Not another Cop Show

I know who I am. And after all these years, there’s a victory in that.

Rust Cohle

What good is cake if you can’t eat it?

Marty Hart

Honestly, after watching episode #1 I was not that keen on following this show. Don’t get me wrong – I kinda liked the episode, from the very fitting intro, the performance of the actors Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughy and Michelle Monaghan and especially the dialogues between Marty and Rust.

Marty Hart: You wonder ever if you’re a bad man?
Rust Cohle: No I don’t wonder Marty. The world needs bad men. We keep the other bad men from the door.

It was more or less the story which didn’t get me hooked up, it was far too slow told, the ‘twist’ at the end didn’t help either. Finding the body of a dead girl, in a way the police has never seen before, believing that it may be part of a ritual, something we may have never seen before, really? It felt like ‘Twin Peaks’ meets ‘Seven’ and other crime / cop shows on TV nowadays.

Meanwhile I’ve seen episode #2 and the character play between Rust and Marty gets better and better, the crime they have to solve moves a lil’ bit more into background, we learn more about the characters, which is a good thing. This makes it more distinguishable to other series.

So, this is a really high-budgeted, visually stunning show with great actors, not unique or original in any way but very promising.

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