Podcast Review: ‘True Detective’ S2E1 “The Western Book of the Dead”

The return of HBO’s monster hit series True Detective is already standing firmly in the shadows of its incredible predecessor. Awash in a seemingly bloated cast list, a completely different setting that leads to a much bigger vibe, Season 2 has a lot of work to do as we attempt to detach ourselves from the first season and completely embrace this next step in Nic Pizzolatto’s story. Season 2 begins with “The Western Book of the Dead”, and introduces us to a new group of characters, each with their own histories and issues that will hopefully become more entwined as they investigate a murder together.

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Farrell

Vaughn Reilly

McAdams

Kitsch

True Detective Season 2 stars Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Kelly Reilly. “The Western Book of the Dead” is directed by Justin Lin and written by Pizzolatto.

3 Stars (3 / 5)

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