True Detective - 2013
The Best TV Show Since the
Iraq War Coverage
The Opened Mind - 2015 - Perth, Western Australia
Sometimes, when we're lonely, we attempt to watch television programs.
Usually they are empty, soulless atrocities that serve to teach the masses how they should live their lives, brought into being by a monstrous corporation hell bent on sucking the life force out of the human race, producing a robotic slave more than willing to live in servitude for the benefit of its masters.
And sometimes we get True Detective.
Being extremely highly recommended to me from all angles, I decided last month to sit down and find out what we're all fussed about.
Barely one minute in to the first episode I find an irresistible urge to deconstruct and inspect every aspect of this introduction to True Detective. The show strikes me as something worth its grit, with signs it has come from good stock. Beginning the show with modern day detectives interviewing our as yet unknown main characters gives us a great undercover way to meet the lead investigators of this story.
Rusty, Marty’s pessimistic, world-hating partner tells us the first time we start really getting to know him what he thinks of human consciousness, and how far back it should have died out. At this point it was safe to say that this man did not adhere to the common social belief system that underlines our current epoch.
First, we are introduced to Marty,
the likeable, average American detective.
Marty draws us into the narrative,
providing a human socket to plug into.
"I've seen the different types, we all fit a certain category."
These two are interesting enough to keep me watching them investigate a grisly murder in the southern states of America. It seems someone has ended the life of a young woman, tying her body to a dead tree and slapping a pair of symbolic antlers on her head.
For all intensive purposes, it appears this poor unfortunate was ritualistically sacrificed by yet another crazy.
I am sucked in to the shady reality of Marty's and Rusty's world, that parallels our very own world, so much so that the story goes so deep as to portray an elite circle of well-to-do parasites preying on bottom-class people that others will be quick to forget about.
"The only way for you to understand what i'm onto here, is for me to show you."
Without telling any more, all there is left to say is there is something so very important about this show, and it deserves to have attention.
Something hidden under the veil of our society, our real society not a make-believe television program, is revealed through this work of art.
In today's world we are so increasingly devoid of emotion, where we have been disassociated from feeling anything, and we have been desensitised to horrific acts and instead turn them into entertainment.
Well this show will MAKE YOU FEEL SOMETHING. GUARANTEED.
All artists that had a hand in True Detective stand to be commended for public service.