True Detectives themeJanuary 15, 2017 – 12:23 am

True Detectives theme

Leonard Cohen. Photo: Gonzales Photo/Tord Litleskare/Corbis Going into the premiere episode of True Detective season two, we knew the answers to almost all of the show’s most basic, production-based mysteries: who’d star, who’d direct, and where the season would be set. But there was still one crucial piece of the puzzle missing: Who would sing the theme song? As we learned tonight, the answer to that question turned out to be pretty awesome: none…

True Detectives Season 2 ReviewsDecember 30, 2016 – 12:00 am

True Detectives Season 2 Reviews

But that was way too late. I found myself invested in the finale, sure. And I was even able to accept the fact that the story, despite the time the season devoted to the labyrinthine criminal web of conspiracy, was not about the case. In a purest Cali noir sense - borrowing from classics like The Big Sleep, Touch of Evil, Chinatown, and L.A. Confidential - the story was about underdogs trying their hand at justice and failing. Getting crushed under…

True Detectives 2015 IMDbDecember 21, 2016 – 11:31 pm

True Detectives 2015 IMDb

We’ve been waiting so long for significant details about season two of “” that HBO’s release today, which includes the first trailer, four photos and a premiere date of 9pm Sunday, June 21, made us want to collapse on a fainting couch and light up a Morley. Mind you, the trailer is just a tease. But the glimpse it affords of Rachel McAdams as Ventura County Sheriff’s detective Ani Bezzerides gives a person hope that season two’s female characters…

Themes in LiteratureNovember 7, 2016 – 10:14 pm

Themes in Literature

Southern literature is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a genre that covers literature written about the American South, and covers works written by authors who are from the South. These novels focus on a variety of subjects concerning a whole branch of southern issues ranging from politics and racism to religion. Like any genre, it has evolved over time—beginning with the discovery of the great Americas to dealing with current issues such as social…

True Detective Season 2 Episode 6November 3, 2016 – 10:14 pm

True Detective Season 2 Episode 6

Rachel McAdams in ‘True Detective.’ HBO “True Detective” has been building to this point all season: An undercover look at the sleazy parties crawling with rich and powerful creeps that characters have been hinting at all this time. It was like we were plunged into show creator Nic Pizzolatto’s vision of Hell, and it played a lot like a drugged-out blend of the climax of “The Shining” and the creepy masque at the heart of “Eyes Wide Shut.” A perfectly…

True Detectives Season 1 NetflixOctober 22, 2016 – 09:36 pm

True Detectives Season 1 Netflix

So after digesting the premiere of True Detective, I will cop to being hooked in the cheek and yanked into Nic Pizzolatto’s boat. The atmosphere, the acting, the pacing, the twin timelines, it was all right up my alley. The show appears to be another winner for HBO, but this isn’t the 12 episodes per season, keep-the-fans-on-the-hook-for-five-years effort in the same vein as The Sopranos or Boardwalk Empire . Because once this eight episode run of…

True Detectives TuttleOctober 7, 2016 – 02:50 pm

True Detectives Tuttle

Editor’s note: Alyssa Rosenberg is PostOpinions’s new culture blogger. Her own blog will be launching in the coming days. This post discusses the season finale of “True Detective” in extensive detail. As the final episode of the first season of HBO’s hit anthology series “True Detective” approached this Sunday, the show’s obsessive audience puzzled over what might happen when former detectives Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey)…