This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: ‘True Detective’ Premieres, Golden Globes Ramble


There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, the red carpet rolls out for the Golden Globes and True Detective makes its HBO debut.

The Golden Globes

Check out our full rundown of what was worth paying attention to here. Long story short: Tina and Amy were excellent as always, and acceptance speeches will never not be an amazing opportunity for celebrities to make fools of themselves. Except Jacqueline Bisset, because no matter what haters may say, that rambling, probably drunken ad lib was awesome.

True Detective Premieres

It’s like Top of the Lake, but with straight men! There’s a murder in a small town, Matthew McConaughey’s character is basically Holly Hunter, and after that the analogy becomes sort of untenable. But HBO’s latest series, an anthology show that’ll tell the complete story of McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s hunt for a serial killer this season before turning over its cast entirely, is pretty good! Its premiere was creepy and oddly beautiful, and while it may never be as amazing as TV’s other anthology show, it looks like it’s a genuine contender in the Prestige Drama Olympics.

Community Does a Bottle Episode

“Collaborative Polygraphy” put every one of the Greendale Seven into the study room and kept them there — even Pierce, despite the fact that he’s dead. In the name of figuring out whether Pierce was murdered, the group gets hooked up to a lie detector and turned against each other as Pierce’s lawyer, played by Walton Goggins, reveals the various ways they’ve been awful to each other over the years. Ultimately, friendship triumphs, and the shoe we’ve been waiting to drop all season finally does: Troy is on his way out, off to sail the world before inheriting Pierce’s millions.

Girls Returns

With a double-header premiere, no less. Jessa’s in rehab, and Hannah goes to pick her up with Adam and Shoshanna in tow, leaving sad sack Marnie behind so she can get her act together and move into a new apartment. The show is just as quirky and its characters just as insufferable as ever. But at least now we have a GIF of Allison Williams dribbling taco out of her mouth to add to our repertoire.

Ann and Chris Get Engaged

They’re already having a baby and moving to an entirely new city together, so getting hitched isn’t actually that drastic a move for Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones’ characters. But it’s the romantic cherry on top of a relationship that’s solidified over the course of several seasons. We’ll miss Ann and Chris once they leave, but we’re happy Parks and Rec is tying up their arc with the storybook ending they deserve.