Each episode is a crime solution reenactment of a real murder. The actual detectives offer commentary throughout the show.
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Series cast summary:
 Angela / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
 Det. John Davis / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
 Police Officer #1 / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
 James Cooper / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
Victor Cornfoot ...
 David / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
Lois Dellar ...
 Coroner / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
 Captain William Zbacnik / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
 Amanda (2 episodes, 2016)
 Linda Hamilton (2 episodes, 2016)


Real Detective is about real-life detectives and the true cases that consume and haunt them. Every detective has one. A case that pushes them to the brink. A case that takes hold of them and won't let go. A case so intense and personal it haunts them. When a real detective tells you their case, you never forget.

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Real Detective (2016) boasts the highest production budget of any True Crime show, with a production spend just shy of $4m. As its title indicates, this show tries to emulate True Detective (2014), and joins an already busy roster of popular shows such as Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force (2008) or The Devil You Know (2010). See more »

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Gripping, Dazzling, Great.
16 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't get over how good this show is! The show, each week follows one murder case and the detective who investigated it. The detectives appear and narrate as the story is recreated by actors. The stories are very well told. And the honesty of the real life reactions to the retelling of these stories is incredibly engaging. These detectives have been scarred for life by these experiences. The wear and tear on them has worn into their faces. And can be heard in their voices. The recreations are very well cast. And the production value of each episode is incredible. The look and feel of this series is just great. Not something I was expecting from a TV show. The cinematography is warm and rich. Something you'd expect on the big screen. The title design really grabs you. The images cause you watch every moment even if you've DVR'd it (and you could just blaze past it). This is really excellent television. And if you like a factual retelling of the investigation of homicides. You'll love this show.

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