True Detective (2014– )

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The lives of two detectives, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, become entangled during a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.

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 Detective Rust Cohle (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Marty Hart (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Maggie Hart (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Maynard Gilbough (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Thomas Papania (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Teague Dixon (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Ray Velcoro (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Nails (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Paul Woodrugh (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Richard Geldof (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Ani Bezzerides (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Frank Semyon (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Lutz (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Cathleen (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Elvis Ilinca (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Audrey Hart (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Major Ken Quesada (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Demma (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Favre (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Emily (5 episodes, 2015)
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 Jordan Semyon (5 episodes, 2015)
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 Lisa Tragnetti (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Maisie Hart (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Ivar (4 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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 Audrey Hart (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Ted Bertrand (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Jimmy Dufrene (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Commander Speece (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Commander Floyd Heschmeyer (3 episodes, 2015)
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 James O'Neal (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Ernst Bodine (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Billy Lee Tuttle (2 episodes, 2014)
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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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 Lucy (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Maisie Hart (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Ginger (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Stan (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Katherine Davis (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Will Davidson (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Dan Howser (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Jacob McCandless (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Osip Agronov (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Betty Chessani (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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Christian Bale and Jessica Chastain were pursued for lead roles in the second season of the show but both passed on the project due to the significant time commitment the show would've required. See more »

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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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Dark, brooding cinema - outstanding, but probably not for action fans
13 January 2014 | by (wherever good films play) – See all my reviews

Right when the opening credits start and you hear that morbidly beautiful song 'Far From Any Road' by 'The Handsome Family', you know that this isn't going to be your usual cop show. Now, if you're more into action films, avoid this at all costs - but if you like amazing performances and dark, brooding cinema peppered with some black humour and a slight psychedelic touch, you're going to love this. The atmosphere and the southern ambiance of this show are so rich and the cinematography is so beautiful, I can hardly think of anything in recent TV-history that compares to this. To make a musical allegory: if the crazy, creative energy of 'Breaking Bad' felt like 'Led Zeppelin', this feels more like 'The Doors'. The slow, bluesy, hypnotic pulse of this show draws you in and hooks you - and then it doesn't let go. By the way, the original music is also excellent (T-Bone Burnett) and fits the mood perfectly.

As far as the actors are concerned, there's nothing but great performances. Even the smaller parts are perfectly cast and the two leads: wow, just - wow! Harrelson (freshly returned from 'The Hunger Games'), plays the "normal", more down to earth character, while McConaughey (still marked by his own personal hunger games) nails the part of his slightly mad, highly intelligent but nihilistic and severely depressed partner. Watching them play off each other (again, after 'Edtv' and 'Surfer, Dude') while their conflicted - and conflicting - characters try to solve a ritual murder is so captivating (and so much fun) I honestly don't care that much if they are ever going to solve that crime.

So for the moment, I'm giving this 10 stars (I can still take back a few if it all goes downhill from here), because in my opinion, there wasn't a single note out of key so far. The writing is top notch, and if the creative team behind this can keep it up, this could turn out to be HBO's next 'Wire' in terms of quality. Cary Fukunaga ('Sin Nombre','Jane Eyre'), who will hopefully one day adapt Stephen King's 'It', proves once more that he's a very accomplished director and a talent to look out for in the future.

My verdict: if you like a well told, character driven story (that might lead you to some very dark places) and if you're not put off by a rather considerate pace, I can't recommend this show enough - this is some great television.

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