Sunday, July 05, 2015


Second Thoughts on the Second True Detective Series

I think it's coming along pretty nicely. I still hate Colin Farrell's character but he's not 100% a dick. And the general improvement after a slow start is not one good episode but the combination of the first three. Just like the first series. Still don't believe the gambit to beat up the journalist and steal his lap top (or whatever) would ever succeed in the real world. Nor that Farrell would not get caught for beating up the dad. But I'm not hung up on these.

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.


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