100-word quickie: True Detective

Everyone is obsessed with True Detective, and they should be. Creepy, character-driven and hauntingly visual, it breathes despair into the corners of your mind. The subtle, shifting cinematography that casts doubt on the reality and experience of both the characters and the audience, couples with a measured soundtrack and unwavering performances to create a constant shroud of mystery and ambiguity. Truth is an unstable, mercurial creature, and as the series travels back and forth in time, it intrudes into a deep, spiritual, intensely personal space – What is life? it asks. And the answer, from the void, quiet and impassive – “Nothing.”