Actor Spotlight

Actor spotlight, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson with their new HBO series that has everyone of ages talking about “True Detective” a crime drama that started this year directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Who I have heard of from because he wrote and directed “Sin Nombre” which was shown at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and won many awards.

I know I normally post a review on movies but I just wanted to take a moment to highlight the talent and devotion to these two great hollywood actors who have continued to shine in the spotlight since their appearances on their first films. It has been the kick lately for movie actors to be starring in TV shows like Kevin Bacon and “The Following”  have been season hits and continue to air more and more seasons. “True Detective” is one of the best crime dramas I have seen on TV. Plus is on HBO so there is no holding back the violence, language, and all the other good stuff that cable TV edits or skips out.

The show is based on two detectives in Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division, who are homicide detectives who are trying to solve the deepen mystery and loose serial killer that has everyone up in arms. With it having a woven timeline throughout the show we view 8 years in the past and then 8 years in the future which is hard to figure out thats what is happening
because the first two episodes are so mystical themselves that it leaves viewers to put together the pieces and try to solve it themselves. Later on its clear about the time lapse throughout the show. Emotions, death, sex, guns, alcohol, drugs, police, churches, corpses, are just some of the things you are part in front of in this show.

After Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson have been in this series I just have that much more respect for them, with how diverse and different they can each play with each role. You find yourself like yelling at the TV due to their actions in the show. McConaughey plays the perfect character as does Harrelson, I never thought I’d see them as police officers but they make it seem so natural like they really are detectives.

The season however is only 8 episodes long and last weeks was episode 6 so you may want to try and catch up before its over ! You can find it sundays at 9pm on HBO which yes sorry it is during the AMC’s “Walking Dead” but you can always view it after when it reruns at 11 on HBO or if you have the HBO GO app you can view it minutes after its aired ! Thanks again and please take a minute to vote !! For those of you who watch the show should for sure have a answer! Every vote counts!

Thanks ! — J.T.

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