Real detective Season 4 was released on Sunday, January 14. The anthology series returned Night countrystarring Jodie Foster and Kali Reis, and fans are chiming in with their feedback.
Despite some negative perspectives from viewers, reviews for the new season were positive, focusing on the central performances.
Some enthusiasts are even comparing it to 2014’s critically acclaimed first season, which recalls the golden days of McConaughey and Harrelson.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the season has an approval rating of 93%. But there’s a catch: people are complaining about one thing in the show, and that’s the song they chose for the end credits.
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Every season of Real detective has scored points for the choice of title song, including the second season which was criticized. Season one featured The Handsome Family’s Far from any roadand season two started with Leonard Cohen’s Forget it from his 2014 album Popular issues.
In season three, starring Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff, the opening music was Cassandra Wilson’s cover of Son House’s Obituary. This set the bar high, and now season four finds itself in something of a musical showdown.
Real detective fans had a moment of realization Night country – this time the opening song is by Billie Eilish Bury a friend.
Fans are not disappointed with the song, but are wondering how it ended up in the series when it has already been featured in countless films and TV shows. As one fan wrote (via Independent):
“Billie Eilish for the new True Detective intro song is…. a choice made…” with another viewer wading in: “There are about 10 needle drops in the new True Detective and they’re all so dull and colorless, but worse than them all together is the title track, which is the same Billie Eilish song they used in the Madame Web trailer.
But a series cannot be judged solely by its melodies. Since it is a crime drama, the focus should be on plot twists and suspense rather than the tunes. There are other important aspects to consider when evaluating a series.
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Real detective had audiences hooked for four seasons. Now the big question: is it gearing up for a season 5?
The second season of Real detective was a bit of a stumble, but the fourth season provided a bit of a twist. It refocused on female characters for the first time in the largely male-dominated crime genre.
Season 4 is a hit with critics, but the real problem is the ratings, which will decide whether there is a season 5. So, Season 5 is still a mystery and there is no official confirmation yet.