iO9 did a wonderful job during the first few episodes of HBO’s “True Detective,” laying out all the weird fiction-genre literary references that the show evinced. Especially Robert W. Chambers‘ “The King in Yellow,” a collection of short stories published in 1895. Writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto is heavily influenced by the genre and its themes of nihilism, solipsism, existential dread and whatnot have clearly made its way into the show.
But then things got out of hand, and the crazies quickly took over. Or rather, the article’s original posit that the show could go supernatural, like the literature that influenced it, began to take over. (Sorry, no.) That narrative began to overwhelm, and soon the conspiracy theories took hold. If you’ve bothered to go down the rabbit hole of many of them—absurd notions, such as: Matthew McConaughey’s Rust Cohle character has been the killer all along—you’ll once again get keyed into the notion that there are too many damn people on the Internet with too much time on their hands.
Depending on your tolerance for crazies (nil), the mostly nonsensical, headache-inducing theories have finally been put in check by this rather amusing little video by Big Meeting video. And we gotta say, it’s refreshingly great and says STFU in a rather clever way. Watch below.
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