SPOILERS AND SUCH BELOW.
Because people are always going to people, there are those out there who hated the True Detective finale. Whatever their reasons, both dumb and not dumb, though mostly dumb, they were expecting a foundation-shattering experience that has never happened in any TV finale ever rather than just having the satisfaction of most of the story's questions answered.
Early in the series, it seemed that True Detective was going to be something on a plane (OR CIRCLE) above a buddy cop drama, but it turned out to be ONLY a buddy cop drama with spectacular writing, acting, directing, cinematography, and everything else filming related. So yes, HOW TERRIBLE. WE GET THOSE ALL THE TIME, RIGHT?
While there were some jumps that seemed a bit much (the green ears from painting the house) and questions raised but never answered (who is Maggie married to and why did they show that enormous ring at the end in the hospital), we got eight weeks of a great show and a finale that included 10 terrifying minutes, with Rust and Marty stalking Lawnmower Man through the labyrinth of Carcosa.
Which brings me to my only real point in all of this. How did Rust and Marty go charging into a maze of tunnels, which were filled with those freaky stick formation things, bones, and tattered remains of clothing, carrying only a pistol on their person when they also knew at the end of the maze was a large man who had butchered dozens and dozens of people and now wanted to kill them?no comments