This Week in True Detective: The Summer of True Detective


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.

It probably wouldn’t be much of a stretch to label the summer the Summer of True Detective. Season two is over, but it has pretty much dominated summer television coverage all season long. For some, True Detective season two was like watching a wreck that couldn’t be ignored, while others probably resorted to “hate watching.” And then, of course, there are those that actually liked it.

We officially wrapped up our coverage of True Detective season two by writing our own personal reviews. You can check them out here:

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Although some of us were harder on season two than others, we all agreed that there were some issues. It was then time to look forward again — one of our favorite things to do — since a certain season two actor said something about season three possibly moving to Europe. Spoiler alert: it was Timothy V Murphy. This guy:

In celebration of the Summer of True Detective, Entertainment Weekly declared season two be a “loser,” and was fairly harsh about it. It’s in right now to hate True Detective, but that will change with time. There were more than a few parts of the season that may be worthy of Emmy’s later on. Even though most media outlets expressed their distaste for season two, it was still the top pirated show of July. Take that for what it’s worth.

We also took a look at Kelly Reilly in season two, who was criminally underutilized. To end on a nice bit (depending on your own expectations) the True Detective soundtrack was released this week. You can check out our review of it right there.

And that’s your True Detective week. As always, if you want to chat about True Detective or show off some fan art, you can find us on both Facebook and Twitter. 

Next: True Detective can recover from season two.

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