Joel McHale argues it’s too hard to understand what the characters are saying, while fans of the HBO series “don’t get” the joke, since the great writing “spoken quite clearly”
It’s easy to make fun of something you don’t understand, which is exactly what Joel McHale did on “The Soup” this week with a parody asking, “Can anyone understand ‘True Detective’?”
And fans of the critically-acclaimed HBO series don’t get how creator Nic Pizzolatto‘s complex, rich dialogue — that doesn’t spoon feed audiences answers like the common cop procedural — can be boiled down to nonsensical gibberish, and are calling “TheSoup” out.
“This isn’t funny at all. They’re just making up words or stringing together random words,” one fan wrote on the video’s YouTube comments. ”True Detective’ has great writing that makes sense and is spoken quite clearly.”
“‘Can Anyone Understand ‘True Detective?’ Yes,” another fan commented.
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“I don’t get it,” chimed in another.
What’s not to get? McConaughey and Harrelson both have funny accents in the show! You know, the two guys living in Louisiana sound Southern and stuff. Get it? Get…it?
Comedy is in the eye of the beholder, so yes, the parody does have some viewers LOLing in their seats, because their earbuds can relate.
“This is excellent,” a “Soup” fan wrote. “Besides, I feel less alone for not understanding everything they say!”
The eighth and final episode of “True Detective” premieres on Sunday.