True Detective

How Hollywood Gave Up on the Detective Story
Did 'Chinatown' doom the private eye?
June 09, 2014

Did Chinatown doom the private eye? 

'Twin Peaks' and the Origin of the Dead Woman TV Trope
April 10, 2014

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of "Twin Peaks"'s premiere, what does it reveal about our ongoing fascination with a dead girl's body? 

'The Good Wife" Can Compete with Cable Drama, But it Shouldn't
March 26, 2014

"The Good Wife" doesn't need to kill beloved characters to be better than "Game of Thrones." It already is. 

What True Detective's Critics Miss About the Finale
March 10, 2014

This is still a dark show with two troubled characters.

Why the 'True Detective' Finale Worked
March 09, 2014

A brillaint end to a brilliant show.

Twist and Shout
The "plot twist" is ruining our conversations about television
March 08, 2014

The cliche that's killing our conversations about TV. 

Are the Asides on 'House of Cards' More Grating than the Monologues on 'True Detective'? You Decide.
February 26, 2014

Frank Underwood breaks the fourth wall and Rust Cohle waxes philosophical. Our definitive breakdown of what is more annoying.

Last Night's 'True Detective' Was Disappointing, But What a Killer Ending!
February 23, 2014

"Haunted Houses," the sixth episode of True Detective, was almost certainly the weakest hour yet.

True Detective's Critics Are Wrong
February 16, 2014

The HBO show places us in the hands of an insane narrator, and that may not be a bad thing.