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Exploring The Season Finale Of 'True Detective' & What We’d Like To See Carry Over To Season 2

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • March 10, 2014 4:16 PM
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This morning, a dull, gray dawn broke on a dull, gray “True Detective”-less world. The show that has had us gripped for the last eight weeks (or the last weekend for compulsive binge watchers—hi there!) came to an end in either a blaze of HBOGO-crashing glory, or a fizzle of HBOGO-crashing disappointment, depending on your point of view. We’re much more in the former camp than the latter, so much so that we found our usual Good vs. Bad approach wanting this time around, purely because after a couple of niggles we were really reaching for anything particularly bad to say about it.

'True Detective' Creator Nic Pizzolatto Teases Saga Of Rust & Martin Could Continue In Books

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2014 1:29 PM
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So, is that all for Rust Cohle and Martin Hart? Star-gazing and pondering the eternal battle of light versus dark? Certainly, their story won't continue on the acclaimed HBO series, as it came to a close last night (read our recap here), with the second season focusing on a whole new set of characters and a case that hints at a grander storyline (read those details here). But there is some hope for those expecting more about Rust and Marty.

'True Detective' Creator Nic Pizzolatto Reveals Alternate Endings & Shares Season 2 Story Details

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2014 11:18 AM
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"True Detective" has finished, and now the debate begins on its legacy. Did it live up to the promise in the first half of the season? Was the story concluded in a satisfactory manner? Is this really one of the greatest shows in TV history? We'll let you hash it out in the comments section, but in this writer's opinion, there hasn't been a TV drama this dense, rich and satisfying in a long, long time. That said, last night's finale did leave a slightly sour taste in the mouths of some. Obviously, **SPOILERS AHEAD**.

Recap: 'True Detective' Finale Season 1, Episode 8 'Form And Void'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2014 2:50 AM
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For over fifteen years a conspiracy and myth has haunted Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson), one involving a yellow king, a man with scars and the mysterious destination of Carcosa. An evil had spread its branches across Louisiana, something pervasive, powerful and for the longest time untouchable. The name of God was used as a cover for unspeakable crimes and killings, and Rust, Martin and anyone else who touched that darkness, found it touching them right back. "All my life I wanted to be nearer to God. The only nearness? Silence," Joel Theriot (Shea Whigham) said in episode six, "Haunted Houses." But in "Form And Void," that silence has answers.

Nic Pizzolatto Debunks Marty/Rust Killer Theories In 'True Detective,' Season 2 May Have More Than One Director

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2014 3:24 PM
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We're just over 72 hours or so away from finding out the secret behind the killing in "True Detective," and theories continue to fly fast and furious through the psychosphere. But among the more absurd notions that are still being argued in some corners of the internet, is that Rust (Matthew McConaughey) or Martin (Martin Hart) are somehow involved in the killings. It would fly in the face of everything the show has established, and yet, there are some who are still spinning the theory. Well, series writer and creator Nic Pizzolatto is here to tell you quite simply: you're wrong.

Suggestions? 'True Detective' Writer Nic Pizzolatto Teases Female Detectives For Season 2

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 24, 2014 4:30 PM
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By now, you've likely seen the pretty excellent #TrueDetectiveSeason2 trend on Twitter, with folks offering up their (funny) suggestions (here's ours) for who should take over the lead roles when the second season of "True Detective" moves ahead at HBO. (It's not officially confirmed, but seems inevitable at this point.) But in all seriousness, as the first season highlighted, writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto's pen is capable of crafting truly memorable, complex parts for whoever takes the creative reins, and in an intriguing little twist he suggested on Twitter that women may get the central focus next time.

Matthias Schoenaerts To Star In 'Galveston' From 'True Detective' Writer Nic Pizzolatto; Season 2 Looking Likely

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2014 4:14 PM
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We don't know what you've been doing with your last few Sundays, but if you have HBO and haven't been watching "True Detective," you're doing it wrong. Easily a contender for the best show of 2014 (yes, we know it's only January), unless it really screws the pooch in the second half of the season, this will go down as one of the all-time great dramas. But here's something that has long been known, but that you might have forgotten: it's a one shot deal. Kind of. Sorta like "American Horror Story," if "True Detective" continues, the next season will feature a whole new cast, setting and story, but the man crucially behind it will stay the same: writer Nic Pizzolatto.

Tom Cruise-Led 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Moves Forward With New Writer

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • August 10, 2012 10:37 AM
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If Tom Cruise can play Jack Reacher, then he can play just about anyone. That was presumably the logic that went into the decision to give the okay to remake “The Magnigicent Seven” (itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai,” of course) in which Cruise will (presumably) be taking on the lead role first occupied by Yul Brynner. We voiced our concerns back when the project was first announced that without a smattering of other A-Listers this could fast become “The Magnificent One And His Six Friends,” but our concerns have no impact on MGM who look to be moving forward at a brisk pace with the project.

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