by Roy Runnels
The Emmy Awards are this Monday, so over this week we are reviewing some of the nominees! Check out our reviews of House of Cards and Scandal.
True Detective is a very unique beast. It has the makings of a primetime crime drama, but with an a-list celebrity cast, a incredible story, and a very different setting. It’s definitely not something that can be described easily, especially without avoiding spoilers, but it’s something worth your time.
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, as Rust and Marty respectively, are the stars and are brilliant in this show. Leading up to the premiere of the show, I can’t say I was expecting much from McConaughey, but he steals the show. Harrelson is great as well, but McConaughey has some of the best dialogue, not just in this show, but any show. They play so well off each other that anytime the two are alone, you just wait for another quotable line.
The show would be nothing without a good story, and boy does this show deliver. The opening moments set up the case that you’ll be following throughout the season, and it’s a deeply disturbing one. Don’t expect a thrill ride, but while it’s a slow burn, the build up is all worth it in the end. Most importantly though, it’s not something you’re going to guess in the first episode, like so many crime dramas have a problem with.
The last three episodes is where everything really hits the fan. It’s an incredible season of television and I highly recommend watching it. Sadly, each season is its own standalone story, so we won’t be seeing these characters again, but if it’s anything like this last season, I’m looking forward to it.
I can see why it has several Emmy nominations.
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