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An 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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 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)
Stevin Knight ...
 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

Third time Mathew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson have acted together, the first being Edtv (1999) and the second being Surfer, Dude (2008). 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 »


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Far From Any Road
By The Handsome Family
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Another masterfully made HBO classic
13 January 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a show which almost bathes in success before it's begun. With it's cast and their pedigree of work i cant see many people interested in this type of television not seeing it.

Regardless the pilot grips you with non-linear suspense driven story telling. Vaguely some kind of serial killer murders young women in a ritualistic manner and our 2 protagonists catch the case. What follows is a tantalising taste of what I'm sure will become one of the most well wrought shows of the year, as is the norm for HBO. Teased with mystery and the promise of a story worth hearing being told in a superb manner, Its hard not to fully recommend every mature adult checking this show out.

The only demographic that wont be thoroughly satisfied with this work are people looking for lighter "easy watching" style programs. This isn't an episodic cop show, True Detective is dark and unapologetically twisted.


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