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True Detective

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HBO got into the moody detective game with Nic Pizzolatto's True Detective (2014-2019), an anthology show with each season focusing on a different set of detectives and a different case. As with shows such as Broadchurch, Happy Valley, and The Fall, the appeal is as much in watching the detectives spiral out of control as it is in solving the case.

The first two seasons were reviewed by Josie Kafka, and the third and fourth seasons by Logan Cox.

Season One

1.1 The Long Bright Dark
1.2 Seeing Things
1.3 The Locked Room
1.4 Who Goes There
1.5 The Secret Fate of All Life
1.6 Haunted Houses
1.7 After You’re Gone
1.8 Form and Void

Season Two

2.1 The Western Book of the Dead
2.2 Night Finds You
2.3 Maybe Tomorrow
2.4 Down Will Come
2.5 Other Lives
2.6 Church in Ruins
2.7 Black Maps and Motel Rooms
2.8 Omega Station

Season Three

3.1 The Great War and Modern Memory
3.2 Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
3.3 The Big Never
3.4 The Hour and the Day
3.5 If You Have Ghosts
3.6 Hunters in the Dark
3.7 The Final Country
3.8 Now Am Found

Season Four

Night Country (season review, parts one through six)


Colin Farrell (Ray Velcoro)
Vince Vaughn (Frank Semyon)
Rachel McAdams (Ani Bezzerides)
Taylor Kitsch (Paul Woodrugh)
Matthew McConaughey (Rust Cohle)
Woody Harrelson (Marty Hart)
Michelle Monaghan (Maggie Hart)
Michael Potts (Maynard Gilbough)
Tory Kittles (Thomas Papania)