true detective – night country

The first series of True Detective is one of the finest crime series I’ve ever seen, and this fourth outing starts out with two huge aces – Jodie Foster and the awe-inspiring Alaskan darkness. Foster is superb as the sassy, self-centred, in-your-face Liz Danvers, who couldn’t care less who she offends, citizen or spectre. And there’s the rub. There are some fantastic moments, and the setting is, indeed, incredible, but the uneasy fusion of police procedural and paranormal just didn’t quite work for me in the end.