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‘True Detective’ 2×08: ‘Omega Station’

Season two of “True Detective” was doomed from the start. Expectations grew greater and greater as the premiere grew nearer and nearer, and with the bar so high, it was almost inevitable that the show would fail to impress. The degree to which this season fell flat, however, is utterly
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‘True Detective’ 2×07: ‘Black Mobs and Motel Rooms’

We’re one episode away from the finale, and “True Detective” has started making sense. We begin with a still-high Ani (Rachel McAdams), shockingly sober Ray (Colin Farrell) and stressed-out Paul (Taylor Kitsch) in a shabby, run-down house. They’ve just fled from Caspere’s crew’s party, where they uncovered evidence, saved Ani’s
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‘True Detective’ 2×06: ‘Church in Ruins’

In this week’s episode of “True Detective,” we start right where we left off, with Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell) and Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn) engaged in a tense debate that sets the tone for the rest of the high-drama episode. In last week’s episode, Ray discovered that the man Frank
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‘True Detective’ 2×05: ‘Other Lives’

It’s 66 days after the massacre at city manager Ben Caspere’s alleged killers’ warehouse, and we still don’t have a clear plotline or strong character development. Yes, we may be following the investigation of Caspere’s murder, but the vast number of subplots, character background and twists and turns make this
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‘True Detective’ 2×03: ‘Maybe Tomorrow’

Let’s all heave a collective sigh of relief as Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell) is still alive. Alive, yes, but he’s definitely not at peace. A pseudo-dream reminiscent of purgatory introduces us to his tumultuous relationship with his father (Fred Ward), further revealing Ray’ personal troubles. In a later scene, we
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‘True Detective’ 2×02: ‘Night Finds You’

Warning: this recap contains spoilers. After last week’s somewhat slow-paced setup, “Night Finds You” shocks us back into interest, employing the less-obvious dialogue, the more-layered characters and the sort cliffhangers that characterized Season 1. Frank Semyon’s (Vince Vaughn) opening monologue reveals a torn past in a somewhat crude attempt to
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‘True Detective’ 2×01: ‘The Western Book of the Dead’

From the red-streaked, eerie opening, it was apparent that although the characters may have changed, much remained the same in the Season 2 premiere of “True Detective,” HBO’s often ominous, always brooding detective series. Season 2 has relocated to sunny Southern California from Louisiana’s muggy bayous, but the feeling of a
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