We can debate about the aesthetic and narrative quality of the shootout from last night's "True Detective," but there can be no arguing that it provided outstanding fodder for this Vulture mash-up of "TD" season 2 and the funk-tastic theme song and opening credits to "Starsky and Hutch." Though the failure to cast W. Earl Brown as the Huggy Bear of this universe was a missed opportunity.

Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "TV (The Book)" about the 100 greatest shows of all time, is available now. He can be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com