On June 21 the highly anticipated second season of True Detective
premiered on HBO. After the success of the first season, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, fans couldn’t wait to see what direction the show would take.
So far in three episodes we’ve been introduced to the troubled alcoholic detective Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell), the likable gangster-type Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn), and the determined and hard-working detective Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams).
Fans are obsessed with Detective Bezzerides. Nic Pizzolatto has created a strong female character that works hard to prove her worth in a male dominated workplace. She’s a complex person with a dark background that drives her to be honest and ethical. McAdams successfully captures her character’s depth and complexity, qualities that break the mould of typical female police officer characters (Stalker’s
Lieutenant Beth Davis).
[WARNING: Lots of swearing]