True Detective: TV Review

One of the benefits viewers (and critics) reap from continued and sustained excellence in the drama field is that writers and directors, perhaps feeling pushed to stand out even among the best, are experimenting more noticeably with tone, pace, structure and visual impact.

This was clear among some of 2013's best dramas -- like The Returned, Rectify, Broadchurch and others. There was something (sometimes a few things) distinct about them that made astute viewers keenly aware that originality was kicking at the corners of their television sets. And as 2014 kicks off, we can add HBO's magnificent and magnetic anthology series True Detective, which premieres Sunday, Jan. 12 at 9 p.m., to the list.  Read More...


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