Have you seen that new show “True Detective”? I haven’t, but everyone’s talking about it. In fact, everyone seems to be talking about these serial television shows. “The Sopranos” was the first of the genre, and it’s exploded with shows such as “Mad Men”, “House of Cards”, “Game of Thrones”, etc. (“Justified” is my favorite).
But “True Detective” appears to be the monster hit – sort of like the Beatles 50 years ago on the Ed Sullivan Show. I would compare the impact of these new tv shows to the music of the “British Invasion” in the 60’s.
These television shows are great vehicles to really explore characters. Typical sit-coms were half-hour shows chopped up with commercials, and formula plots with laugh track humor. Not bad when they were new … but after many years of the same formulas in different settings … it was time for a new format.
What about a golf show? Golf could provide an opportunity for a gifted writer to delve into the mysteries of the universe. Golf movies like “Tin Cup” touched on the quirkiness of golfers and the psychological issues so central to the game. And books like “Golf in the Kingdom” wrestled with the metaphysical issues golf seems to inspire.
How about a detective show focused on figuring out the golf swing? That would take a “True Detective”.
GM and Head Golf Profesional