|Mondo via Geek Tyrant and Hypable|
I can’t think of a single show that has captivated audiences as quickly as True Detective has. Only five episodes have aired and already there are parodies, fan sites, and many, many articles dissecting the show. The President has requested advance copies of it!
We don’t feature many TV scenes for FSF. In fact, I’ve only done two of them and one was dedicated to Breaking Bad, a show that was on for five seasons, not five hours. In short, for a TV show to affect me enough to get the Favorite Scene Friday treatment is a big deal.
You may think I’m featuring this scene because of the creepy ass ending (but damn is that guy disturbing - were they trying to model him after this?). But that’s really just a bonus. No, I’m featuring this scene because of Mr. Matthew McConaughey and his character, Detective Rustin Cohle. Unless you've been living under a rock, you've been privy to Mr. McConaughey's career resurgence, and True Detective is a huge part of that phenomenon. He breathes life into this character like few others could. Just give him the Emmy now.
The true highlight of this scene is at 2:23. Detective Cohle has been explaining his investigation of a grisly murder to two present day detectives investigating a similar case. He stops to make some observations about life in a way that only he can. First and foremost, True Detective writer Nic Pizzolatto has crafted some incredible dialogue here, but it's really McConaughey's delivery that brings the haunting speech to life. I absolutely love the way he says "dream". Gets me every time. Also, I like the idea that the mind is a locked room, a room that no one will ever get into but you. Hence, no one can ever truly know you. At least, that's what I think that means.
Suffice to say, this scene is NSFW and pretty disturbing. Also, you can stop it at 3:30 - the rest of the clip is just the closing credits. But that music is creep as hell too! Enjoy!
P.S. Is this show getting to anyone like me? I'm starting to have weird dreams about it and its peculiar literary references to Robert W. Chambers' work. I'll elaborate in the comments if anyone would like to be disturbed.