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The Challenge Facing 'True Detective' To Top Itself In Season 2

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True Detective is in a slightly difficult position right now. The first season of HBO’s detective story was a fantastic eight hours of television. The central mystery itself was fairly routine, but that’s not what the first season was about: it was about seeing Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rust Cohle’s (Matthew McConaughey) wildly different world views conflict and come together. Each second with Marty and Rust is a treat. Their limited exposure (in an age of 9-season TV franchises) is part of what makes the experience special.

Those episodes said everything we needed to know about their relationship. Since they’re not the focus of season 2, show creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto has to create a new dynamic that will be inescapably compared to the star-gazers. Considering how people responded to Marty and Rust, that won’t be easy. Right now all we know about season 2 is it’s set in California and focuses on two men and one woman.

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alycakes1230d ago

I have no idea what they will come up with but I'm sure it will be interesting and probably different

Crazay1228d ago

I can't see how this season could be anything short of a disappointment. I said that about Season 5(?) of Dexter and was right. In my opinion they set the bar so high - they won't be able to top it.

alycakes1227d ago

I will give them the benefit of the doubt. I know it's going to depend on who they get to star in it this season and also if the writing is as good as last time. I always watch the first episode or two to see what it's going to be about but the first season had me with the first episode so we'll see.