I loved the first season of HBO’s True Detective. It’s combination of noir, the rural South, a mystery, philosophizing, literary references, and just some weird ass crap happening put it pretty much in my television wheelhouse. Part of what really made it work was the acting of Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey (I’m not sure Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn can reach that bar in season two).
Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal are no Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.
But you have to love this video by Bleacher Report, where they mock audition for season three of the show. Very clever, funny stuff from B/R.