True Detective
Season 1
2014

Two former Louisiana State CID partners, Martin Hart and Rustin Cohle, give separate statements to a pair of investigators about the murder of a prostitute, Dora Lange, 17 years earlier. As they look back, details of the crime, replete with occult overtones, …
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Adult themes, Sexual references, Strong violence, Nudity

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Two former Louisiana State CID partners, Martin Hart and Rustin Cohle, give separate statements to a pair of investigators about the murder of a prostitute, Dora Lange, 17 years earlier. As they look back, details of the crime, replete with occult overtones, are accompanied by insights into the detective's volatile partnership and personal lives.

8 Episodes Collapse episodes

  • 1. The Long Bright Dark 60 mins
    Series Premiere. The lead investigators in a macabre 1995 murder relive the case in the wake of new info.
  • 2. Seeing Things 58 mins
    Under pressure to land a suspect, Cohle and Hart follow a lead to a cathouse and an incinerated church.
  • 3. The Locked Room 59 mins
    Cohle and Hart visit a tent revival in search of leads; Hart gets sidetracked at a C and W bar.
  • 4. Who Goes There 58 mins
    Hart and Cohle follow a series of dangerous leads in an effort to locate prime suspect Reggie Ledoux.
  • 5. The Secret Fate of All Life 58 mins
    Hart and Cohle share the spoils of a solved case; Papania and Gilbough confront the detectives with troubling new intelligence.
  • 6. Haunted Houses 59 mins
    Maggie sheds light on Cohle's activities in 2002, when his relationship with Hart fractured and Cohle quit the force.
  • 7. After You've Gone 54 mins
    Hart and Cohle forge a truce to probe a string of disappearances that tie to the symbology of the Dora Lange murder and the Tuttle family.
  • 8. Form and Void 58 mins
    Season One Finale. An overlooked detail provides Hart and Cohle with an important new lead in their 17-year-old case.

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464mins (~58min/episode)

Critic Reviews

  • Television Revision – True Detective: Season 1

    Now, this is a story all about how… Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) are two grizzled detectives on the trail of a serial killer in 1995 – while in 2012 the same me...

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Member Reviews

  • A great mystery with fabulous acting.

  • A great mystery with fabulous acting.

  • gritty storyline and good acting - worth a look

  • Gritty storylines with the leads playing darker roles than I have seen before, holds the attention

  • It's good to see a series that balances story with action, and some of the dialogue is fabulous. Unfortunately for every gem you have to wade through 10 times as much dross. Undoubtedly well made an an interesting approach with the jumps from present to future/past. Unfortunately I found it difficult to sustain interest, though as you progress through the episodes there is more to engage. Will be interesting to see how it progresses.

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