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Briskly re-establishing the series' status quo, "The Great War and Modern Memory" economically fleshes out a mystery and world that will be familiar to True Detective fans, with a triptych time structure adding an intriguing new dimension to proceedings.
This was redneck noir: Twin Peaks meets Broadchurch, with a dash of The Killing.
The premiere, titled "The Great War and Modern Memory," is grounded in the anthology series' past -- there are plenty of nods to everyone's favorite season, the first -- while establishing a fresh narrative about how memories shape our lives.
Good news, fake-crime fans: True Detective season 3 is a legitimate descendant of the first (and best) season.
It's a great start to the season, providing Ali a wonderful character in Wayne Hays, and creator Nic Pizzolatto and crew have crafted a mesmerizing beginning about the power of the past as someone loses grip of it.
Mahershala Ali's tense, restrained performance is spectacular, and it manages to justify an arguably precious time-bending structure.
There's a lot, a lot, going on here, and most of it is successful because of Ali, who nails this different character not only in three time periods but in three distinct areas of his life.
Instead of two stars like in season 1 or four stars in season 2, Oscar winner Mahershala Ali has center stage all to himself.
Come for the unravelling Arkansas mystery - but stay for the mesmerising tour de force that is Mahershala Ali and you won't be disappointed by this latest outing.
Already there's a much greater sense of confidence in the show, and it feels like Nic Pizzolatto has got his mojo back. There's a very clear setup, well-drawn characters, and a real sense of purpose.
If it weren't for Ali's performance, Wayne might come off as a little, well, much. But Ali stays forceful and understated.