Judging by the dandruff campaign and the tweets they made True detectiveit would seem that there are many men who sting before lots of woods, of the aunts woods, that is, of lively and shady female police officers, tougher than a kapo coming from a concentration camp and stripped of every attribute of compliant and flirtatious femininity. I want to believe that the sting affects only a minority – strong, but irrelevant – and that these new detectives elicit more applause than boos. And it doesn’t surprise me.
Jodie Foster reigns True detective. The series has just started and can still go wrong, so any judgment is provisional, but I love this story of polar and nocturnal horror with aftertaste of Stephen King in which Foster gives out slaps and makes everyone stand at attention.
Although my favorite is British and called Cush Jumbo. Not only is she a woman: she is also black and has very short hair, combining all the attributes of her to be hated by those who want to make America and crime series great again. We saw it inside The good fightwhere she played the wonderful lawyer Lucca Quinn, and now she is the protagonist of Crime story, one of those superb dramas that only the birthplace of the genre, the United Kingdom, can make. Here there are neo-Nazis, innocent people imprisoned and very corrupt policemen. Jumbo’s character doesn’t have time to go to the hairdresser or talk to anyone. Not even to face the pre-adolescence of his son.
Tough police officers, with the tainted empathy and impetuosity of a barely contained raging bull, are now part of the usual cop drama landscape. Thanks to them, the genre doesn’t drown in its own clichés and we can see the stories we already know as if they were new.
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