Instead, he's fascinated by the lies people tell, both to others, and, more crucially, to themselves."Illusions and what they cost us is one of the governing themes of the show," he says. The largest parish by population is East Baton Rouge Parish, and the largest by total area is Plaquemines. with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are the local government's equivalent to counties.Obama, who resisted the pressure to cut his vacation Martha's Vineyard short, is scheduled to visit the disaster zone on Tuesday after Donald Trump showed up in Baton Rouge on Friday with running mate Mike Pence.
This is not an ensemble show so much as a two-hander focusing on these men and their relationship."It helps that the two lead performances are outstanding.It's actually a very neat narrative, very precise."Thus, is not a straightforward story of the hunt for a serial killer but a study of damnation and the slow fall from grace told over eight tense episodes (if the show returns for a second season it will be with a different cast and setting).Pizzolatto has "literally no interest in serial killers" no interest in trying to shock or gross people out with portrayals of gore".In 1995, two mismatched detectives, played by two masters of the laconic, Woody Harrelson and Matthew Mc Conaughey, investigate a ritual killing in the Louisiana bayou. What exactly went wrong both back in 1995 and in 2002, the year when the two men's partnership came to a sudden end?
Seventeen years later those same detectives, both having quit the force in the intervening years, find themselves being interrogated separately about the case and about their own complicated relationship. The case itself - a naked girl with antlers on her head posed like a ritual sacrifice with a "devil catcher" swaying gently in the breeze above - is the sort of unpleasant shocker that's increasingly in vogue (is it too much to hope that one day the central murder will involve something other than the degraded, naked body of a young woman?
Much of the state's lands were formed from sediment washed down the Mississippi River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp.