'Your Worst Self Is Your Best Self': Defending Season Two of 'True Detective' | 14 Aug 2015 // 4:15 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 // 9:20 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 // 9:30 PM
True Detective and Serial mark our society’s preoccupation with all things illegal, especially when they end in murder.
HBO's 'True Detective' and the Gentle Apocalypse of the Louisiana Landscape | 12 Jan 2014 // 6:15 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.
True Detective: Episode 8 - "Omega Station" | 11 Aug 2015 // 7:07 AM
In season two, writer and creator Nic Pizzolatto created a stew of compelling characters, clichés, conveniences, complications, and schmaltz.
Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms" | 4 Aug 2015 // 7:00 AM
Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.
Buttoned-up 'Detective' Now at Work | 23 Jun 2015 // 6:35 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 // 6:05 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