Most companies that release TV Blu-ray and DVDs wait until the brand new season has been announced before releasing the home entertainment sets for the prior season. Fans of HBO’s chilling and eloquently written True Detective should be happy to learn that the inventive subscription cable network’s team will not be taking the same approach.
Well, we knew we were in store for many a more True Detective parodies, didn’t we? Considering the vice-like grip on current popular culture the divisive and exciting HBO series was during its brief, 8-week stint, it was inevitable. With characters — and we mean characters — like Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson at the helm, so easy to parody as they are, the Nic Pizzolatto series was ripe for potential parody. So, naturally, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Rogen decided to take a stab at it.
Would the reaction to True Detective have been different were audiences given it all in one batch? The way that we consume media is changing, therefore we should also be considering the effects, if any, the emerging model has on spectatorship. And I’m willing to bet that the mostly positive reaction to the HBO anthology series would be even more glowing had the drama been distributed via the ‘Netflix model.’
Maybe last night you were expecting to settle down with HBO Go and watch the final episode of True Detective, but when you tried to load the streaming video service, you found yourself staring at a flat circle of doom. If that's the case, you weren't alone.
Well. That’s it for True Detective. Was it everything you hoped it would be? Are you satisfied with the way it went down? Did your theories pan out? The flat circles, black stars and yellow kings. Maybe it was the Lucky Charms’ Leprechaun! Creator Nic Pizzolatto told us not to mistake literary allusions for foreshadowing and assume “Cthulhu is going to rise up and take control of the world of True Detective.”
Last night on E!’s The Soup, Community stars Joel McHale and Jim Rash did what they do best: skewer and satirize a movement in the cultural zeitgeist. In this case, the HBO series True Detective, which literally no one on planet earth can stop talking about and/or obsessing over. And we have to admit: their purposefully confounding clip is pretty funny.
This is Matthew McConaughey's year! Not only has the actor earned much-deserved critical acclaim for his role as Detective Rustin "Rust" Cohle in HBO's drama True Detective, but he collected an Oscar Award on Sunday night for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.
While his True Detective character continued his quest to find the 'Yellow King,' Matthew McConaughey was busy winning an Academy Award. And, given his performance up to and including “After You’ve Gone,” audiences should probably get used to his ‘alright, alright, alright’ acceptance speech cause it's bound to resurface in a few months when all the small-screen awards come ‘round. Time is a flat circle. And this was the beginning of the end.
Every episode since the premiere has had people talking True Detective but since revealing "The Secret Fate of All Life" last week the series has really dominated the cultural conversation. Whether it’s a look at the literary references or just wild fan theories, it’s impossible to go online without hearing whispers of 'The Yellow King.’ And the speculation is only going to intensify after visiting the "Haunted Houses."
The fervency with which fans have taken to HBO's original series True Detective is impressive. Naturally, the series' striking visuals, gripping storyline, and incredible acting have helped turn this into can't-miss TV of the grandest proportions. But given that Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey's story ends after the finale next month, some minds have turned to casting season two. And we've got some ideas of our own.
There are an insane amount of responsibilities that come with being the leader of the free world, but there's also some pretty cool perks, like a kitchen required to cater to your every whim, and the power to ask for advance copies of some of America's most anticipated series, like True Detective and Game of Thrones.
Even before last week kicked off 'Act Two,' audiences had already started debating whether or not True Detective was the best (new) show of the year. Then the drama dropped "Who Goes There" and assured its spot thanks to the six-minute continuous shot heard round the world at the end of the already impressive fourth installment. Forget all the other shows, how could True Detective possibly top that? Well, by revealing “The Secret Fate of All Life”...
The monster at the end of the dream. That’s where True Detective left audiences hanging two long weeks ago. The stellar new HBO drama decided to take last Sunday off so as to not compete with the (super dull) Super Bowl and fans have been dying to get back into the action and see "Who Goes There." The slow burning series seemed to be just about to start cooking with gas and things certainly caught fire.
Thanks to Super Bowl XLVIII, there was not a new episode of True Detective last night. Girls and Looking moved to Saturday to avoid the big game but HBO’s crime story decided it best to skip this week altogether and just air the fourth installment, “Who Goes There,” next Sunday instead. In the critically acclaimed show’s absence, I thought of five directors who might be up to the challenge of taking over from Cary Joji Fukunaga.
True Detective may not have a confirmed second season, but with the impressive ratings and critical acclaim the Matthew McConaughey and Wood Harrelson-fronted drama is a likely contender for HBO’s renewal game. Add to that the recent announcement that the network has inked a new two-year overall deal with series creator Nic Pizzolatto, and well, it’s not hard to see the ever-increasing likelihood that we’re to get a part two of the sweeping crime affair.