By its very nature True Detective Season 2 is poised to be compared with its predecessor. It also cannot become the unexpected hit of the season…because we are expecting it. We’re looking for it. Some would defy it to be as riveting as those first few episodes of Season 1. This is not the mesmerizing tale of two diametrically opposed men who become bound by blood and the search for honor, though. The debut episode of True Detective's second season is burdened by an overly complex plot and weakened by simplified character sketches. However, in total this is an engaging enough detective series that has the potential to become more so.