The above Funny or Die video featuring Kate Mara and Ellen Page as “Tiny Detectives” is simply a spoof of “True Detective” featuring two very short woman, and that’s all it needs to be. There’s no Yellow King-level hidden meanings here: Just the fact Mara and Page are short.
Do Mara and Page do Rust Cohle and Martin Hart any justice? Not really, from their accents to their terrible work as detectives (we’re not being mean; that’s an actual plot point). But that’s part of the charm here. Can “Tiny Detectives” be a weekly series, please?
As for “True Detective,” there will soon be new detectives to mock. HBO announced that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will play two leads in Season 2, with Farrell one of the protagonists and Vaughn the villain.