Like a lot of people, I love True Detective. It feels like the Breaking Bad replacement we were all looking for. I knew I was going to be into this show about 10 seconds into the gorgeous intro sequence, directed by Patrick Clair for Elastic. The detail and subtle movement in each screen is absolutely sublime, I’m kind of gutted I didn’t get chance to use this effect on something I’m working on at the minute, it would have fit perfectly!
As for the show itself, McConaughey and Harrelson’s performances are just as solid as you would expect and the cinematography is just beautiful. The sequence at the crime scene in episode 1 just confirmed that this series is going to be something special. Not a TV show, but an episodic film that just happens to play on TV.
You can read more about the stunning intro sequence over at Art of the Title.