True Detective has me enthralled. What a fanfuckingtastic show.

  • Two fantastic actors that you just want to watch perform their craft onscreen.
  • The abduction of children and with an appearance of odd pagan cults iconography.
  • Coverup at a high political level.
  • Shadey peripheral family members hiding dark shit.
  • Intrigue.
  • Jumps in time to elevate the tension and complexity of the story.
  • One of the two heroes appearing to slowly lose his mind.

No this isn’t the afuckmazing season one of True Detective with Matthew McConaughey and Woody from Cheers.

But guess what?

The producers and creators were smart enough to listen to the viewers’ complaints and again smart enough to use the same season one template almost verbatim.

In fact, Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorrff’s characters could be an alternate DC universe version of McConaughey and Harrelson’s characters from season one. The setting also happens to be the poor, rural south, previously Louisiana is this time Arkansas.

Mesmerizing shit

Unlike Star Wars (which fucking sucks worse than bedsores), that has a production team and creative staff who don’t listen to and loathe the fans, Nic Pizzolatto apparently has the humility to listen to his fans and embrace what made him and his creation the talk of the nation.

And unlike the producers of Star Warswho clearly hate their iconic characters, HBO and Pizzolatto really love their heroes and it shows.

Man… Star Wars fucking sucks, but thankfully, True Detective does not.

The worst franchise on full Alien titty milk display

Mahershala Ali is epic here.

Not really familiar with his body of work but I did like him in Luke Cage as Cottonmouth.

This dude is a fucking man.

Watching him is a gift. He slips effortlessly from young, Vietnam-addled, hardass detective to 40-something family man coming to grips with emotion, love of family and his wife with the disturbing past nipping at his heels to Alzheimer’s ridden older man, flooded with unfiltered emotion, darkness, flickering memories and the great indignity of losing his once keen faculties.

Best acting on TV hands down, probably in cinema as well, judging by the endless flow of horseshit coming out of Hollywood. 

Rambo cop, no time for pussies

And Stephen Dorff, yes Stephen fucking Dorff. Holy shit, where has this dude been for 20 years? Remember younger Jack Nicholson? Well, he’s channeling him on screen here.

If you’ve ever seen Cuckoo’s Nest or Last Detail you know what I mean and if you haven’t seen those films, fuck off you soy sucking, millennial douche. I could watch this guy act all day long playing wry humor, slightly cynical characters and be very happy.

These are men and they fucking bring it

The supporting cast is quite good as well.

Anyway, I’m not going to spoil anything because I haven’t gotten that far in and I’m not sure where this is heading and I really like that.

This show feels like a pair of comfy Levi jeans. It’s gritty and real like Star Wars used to feel. The practical makeup is phenomenal unlike Disney Star Wars over-reliance on CG.

Makeup, not CGI, makeup

So fucking watch it.

Thank you to Nic Pizzolatto, the creative team and producers who listened and actually cared enough to go back to the formula than enthralled a nation and “Fuck You” to the team that made the most loved franchise in history, Star Wars, into the most loathed franchise in current times.

True Detective is amazing, it doesn’t suck cornshit like Star Wars.

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