Cool Story, Bro
The shallow deep talk of “True Detective.”
by Emily Nussbaum March 3, 2014
I found the preceding by-line for a story about the HBO’s True Detective on 24 February 2014. Notice the date. It says 3 March 2014.
Huh? Is this a message from the future? Does this contain spoilers? I am not reading the article because it might have spoilers in it. I am not sure and not willing to take the chance because I am actively watching the show. With two more episodes left, I want to experience it in full.
For those who want to read the article, here is the link: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/television/2014/03/03/140303crte_television_nussbaum
If you would like to learn the origin of some of the show’s references; here is an article to read: http://io9.com/the-one-literary-reference-you-must-know-to-appreciate-1523076497
I have a lot of thoughts about the show. It is an eight episode series. I am not sure if it is a one shot deal. Kind of an extended mini-series. Or if it will be ongoing. But it is definitely intense. Super Intense. And the io9 article gives a reference for some of the mysticism ingrain in the show. But I think the actual source would have to be read to truly understand. I don’t have the time to start and/or finish it. But for those reading here who are interested; apparently it is free from the Gutenberg Project online. Just look for Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow.
I think it only being a couple of episodes should be a good thing. Only one case to deal with. Not like the normal police procedurals that have to keep jumping case to case. This is focused and intense. Maybe the networks will learn something.