HBO’s True Detective finished up last Sunday, and I continue to be mesmerized by the show. Part of the fun, of course, was reading various fan theories about what it all would add up to, but even going through episode recaps was involving, for me. Here are just some of the articles that helped make me enjoy a great show — the best TV drama since The Sopranos — even more:
- A wonderfully comprehensive LA Review of Books breakdown.
- Indiewire says the series “ending with a bang, and a whimper.”
- There is lots of great coverage at The Playlist; here, creator Nix Pizzolatto says the adventures of Rust and Cohle could continue in book form.
- Vulture is another great source; this page links to it all, including a great interview with director Fukunaga on the finale.
- A nice feature from The Atlantic.
- Down the rabbit hole we go: True Detective on Reddit.
Of course, there is lots more to be found, including plenty of episode and series recaps. There are also reviews from viewers disappointed by the finale. I was about as far from disappointed as one could get. Did the finale rise to the level of earlier episodes? Perhaps not, but it was close. It was satisfying, yet open-ended enough to allow for even more theorizing.
In short, it was a fine ending for a masterful series. What could be better than that?