season fool you: the show got better when it moved west.
HBO's 'True Detective' and the Gentle Apocalypse of the Louisiana Landscape | 12 Jan 2014 // 5:15 AM
Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) encounter a rogues' gallery of supporting characters, including the bad men we need to keep other bad men from the door.
Postmortem: Did 'True Detective' Do Justice to Latino California? | 1 Sep 2015 // 3:00 AM
In its shift to the different psychosphere of California, the show’s second season perpetuated Latino stereotypes instead of giving us a deeper and truer examination of the Golden State
True Detective: Episode 8 - "Omega Station" | 11 Aug 2015 // 6:07 AM
In season two, writer and creator Nic Pizzolatto created a stew of compelling characters, clichés, conveniences, complications, and schmaltz.
Buttoned-up 'Detective' Now at Work | 23 Jun 2015 // 5:35 AM
No other art form, with the possible exception of professional sports, is as critically deconstructed on a daily basis as television.
Nic Pizzolatto, the Brooding Poet Behind 'True Detective' | 13 Jan 2014 // 5:05 AM
When Nic Pizzolatto was 5, he had an epiphany. It wasn’t the usual childhood one about finger-painting or bike-riding or other regular kid stuff. It