Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: True Detective (Season One)

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There’s a lot of TV out there, and sometimes a really promising series has a fantastic first year only to drive folks away afterwards with a less interesting follow-up.

Jimmy Impossible already covered season two while I was away on vacation, so here’s a special Non-Geek TV review of the first season–and only the first season–of True Detective.

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Hopefully This Is True Detective Season Three

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Let’s all just forget True Detective Season Two ever happened shall we?  After the break a mash-up of the Season One opening credits with some movie called Star Wars.  Whatever that is.

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Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: True Detective Season Two

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Starting in January 2014, HBO found themselves with a huge hit on their hands.  The success of True Detective was never really a big surprise given the star power brought to the lead roles by stars more accustomed to the big screen in Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.  But I think everyone was impressed with just how successful the show was.  In it’s short eight episode run we learned to love and hate these characters, become intensely involved in the mysteries that unfolded and genuinely not be able to wait for the next episode.  (Given that and it’s low number of episodes it is a great binge show.)

When a second season was announced, excitement levels were high.  But could it live up to the hype?

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Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: Fargo

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There’s a lot of TV out there, and some of it is a crime-solving anthology where the cast and setting change between seasons, allowing for recognizable movie actors to take a break and do some television without tying themselves down  for a long term project.

Uh, no, this isn’t about HBO’s True Detective.  I’m talking about the FX drama Fargo.

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