As I read up on the show I learned that the entire eight episode
season was written by a sole writer (show creator Nic Pizzolatto)
and directed by a single director (Cary Fukunaga). Traditionally
TV shows are helmed by a cast of behind the scenes folks who take
turns at writing and directing different episodes. With True
Detective, a true auteur theory was allowed to play out on screen.
One writer. One director. Eight hours of the best television I’ve
seen in a long time.
The best creative works, whether they be TV shows, books, or apps,
are the products of focus and vision.