True Detective is finally out on Blu-ray. I picked it up and plan on starting a marathon minutes after this post goes up.
Here’s the weird thing, though: I’ve had the show kinda spoiled for me. Not in the sense of “Joffrey drinks too much at his wedding” but in the sense of “the show is a cop drama that takes place in a Lovecraftian universe.”
When I first heard that Woody Harrelson and the other guy who looks just like Woody Harrelson were doing a cop show, my first thought was “well, I’m glad they’re finding work” and I never thought about it again for a few weeks until everyone started talking about The King In Yellow (contains spoilers. Seriously, avoid this link unless you’ve already seen the show).
And so now I’m stuck here thinking “man, how awesome would it have been to have it slowly dawn on me that I’m watching a story that takes place in a universe just a little more squamous than ours is.”
But, of course, I never would have bothered to watch the show if I didn’t know that.
Thus the paradox.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?