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HBO gives green light, Green Room director to True Detective season 3

Cursing the comedy writers of the world to come up with yet more variants on their old “time is a flat circle” jokes, HBO has officially given the green light to a third season of Nic Pizzolatto’s True Detective. As previously reported, Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali will take on the lead role in the crime anthology’s…

Rust Cohle’s True Detective truck is for sale, so you can drive in flat circles

Matthew McConaughey’s Rust Cohle from the first season of HBO’s True Detective would almost certainly never recommend that someone try to emulate his lifestyle, but if you’re really determined to base your whole aesthetic off of that ponytailed philosophizer, an organization called Charitybuzz has the perfect thing…

Here’s how TV title sequences evolved with the rise of prestige TV

The term “prestige TV” represents a refinement of almost every aspect of a given show, from writing to performances. That also extends to title sequences, which have evolved considerably since the kind of cheesy joviality “Too Many Cooks” set out to lampoon. A new video from Wired explores this phenomenon, tracking…

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The new credits canon: 20 recent TV title sequences as brilliant as their shows

In 2007, an A.V. Club Inventory featured 22 TV credit sequences that fit their shows perfectly, paying homage to Homicide: Life On The Streets, The Sopranos, The Andy Griffith Show, and other series where a simple montage serves as an overture for the program’s themes and aesthetic. In the near-decade since that piece…