The World We Deserve
Finale night in Vinci. And what a finale it was. Okay, so maybe not but I have come to the conclusion that this season did not meet my expectations and yet, I feel somewhat satisfied after watching the final episode. In the end, I don’t think it was ever about the Caspar case as I took more interest in the lives and backstories of our true detectives. And that was what the finale was really all about in the end. Sure, we got answers regarding the murder but everything was resolved rather quickly. It wasn’t until that final ending showing with 99.9% certainty that Ray was, in fact, the father of his child that we realize we get the world we deserve. And man, does it suck!
Not everyone can have a happy ending. In fact, I’d say not one character ended up living happily ever after. Ray ended up leaving two sons behind after his death. Ani and Jordan are in Mexico and have both lost the men in their lives. Paul is now a highway. This ending provided no satisfaction on the happiness meter. And I think I’m okay with that.
Life doesn’t always go the way we plan and sometimes there is simply no easy way out of these situations. This was pretty much proven with Ray and Frankie biting the dust by the end. Did they deserve this fate? Well, on a season that was all about getting the world we deserve, you would think yes…but I’m not sold. In my eyes, Ray and Frankie completely redeemed themselves by the end but I’m still left thinking that life really is unfair in some circumstances. They may have gotten the world they deserve but I’m thinking no one deserves that kind of world. What do you think? Let us know and enjoy the recap!
Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn
The penultimate episode of True Detective was full of action, reveals and…confusion. I literally have no clue what is going on with this conspiracy revolving around the death of City Manager Ben Caspar and for those that do…well, congratulations. There are way too many random names dropped in this case. Like…who in the fuck is Tasha? Holloway and Burris…no clue who these two are either.
The case started off with a fairly interesting story with that dude in the crow’s mask but ever since episode two when Ray was shot, there has been nothing fun or interesting about this mystery and it’s quite disappointing. As much as I hate comparing this season to last, it has become evident beyond a reasonable doubt that this mystery is no where near as fun and dark as last year.
That said, Black Maps and Motel Rooms certainly had its moments but on a personal level, it was simply way too confusing for me to enjoy. Unfortunately, I’d say it was one of the worst episodes of True Detective so far. Sad too because I was really excited about recapping this season, but it appears that even Under the Dome is more fun than this rubix cube. Enjoy the recap which hopefully makes a lot more sense than this episode did!
Bad Moon Rising
True Detective gave us one of its best episodes yet in Church in Ruins and it simply ended way too soon. Ray’s meeting with Frank at the beginning of the episode was pure tension and Vince Vaughn and Colin Ferrell certainly have some great chemistry together. Not to mention Rachel McAdams and her trusty knife.
We seem to be rolling out some quality episodes as the season rolls on and with only two more left in the season, I think this was easily True Detective at its best. All of that character development appears to be paying off big time. Also, Ray is easily the best thing to appear on our television screens since Rust Cohle in Season 1.
So get on the Venga Bus because we’re going to a sex party and bring your best dance moves. Ray did! Enjoy the recap.
I am officially at a crossroads with this season of True Detective. On the one hand, I absolutely love Ray and Ani, especially their scene in the bar. Heck, even Paul is starting to grow on me a little bit. On the other hand, the entire Caspar case has been moving in slow motion. While we did find out a little bit more about the case in Other Lives, there are still a million questions, including the big one: who killed Caspar and why?
Personally, I believe what’s missing this season is a decent and interesting case. Marty and Kohl were great last season but part of the reason the previous season of True Detective was so successful was because of the murder mystery. It was dark, it was gritty and it had the Internet forming conspiracy theories left and right.
But you know what…this isn’t last season. While there has been quite a bit of criticism regarding the new story, I’m finding it to be very well written and have truly formed an emotional connection with our characters. This was easily the most depressing episode so far because it was all about dealing with the hand you’re dealt but like every single person on this planet, we all just have to keep moving and roll with the punches. So if you’re going through some shit right now, just remember it gets better with time. Bottoms up and enjoy the recap! Continue reading →
Building A Mystery
It looks as though things are still moving pretty damn slow in Vinci…at least up until the end of True Detective’s last episode, titled Down To Come. The one thing this season has going for it, however, is a TON of unpredictability. And Ray…because everything that man says is damn genius! That said, the plot seems to be moving along at a snail’s pace up to this point and I’m getting quite bored with random visits to random places. Just start solving the damn thing at a quicker pace please! I’ll be forever grateful.
Of course, that shootout ending was one for the ages. Especially if you consider how it all went down. That’s definitely got epic fail written all over it and it should have some pretty massive consequences for some of our characters. Let’s hope the writers continue with the action that blew my mind, and yours, at the end of the episode.
Now enough of this monkey fuck…let’s check and see what color our mood rings are and get right into the recap. Enjoy!
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Hurt Me Tomorrow
The third episode of True Detective, titled Maybe Tomorrow, was easily the best installment of season 2 up to this point. There was a lot going on as we continue the investigation of the late Caspar the Ghost and a lot of weird shit happened throughout the episode.
The one thing I truly love about this series is that it makes you think. This is not a mystery that we’re going to be able to solve after the first 3 episodes and I love how intricate and complex these crimes are. That said, the writers are spending way too much time on developing our characters, which is fine but they definitely need to start focusing more on solving the crime.
So sit down, relax, grab yourself “a fucking e-cigarette” and enjoy the recap!
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A Shot In The Dark
Seriously? Did that really just happen? Am I dead? Just when I’m thinking this episode was a bit bland for my liking, that ending happens and my mind exploded. First off, let me just say that I’m not happy about it. And second, what in the fuck is going to happen next?
Officially, True Detective is back and while the first two episodes have not been nearly as interesting as last season, things are certainly starting to pick up. We also learned a lot more about Frankie and Caspar the Ghost in Night Finds You and I still cannot get over that ending…definitely didn’t see THAT coming.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s head over to Vinci, where the food is so-so and the pollution is 600% above the national average. Enjoy the recap…
The Vinci Code
True Detective is back for its second season and, after following the story of Rust and Marty last year, it’s time for a complete reboot for Season 2. Welcome to Vinci. New cast, new city and new story and I am thrilled. The one thing that made True Detective so great last year was its picture perfect visuals and being able to turn something simple into something eye-appealing. That has certainly not changed this time around.
One other great thing about this show: its opening intro. It reminds me of The Wire, where every season gets a rebooted intro. Visually though, these intros are phenomenally done so check it out below:
Now grab your best detective hat, raise your glass…
…and lets get to work because this mystery is not going to solve itself. Enjoy the recap.