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True Detective : Season 3 Episode 8 Reviews

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Roxana Hadadi
Pajiba
February 28, 2019

I stand by this: "Form and Void" was pretty good, and "Now Am Found" was fine, bordering on eh.

Kenny Herzog
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
February 27, 2019

Season three, which ought to be a fitting final chapter in the True Detective anthology, ended with a meditation on time and memory lost, love elusive and gained, beginnings and endings beside the point.

Spencer Kornhaber
The Atlantic
Top Critic
February 27, 2019

The criteria by which Season 3 should be judged is whether Pizzolatto lived up to his aspirations as an investigator of human nature. Really, he made a mildly engaging muddle.

Brian Grubb
Uproxx
February 26, 2019

The season rode on the backs of strong performances and a plot that went about 50 degrees to the left of where we thought it was going to go, and it all pretty much worked for me.

Pat Stacey
The Herald (Ireland)
February 26, 2019

This was the best True Detective yet, and the first to merit a complete re-watch.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Andrea Reiher
Refinery29
February 25, 2019

It's a lovely way to end the season, even if the finale could have been a little stronger overall.

Scott Tobias
New York Times
Top Critic
February 25, 2019

Pizzolatto's writing was more streamlined and disciplined this season than last, and the multiple timelines were elegantly managed. And by ending on a note of optimism, he plays shrewdly against his own reputation. Well done.

Tony Sokol
Den of Geek
February 25, 2019

Now Am Found," closes out season 3 with the most insidious twist a series as dark as this can present, a happy ending. More than just happy, it is positively uplifting. And the thing that keeps it afloat is the lies it took to get it to rise.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
Top Critic
February 25, 2019

I agree that it's a show that couldn't decide what it was, that shifted radically in tone and structure from episode to episode. Its moments of greatness far outweighed its disappointments for me-even now, when I'm close to my depth of disappointment.

Dave Tach
Polygon
February 25, 2019

Lots of people lost lots of things in True Detective season 3. But, if nothing else, things worked out for Julie Purcell. And that, in a world where so much went so wrong for so many, is a comfort.

Sean T. Collins
Rolling Stone
Top Critic
February 25, 2019

But whether or not their investigation ever has a successful conclusion, Season Three sure has. It deftly weaves between timelines. It creates both an unshakeable sense of dread and a warm atmosphere of empathetic connection.

Keith Phipps
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
February 25, 2019

What's true of the back half of this finale is true to the season as a whole, which started strong, dipped precipitously, but then came back with a string of episodes that made it all worthwhile.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ben Travers
indieWire
Top Critic
February 25, 2019

Another happy ending in the books. Another story where the light is winning. And that feels good.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Derek Lawrence
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
February 25, 2019

Unfortunately, True Detective's season 3 finale didn't feature a Woody Harrelson or Matthew McConaughey cameo, but it did provide what season 1 didn't: closure.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Emily L. Stephens
AV Club
Top Critic
February 25, 2019

"Now Am Found" is a parade of hugs and hand-holding, of gently inviting each other into a shared life.

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