I cowrote this with my writing partner John Timothy please watch!
Hi. I'm John Timothy. I'm a writer/performer/improviser living in Brooklyn.
Since the series began, creator Nic Pizzolatto has made it clear, in interview after interview, that True Detective is at its core a story about stories. So for a show that so fetishizes the act of storytelling, the central thesis is surprisingly cynical. In the world of True Detective, stories never reveal the truth, they’re most often used explicitly to deceive, and even the storytellers themselves get duped by the fantasies they create.