Sunday, July 05, 2015
Second Thoughts on the Second True Detective Series
The shooting of Farrell with rubber shotgun pellets, however, remains an unsolvable mystery to me. It has to be the same guy or the same outfit that shot the corrupt city manager, Caspere, in the privates with a real shotgun blast. So why the rubber pellets? If you're not going to kill the guy, why shoot at all? The shotgunner is in the car apparently waiting for anyone to arrive; if he wanted to get the camera and hard drive memory, just go in there and take them. I guess he could have followed Farrell to the place but there is no evidence of that. It's not like he kept the place hidden by not killing Farrell. It's not like he scared anyone off. I can't figure it out.
I guess I could have guessed the Kitsch character was gay from his need for Viagra and his other than enjoying the blowjob face. Is this a necessary background story? Is it going to resonate later? Or is this merely PC inclusion without adding depth to the plot or fulfilling some other purpose?
And the Vinci mayor has to die horribly. Anything else than torture or burning alive will not be sufficient.
I don't think we have enough information to make a prediction about the show with even the slightest possibility of being right. That's a good thing.
Labels: True Detective; Season Two