Monday, January 5 2015
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.
Tuesday, September 9 2014
In the realm of moral ambiguity they occupy, Rust Cohle and Marty Hart become a microcosm of Lawrence Kohlberg's three stages of moral development.
Sunday, March 30 2014
The True Detectives are driven by the desire to create form from void, to seek meaning where none exists. They share the primal urge to daub on cave walls and tell stories about the shapes we see in the stars.
Sunday, March 29 2015
True Detective and Serial mark our society’s preoccupation with all things illegal, especially when they end in murder.
Sunday, January 12 2014
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.
Wednesday, February 25 2015
This show embraced its reputation for the weird and the strange, but it's storytelling methods are among the messiest in television.
Monday, June 23 2014
Something has gone wrong if critics consider True Detective the best that contemporary television has to offer.
Monday, January 13 2014
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