"It's important for us to confront the potential of the true abyss."
- Nic Pizzolatto, executive producer of HBO’s True Detective
By now the antihero cop is eye-rollingly cliché. The character has always seen too much. Been on the streets too long. Chain-smoked too many cigarettes and been divorced too many times. He no longer represents a bold statement about the universe, but a cheap screenwriting shortcut for real character development.
On the surface Matthew McConaughey’s character in… [more]