I don't know if you were on the Internet before season 2 of True Detective
began airing, but there was a lot of hype for this season. Like a lot
of hype that it could never live up to. Still, reviews poured in and they didn't look all too hot. Viewers watched out of loyalty to the first season's brilliance, but the consensus was clear: this season was boring. And more importantly, "we" couldn't care about the murder of Ben Caspere.
Which sounds horrific -- shouldn't we care that a human was brutally murdered? -- but a human was not murdered; a fictional character was. Thus, the never-ending question: why should I care about this murder involving these detectives? The answer is simple: you shouldn't. True Detective is a show about the detectives, not the crime.