Closer in the style, form, feel, atmosphere of S1. As suspected, the characters are no where near as intriguing as S1; so nothing remarkable. Why S1 was the greatest series of all time was Cohle (Hart paired perfectly too), with the philosophical element to Cohle. The mystery was secondary Cohle's journey/ramblings (heavily Ligotti). S3 end episode was completely underwhelming (other than the chat with Hoyt).