The truth is that I was able to understand maybe 25% of of Rachel McAdams‘ dialogue in season #2 of True Detective. I listened to her with earphones, with the sound turned up and down…every which way and her vocal-fry delivery was all but impenetrable. McAdams’ Ani Bezzerides spoke in an anguished, existentially weary tone of voice that was breathy and half-raspy — a speaking voice that I’ve been calling “True Detective fry.” I’m guessing that she’ll speak much more clearly for her reporter role in Spotlight — journalists have to be clear and concise — but I’m afraid that she might have fallen in love with being all but misunderstood. Here’s hoping I’m wrong and the issue is quickly forgotten.