It seems like a great time to be Matthew McConaughey. Well, to be honest, it's never seemed like a BAD time to be Matthew McConaughey. It's always seemed like if you lived a very good life on this planet, your ultimate reward would be to come back as Matthew McConaughey. But the fact is, there's probably never been a BETTER time to be Matthew McConaughey, you know, if you had the option. And really, if you do, take it. Always take the Matthew McConaughey option... Always.
But when he's not thanking his future self for winning Oscars, you can find him on what is being lauded as the best show on Television: HBO's True Detective. I was praise-bullied to start watching the show by Patton Oswalt's Twitter account, which would routinely erupt in a convulsion of euphoric accolades after every new Sunday episode. And really, I'm glad I caught it. It's truly a fine program (Woody Harrelson not withstanding). A popular pastime of True Detective fans is to theorize how the mystery will ultimately unfold--you know, preemptively setting themselves up for shock when the creators screw things up by not giving them what they guessed they wanted and filling them with almost as much joy as if they had just watched the show at face value.
Well, if you know the show, then you know of the mystery of the "Yellow King" through-line. Now, one YouTube user has presented what I think is probably the most solid theory as to the character's identity. Be warned, this video contains (no actual) SPOILERS. So brace yourself for the true identity of True Detective's "Yellow King".