Out in the Open: What Now?


Sarah Griswold is a junior double majoring in Mathematics and Religious Studies. She spends her “free time” analyzing her favorite shows on Netflix, which of course winds up ruining them. She is currently enrolled in an independent study with Dr. Simmons where she is analyzing the popular HBO series “True Detective.”

“Look, as sentient meat, however illusory our identities are, we craft those identities by making value judgments: everybody judges, all the time.” – Rust Cohle

Earlier, in the third blog post of this series, I wrote of a dichotomy between male and female spaces that has been manipulated so that the series can create room to address the philosophical musings Rust Cohle contemplates throughout the show. By containing these issues to an exclusively male space, the writers have limited further complexity to the show that would otherwise need to be addressed should women be included. This complexity will need to be dealt with in the second season of the show (airing in June) in order for it to continue to succeed. This is the teaser for the second season that was recently released.

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