July 1, 2014 at 10:36 am #320977
I love both of them but I have to give the edge to True Detective. Truly groundbreaking series at every level.July 1, 2014 at 10:37 am #320978
Both great. I prefer True Detective. True Detective had a much more literary vibe to it. Fargo felt like a very well written live action Comic Book.July 1, 2014 at 10:50 am #320979
Love both of them but I’m going to give the edge to Fargo.July 1, 2014 at 11:03 am #320980
I voted for Fargo. I think it’s one of those “subjective vs. objective” things. I fully understand that True Detective is a work of gritty art. But I looked forward to a new Fargo episode more than a new episode of TD.
If they were both competing against each other (like they should, sns), I’d give writing, directing and lead actor to True Detective. But I’d give Miniseries and supporting actress to Fargo. But, yeah, I liked Fargo more.July 1, 2014 at 11:16 am #320981
Fargo, even though I really enjoyed True Detective. I actually think TD had the strongest episode of the two series (Haunted Houses), but it also had the worst (Form and Void). Fargo was just consistently great throughout. True Detective, at times, felt like it was trying too hard. Fargo just seemed to let itself unfold beautifully. Also, I will never forgive TD for that horribly cheap TCM finale. Ever.July 1, 2014 at 11:43 am #320982
“True Detective” was more genre-defying and an acting/directing showcase, but I enjoyed and looked forward to “Fargo” more. It had a propulsive and quirky spark to it that’s hard to duplicate from the film version, yet they somehow managed to accomplish that and make the miniseries into its own entity too. “True Detective” became too writerly and convoluted for its own good in its stretch, though I have no problems saying Matthew McConaughey + Woody Harrelson > Martin Freeman + Billy Bob Thornton. I’ll vote for “Fargo.”July 1, 2014 at 11:51 am #320984
Both good, one was disappointing in the middle, the other one in the finale, no details needed .July 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm #320985
I love both but I give the edge to FargoJuly 1, 2014 at 12:57 pm #320986
Big fan of both, but I don’t have to think hard to decide that True Detective was superior. Fargo was great fun to watch, but True Detective to me was truly outstanding and much more… absorbing?July 1, 2014 at 1:35 pm #320987
I’m just gonna repost what I said in the Fargo thread:
In the True Dectective vs Fargo argument I’d give the slight edge to this. TD at its best impressed me more, but the final two episodes left such a bad taste, and I overall preferred the arc of this one. Neither is one of the all time great seasons of TV. Both were too far up their own asses to live up to their potential. But each had enough great moments to make the hype not all that annoying. They both stand out in a fairly mediocre television year. (How middling this TV season was is the main reasons they stand out)July 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm #320988
Off-topic: Matthew McConaughey looks way more handsome in that photo than the rest of the gentlemen around him.July 1, 2014 at 2:16 pm #320989
I say Fargo by a mile. I didn’t find True Detective interesting until the fourth episode then I just was waiting around to see what happened at the end. I wasn’t as disappointed as some people with the finale because I was less invested. With Fargo, I was dying to find out what happened next and see how Lester got out of the jam he was in and how Molly was going to catch him. I found the entire series compelling and satisfying. Maybe it was the humor woven into the drama but I thought Fargo was written a lot better than True Detective. Both had great directing, acting, and everything else though.July 1, 2014 at 4:02 pm #320990
Fargo all the way.
True Detective felt like homework. Like if you’re going to spend so many years caring about television, caring about amazing direction and cinematography (and the show had it) and on the other hand coming to Goldderby and caring about awards for all these years…how can you not watch True Detective after such a dull and looooong first couple of episodes. Just do it already!
Fargo was way more fun.