Okay everyone, let's be clear here: there will be spoilers. Spoilers be here. People who haven't watched the end of True Detective: I AM ABOUT TO DROP MAD SPOILER BOMBS!
[Okay, are we all good?]
How good is/was True Detective season 1? Oh man. Outside of a few bum moments in episode 7, I can't think of a show with a more consistently jaw-dropping first season ever. After the disappointment of ploughing through Breaking Bad -- a show I didn't really ever enjoy, but watched because of of the hype -- it was such a relief to watch a show I was actually fully in love with.
What are your thoughts on the ending?
I've had multiple friends run the gamut from absolutely loving it, to feeling icky about Rust's redemption. I even had someone bitch about the whole off-camera shot thing near the end.
Personally, I loved the final episode. The final chase scene was spectacular, and that shot of Gus being lifted in mid-air by an axe-wielding maniac will stay with me forever.
Some folk baulked at Rust giving up his nihilism, but I found it poignant, and a perfect end to one of the most interesting character arcs I can remember.
Loved this show, can't wait to see what they do with a completely new story in season 2.