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I got sucked in to the first season of True Detective faster than I have for any drama that was airing its first season. My typical habits of watching a drama I've never seen before is waiting for the first (or multiple) season(s) to complete and see if a friend recommends it. If someone I know doesn't recommend it then I typically don't watch it, but the first season of HBO's 'True Detective' was a show I was excited about before it started and I was not let down a bit.
The first season, which starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, was easily the top five shows that I watched last year. HBO is known to do great shows, but even they outdid themselves. They had me hooked from episode one to the season finale.
Season two, which stars Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell, is set to air June 21st and they have some really big shoes to fill. If the season is as good as HBO's official trailer then I have no doubt that it will be a great season, but it's going to be really tough to beat what Harrelson and McConaughey did in Season 1.
What do you think about HBO seemingly remaking the show for Season 2? Do you think this is how the series will be handled--by having an entirely new cast each season? I can actually see myself really liking that if that's what they wind up doing. Changing the characters of a show every season has never really been done before, or at least not on any show I have ever watched. Maybe HBO is on to something here.
Official HBO trailer for Season 2