It's just a fact of life by this point that True Detective Season 2 has a lot to live up to. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson gave career-changing performances, and it helped HBO's reign of television gain even more traction. The first season took us into the humid, gritty, and mythological criminal underworld of Louisiana. Now Season 2, which stars Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch, will move True Detective to Los Angeles. The role will be a game-changer for McAdams, who in recent years has starred mostly in Nicholas Sparks-y romances. The last time I remember McAdams in a no-holds-barred, tough-as-nails role was in 2004's Mean Girls as the Queen Bee of the Plastics, Regina George.
The creators of True Detective seemed to learn a lesson from the criticism the show faced in its first season for its treatment of women: they were abused, horifically murdered and tortured, and often the object of sexual objectification. This time around, McAdams stars as Ani Bezzerides, a detective who works for the Sheriff's department. According to the True Detective Season 2 teaser trailer, she's the leader of the justice-seeking pack... which includes Kitsch, Farrell, and Farrell's mustache.
But let's for a second imagine a world where Regina George actually became Ani Besserides. It's not so impossible; Regina George actually had the makings of a detective. Take a look.
She Could Take Charge
There is no such thing as a man's world. There is only Regina's world (or case), and the detectives she deems worthy of being in it with her.
She Knew How to Take Prisoners
First high schoolers... now on to the cold-blooded murderers. My money's not on the murderers, to be honest.
She Could Make Almost Anyone Break
Every good cop needs a bad cop to get the criminals to confess. Regina would only need about ten seconds in the interrogation room because she has everyone cracking under their desire to get her to like them.
She Knew When to Bluff
Sometimes, you just need to know how to burst into tears and pretend to be a victim at the drop of a hat. Look how well the helpless damsel card worked for Black Widow in The Avengers.
She Could Stage Up a Coup
After Season 2, Regina would then go on to star in Seasons 3-5 because no one can get rid of her for long. She's Regina George, byotch.