HBO’s True Detective debuted a week and a half ago to rave reviews, with many calling it the best series of the television season, and others even suggesting it was the best HBO show since The Wire. It is a great show, anchored by powerful performances by Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, and a mystery sure to keep the Internet buzzing for the next six weeks.
Then the second episode came, and while the consensus opinion on the brilliant drama didn’t waver, in many spheres of the Internet, the substance of the show took a backseat to, let’s just admit, a really hot sex scene between Alexandra Daddario’s character and Woody Harrelson’s character. For better or worse that sex scene became a huge topic of conversation, and in some ways, the drama took a backseat to a topless Daddario.
I spend a lot of time on the Internet, and I’ve seen and read things this week that necessitated a spiritual cleansing of sorts. With Purell. While much of the conversation has been slobbering adoration for Daddario’s toplessness, it hasn’t all been positive. I’ve seen complaints that her breasts were too large, I’ve seen critics suggest that Daddario was too hot for the show, I’ve seen recappers complain (perhaps rightfully) that the way the sex scene was shot — with Daddario’s head out of the frame — was objectionable, and still others complain that it completely ruined their suspension of disbelief.
But what everybody is missing because they’re too focused on the fact that Daddario had taken off her shirt for an HBO drama (gasp!) is that the woman has the most piercing blue eyes I have ever seen. They are astounding. They don’t even look real. They’re like cat eyes, and I feel like they’re boring a hole in my soul … in a good way!
If you’re only paying attention to one of Daddario’s features, you may be missing her best physical asset.