Critic Consensus: "Seeing Things" delves deeper into examining the detectives themselves, who are as mysterious as the case at hand.
as Rust Cohle
as Martin Hart
as Ken Quesada
as Maggie Hart
as Lisa Tragnetti
as Det. Thomas Papania
as Det. Maynard Gilbough
as Laurie Perkins
as Billy Lee Tuttle
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Critic reviews for Seeing Things
While True Detective doesn't have typical procedural cliffhangers that make people want to binge-watch, I do find myself wondering how these episodes would watch in one sitting. They're so cinematic and there's a certain fluidity to the narrative.
What we have mostly investigated here are these two men, one of whom claims to have all the answers but really understands almost nothing about himself and his surroundings, the other of whom understands far too well, and has therefore given up.
True Detective may not be the feel good show of 2014, but it sure is great at making you want to fall down this particularly bleak rabbit hole.
Pizzolatto's main interest clearly lies in the effect that being a detective has not only on the men who do it but those around them, and he is composing one harsh, utterly compelling picture.
In my last write-up, I said that I liked bleak mysteries. If True Detective is aligning itself with guys like Chambers and, by proximity, Lovecraft, then that is about as bleak as it gets.
In "Seeing Things," we get glimpses of this investigative odd couple behaving in strangely similar ways, on occasion even bonding over relative outsider status to their professional superiors or significant others.
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