True Detective's New Season 2 Trailer Lets Each Main Character say Something Pessimistic

Norman Weiss

True Detective's new Season 2 trailer lets each main character say something pessimistic
The new trailer for the 2nd season of True Detective is completely opposite the Season 1 finale. As Alex Chancey notes, "Each of the four major characters—played by Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch—gets a quick montage over a defining line of dialogue. A very pessimistic defining line of dialogue."

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Wayward Pines is ideal summer viewing: It answers all the questions and note-taking is not required
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