Other Lives

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Critic Consensus: "Other Lives" succeeds in rebooting the characters of True Detective, but it might come too late in the season to create new tension.

Episode Info

Ani and Paul chase a lead up the coast; Ray and Frank mull taking new directions in life.

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Critic Reviews for Other Lives

After endless slouching and navel-gazing, True Detective is finally picking up speed.

Jul 20, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I think what got lost this season is a kind of dark harmony - between character and story, and motivation and crime.

Jul 20, 2015 | Full Review…
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There were a few groan-worthy moments, but also several that made me feel more engaged in the show than I have in at least a couple episodes.

Jul 20, 2015 | Full Review…

There's hardly enough here to sustain an episode within a regular television series made up of 13 or more episodes, let alone a miniseries like "True Detective" that's been needing to hit the gas for weeks.

Jul 20, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

"Other Lives" really did feel like a reboot, didn't it? And not really in a positive way. More like in a "now we're starting the real mystery, sorry we made you sit through all these Frank and Jordan arguments" sort of way

Jul 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Frank Semyon would make a good cop. He'd also make a good journalist.

Jan 13, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This chapter probably came in at just the right time. It wasn't exactly a breath of fresh air, but it was a bit of a palate cleanser.

Jul 20, 2015 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

Ultimately, between the time jump and the poor use of the storytelling real estate offered thus far, "Other Lives" was the most frustrating episode of an already frustrating season.

Jul 20, 2015 | Full Review…

"Other Lives" isn't a god-awful episode, but it may be the worst way to move the season forward.

Jul 20, 2015 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

Three episodes remain in the season, and after some foot-dragging early on, True Detective feels like it's on a better course after this reset.

Jul 20, 2015 | Full Review…