Sunday, February 9, 2014

Why True Detective just put on the best single episode of TV I have seen in a long, long time.

A week after Justified put out one of its best episodes, I thought it might have a the market on 2014 cornered.  But then True Detective dropped "Who Goes There."  It is work of genius.  It is simply one of the best episodes of TV I have ever seen.  Breaking Bad had a couple of stunners last year, as did Enlightened, Justified, and The Americans.  But I am not sure there has been as perfect an episode as "Who Goes There"  in the last two or three years.  Breaking Bad had five seasons to build up for "Ozymandias."  This is only the fourth episode of True Detective.  This reminds me of when Lost busted out Walkabout early in its run.

From the opening shot, this episode was lovely.  The walls in the interrogation room were framed like a painting.  The episode moved from emotional high to emotional high.  It ended on a sequence out of Children of Men.  If you are not watching this show, you should be.

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