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True Detective 

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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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Nic Pizzolatto
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Season 3 Premiere


Sunday, January 13, 2019

The next installment tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.


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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Ray and Ani attempt to escape their desperate situation while Frank ties up some loose ends.


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Sunday, August 2, 2015

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Matthew McConaughey ...  Detective Rust Cohle 8 episodes, 2014
Colin Farrell ...  Detective Ray Velcoro 8 episodes, 2015
Woody Harrelson ...  Detective Marty Hart 8 episodes, 2014
Rachel McAdams ...  Detective Ani Bezzerides 8 episodes, 2015
Michelle Monaghan ...  Maggie Hart 8 episodes, 2014
Taylor Kitsch ...  Officer Paul Woodrugh 8 episodes, 2015
Michael Potts ...  Detective Maynard Gilbough 8 episodes, 2014
Kelly Reilly ...  Jordan Semyon 8 episodes, 2015
Tory Kittles ...  Detective Thomas Papania 8 episodes, 2014
Vince Vaughn ...  Frank Semyon 8 episodes, 2015
Chris Kerson ...  Nails 8 episodes, 2015
Mahershala Ali ...  Detective Wayne Hays 8 episodes, 2019
Deborah Ayorinde ...  Becca Hays 8 episodes, 2019
Stephen Dorff ...  Roland West 8 episodes, 2019
Carmen Ejogo ...  Amelia Reardon 8 episodes, 2019
Ray Fisher ...  Henry Hays 8 episodes, 2019
Ritchie Coster ...  Mayor Austin Chessani 7 episodes, 2015
Christopher James Baker ...  Blake Churchman 7 episodes, 2015
Afemo Omilami ...  Police Chief Holloway 7 episodes, 2015
James Frain ...  Lieutenant Kevin Burris 7 episodes, 2015
J.D. Evermore ...  Detective Lutz 6 episodes, 2014
Andy Mackenzie ...  Ivar 6 episodes, 2015
Dana Gourrier ...  Cathleen 6 episodes, 2014
Michael Irby ...  Detective Elvis Ilinca 6 episodes, 2015
Abigail Spencer ...  Gena Brune 6 episodes, 2015
Timothy V. Murphy ...  Osip Agronov 6 episodes, 2015
Yara Martinez ...  Felicia 6 episodes, 2015
Adria Arjona ...  Emily 6 episodes, 2015
Madison Wolfe ...  Audrey Hart 6 episodes, 2014
Alain Uy ...  Ernst Bodine 6 episodes, 2015
Jon Lindstrom ...  Jacob McCandless 6 episodes, 2015
Kevin Dunn ...  Major Ken Quesada 5 episodes, 2014
W. Earl Brown ...  Detective Teague Dixon 5 episodes, 2015
Joe Chrest ...  Detective Demma 5 episodes, 2014
Michael Hyatt ...  Katherine Davis 5 episodes, 2015
Leven Rambin ...  Athena Bezzerides 5 episodes, 2015
Lera Lynn Lera Lynn ...  Singer 5 episodes, 2015
Dane Rhodes ...  Detective Favre 5 episodes, 2014
Rhys Wakefield ...  Henry Hays / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Alexandra Daddario ...  Lisa Tragnetti 4 episodes, 2014
C.S. Lee ...  Richard Geldof 4 episodes, 2015
Lolita Davidovich ...  Cynthia Woodrugh 4 episodes, 2015
Tony Molina Jr. Tony Molina Jr. ...  Detective 4 episodes, 2014
Vinicius Machado ...  Tony Chessani 4 episodes, 2015
Trevor Larcom ...  Chad Velcoro 4 episodes, 2015
Matt Battaglia ...  Commander Floyd Heschmeyer 4 episodes, 2015
Solomon Shiv ...  Michael Bulgari 4 episodes, 2015
Meghan Wolfe Meghan Wolfe ...  Maisie Hart 4 episodes, 2014
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David Morse ...  Eliot Bezzerides 3 episodes, 2015
Rick Springfield ...  Dr. Irving Pitlor 3 episodes, 2015
Jackson Beals ...  Detective Mark Daughtry 3 episodes, 2014
Glenn Fleshler ...  Errol Childress 3 episodes, 2014
Michael Harney ...  Steve Geraci 3 episodes, 2014
Alex Fernandez ...  James O'Neal 3 episodes, 2015
Erin Moriarty ...  Audrey Hart 3 episodes, 2014
Jim Klock ...  Detective Ted Bertrand 3 episodes, 2014
Gabriel Luna ...  Miguel Gilb 3 episodes, 2015
Jack Topalian ...  Armin 3 episodes, 2015
Arthur Darbinyan ...  Leonid 3 episodes, 2015
Garrett Kruithof ...  Detective Jimmy Dufrene 3 episodes, 2014
Agnes Albright ...  Veronica Chessani 3 episodes, 2015
Emily Rios ...  Betty Chessani 3 episodes, 2015
Christian Campbell ...  Richard Brune 3 episodes, 2015
Courtney Halverson ...  Erica Jonson 3 episodes, 2015
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Storyline

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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Man is the cruelest animal. (Season 1) See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

True Detective See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Anonymous Content,Passenger See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the first season, the Sheriff's last name was Tate. Heck Tate is the Sheriff in the famous novel and the movie, To Kill a Mockingbird. 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 Rust Cohle: I can't say the job made me this way. More like me being this way made me right for the job. I used to think about it more, but you reach a certain age you know who you are. Now I live in a little room, out in the country behind a bar, work four nights a week, and in between I drink. And there ain't nobody there to stop me. I know who I am. And after all these years, there's a victory in that.
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Referenced in Fallout 4 (2015) See more »

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Far From Any Road
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Season 1: A Masterpiece ..... Season 2: A Disaster
15 October 2015 | by mlynch5187See all my reviews

Last spring (2014) while surfing IMDb for a new show to watch I came across True Detective, a show that had received rave reviews across the board. I'm not a particular fan of crime mysteries, but I figured I'd give the show a shot. After all, IMDb ratings had been pretty reliable in giving me an idea of good a show would be. I thoroughly enjoyed Season 1. In fact, I'd say it's one of the best pieces of television I've ever seen. Yes, one of those rare masterpieces that stick out from the usual assembly of cheesy sitcoms and thrillers.

Season 1 verdict: If I had to give only season 1 a rating, I would give it a 9/10 with no hesitation, and possibly even a 10/10. The show was everything I had hoped for and more.

Needless to say, I was excited for season 2. I waited for the entire show to air so that I could binge watch it without having to wait a week between episodes. I eagerly turned on the first episode of season 2, but as the episode dragged on it became apparent that this episode was a real let down. It was a series of of plots that all seemed to have no relation to each other. It was hard to even follow what was going on. "Hey, that's okay" I said to myself. I figured it was just a necessary lackluster episode that would set the stage for all of the glory of True Detective that I knew and loved. Instead, I continued to be disappointed by episode after episode. Sadly, it became very clear that Season 2 sucks. I don't use that word too often, unless it's warranted, but in this case it surely is. During the middle of episode 4 of Season 2 I just turned it off. It was so poor that I couldn't even watch it anymore. I came back the next morning hoping to try again and got the same result. Season 2 is basically unwatchable.

Most of Season 2 involves a few seriously depressed brooding alcoholics staring at each other with sad serious faces uttering dark cheesy lines like "Those moments, they stare back at you, you don't remember them, they remember you". I mean, come on, really? The whole thing is just cheesy and I lost all interest in the problems of these people. I want to give Vince Vaughn some credit here, because he did some fantastic acting, but that couldn't come close to redeeming this season.

Season 2 verdict: Don't even bother with season 2 unless you like being disappointed. It sucks, plain and simple.


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