Critic Consensus: True Detective's second season stands on its own as a solid police drama, with memorable moments and resonant relationships outweighing predictable plot twists.
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A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. -- (C) HBO
as Frank Semyon
as Ray Velcoro
as Ani Bezzerides
as Kevin Burris
as Floyd Heschmeyer
as Eliot Bezzerides
as Dr. Pitlor
as Paul Woodrugh
as Teague Dixon
as Steve Mercer
as Danny Santos
as Blake Churchman
as Mr. Wyman
as Elvis Ilinca
as Gena's rapist
as Katherine Davis
as Betty Chessani
as Tony Chessani
as Richard Geldof
as Miguel Gilb
as Jacob McCandless
as Veronica Chessani
as Lacey Lindel
as Aspen Conroy
as Danielle Delvayo
as Dan Howser
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Anyone who tells you the original was an instant hit from the word go is lying. It took at least two, maybe three episodes before viewers became fully attuned to its offbeat rhythms. Season two looks like it could be heading along a similar path.
While this is distinctly and unmistakably True Detective, it's also something of a reinvention: with the same sense of menace but less claustrophobic, less of a two-hander and with a broader, richer brief.
This season seems to be parodying itself. Sometimes, the romance between a show and its viewers ends badly. To paraphrase True Detective 2's tagline: Maybe we get the television we deserve.
A lot of what was sometimes disparaged about the first season of True Detective-its southern Gothic noir, its amusing faux philosophy, its virility-will be missed in the much limper second season.
What's missing so far is what drove the first show: a sense of evil so palpable you felt like you needed a bath after watching it.
Audience Reviews for True Detective : Season 2
Following in the footsteps of the groundbreaking, breath-taking and undeniably brilliant first season, the second season of True Detective finds the series still relevant, yet problematic. Featuring an ensemble cast of Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch, with equally impressive producing credits, the show is formidable, at least on paper.
The cast, to be sure, elevates the material in nearly every way. The performances are crisp, brooding, and engaging, with rich dialogue and strong chemistry. This speaks to the season?s biggest asset, the execution, especially with direction, is enthralling. The scenes are atmospheric, the performances often mesmerizing, and the action detached yet realistic and impacting.
The biggest indictment against the second season is the convoluted plot, which feels like a B neo-noir film strung out to nearly ten hours. There are too many twists, too many characters, and not enough coherence. Even the seasoned viewer will find themselves wanting to give up on following the intricacies of the plot, and simply enjoy the dazzle instead. To its credit, it?s staged well enough that we seldom get too frustrated with the confusion, yet this catches up to the writers in its finale, which is neither satisfying nor coherent.
Still solid, but a noted step back.
Muddled storytelling drags it down. Characters weren't as interesting as season 1, and there were simply too many of them
This season is really a huge step down from the first season, but that doesn't mean that the season isn't good. It takes some time to get used to the new cast but Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams and Colin Farrell are really good in the show and their characters are really relatable; maybe even more relatable than the characters we got in the first season even though the acting was WAY BETTER. Vince Vaughn stands out and I actually love his performance in this show, because you never know if he is actually a good guy, or if he really is the villain. I think I'm probably looking a lot more positive on this show than many other people do, but I am also able to look away from the fact that this is a completely new setting and if you do that, this is actually a very good season.
https://multiscreenmotivision.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/true-detective-season-2/ THe Only good Thing(s) were Colin Ferrell and Taylor Kitsch being in it.
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