True Detective's Season 1 Finale was a nail biting episode. As the background of a marginalized Louisiana emerged along the bayou, the sacrificial landscape arose from within it and from its guts to show those left behind entangled in twisted conceptions and adorations from the depths of the darkest places of human believe and unfortunate possibility.
Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson), broken and faulted heroes in this entanglement, reach beyond to discover the mystery, finding a world that exists born from the leftovers of the human soul. Shaken to their very core, they pull through with disbelieve to question their life resolutions, if any, and perceived conceptualizations.
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harelson bounce from each other in this hate-love relationship of broken men that exceed their capabilities because of their own limitations and wounds. They bring alive this disturbing world until it regurgitates the thought of it being real by some disgrace of creation. The buzz is that an Emmy might be following Matthew McConaughey's Oscar and it is not hard to see why. It is a rare instance where two actors like Woody Harrelson and Mathew McConaughey come together to bring alive an erie quasi fable that makes your skin crawl just because of what is understood and imagined rather than the crudely evident. They work from and with each other with the comfort of a perfect old glove that accommodates every finger of your hand as a second skin only can.
A healthily intellectual script in the best of ways -- a fortunate rarity -- characters' discussions range from regular ordinate conversation to philosophical exchanges between the battered and broken who keep on going as they hold on to whatever wholeness is left within them.
It is stomach-turning to visualize the fathomage of this twisted tale: 'You know what they did to me? What I will do to all the sons and daughters of man...Come die with me little prince.' And even though the broken heroes survive and the story may have reached some kind of resolution, the knot in the stomach remains after evidencing the profound darkness that could be reached...