True Detective

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Season 3 | Cast |

Created and written by Nic Pizzolatto, with each of the episodes of the first season directed by Cary Fukunaga, True Detective is an eight episode powerhouse of novelistic depth and grace that follows Louisiana State Police detectives Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) through the twists and turns of a murder investigation. Although the police element is solid, the true appeal of this show is the way the characters gradually come to understand themselves—or refuse to—over the course of their detection.

Logan Cox is reviewing season three. The first two seasons were reviewed by Josie Kafka.

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


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)