After True Detective capped off a surging comeback narrative for Matthew McConaughey, HBO seems determined to run the crime serial like a Tarantino-esque career reclamation project, announcing today that the seen-better-days duo of Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell will topline the show's second season. Both actors’ involvement had been rumored for weeks, but Twitter users still reacted to the news with outrage, as is their wont. Some of the most retweeted criticisms are legitimate: Do we really need even more white dudes playing morally conflicted characters on acclaimed cable dramas? But there also seems to be a prevailing sentiment that Vaughn and Farrell aren’t talented enough for this show, and there, I disagree. Both men are good actors when they want to be, and I suspect they will want to be for this, the most scrutinized gig that either of them has landed in quite a while.
Big Jim Goes A-Hammering
That’s all, folks! (Unless the show gets renewed.)