No matter where you stand on Season 2, I think I’m playing it safe here when I say that True Detective Season 1 was nothing short of a masterpiece. Episode 4 was, without a doubt, a top 10 television episode of all time. I now know what a “tracking shot” is because of it. Sometimes I’ll drop that into conversations with our video team just to establish cred. But yeah, Season 2 didn’t come close to matching the electricity you felt while watching Rust and Marty creep around Vermillion Parish. I spent hours getting weird as hell reading fan theories on Reddit about the Yellow King.
But Season 2 lacked that supernatural feel. Personally, I found Vince Vaughn kind of awesome, but he spent the entire season getting flamed by everyone I know. Needless to say, I don’t know any god-fearing Americans who wouldn’t watch McConaughey in the probably unlikely event that he makes it back for season 3. Here he is on ‘The Rich Eisen Show’ a few days ago:
That’s one of those jackets I’d impulse buy because I saw McConaughey wearing it, only to realize that I just look like a dumbass in a leather coat. Also, I had no clue he originally set out for Marty’s character. Can you imagine that scene near the end of the series where Marty has lost everything and is watching tv while inhaling a frozen dinner? It just wouldn’t have the same effect if it was McConaughey. He’d make it look awesome.
What did we learn? McConaughey wouldn’t hesitate if it was well written, and he’s had some conversations with Nic Pizzolatto, but nothing substantial. He did add that he’s open to the idea, though, so we’ve got that going for us..