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True Detective had a sophomore slump.

There was a lot of good and there was plenty of bad.

“True Detective” certainly underwhelmed in its second season. While it was a fascinating story and the cast tried to produce something amazing, it never lived up to the merits of the first season. That being said, let’s look at what worked. Colin Farrell was amazing in the lead role, as he seems to be evoking somewhere between Jake Gittes and Harvey Bullock. Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn turn in strong supporting turns. So, what’s going on?

Well, over the second season…not much happened to pad that year. You had maybe four episodes of content stretched to eight episodes. The lack of purpose, pace and urgency killed this show in its crib. People wanted to know about Vinci and what was causing everything to go insane. The direction was on point, but so much of the series felt like the camera was left motionless and everyone had to act around it.

The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes and commentaries as the special features. The A/V Quality is stunning for a recent Blu-Ray release. The DTS-HS 5.1 master audio track makes all sound channels come to life. The 1080p transfer is rather robust, but plays a bit too dark at times. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.

RELEASE DATE: 1/5/2016

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