True Detective

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Evonna Sawall
Professor Kaefer
English 1A
12 April 2014
Evaluation Essay: True Detective True Detective is an extraordinary TV series, written by Nic Pizzolatto, about two Louisiana State Police detectives investigating a series of ritualistic murders. Pizzolatto has created a series beyond brilliant. The amazing structure, impeccable writing, marvelous acting, and frame story have made True Detective an immediate classic. At the end of each episode you will be on the edge of your seat craving another hour.
True Detective is based on two investigators, one of them is a typical overconfident investigator, Woody Harrleson, and the other is an intellectual, nihilistic man, Matthew McConaughey. This series alternates between 1995, when detectives Martin Hart (Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (McConaughey) start working a case together, and 2012, when the two detectives work a new case that has strong similarities to the case in 1995. State internal affairs detectives are interviewing both men separately and believe that Rust may have committed the old crime, new crime or both. Rust and Marty investigate a ritualistic murder in rural Louisiana. As they attempt to uncover leads in this disturbing case, their own lives intersect in fascinating, yet explosive ways. Though the investigation itself is interesting, the interpersonal behavior of the obsessive and frequently conflicting lead characters makes this drama seem so much fresher than all other criminal television series.
The structure in this series is unique. In 2012, two detectives are interviewed about a case that occurred in 1995. This series is primarily set in 1995, but has several scenes in 2012. We get to watch Rust and Marty at the beginning of their journey and at their rock bottom. This is a drama that began with its ending in mind. This series is in no rush, so it is able to go at a…...

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