‘Fortune Cookie or ‘True Detective’ Quote?’ is your new favorite game

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Seth Meyers is here to prove True Detective quotes sound like emo fortune cookies

The Late Night host recently did a sketch called “Fortune Cookie or True Detective Quote?” The HBO show is famous for its menacing, philosophical aphorisms (“Time is a flat circle,” anyone?) — which sometimes are too ridiculous to be taken seriously

For example: “Sometimes your worst self is your best self” could honestly be both True Detective and a fortune cookie. But which is it, really? Meyers is here to test you.

He perfectly parodies the grim show in his sketch, complete with a melancholy lounge singer and lurking man in a bird mask Read more…

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‘True Detective’ Episode 4: Sorry, but that shootout was ridiculous

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LOS ANGELES — Eighteen Dead in Vinci Bloodbath would be the approximate headline. And as grim as that sounds, it’s laughable.

Sunday night’s True Detective ended in a shootout that killed off something like seven cops, at least as many civilian bystanders and four gang members (with possibly more victims in a random fiery explosion)

But, SPOILER ALERT, exactly zero True Detectives were killed in this raid gone haywire.

SEE ALSO: ‘True Detective’ Episode 3: We have another boogeyman

It was a coincidence too far, just the latest in a sophomore season for the HBO cop anthology full of connections and concurrences that are starting to come apart at the seams. Frankly, I don’t even know what got us here — this episode completely lost me about midway through, well before they told us who the Task Force’s merry raiders were even going after and why, so by the time the raid started, I was already lost. Read more…

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