True Detective Season 1
Do you ever wonder if you’re a bad man? – Marty Hart
No I don’t wonder, Marty.
The world needs bad men. We keep the other bad men fro the door. – Rustin Cohle
The dust settles on the first season of what has already become a landmark of great television. I’m talking of course about Nick Pizzolloto’s True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. True Detective began making waves in its first episode – what seemed to be a gritty noir turned out to be a slow-burn horror story.
As the series unfolded, those suspicions were confirmed by references to the realm of Carcosa and its ruler the Yellow King – inventions of a post-Lovecraftian author whose mythology has been added to, revised and enhanced by dozens of subsequent authors. And now, it seems, Nick Pizolloto is adding the story of Marty Hart and Rustin Cohle.
It turns out True Detective is a story about a man staring into the Abyss and finding salvation.
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