Fear is the antithesis of life.
Words to live by.
Some personal documentation here:
I recently finished watching the first season of the series True Detective. This is easily one of the best shows I’ve ever watched. From the writing to the acting to the cinematography and the set designs, this show is just phenomenally done and very tightly composed. Moreover, one of it’s leads, Matthew McConaughey, is easily one of my favorite actors of recent years and gives a brilliant performance. Out of the many things people have had to say about the show, these two articles had both profound and amusing takes on the show, respectively.
Also here is a quote from the creator of the show, Nic Pizzolatto who articulates something I have known for a while. (It’s always nice to have someone with more authority on a subject confirm what you already believe is true.)
For me, the worst writing generally just “flips” things: this person’s really a traitor; it was all a dream; etc. Nothing is so ruinous as a forced “twist,” I think.