Down on the Bayou

15 May


True Detective
By Nic Pizzolatto and Cary Joji Fukunaga

“Solution was right under my nose, but I was paying attention to the wrong clues.” -Marty Hart

Recently, I have been catching up on some drama TV shows on Netflix and onDemand. After watching Breaking Bad, I wasn’t really sure what show I wanted to watch next; perhaps The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones or something else. After searching around, I was told to check out True Detective on HBO, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. So I did, and it was awesome!

Created and directed by Nic Pizzolatto and Cary Joji Fukunaga, True Detective is an intense, gritty, crime show that follows the path of two men, Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) on a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in the bayous of Louisiana. I like the way that Pizzolatto and Fukunaga tell the story, starting in flashback in 1995, with time lapses into 2002 then moving forward in time with the present day of 2012.

Detectives Hart and Cohle investigate what appears to be ritualistic murder of a former prostitute Dora Lange. Cohle believes this murder is not the only one of its kind and from what we see of the victim; it is evident that this is not an “ordinary” murder case. Each hour-long episode of this 8-part drama is layered with all kinds of complexities and secrets as the graphic storyline draws you in and keeps you wanting more.

Not only was the acting superb, but also setting the story in Louisiana, with tones of religious extremists and voodoo woven in added just the right amount of eerie to the show. Similarly, the writing of this show is more than excellent! It is witty, smart, pensive and deep. I also liked the fact that as you watch the show you become immersed in their world, almost as if the you are another character in the show, along side the action, observing, uncovering and making your own deductions about what is being revealed, but it is up to you to pay attention to the right clues.

True Detective does not disappoint!



To view the trailer CLICK HERE

Also check out this BEHIND THE SCENES clip


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