True Detective or Fortune Cookie?


Dec 22, 2015

Seth Meyers Compares True Detective Quotes to Fortune Cookies
Late Night With Seth Meyers hosted a funny game show where contestants had to decide if a certain quote was from the show True Detective or a fortune cookie. Meyers was making fun of some of the show’s writing, which, it turns out, can be a little trite and cliched. Here are a few of the lines that were given as examples:

  • “Loyalty is important and usually painful.”
  • “Better to walk before they make you run.”
  • “Never do anything out of hunger, not even eating.”

True Detective, of course, is a popular HBO series that stars (for Season 2) Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams. Originally touted as an edgy alternative to standards cop shows, critics have more recently noted some of the conventionality and even banality in its writing. You may have your own opinion of True Detective, but you can still appreciate the humor in comparing its lines to fortune cookies.

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