January 09, 2019
"True Detective" Season 3, starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali as state detective Wayne Hays, premiered Sunday night with two episodes.
The first season, with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, was must-watch TV, but fans were disappointed with the second installment. The long-awaited Season 3 returns to the moody Southern Gothic style that the series started with, and so far, it seems to be a success.
This season, the mystery unfolds over three different timelines (SPOILERS AHEAD).
In November of 1980, in West Finger, Arkansas, 12-year old Will and 10-year old Julie Purcell have gone missing. Ten years later, Wayne, the former detective on the case, is shocked by new details during a deposition. Fast forward another 25 years, and old man Wayne, suffering from memory loss, is being interviewed by a true crime documentarian about the Purcell case.
The first two episodes include creepy dolls, murder, a ransom note, a love story between Wayne and Amelia, one of the missing children's schoolteacher, a Black Sabbath mention and so many suspects.
As with all good TV, half the fun is watching the show and the other half is seeing what Twitter has to say about it. Below is a roundup of reactions to the "True Detective" Season 3 premiere, plus some possible clues viewers picked up on during the show.
True Detective season three is only ten minuets in and it’s already great, mainly because it’s not season two.— Reno Boyd (@Reno_Boyd) January 14, 2019
First episode of #TrueDetective Season 3 made me forget they even made a Season 2— John Bennett (@johnmbennett) January 14, 2019
One wrong turn and they'll run into the Stranger Things kids. #TrueDetective— Omari Daniels (@TheOtherBigO) January 14, 2019
Between Stranger Things, Super Dark Times and now #TrueDetective im surprised sales of old timey banana-seat bicycles haven’t skyrocketed— Jon Winkler (@MrJW595) January 14, 2019
“What’s a Black Sabbath?” - I know #TrueDetective isn’t a comedy but that line made me laugh a little— Reina (@rryjackson) January 14, 2019
I feel like this season of #TrueDetective is loosely based on the West Memphis Three Murders— Melysa 🌴 (@_Melysa_) January 14, 2019
Did anyone notice that the dolls found near the siting of Will Purcell’s body matched the drawing in his room? #TrueDetective— I AM 🦋 (@thehoodgoddess) January 14, 2019
Anyone else catch that “crooked spiral” line? #TrueDetective— Justin LaFrance (@lafranceypants) January 14, 2019
Am I the only one with a weird feeling about Amelia? #TrueDetective— Eric Salgado (@osob2w) January 14, 2019