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Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

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Series cast summary:
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 Detective Rust Cohle (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Ray Velcoro (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Marty Hart (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Ani Bezzerides (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Maggie Hart (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Officer Paul Woodrugh (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Maynard Gilbough (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Jordan Semyon (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Thomas Papania (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Frank Semyon (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Nails (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Mayor Austin Chessani (7 episodes, 2015)
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 Blake Churchman (7 episodes, 2015)
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 Police Chief Holloway (7 episodes, 2015)
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 Lieutenant Kevin Burris (7 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Lutz (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Ivar (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Cathleen (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Elvis Ilinca (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Gena Brune (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Osip Agronov (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Felicia (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Emily (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Audrey Hart (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Ernst Bodine (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Jacob McCandless (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Major Ken Quesada (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Teague Dixon (5 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Demma (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Katherine Davis (5 episodes, 2015)
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 Athena Bezzerides (5 episodes, 2015)
Lera Lynn ...
 Singer (5 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Favre (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Lisa Tragnetti (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Richard Geldof (4 episodes, 2015)
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 Cynthia Woodrugh (4 episodes, 2015)
Tony Molina Jr. ...
 Detective (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Tony Chessani (4 episodes, 2015)
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 Chad Velcoro (4 episodes, 2015)
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 Commander Floyd Heschmeyer (4 episodes, 2015)
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 Michael Bulgari (4 episodes, 2015)
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 Maisie Hart (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Eliot Bezzerides (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Dr. Irving Pitlor (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Mark Daughtry (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Errol Childress (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Steve Geraci (3 episodes, 2014)
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 James O'Neal (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Audrey Hart (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Ted Bertrand (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Miguel Gilb (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Armin (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Leonid (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Jimmy Dufrene (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Veronica Chessani (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Betty Chessani (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Richard Brune (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Erica Jonson (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Commander Speece (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Danielle Delvayo (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Gonzales #1 (3 episodes, 2015)
Robert Renderos ...
 Gonzales #2 (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Stan (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Billy Lee Tuttle (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Eddie Velcoro (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Beth (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Joel Theriot (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Danny Fontenot / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Charlie Lange (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Robert Doumain (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Reggie Ledoux (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Danny Santos (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Mrs. Harris (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Lacey Lindel (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Lucy (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Vera Machiado (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Maisie Hart (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Agnes (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Jew Diamond Dealer (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Bart Sallis (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Lenny Tyler (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Dan Howser (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Ginger (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Will Davidson (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Ventura County Medical Examiner (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Steve Mercer (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Catalast Executive / ... (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Aspen Conroy (2 episodes, 2015)
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In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked in 1995. As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995. The timelines braid and converge in 2012 as each man is pulled back into a world they believed they'd left behind. In learning about each other and their killer, it becomes clear that darkness lives on both sides of the law. Written by Rich28

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Trivia

Over the course of the first season, Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) smokes 49 cigarettes and drinks 8 beers on camera. See more »

Goofs

Detective Rust Cohle is seen looking at his watch as it beeps. His watch is a mechanical dive watch without any digital components, and is unable to beep. See more »

Quotes

Detective Ray Velcoro: Pain is inexhaustible. It's only people that get exhausted.
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Connections

Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.19 (2014) See more »

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Far From Any Road
By The Handsome Family
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Amazingly haunting and beautiful
20 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of course, I knew that HBO was putting this out there. What I didn't expect was to be hooked from the opening titles. Atmospheric, moody, moving at the laconic pace of South (not to be confused with slow). We, as viewers, are watching the story unfold just as the characters do. Harrelson and McConaughey are simply and elegantly perfect, playing off of each other to the perfect degree. The cinematography is stellar, as is the story as it begins to unfold. I had no idea what I was in for when I turned it on, but I'm hooked, and can't wait for the next and the next and the next...secrets abound, tantalizing clues are everywhere, but where do they lead. I'm can't wait to find out.


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