posted on Jan, 29 2019 @ 09:01 PM
Well I was hoping for something at least as good as season 2, which was no where near as good as season 1, but so far I have been sorely
disappointing. I'll say that it isn't the actors fault as they seem to be good, but the story seems very tedious, slow, uneventful, meandering and
uncaptivating - to say the least. The first episode was the "best" but they have gone down-hill since to the point that I'm not even looking
forward to the coming episodes.
I recently saw a reddit post that talked about TV show writing/development and it was done by an illustration of a horse split into 3 sections the
head / front legs & part of the body / & the hind legs & tail. The first part represented season 1 and it was a perfect life-like sketch of a horse -
beautiful. The second part represented season 2 & 3 and it looked like a semi talented middle school kid drew it (no shading, strong lines, just not
very good). The last section represented the last season(s) (season 9 in this case) and it was basically a stick figure of the legs, hind quarter and
tail that looks like a disabled 6yr old drew it with their non dominate hand. What this is supposed to represent is the quality of the writing across
the seasons. They hook you with the awesome writing (and usually acting/cast) in season 1, then they slowly replace writers and cast each season
(saving money while profiting off the original success of season 1) until the last few seasons usually have no original writers or directors and
possibly much of the cast has been replaced with no name actors (or b-list actors).
Well I feel this is exactly what is going on with True Detective. I've tried to watch the last 3 episodes a few times and haven't been able to get
through a whole show w/o stopping and doing something else.
Does anyone else feel the same way about TD this season? I
This new season has less than 1/2 the viewers on opening night than season 2 opener which was riding high on the record breaking closer of season 1
(that was an AWESOME episode!!) Here are the viewer numbers
Take a look at how much difference there is in directors and writers from season 1 compared to the others. I wonder if the show would have been as
good if they had stuck with the original crew.
So, who is enjoying this season and do you expect it to get better? Am I missing something here that makes this a hidden gem?
Do studios' do this on purpose, capitalize on past success, hire lower budget talent, and try to sucker viewers in because of their previous success?
This is frustrating!