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TV: True Detective loves some Lone Star Beer. It’s also a great show

February 14, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments
All right, all right, all right

All right, all right, all right

Aside from the obvious product placement love of the one true Texas beer, True Detective is an interesting show to watch. That is, if you’re into film noire and shows that have a vibe similar to Se7en. It’s very dark even in the comedic moments.

Matthew McConaughey(still in his Dallas Buyers Club gaunt mode) plays Rust Cohle, a career investigator with a very dark past and a mind like a steel trap. His sole purpose in life is to get into the nuts and bolts of the serial killer’s mind. Woody Harrelson plays Marty Hart, a man’s man who has a wife and young children, but gives his all to the job at their expense.

The scenes are initially set in the present day, where the two detectives are retired from the job and flash back to 1995, when they were working together on a bizarre ritualistic murder. One seems to be doing well in the present day, the other, not so much. As to why two good friends end up barely seeing each other once in a decade is left for later episodes, but it is a vital part of the story.

McConaughey and Harrelson have obvious chemistry onscreen as they are good buddies offscreen as well. They play off each other in darkly humorous ways, but it does get real serious real quick between them also.

The other great character in this series is the state of Louisiana. This is not the Louisiana of True Blood mind you, even if the two shows are on the same network. This one is shady back roads, shacks and burned up churches all along the bayou. No beautiful vampires here, but the scenery is still striking.

Again, this is a very dark drama, not for the squeamish. It’s still rewarding to watch, all the same.

  1. February 14, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    I’m fascinated by the show. Plus, I keep staring at Woody and Matthew, thinking, “Damn, they’re good actors!”

    • Jen
      February 15, 2014 at 2:18 PM

      Right? Both are so good in this show. They make a great onscreen team.

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