Did True Detective Let Us Down? Or Were People Watching It Wrong? We Debate.

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March 10 2014 5:14 PM

Spoiler Special: True Detective

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On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies—and the occasional TV show—in full, spoiler-filled detail. Below, Willa Paskin, David Haglund, Jessica Winter, and Forrest Wickman discuss Season 1 of HBO's anthology series True Detective. Who turned out to be the Yellow King? What theories were confirmed or dispelled by the finale? And did writer and creator Nic Pizzolatto's storyline end on a satisfying note or in a frustrating haze?

Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials in our archive, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

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Willa Paskin is Slate’s television critic.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

Jessica Winter is a Slate senior editor.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

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