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.
as Frank Semyon
as Ray Velcoro
as Ani Bezzerides
as Kevin Burris
as Paul Woodrugh
as Dr. Pitlor
as Blake Churchman
as Katherine Davis
as Elvis Ilinca
as Austin Chessani
as Athena Bezzerides
as Lacey Lindel
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Critic reviews for Other Lives
After endless slouching and navel-gazing, True Detective is finally picking up speed.
I think what got lost this season is a kind of dark harmony - between character and story, and motivation and crime.
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.
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.
"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
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