It was gong to be hard for True Detective Season 2 to live up to the hype of the first seasons. And it didn't. To be honest, I wasn't so surprised, knowing that Cary Fukunaga wouldn't be directing but rather producing. Perhaps, the fact that five directors were used over the course of eight episodes contributed to the lack of an overall vision, but honestly I think that lies with the writer/show runner Nick Pozzolato. A new cast would be hard to follow up after the mid-career fireworks that were seen in the performances by Mathew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. But it didn't help that this cast was made up of B-listers (Colin Farrel, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Vince Vaughn) rather than the A-listers from season one, furthermore, the storyline was weaker overall. But that being said I was drawn in and watched the whole series-I was invested enough to stay in it, despite considering bailing ealry-unilke the first series that started strong out of the box and end weakly. This one gained momentum and the penultimate episode, number seven was my favorite of the season, and that being said the overall arc wasn't bad, but it's just hard to compare. God only knows how season three will turn out.