Time is a Flat Circle:

Examining True Detective, Season 1

The first season of True Detective, created by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, remains one of the finest seasons of any television show ever produced. When it premiered in 2014, it redefined the detective genre, infusing it with philosophy, metaphysics, and interpersonal despair.

In Time is a Flat Circle, author Melissa Milazzo focues on how the season borrows from and subverts its genre, while also exploring the season’s literary, cinematic, musical, and comic-book influences. It’s a must-have for any True Detective fan.


Melissa Milazzo works in scientific publishing, but is neither a rocket scientist nor a brain surgeon. She spends far too much time with her nose in a book or a screen. The best place to keep track of her reading, writing and rants is http://melissamilazzo.wordpress.com/. She lives in San Diego, California with her novelist husband and two illiterate dogs.

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