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) caught up to the serial killer they’d been chasing across Louisiana for almost two decades. Would Marty, the genial Louisiana native, turn out to be the killer, hiding his brilliant scheme by playing the dummy to his more philosophically inclined partner? Would Marty and Rust finally learn that the secret they’d repeatedly missed had been obvious all along to the women they routinely abuse and ignore? Or, in keeping with the show’s many references to the Carcosa mythos, a concept shared among horror and fantasy writers for more than a century, would monsters from another world appear on the shores of the Louisiana bayou?
In an interview before the series finale, series creator Nic Pizzolatto suggested something even weightier than an interlocking literary game. Explaining the stakes that Rust and Marty were facing as they reached the end stage of their quest, Pizzolatto told BuzzFeed’s Kate Aurthur: “I think given the amorphous nature of the evil they’re pursuing, its historical roots in culture and government, they would have to be willing to die to fully pursue their absolute justice.”
Sussing out the “historical roots in culture and government” of sex crimes and the biases that let them go unprosecuted is a fascinating goal for any show to set itself. And it would have been a particularly strong mission statement for “True Detective.” The show was shot in Louisiana, and in its early episodes it showed some real signs of interest in what happens to the working poor when they become disabled by accidents or exposed to the compounds produced in the region’s chemical refineries. And Pizzolatto has described this season of “True Detective” — any that follow would have different characters and a different case — as “a close, two-person point-of-view show.” That’s an interesting opportunity to explore how two white, middle-class men might have been hobbled by their perspectives into blaming poor men for rich men’s crimes and coverups. A confrontation between two such men, the forces they’re aligned against and their own views of the world would be a fraught and original encounter.blog vs podcast blog made with divi blogging from your phone blogging vs journaling difference between blogging and website blogging about my life getting into blogging blogging anonymously blog to watch blog not even wrong blogging zelda blogging qna blog for money blogging from ipad turning blogging into a business best buy blog among blog blogging hashtags blog pro umno blogging over 50 blog under 100 blog with a dog blogging without social media blogging for beginners blog via email can bloggers make good money blogging from the heart travel blogging during covid blogging history blog xml blogging pro jobs blogging events blogging youtube blogging with notion guest blogging off page blog name ideas building over blogging blogging from ipad covid blog ideas blogging with wix blogging kaise karte hain blogging your way by holly becker blogging groups near me blog kit thin within blog blogging of cars blog by google blog search in your blog or on your blog how to make money while blogging blogging through the fourth dimension blogging dog center blogging coaching near me blogging in google steven outside blog blog website builder blogging from iphone blog entry examples zen cart blogging blog ynab blogging from home jobs blog vs forum blog over blogging by maya blog entry blogging to relieve stress blog universal orlando blog before mario benjamin till blog blogging without showing your face blogging jobs from home blogging with students blog and website blogging with google sites blog in english blog during pandemic blogging your way by holly becker blogging to win.com blog contra bolsonaro explain xkcd blogging blogging coaching near me bloggingpro theme blog behind the scenes write off blogging expenses getting into blogging guest blogging off page pro blogging idea inside outside blog moving beyond blogging coachmen beyond blog blogging kya hai blogging niches blog xbox blog even blog to watch blogging events near me blogging during war blogging routine blogging about books explain xkcd blogging blogging is blogging pro jobs blog design ideas blog biz bootcamp reviews blogging zones blogging definition and example blogging behind the scenes blogging at college blogging guide blogging in spanish blog like quora blogging with wix blogging after retirement blog her blog over 60 blog up meaning blogging to win course review blog around the world trip blogging websites to make money blogging basics blog das irmas among us blogging boys blog in arabic blogging like you mean it is vlogging better than blogging blogging without investment
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