True Detective

True Detective

[The Complete First Season]

DVD - 2014
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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.

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sit_walk Nov 20, 2018

Aces.

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steve1111
Sep 13, 2018

Simply put this is as good as it gets for murder/mystery drama. Not sure about any panning below. Must be the air in the windy city or something!!!! I agree with the comment about True Detective season two (with Colin Farrell and Rachel MacAdams) this one pales in comparison. True Detective season one scores 9.1 on IMDb and is well deserved. Great theme song from the Handsomes ("From the dusty May sun, her looming shadow grows...")

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Maoisdead
Jul 03, 2018

True Detective Season 1 is a marvel of craftsmanship, storytelling and performances. This is becoming a rarity these days.

pathological grief, spewing sophomoric nihilism

Great series to binge. Based on horrific true events. Very well done. DO NOT WATCH SEASON TWO. SO BAD...(different story, different actors, does not compare to season 1)

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littleyip
Jan 17, 2018

Wow, Matthew McConnaghey gave an amazing performance. The story is dark and engrossing. More of a story of 2 flawed men and their evolving friendship.

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dublingirl00
Jul 09, 2017

One word.... PERFECTION!!

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thelittleblackbird
Nov 17, 2016

A genuine noire thriller/mystery. 1990's Louisiana Backdrop is eerily familiar to those of us who grew up in the Midwest during that time period.

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BridgettM
Oct 02, 2016

October seems like the perfect time for a first or repeat (it's that good) viewing of the first season of this very dark series. General consensus points to skipping the second season altogether. The first features strong writing and the best performances I've seen from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. It's from HBO so you should expect the typical profanity, sex and drug use, plus violence and intense scenes since it is focused on a murder investigation.

DBRL_JulieC Aug 19, 2016

Two homicide detectives investigate the ritualistic murder of a woman and are dragged into the underworld of prostitution, child kidnappings, and religious fanaticism. McConaughey and Harrelson make a dynamic pair and the story keeps pulling you in deeper each episode.

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jimg2000
Sep 11, 2014

Maggie: In a former life, I used to exhaust myself navigating crude men who thought they were clever, so ask your questions or I’m leaving.
Cop: That’s a cop’s wife all right.
Maggie: Not anymore.
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Rust: Everybody judges, all the time. Now, you got a problem with that, you’re living wrong.
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Rust: People out here, it's like they don't even know the outside world exists, might as well be living on the xxyyzz moon.
Martin: There's all kind of ghettos in the world.
Rust: It's all one ghetto, man, a giant gutter in outer space.

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