Author Archives: Jim Knipp
“True Detective” continues its messy second season with an ‘everything AND the kitchen sink’ episode six. Clues start to fall into place, Ray and Frank take turns trying to channel Mike Brady, and the crew participates in the strangest, most far-fetched party infiltration since Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks had to save the virgin Connie Swail from the clutches of P.A.G.A.N. An episode that was three parts tension tempered by two parts silliness, nonetheless, it got the job done and set us up for the final quarter of the season. Find out more after the break.
“It’s never too late to start all over again,” Ani Bezzerides assures a reluctant Ray Velcoro; and apparently our “True Detective” showrunners took that advice to heart, as episode five explodes in a tangled highway of new and resurfaced plotlines that bring us back to the bad old days of episode one. Find out what I really think after the break!
CRAP! I had to go and waste a good “Game of Thrones” comparison way back in episode two of “True Detective,” didn’t I? For one stinking, surprising killing of a major character (who didn’t even stay dead!) Now what am I going to do? I can’t use the same line!
Hell with it, I’m going there again. “True Detective” interrupts a perfectly serviceable, quiet episode with a “Game of Thrones”-ian style blood bath that left you unable to look away from the screen (or take notes for a recap), find out what I think (as if you don’t already know) after the break.
A somewhat uneven “True Detective” tries to find some traction. Three sets of teams begin the investigation into Casper’s murder, we hear about some pretty messed up childhoods, and (SPOILER ALERT) “True Detective” appears to go all “Game of Thrones”-y as a major character may not make it passed the second episode. Find out why after the break!
“True Detective” kicked off its second season with an almost impossible task: How do you successfully follow up a first season that mystified and enraptured audience with an original, gordian-knot of a story, lush scenery and a score that translated onto the screen as visual poetry, and actors playing at the top of their game, bringing characters that still resonate a year later. The short answer is, ‘you don’t.’ Find out why after the break.
“Time to recap this week’s Game of Thrones…”
“Leave me alone.”
“You’ve got a job to do, let’s go.
“Can’t, too depressed, go away.”
“Uncurl yourself from the fetal position, get out from the corner, and sit in front of your damn computer, NOW!”
“Fine… but not until after the break.”