So annoyed of people that complain about shows like Breaking Bad and True Detective being too slow. I know people who are skimming episodes and reading synopsis just so they can hurry up and get to the "good parts". People don't even realize that the character development and serialized storytelling are what makes these shows so good. If they want instant gratification then they should just stick to the CSIs and ER type ****. Dont deserve any better /rant
that for me?
No, the immediate feel I got from True Detective was that the show was just gonna check off all the "serious (serial) killer" show boxes, take itself and it's convoluted (but at its heart simple) story and characters too seriously, and be a letdown by the end of it. So I did the same thing I do whenever I feel like I can't trust a show won't insult my investment of time and waited if and when it hit a fever pitch online.
And what ******* reads spoilers of a show they don't watch? That's the lamest hustle I've heard of. No, it's as simple as noticing the headlines, when suddenly a wave of them pop up everywhere saying: "Guys....******* True Detective last night!!!!!" But what did it for me was when I noticed people getting into a mythology of the show. Any show can have a shot a great tig ols. Any show can have a shoot out. Having something worth thinking about is what got me.
It's like when I bailed on Dexter after the pretty good season 5, because all the writing on the wall said the show was gonna go to hell. And it did. Or Sons of Anarchy season 3, when every bit of it screamed, "let go of that great show you thought this could be."
Something about that familiar, but blander Hannibal imagery threw me off of TD immediately. I wasn't exactly waiting until I heard something exciting happened. I was waiting until I heard it wasn't the by the numbers story I thought it was gonna be. And...I'm pretty sure I didn't skim through that 5 episode mountain.