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

The title credits of the entire 2014 season of 'Key and Peele (2012)' directly spoof the Season 1 title credits of True Detective. Also, in every episode before each skit, Key & Peele are seen driving through the desert having philosophical (albeit humorous) conversations, in another direct spoof of the long and frequent scenes of driving and conversations in Season 1 of True Detective. 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: There is no such thing as forgiveness. People just have short memories.
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Young Men Dead
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Gripping, Gritty, Gnarley, Brilliant
16 January 2014 | by (Portugal) – 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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