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.
'True Detective' and the Conventions of Morality | 9 Sep 2014 // 9:14 PM
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.
Contemplations on the Nature of Truth: True Crime, 'True Detective', & '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.
Sex, Drugs and Alternative Folk: 'True Detective' - Episode 6 - "Church in Ruins" | 29 Jul 2015 // 6:34 AM
Despite a few Scooby Doo level of conveyance, writer/ creator Nic Pizzolatto finally starts giving the audience the kind of chemistry they expect.
True Detective: Episode 5 - "Other Lives" | 24 Jul 2015 // 7:00 AM
Writer Nic Pizzolatto displays an affinity for placing clues in schools of red herrings.
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