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Feature Matthew Giordano 13 Mar 2014 - 07:00

True Detective inspired a mass of complex fan theories. Matthew talks us through some popular interpretations...

This feature contains spoilers for True Detective season one.

HBO’s recently concluded True Detective inspired an almost unprecedented amount of fan speculation on the Internet. I may be in the minority, but I found reading theoretical interpretations of the show to be a far more rewarding experience then actually watching the drama. True Detective moved at such a slow pace, and, aside from the fact it was mostly told in flashback, its mystery unfolded rather routinely. Was there narrative justification for the many well thought-out fan theories about its true meaning? Were the Internet’s devoted writings about the show completely off-base? Were fans simply putting things together that were not there?

What’s fascinating is that not only was there an overwhelming amount of online fan response to True Detective, »

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