Why This Weekend’s Real Must-See Series Is Not True Detective

Catastrophe is the premiere truly worth watching

After 15 months and thousands of memes, True Detective Season 2 finally premieres on Sunday. It would be nearly impossible for any show to live up to that level of hype and anticipation—and True Detective doesn't, at least not in the new season's early going.

Instead, in true David vs. Goliath fashion, the weekend's must-see TV premiere isn't True Detective at all—it's Catastrophe, a marvelous British romantic comedy that debuts on Amazon Prime starting today. You've probably heard very little about the show, which is arriving with little fanfare—though Amazon did offer the first episode on Facebook for 48 hours earlier this week—and that is a shame because unaware viewers will be missing out on Amazon's best series since Transparent.



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