True Detective

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Season 1 episodes (13)

1 The Long Bright Dark
Series Premiere. Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey), lead investigators in a macabre 1995 Louisiana murder, relive the case and their partnership in the wake of new info.
2 Seeing Things
Under pressure to land a suspect, Quesada warns Hart and Cohle they might be replaced by three detectives from a new occult-crimes task force. Later, they follow a lead that takes them from a rural cathouse to an incinerated church.
3 The Locked Room
A hidden image at the burned-out church leads Cohle and Hart to Joel Theriot, a tent-revival minister whose parishioners finger a scarred 'tall man' seen with Dora Lange. Hart gets sidetracked after Maggie sets Cohle up with a friend at a C&W bar.
4 Who Goes There
Hart and Cohle hunt for their newly identified suspect, Reggie Ledoux. As Hart's personal life collapses around him, Cohle immerses himself in an old criminal identity from his narco days, contacting a biker gang known to deal with their suspect.
5 The Secret Fate of All Life
A violent denouement in the forest clears the Dora Lange case and turns Cohle and Hart into local heroes. In 2012, Gilbough and Papania put their cards on the table, presenting disturbing new intelligence.
6 Haunted Houses
In 2012, Papania and Gilbough question Maggie, now divorced from Marty, about Cohle and Hart during 2002, the year their relationship fractured and Cohle quit the force following a suspension.
7 After You've Gone
After Marty is shown a harrowing piece of evidence, he and Cohle forge a truce as they probe a murky conspiracy of disappearances connected to the Dora Lange murder, a path of connections that leads to the Tuttle family.
8 Form and Void
Season One Finale. A seemingly arbitrary detail in a photograph, along with a homeowner's old tax records, provides Hart and Cohle with a vital new lead in their 17-year-old case--which they pursue to an apocalyptic confrontation.
101 Season 1 Trailer #2
Something deep and dark awaits in 'True Detective': HBO's hit drama series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
102 Season 1 Invitation to the Set
Get the scoop on the premiere season of 'True Detective' from the cast and crew of this HBO drama series. Interviews include Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, and more.
103 About True Detective
An inside look at the HBO series 'True Detective' with stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, and others.
104 Season 1 Characters
Meet detectives Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) in this scintillating preview of the hit HBO drama series 'True Detective.'
105 Making True Detective
Delve inside the HBO series 'True Detective' in this behind-the-scenes special. Clips from the show and interviews with cast and crew, including stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, paint a fascinating picture of this gripping series.

About this show

Touch darkness and darkness touches you. From HBO and creator/executive producer Nic Pizzolato comes this searing crime drama series that follows troubled cops and the intense investigations that drive them to the edge. Each season features a star-studded new cast involved in cases that will have you on the edge of your seat.
4.04K reviews
Scott D.
September 22, 2016
Just watch it. Season 2 gets a lot of criticism, but I found it just as good in its own way. I feel people were struck by the amazing Matthew Mcconaughey performance and felt it didn't compare. Nothing compares to it, but if season 2 would have been billed as a completely different show, out of the shadow of Rust Cohle, people would have rated it 5 stars.
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Vg1 B
February 6, 2019
WONDERFUL except for Season 2 which I couldn't get through. Season 3 is great too so far, though I think I know who "dunnit." That said, it perpetuates the idea of the flyover countryside being full of pervs and serial killers which is an unfortunate Hollywood cliché. The writers ought to look a little closer to home for that material, the surface of which has barely been scratched.
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A Google user
July 6, 2014
I'm a big fan of these two stars but I couldn't have imagined that either of them would be this great in a series. Incredible, extremely dark story line that draws you in and doesn't let go. The only thing I wish is that there were more episodes or seasons to watch.
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