She is back ! True Detective , the cult series that has hooked all freakish thriller fans , returns from January 14 on OCS for a resolutely addictive season 3 . We explain to you why you must not miss it.
Because we find (finally) the pleasure of the first season
Back to basics! All critics (including us) agree that this third plot erases the disappointment of the second. And since it's in the old pots that the best jam is made - or something like that, we find the same pattern that had been successful: a hypnotizing credits , two rather accomplice cops , a murder , a very deep region of the USA and voodoo icons .
In fact, in a small town in Arkansas , a brother and sister go on a bike ride. They have permission from 5:30 p.m. Many witnesses see them passing in the street, from the neighbor snowman to a team of disturbing teenagers riding in purple ladybugs. We give it to you in a thousand: they will never come home.
For his brilliant partner
At the helm of the investigation, two teammates a little jaded of life, who spend their evenings drinking beers trying to shoot rats. Wayne Hays is a Vietnam veteran used to tracking jungle trails. Portrayed by Mahershala Ali (Oscar winner for Moonlight , and who just won a Golden Globe for Green Book ), he teams up with Roland West , aka Stephen Dorff ( Blade , Somewhere ), who himself admits having received the best screenplay here for his life. Between the two, the complicity is palpable, and one immediately wonders what their complementarity will consist of at the level of the investigation.
For the dingo achievement
Always so brilliant, the creator Nic Pizzolatto takes us through three eras without any difficulty: sometimes the 1980s at the beginning of the investigation, sometimes ten years later when the investigation is reopened ( no spoil , we will not explain to you why) , and even in 2015, when investigators get older and try to remember the case.
The only time marks are: the light, more yellow in the 80's, and hairstyles and make-up more realistic than life. And in the background, the wild and dusty landscapes of the Ozarks Mountains . It's sticky, slow, scary, dark, poetic ... In short: everything we expected.
True Detective, every Monday at 9 p.m. on OCS. 8 episodes.