True Detective Season 2 - 10 Reasons It's A Huge Disappointment
If this wasn't called True Detective, you'd have given up weeks ago.
Season one of True Detective was one of television's highlights in 2014, with critics heaping praise on the show's writing, acting, casting, tone, and visual style. First-time show creator, Nic Pizzolatto, delivered such a strong effort, expectations were understandably sky-high for an inevitable follow-up - a mindset that was only magnified when Pizzolatto declared season two would feature an all-new setting, characters, and obviously another incredibly in-depth, thought-provoking story. Upon airing though, the first episode was received with a resounding "Meh" from both critics and fans alike. Rather than a strong follow-up filled with deep and flawed characters involved in a methodically plotted and engrossing mystery, Pizzolatto seemed to have hit the dreaded sophomore slump. Not only were the criticisms from season one not addressed, but nearly every aspect that made the show great was gone and replaced by a poor imitation, still proclaiming itself to be a pseudo-intellectual prestige drama. From the terribly undercooked characters to a completely nonsensical murder plot, here are 10 reasons why season two of True Detective has been nothing more than a bitter disappointment.