"True Detective", in its very first season, achieved that level of popularity that many shows strive to get for years. However, this did not work in favour of the HBO series as fans had high expectations, but were disappointed with Season 2.
The show, which had garnered much attention with the first season that had Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, and Michelle Monaghan in lead roles, has failed to entertain the audience with the second season, which premiered on Sunday, 21 June. In fact, followers of the series have been expressing their disinterest in the series, which currently stars Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn.
The twitteratti have started picking on Vince Vaughn, who plays the criminal/entrepreneur Frank Semyon in the series:
Honestly: pretty sure Vince Vaughn's recent gun comments + not talking fast + not acting good = me not feeling #TrueDetective. - Zach J. Hoag (@zhoag)
Vince Vaughn, intimidating as a bowl of Oatmeal. When he puts on sunglasses, it actually makes him less so. #TrueDetectiveSeason2 #hatewatch...Vince Vaughn is angry. He drops f-bombs and people leave the room smirking. What a shit criminal. Dear baby Jeebus. #TrueDetectiveSeason2 - Kenn Rodriguez-Reed (@krodNM)
K i'm trying to power through these last 2 #TrueDetective episodes. I am already so so so bored by this Vince Vaughn slowpoke monologue - Miguelito (@Mixhail)
Vince Vaughn's fight scene was the stupidest thing I've ever seen and I watched all of "Jurassic World." #TrueDetectiveSeason2 - Mel Evans (@mel_evans)
— Miss COB (@MissCOB) July 6, 2015
However, some beleive that episode 3 of "True Detective" Season 2, "Maybe Tomorrow", which was aired on Sunday, 5 July, was a redeeming episode, reminding fans that "TD" is in fact a great show. Meanwhile, some hardcore fans of the series believe that the slow, initial episodes could be part of a big plan and everything would be clear in the end, making "TD" all the more brilliant.
Vox writer Todd VanDerWerff, for example, believes that events of Season 2 could somehow be linked to the underwhelming Season 1 finale, wherein "a massive criminal conspiracy" dwindled down to Rust (McConaughey) and Martin (Woody Harrelson) putting one criminal behind the bars.
"But if the criminal conspiracy — which extended into the highest realms of power and also contained elements of weird, occult demon worship — was truly that massive, who's to say it was confined to Louisiana?... After we learn that season two and season one are actually investigating different aspects of the same, epic crime, the show can't stuff that genie back into the bottle. But if the reveal is cool, I won't lie: it could be one of the best moments in television history," says the Vox writer.