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The Insanity behind True Detective: The Symbolisms in the Original Scores

As far as we know, True Detective has received critical acclaims for its first season while the general reviews ponder the quality of the Season Two is far-distanced from that of Season One. Although the "scoring" gap between the first and second seasons is obvious, it cannot deny that the indication behind the Original Scores would add more colors to the cops’ stories. The article would focus on examining the lyrics of some original scores (like Far From Every Road by The Handsome Family) and analyzing how the lyrics symbolize the story plot.

  • This is an excellent topic. This first season was phenomenal and I must sadly admit that I did not pay that much attention to the scoring. Yet,while reading this suggested topic, I immediately thought of Breaking Bad and the way in which the musical score was intricately woven into the entirety of the series, filling in and enhancing every gap. I do hope someone picks up this topic. Now, I'm going to look up the scoring in True Detective! – danielle577 8 years ago
  • Second season was a bust the first episode in. The writing just lost all of its unique touch falling into bland clich├ęs of the cop crime drama – Riccio 8 years ago
  • Second Season has many impromptu dialogues. Character's conversation cannot get rid of the F words. Believe it or not, I have never heard a female lead babbling the words in nearly all episodes ever since True Detective Season Two. The scoring is still that good, considering that Lera Lynn and Bonnie Prince Billy's songs are more than just indications. – moonyuet 8 years ago

What is worthy for A listers?

Since 2007-2008 TV has evolved exponentially. What used to be cinema’s little brother, has now become a top contender against the industry. In the old days, A list actors and actresses thought it was shameful to move from the big screen to the silver screen, normally, it was the other way around. Nowadays, we see big actors on the little screen. For example: Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager, or Eva Green in Penny Dreadful, or Matthew McConaughey in True Detective. Can an A list actor or actress maintain their "tittle" even if they switch from movies to TV? Are there more opportunities on TV than in the film industry? Which one grants the most financial stability? Is it the quality of the shows or the networks behind them that attract the talent?