plans to spend the long Presidents holiday weekend binge-watchibg "True Detective."
Earlier: Andy Greenwald is not a big fan of "True Detective" but makes some interesting points in this piece. And I love his closing idea that we really deserve one sit-com episode of Rust and Marty as new roommates.
"I’m talking about Martin Hart and Rust Cohle: wacky roommates! How could
the greatest potential sitcom of all time be brushed aside in a single
montage? I demand an entire hour of the two of them trying to figure out
the coffee maker, weighing baking soda for counterfeit coke, and
injecting each other with household spices. Is it too much to ask for
one classic mid-’90s night in which Rust and Marty eat Andy Capp’s Hot
Fries, do pull-ups, and watch 120 Minutes while waiting for the 1 a.m. SportCenter with Rich and Stu to start? I definitely don’t know where True Detective
is going. Considering the leaps in style and sanity it took last night,
I don’t think anything we’ve seen even counts as prologue. But I do
know where it could have been. Opportunity missed!"
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The New 'Odd Couple'?
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