I think I’m the only person in the world who did not get the hype for HBO’s True Detective. I tried to watch the first season but it never clicked. It had amazing acting, but I found the pacing made it a slog to get through and most importantly its story telling gimmick of multiple time jumps confusing and simply broke the narrative flow. Those same issues have returned for Season 3.
Cindy Valdez’s boyfriend sold drugs. She did not – nor did she buy them – but because they were living together, she was sentenced to fifteen years in prison, unable to watch her three daughters grow up.
Her brother Rudy began filming all the moments she couldn’t see in person and the result is a film that calls into question not only her sentence, but those of many others whose only connection to crime was being the girlfriend.
The Sentence will premiere on HBO on October 15th following an Oscar® qualifying theatrical run beginning October 12th.
If you’re looking for a taste of the final season of Game of Thrones, the second season of Big Little Lies or the third season of True Detective – or even season two of Barry – check out the new teaser trailer from HBO below.