Tuesday, March 11, 2014

True Detective Opens Big, Closes Small

March 11, 2014
   Kathy and watched the ending of "True Detective" last Sunday night and I have to say I was really disappointed. The first seven installments were brilliant and I kept saying about every five minutes, "We've never seen this on a TV series before!" Anyway, while I thought the ending was trite and typical of most TV shows, it wasn't bad bad, but after the brilliance of the previous episodes it was a huge letdown.

   But enough negative braying. Here's what I loved about the show. For starters it had the coolest opening credit scenes in the history of television:

   And this:

And this:

And this (a freeway cloverleaf is panned over while being transposed onto Woody's pensive face):

   Besides the excellent acting and story, the creator of the show, Nic Pizzolatto can also turn a phrase, or two. One of them, in the seventh episode hit me right where I live:

"I suppose I could've been an artist and a historian—you know—old scenes, new details."
—Rustin "Rust" Cohle, Mathew McConaughey