Friday, 22 January 2016

True Detective Season 2: Blu Ray Review

True Detective Season 2: Blu Ray Review


Rating:M
Released by Roadshow Home Ent

If True Detective series one was anything, it was a trail blazer that reignited the McConnaissance and Woody Harrelson with sharp writing, dense plotting and philosophical themes in the marshlands.

True Detective season 2 is the antithesis; a dumbed down, straight and simple season which, in effect, betrays everything the first did.

Centring on a interweaving cop investigation into the death of a sleazy city manager, it may have attracted the likes of Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and the prospect of Vince Vaughn in a straight role, but it does little to build on the proposition and promise of the first anthology series.

While it is a solid police procedural, the elegiac prose which elevated season one is elusive this time around. It's inevitable comparisons will follow, but the fact True Detective season 2 pales when held up to the first really serves to its detriment.

With a predictable plot and an element of drudgery, True Detective season 2 stands on its own two feet; and while a solid affair, it is unspectacular.

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