Those who know me, also know that I do a weekly podcast that we’re featuring here at Biff Bam Pop! The GAR! Podcast is my friend Ray Cornwall and I talking unrehearsed about whatever happens to come to mind. It’s a nerd exploration of a nerd world, usually with more “Breaking Bad” and Prince references than you can shake a stick at.
HBO’s “True Detective” is not what it sounds like. It’s more of a twisting of genre expectations like Quentin Tarantino’s True Romance or Pulp Fiction in that way. Oh, it’s a police procedural, of a kind, but it’s also something else. In watching the four episodes so far, I have been mesmerized, and reminded of other oddities in television experimentation like “Twin Peaks” and HBO’s own much missed “Carnivale.” It’s my new favorite TV series, meet me after the jump, and I’ll tell you why.