This question has been on my mind since I watched the finale of season 2 of True Detective. We Get the World We Deserve, the catch phrase of this season, has now got me wondering what we all did to deserve such a cut off ending to a series full of innuendo and mystery. What is the writer trying to tell us? That there is no mystery whatsoever, that it is all in our minds, that we are all basically evil and deserve every bit of pain given to us? Or was the writer promised 20 episodes and halfway through the network changed their minds because of the urgency of getting it finished as soon as possible due to public demand and told him: “Just cram it all into eight episodes”? I am left with a feeling that the writer does not like me. And I got exactly what I deserved.