True Detective

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Sunday 9:00 PM on HBO Premiered Jan 12, 2014 In Season

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Show Summary

As part of a review into a 17 year-old ritualistic murder, the detectives that worked the case and apparently solved it are brought in to give statements.  In narratives between split 2012 and 1995, Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) narrate their story, reopening unhealed wounds in the process.

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  • Thanks but no thanks

    6.0
    It's difficult to not draw comparisons to Season 1, especially with the character development. Season 1 unfolded in such a brilliant slow burn kind of way. Each episode revealed more about Rust's and Marty's demons, creating compelling drama along the way. In Season 2, we are immediately thrust into the main characters' dark sides in such a way that we barely have an opportunity to care for the characters. Who are we really supposed to be rooting for?

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  • Season 2 wrong actor selection 4/10

    4.0
    Same powerful imagery - true film art -, but totally wrong selection of actors. Actors should carry the show, helped by impressive artistic visuals. Writing falls apart too. Actors feel like faint holograms, almost not there. Maybe HBO should have framed Season 1 as best that cannot be surpassed.
  • Best Ever

    10
    Best series ever ... can't wait for Season 2....
  • Fantastic and Engaging Show

    10
    I was interested in the show because of who was starring in it (first season had Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson) but it quickly hooked me. The production was fantastic, the locations were creepy and realistic, while the acting was superb. I would often forget it was a show when I was watching it, the plot was really great. I was sad that the first season was so short, but the season was satisfying. The story was creative and just complicated enough. I am looking forward to the second season.moreless
  • True believable character detectives

    7.0
    Initially, I found this series alright but kind of boring and I was wishing there was a bit more detective work going on instead of all the 'Days Of Our Lives' issues that the series focused on. However by the end it certainly delivered.



    Woody Harrelson plays an excellent Marty Hart, I had no problems with this character.

    Matthew McConaughey on the other hand had an interesting character in Rustin Cohle but my main issue is his slurred and at times too quiet speech and vocal use(it was the same in the movie Interstellar). Mr McConaughey as an actor has so much potential if only he would sort out his spoken word skills. At times he was hard to understand and I was glad for the digital age, so I could go back, turn up the volume, crane my head towards the speaker and decipher what it was he was saying(often). The character tries to speak as little as possible but it's through Marty he's often forced to make a speech he may not have otherwise given. So with the dialogue in mind it would be nice for the audience sake to deliver the spoken word audibly and with better delivery of his words. It's not that hard to open your mouth a little more and round vowels and the result is better delivery of spoken words.



    The main aspect of the show that kept me watching was the creepy background story of the satanic cult and 'what are these twig sculptures all about?'(That's not a spoiler, it's all through the series and will have you wondering as well if you have not seen the show yet).



    Over all I give the series a 7 as it was well directed and the characters were believable. It lost points for the poor delivery of dialogue on Mr McConaughey's part and for a show titled 'True Detective', not enough detective work(which is the primary reason I watch a detective series).moreless
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    • New actors
      I can't believe they changed the actors :( . The whole reason that I watched Season One was to watch Matthew McConaughey's mesmer...
      06/23/15
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    • A Slow start ......... And Hooked!
      Yes I had difficulties following the story. Not only that I didn't understand whats the story was about. But also it was really s...
      09/02/14
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