True Detective (2014) Directed by Cary Fukunaga & Justin Lin
It could have been a fever dream or a strange, creepy illustration on a wall I once saw: clues. You hear the hype and time goes by and you wonder why you've not put your toe in the water. True Detective arrived late to our lives, but once in we were engrossed, engaged and...in love? Rust Cohle (as played by Matthew McConaughey) is one of THE TV creations, a character that not only possesses something unique, but a world view to match. It's hard to imagine the actor that so under-performed all those years, coming good on TV (and the year he won an Oscar too). It was always a career of promise, and people always mentioned that McConaughey was the real deal. How many True Detectives will it take to wipe the slate clean of mis-treads such as (drum roll): Sahara, How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days, The Paperboy, Surfer Dude, Failure To Launch, The Newton Boys and too much c-movie gumph to mention. There's of course been highs, but not having seen them all, how much higher than Rust Cole can McConnaughey go?
|McConaughey as Detective Rust Cohle|
|Harrelson as Detective Marty Hart|
I went into watching True Detective guessing that I would probably not make it past the first episode. With suspense, crime and especially with horror my threshold is low and I usually opt out. If I watch something too thrilling or scary, I pay by having horrific nightmares and lying in bed awake freaking out about every little sound in our apartment building. The first episode of True Detective didn't convince me completely, but the second one did. Most of this convincing was done by agent Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey).
|McConaughey in True Detective|
|McConaughey in Interstellar|