Sunday night’s season finale for the excellent HBO anthology series True Detective proved to be far more shocking than fans expected—as many were unable to watch the damn thing for hours, as the overwhelming amount of users logging onto HBO Go (the streaming service that allows customers to watch HBO content on their phones, computers, and other streaming devices) crashed its servers.
Yep, many of us sat down to watch how creator Nic Pizzolatto would end his serious of two very different detectives setting out to find justice in a series of cult murders in the American south, only to be met with long load times or error messages. Eventually, however, most or all got through, and received a thematically appropriate finale to a fine series that was far more about character arcs than it was police procedure.
As for the series’ second season? Since it is an anthology, don’t expect Matthew McConaughey’s Rust or Woody Harrelson’s Marty to be returning—it’s going to be an all new story, which Pizzolatto describes as being “informed exactly one thing. It’s that I realize I need to keep being strange. Don’t play the next one straight…This is really early, but I’ll tell you (it’s about) hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.”
So… make of that what you will (we know you hardcore True Detective fans have likely already constructed massive, vaguely Lovecraftian theories and predictions).
What did you think of the True Detective finale?