This Week in True Detective: Week of 7/20/2015


This Week in True Detective is a feature that aims to bring you the best True Detective happenings of the week. This could include breaking news, popular articles, or anything else that people found interesting or may have missed.

True Detective season two is now well into the second half. In fact, there are only three episodes left in the season. The big news item of the week involves Colin Farrell on Jimmy Kimmel Live — otherwise we had a fairly quiet week. So let’s just get right into it.

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  • Kicking things off is our review of last Sunday’s episode, “Other Lives.” That leads directly into our analysis of the upcoming new episode, “Church in Ruins.”
  • True Detective’s Abigail Spencer talked about her role Gena, Ray’s wife. It’s an interesting read that covers True Detective and beyond.
  • There’s a new blog that will replace the music in the True Detective season two opener for those that aren’t fans of the Leonard Cohen tune. We set up a new poll to find out if most fans really aren’t liking the new song.
  • We discussed whether or not Lera Lynn will have an expanded role in True Detective season two’s final episodes and also if Nic Pizzolatto is True Detective’s worst enemy.
  • The ratings for True Detective season two are altogether higher than season one, though they are in a downward trend.
  • Jacob Belcher took a look at the mysticism and occult present in True Detective’s two seasons.
  • Colin Farrell was on Jimmy Kimmel Live and brought  clip of True Detective’s next episode. The clip focuses on the upcoming clash between Ray and Frank, though ultimately doesn’t reveal much.

True Detective’s next episode, “Church in Ruins,” premiers tomorrow night and we’ll be there to live tween it. Makes sure to join us for the festivities! As always, if you’d like to talk True Detective or have something True Detective related to share, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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