TV series viewers True Detective, shown on HBO, also have a somewhat investigative point of view. They clean the filming locations and, for example, the living rooms of the participants, just like detectives Liz Danvers (Jodie Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Callie Reese), the main characters of the fourth season.
In the second episode, the eye fell on a special decor for the wall of the room of miner Chuck Mosley, a man who may know more about a mysterious disappearance case. When he is being interrogated by Detective Navarro, we see behind his head, above his bed, a poster of a special metal band called Metal.
This unoriginal name is in the font found in the logo of another metal band, Metallica. Below the band name, you can see the heads of what likely represents the band members. It vaguely resembles a kiss. The text on the label is quite strange. It looks like the metal band is playing live “for the second time”: in the right corner it says “2 Live', lack of correct use of language even in English.
American thrash metal band Ghoul recreated the scene, froze the image, printed it out and posted it on Instagram. “We really enjoy the AI-generated fake metal sticker in the background True Detectivethey wrote. The poster then circulated on social media and metal blogs. “Ah, yes, metal,” wrote the magazine's Greg Kennelty. Metal injection. “My favorite band, which is made up of the members of Melting Kiss.”
But seriously, many metal fans believe metal True Detective: Why would manufacturers, who care so much about detail and design, allow such a ridiculous poster to be produced by – apparently – artificial intelligence?
Why go through all this trouble, when they could have made the current band incredibly happy with the sudden appearance of their poster in the series? belief True Detective Could this now lead to cost savings, for example in relation to the copyright of a real band? For example, they could borrow a poster from Ghoul for free.
The “AI sticker” problem has become a cheerful riot on discussion forums like Reddit. Someone noticed that next to the metal poster there was another strange poster of a K-Pop girl group. “Are we really supposed to believe that a 40-year-old coal miner in Alaska is a huge K-pop fan?”
What on earth has gone through the mind True DetectiveMakers? They joined the discussion in a very sporting way. “The story behind this poster is so long, it would take an entire season to explain,” showrunner Issa Lopez wrote on X.
According to her, the AI label was not a failed intervention by a clothing designer who needed a label quickly, but had a deeper meaning behind it. “The idea was that it would be very sad in that remote environment that someone with artificial intelligence would make posters for some loser metal festival for baby boomers.” Not very convincing of course, especially because of the other K-Pop poster. “But in reality,” Lopez wrote. “It's been discussed ad nauseam.”
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