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Top 5 Issues with the Season 2 Finale of 'True Detective'

Depressing, dire and unsatisfying are just a few of the words that come to mind when it comes to describing the season two finale of “True Detective”. Despite the bar being set super low, it still sunk below that. With that said, here were the 5 biggest issues with the season 2 finale…

Movie Review: 'The Best of Me' (2014)

Playing as more of a romantic mystery than a love story, “The Best of Me” is an adaption of best-selling author Nicholas Sparks’ novel of the same name. A dual timeline weaves together the romantic entanglement of Amanda (Michelle Monoghan) and Dawson (James Marsden). Meeting up again after a 20 year estrangement, they reconnect while sifting through the estate of their recently deceased, mutual friend.

Now on Netflix: Movie Reviews for 'The Look of Love' and 'Compliance'

The Look of Love (2013)  

This biopic carries viewers through the fascinating life of Paul Raymond (Steve Coogan), a successful British real estate mogul, club owner and publisher; who up until his death in 2008, was the wealthiest man in all of Britain. Avoiding the portrayal of an individual as either a saint or a devil is a good place to start when it comes to depicting a real-life person and “The Look of Love” succeeds in presenting its subject as simply being human.

Let's Discuss: The First Season of 'True Detective'

I’ll admit it. I was late to the party last year when everyone -- critics and acquaintances included, were raving over the premiere season of HBO’s anthology series. Having caught a brief glimpse of the show several minutes into its runtime and completely out of context, I had pretty much written it off after it failed to immediately captivate.

TV Rundown: 'True Detective' Special Edition | Rehashing the Last 3 Episodes Before the Season Finale

Episode 5: “Other Lives”

“True Detective” leaped forward two months after the events of the previous episode’s high octane shootout and gave viewers a…fairly monotonous hour filled with one major revelation and not much else. As was speculated earlier in this column, Frank did not send Ray after the man truly guilty of raping his wife.

Fortunately, Frank was not guilty of the more sinister option of setting Ray up completely and having one of his own guys go after Ray’s wife to get him under his thumb. The cliffhanger ending found Ray showing up to confront Frank about the newly acquired intel as the potential for things to turn deadly, hung in the air.

Let's Talk About...The Top 5 Emmy Snubs

That time of year has come and gone. The day that can consume TV fans with great frustration, the announcement of the Primetime Emmy Awards. For every exciting nomination, there is typically more than a disproportionate trail of disappointing snubs. This year proved no exception. Besides “Game of Thrones” rightfully earning its 24 nominations, there was little excitement to be had for this TV fan. So it is with that Eclectic Pop tackles the Top 5 slights that cut the deepest.