when a mys­tery show is about dis­pos­able female bod­ies, and the women in it are eye can­dy, it’s a drag. What­ev­er the length of the show’s much admired track­ing shot (six min­utes, uncut!), it feels less hard­boiled than soft­head­ed. Which might be O.K. if “True Detec­tive” were dumb fun, but, good God, it’s not: it’s got so much grav­i­tas it could run for President.

Emi­ly Nuss­baum: The Shal­low­ness of “True Detec­tive” : The New Yorker

This hasn’t put me off watch­ing the show, but I am pret­ty sure I will be rolling my eyes at least a few times while doing so…

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Kars Alfrink

Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.