True Detective Season 2 Reviews: Too Defective?

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Hey, did you hear about the Rachel McAdams-Colin Farrell-Taylor Kitsch love triangle that created some tension on the set of True Detective?

If not, you may want to read up on it, because that could be the most interesting part of the HBO series' second season.

Yes, True Detective Season 2 reviews are in, and saying they're mixed would be putting it kindly.

The show currently holds a semi-respectable 62% on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

However, given the sky-high expectations following last year's acclaimed Matthew McConaughey-Woody Harrelson outing (The first season currently holds an 84%, and that's after the somewhat disappointing finale.), a mediocre cop drama is likely to equate to a big disappointment for HBO subscribers who are still coming down from the high of one of Game of Thrones' best seasons to date.

Check out the trailer above and some reviews below, and decide for yourself if it's worth making another trip back to the crime scene.

"There's an engaging trashiness to season two of True Detective, but the overall production feels overbearingly self-serious." - Chris Cabin, Slant magazine

"Season two thus far looks more like a tangle, going nowhere interesting." - James Poniewozik, Time magazine

"Is it the breakthrough, landmark television of the first season? No. But it is a rock-solid crime drama with film caliber production values, intriguing plotting and great performances." - Brian Talerico,

"Creator and novelist Nic Pizzolatto strains so hard, the noir elements that worked so well in season one border on parody here." - Mark A. Perigard, The Boston Herald

"The new season gets off to a slow start, at least in the first three episodes, partly because it doesn't have the surprise advantage: It's a Cali cop drama." - Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone

Yikes. At least we'll always have those glorious True Detective Season 2 casting rumors to entertain us:

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