TRUE DETECTIVE: Watch The Season 2 Teaser

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TRUE DETECTIVE: Watch The Season 2 Teaser
It was just a little over a year ago that many of us were catching our breath after the close of HBO's first season of True Detective.

And it wasn't too long after that when series creator Nic Pizzolatto dropped the first hints on the anthology style series' 2nd season, which would feature some kind of conspiracy mixed up with the history of the American Highway System. Zoinks.

With a June 21 premiere, HBO dropped our first glimpse of this all-new, all different True Detective today. Featuring glowers and grimaces from law enforcement officers Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, and Taykor Kitsch, plus a few patented Vince Vaughn smirks, who plays an intersecting career criminal, it's a mood piece to be sure. No dialog. No story context. Kinda lazy execution, in my opinion, a slap-dash job done... 'cause HBO damn sure knows we'll be tuning in, so why bother with pizazz, when they've got Pizzolatto? Okay, yeah... sorry 'bout that.

The first two episode are directed by Fast & Furious 6 helmer Justin Lin, a man who sure knows how to film a road 563 different ways, and then some.   
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YojimboApril 10, 2015 11:03 AM

"No dialog. No story context. Kinda lazy execution"
Each to their own, I prefer it as it gives little away and does not spoil the upcoming series.
We also get to hear a decent piece of music which we would probably not hear otherwise .
Some movie trailers give to much vital information away.

Don DryeApril 10, 2015 12:10 PM

But it doesn't really draw you in either does it? Giving away too much of the story is the worst thing a teaser can do, but it should give you something more than a couple of close ups/medium shots of the actors mixed with some generic stock footage of the city and a decent piece of music.

ManateeAdvocateApril 10, 2015 12:42 PM

I'm in. I like the choice of cast for this season.

benuApril 10, 2015 2:31 PM

Yep, exactly.

I have no issue with a trailer that sets aside dialog and further context, but this is slap-dash. "Just put some shots over music. Doesn't have to really relay anything other than that the show has been shot. We'll be fine" - says an HBO producer.

YojimboApril 10, 2015 3:53 PM

Well they are right aren't they!
They already have a captive audience.
I just see it as a taster, a look what's coming soon to whet the appetite of us TV junkies.

obijuanmartinezApril 10, 2015 9:32 PM

I was excited to see 'serious' Vince Vaughn showing up for this. He's really got range when he's not slumming with Owen Wilson...

mercyApril 13, 2015 9:35 AM

Season 1 was 10/10. I haven't heard better dialogue / script since forever.

A man with a knifeApril 13, 2015 12:05 PM

I really hope he will not plagiarize Cormac McCarthy this time.

A man with a knifeApril 13, 2015 12:07 PM

Good teaser anyway, ben-character is just crying for no reason.