Did Season Two of True Detective frustrate us on purpose?

I’ve enjoyed Season Two of True Detective. I may be in the minority…. Articles like this (Wired) and this (Digital Spy) outline some of the mixed audience and critic reactions to the season.

One of the big criticisms has been that the ‘who’s who’ and ‘what’s what’ of the show has been difficult to follow. (A quick search for “True Detective Season Two explanation” will generate quite a few hits.)

However, as I was reading the criticism and reflecting on some of the season’s imagery I started to wonder if that confusion is exactly the point.

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