I agree. Marty's wife is sensitively portrayed. As a woman, I don't like to see women discounted either. Like, the coffee-bringing clerk in the office - but this was the 80's in rural Louisiana (not New York City) However in TD, the topic of this story makes it necessary to show the underbelly of society to portray the setting of this crime story. Some of the men are shown to be chauvanists, but that was typical of that time. Cohle certainly seems to show respect to women, but he's ahead of his time.
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from the article: Killer show: 'True Detective' rises above genre