...Yeah it's good, but the best show on TV right now? Maybe, not a lot of competition right now.
Actually, I'd argue we're in a historically noteworthy era of high-quality television. The cable networks, particularly HBO and Showtime but also AMC and others, have enabled and even encouraged intelligent, serious (or funny) and above all challenging storytelling.
Well I would say its a mixed bag right now. Yes their are a lot of great series on some of the cable networks, but their is also a lot of reality tv, more than ever I would say. Most of which is not very good or just copycats of other reality tv shows that have done well. How many shows about flipping houses, flipping cars, pawn stores, or storage units does one need?
On HBO alone, there's True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones (not to mention Californication, Girls and others).
Those are all great shows, but they not all on at the same time, which is what I was referring too when I said not a lot of competition. If they were all on right now I would agree but stuff like Boardwalk Empire was done for the season before True Detective started, and Game of Thrones won't start up again for this season for another month. So most of those shows mentioned are not really competing with True Detective.
All that aside, what did everyone think of the ending? I won't say anything directly as to give it away to those who are still catching up, but I thought the ending was not quite as good as the rest of the series. I think if they had made the ending two hours and fleshed it out a bit more it could have been better.