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true detective. the ending.

oh hey. i’m still here. just going to dive right into last night’s true detective finale for obvious reasons.

what i’m trying to wrap my head around right now is the fact that the beautifully written and directed series took the biggest turn i have ever seen a series take in the last 15 minutes. the character development during the entire season led you down an entirely different path – one that really pushed anyone watching the show to develop an infatuation with both mcconaughey’sĀ and harrelson’s performances.

so, what is it about those last 15 minutes? i’ll tell you.

  • directorially, the show never slipped in and out of black screen transitions. in other words, the full story played out really well the entire series. yet those transitions broke up the story.
  • rust found religion, or at least understood it. at least that’s how i’m interpreting it (and it appears that the atlantic plus a handful of my friends agree with).
  • were we supposed to laugh that much during those closing minutes? it felt so wrong for a storyline drenched in child sex abuse.
  • i have so many questions about the conspiracy of the cult. i want to know more. and knowing that the way pizzolato wrote the story, season two will likely be an entirely different storyline with different characters in a different location. so, how do i get answers, yo?

are you satisfied with how the premiere season ended? come on, i want to know!