We particularly enjoy the way Pizzolatto, wearing shades indoors for his on-camera interview, earnestly says (in reference to the ineptitude shown by the lawmen as they pop off gang members), "The cops aren't busy doing police stuff the way they are in L.A. and other areas." His vaguely philosophical mish-mash of Joel Silver–meets–Joe Eszterhas mayhem doesn't come around with the backing of HBO very often these days, not when everything tends to be either love-it or hate-it, or either prestigious or ponderous. True Detective's second season doesn't neatly scan at either end of either spectrum, and that's what made it so compelling then and certainly worthy of another viewing down the road.
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Kenny Herzog is Thrillist’s Senior Entertainment Editor, and he's a lover, not a hater. Find out more about his weird preferences @kennyherzog.