In the end Pizzolatto has written a very effective and engrossing story. No matter what you think of the finale, you can’t argue that spending time with both Harrelson and McConaughey in these roles was anything less than fascinating. If the show didn’t give you the monsters and interconnected conspiracies you hoped for then maybe you, like Rust, should turn your gaze inwards. What kind of storytelling are you looking for? Isn’t the exploration of two broken men who dash their own lives to pieces, and crawl their way back from isolation, a story worth telling? And wasn’t it told well? Isn’t it satisfying to see the call and response of actions that echo across the decades of this series? A gesture of hate becomes a gesture of love and, for a story about darkness, that’s a pretty light ending.
#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
How did Girl Scouts become so socialist, gay-supporting and abortion-supporting while Boy Scouts is still so conservative
Oh wait it’s probably because girls are better
Are you implying being Conservative is bad?
good reading comprehension.
Are you comparing and contrasting things?
The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on — because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.
I don’t watch Always Sunny, but whenever I see this gifset, I feel like I should.
the heterosexual agenda terrifies me. creating new small humans?? football?? bootcut jeans????? how the fuck am I supposed to explain this to my children
The difference between an artist and a hack
TDB: Did you ever get any pressure to cut McConaughey’s monologues? Some critics have complained about them.
Nic Pizzolatto: Yeah. I was told that we needed to get rid of the monologues and make True Detective more like one of the shows that everyone was saying we were like before we premiered. And I just said no: that’s not the show we set out to make. This isn’t CSI: Louisiana. This isn’t Law & Order: McConaughey and Harrelson. What you’re describing is not something I will allow my name to be on. And I think you have to be willing to do that. I have a choice between seeing something done wrong or making an enemy, introduce me to my new enemy. You have to be diplomat and fighter.
I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in human evolution. We became too self aware; nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself. We are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, a secretion of sensory experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody, when in fact everybody’s nobody. I think the honorable thing for our species to do is deny our programming, stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction, one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal.