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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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Series cast summary:
...  Detective Rust Cohle 8 episodes, 2014
...  Detective Ray Velcoro 8 episodes, 2015
...  Detective Marty Hart 8 episodes, 2014
...  Detective Ani Bezzerides 8 episodes, 2015
...  Maggie Hart 8 episodes, 2014
...  Officer Paul Woodrugh 8 episodes, 2015
...  Detective Maynard Gilbough 8 episodes, 2014
...  Jordan Semyon 8 episodes, 2015
...  Detective Thomas Papania 8 episodes, 2014
...  Frank Semyon 8 episodes, 2015
...  Nails 8 episodes, 2015
...  Detective Wayne Hays 8 episodes, 2019
...  Roland West 8 episodes, 2019
...  Amelia Reardon 8 episodes, 2019
...  Freddy Burns 8 episodes, 2019
...  Mayor Austin Chessani 7 episodes, 2015
...  Blake Churchman 7 episodes, 2015
...  Police Chief Holloway 7 episodes, 2015
...  Lieutenant Kevin Burris 7 episodes, 2015
...  Detective Lutz 6 episodes, 2014
...  Ivar 6 episodes, 2015
...  Cathleen 6 episodes, 2014
...  Detective Elvis Ilinca 6 episodes, 2015
...  Gena Brune 6 episodes, 2015
...  Osip Agronov 6 episodes, 2015
...  Felicia 6 episodes, 2015
...  Emily 6 episodes, 2015
...  Audrey Hart 6 episodes, 2014
...  Ernst Bodine 6 episodes, 2015
...  Jacob McCandless 6 episodes, 2015
...  Major Ken Quesada 5 episodes, 2014
...  Detective Teague Dixon 5 episodes, 2015
...  Detective Demma 5 episodes, 2014
...  Katherine Davis 5 episodes, 2015
...  Athena Bezzerides 5 episodes, 2015
Lera Lynn ...  Singer 5 episodes, 2015
...  Detective Favre 5 episodes, 2014
...  Henry Hays 5 episodes, 2019
...  Lisa Tragnetti 4 episodes, 2014
...  Richard Geldof 4 episodes, 2015
...  Cynthia Woodrugh 4 episodes, 2015
Tony Molina Jr. ...  Detective 4 episodes, 2014
...  Tony Chessani 4 episodes, 2015
...  Chad Velcoro 4 episodes, 2015
...  Commander Floyd Heschmeyer 4 episodes, 2015
...  Michael Bulgari 4 episodes, 2015
Meghan Wolfe ...  Maisie Hart 4 episodes, 2014
...  Frankie Boyle 4 episodes, 2019
...  Eliot Bezzerides 3 episodes, 2015
...  Dr. Irving Pitlor 3 episodes, 2015
...  Detective Mark Daughtry 3 episodes, 2014
...  Errol Childress 3 episodes, 2014
...  Steve Geraci 3 episodes, 2014
...  James O'Neal 3 episodes, 2015
...  Audrey Hart 3 episodes, 2014
...  Detective Ted Bertrand 3 episodes, 2014
...  Miguel Gilb 3 episodes, 2015
...  Armin 3 episodes, 2015
...  Leonid 3 episodes, 2015
...  Detective Jimmy Dufrene 3 episodes, 2014
...  Veronica Chessani 3 episodes, 2015
...  Betty Chessani 3 episodes, 2015
...  Richard Brune 3 episodes, 2015
...  Erica Jonson 3 episodes, 2015
...  Commander Speece 3 episodes, 2014
...  Danielle Delvayo 3 episodes, 2015
...  Gonzales #1 3 episodes, 2015
Robert Renderos ...  Gonzales #2 3 episodes, 2015
...  Stan 3 episodes, 2015
...  Lori 3 episodes, 2019
...  Margaret 3 episodes, 2019
...  Billy Lee Tuttle 2 episodes, 2014
...  Eddie Velcoro 2 episodes, 2015
...  Beth 2 episodes, 2014
...  Joel Theriot 2 episodes, 2014
...  Danny Fontenot / ... 2 episodes, 2014
...  Charlie Lange 2 episodes, 2014
...  Robert Doumain 2 episodes, 2014
...  Reggie Ledoux 2 episodes, 2014
...  Danny Santos 2 episodes, 2015
...  Mrs. Harris 2 episodes, 2015
...  Lacey Lindel 2 episodes, 2015
...  Lucy 2 episodes, 2014
...  Vera Machiado 2 episodes, 2015
...  Maisie Hart 2 episodes, 2014
...  Agnes 2 episodes, 2015
...  Jew Diamond Dealer 2 episodes, 2015
...  Bart Sallis 2 episodes, 2015
...  Lenny Tyler 2 episodes, 2015
Stevin Knight ...  Dan Howser 2 episodes, 2015
...  Ginger 2 episodes, 2014
...  Will Davidson 2 episodes, 2015
...  Ventura County Medical Examiner 2 episodes, 2015
...  Steve Mercer 2 episodes, 2015
...  Catalast Executive / ... 2 episodes, 2015
...  Aspen Conroy 2 episodes, 2015
...  Detective Richard Kitting 2 episodes, 2019
...  Dan O'Brien 2 episodes, 2019
...  Fran 2 episodes, 2019
...  Man #5 2 episodes, 2019
...  Shelly 2 episodes, 2019
...  Mike Ardoin 2 episodes, 2019
James Michael Smith ...  Diner Patron / ... 2 episodes, 2019
...  Foreman 2 episodes, 2019
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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

Creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto acknowledged the strong influence of Thomas Ligotti's and Emil Cioran's philosophical writings on the series: "I'd already been reading E.M. Cioran for years and consider him one of my all-time favorite and, oddly, most nourishing writers. As an aphorist, Cioran has no rivals other than perhaps Nietzsche, and many of his philosophies are echoed by Ligotti".[2014] 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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Detective Rust Cohle: Life's barely long enough to get good at one thing. So be careful what you get good at.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Lena Dunham/The National (2014) See more »

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Far From Any Road
By The Handsome Family
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Gripping, Gritty, Gnarley, Brilliant
16 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. This is one of the finest debuts after the end of the behemoth that was Breaking Bad. It is, however, darker, sinister and more tense than BB's first season, boasting the same level of uncanny actor performance... Mcconaughey's character is a multi layered, conflict ridden pessimistic, walking black whole with a uniform and a brilliant mind, Harrelson plays the family man cop with a bigger heart and a down to earth perspective - the clashes of both ways of life are amazing and when both actors discuss deep topics, each with his own take on life, it's as good as anything they've ever played. The story is shocking and still simple so far (only first episode has aired at the time of this review) which it makes up for in the awesomeness of the pagan thematic, it leaves plenty of hints and cliff hangers at the end of the first episode so there may still be very interesting twists to it. Directing is exemplar in shots, pace, dialogue and I even enjoy the color balance. Editing is phenomenal too. Very highly recommended!


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