We're always behind the times on pop culture here at Firstandcourt. There just isn't enough time in the day, and so I've got a mile long list of shows/movies to be watched if we ever move to a 25 hour day.
Last night we were finally going to start House of Cards, but based on many recommendations made a last minute decision to start True Detective. And now House of Cards is going to have to wait, because True Detective was gripping. Terrific performances and cinematography and a bleak landscape.
It feels like watching a movie. Only better, because I know this story is going to spool out of 8 hours and they can take their time telling it right. I recall Atrios pining for more serialized dramatic programming over the years, and I've come to agree. 90 minutes is fine for a fluff comedy, but the 90-180 minute window for a film is not the optimal vehicle for all storytelling. Imagine if they adapted the Game of Thrones novels into 3 hour movies instead of 10 hour seasons. It would be a travesty.
Anyway. True Detective grabbed me and I'm hoping to watch the second episode tonight.