True Detective (2014)

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Season 1
True Detective

Critics Consensus

In True Detective, performances by Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey reel the viewer in, while the style, vision and direction make it hard to turn away.

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Critic Ratings: 175

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User Ratings: 467

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Air date: Jan 12, 2014

Former Louisiana State CID partners, Rustin Cohle and Martin Hart, give statements to a pair of investigators about the murder of a prostitute that took place 17 years earlier.

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Air date: Jan 19, 2014

Quesada warns Hart and Cohle that they may be replaced by an occult-crimes task force; the pair follows a lead to a rural cathouse and an incinerated church; Hart finds respite away from home.

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Air date: Jan 26, 2014

Parishioners identify a scarred man seen with Dora Lange; a sex offender is brought in for interrogation; Maggie sets Cohle up with a friend; Cohle looks over old case files.

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Air date: Feb 9, 2014

Hart and Cohle follow a series of leads in an effort to track down their prime suspect.

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Air date: Feb 16, 2014

Hart and Cohle celebrate a solved case; Papania and Gilbough confront the detectives with new intelligence.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2014

Maggie reveals Cohle's activities in 2002, when his relationship with Hart fractured and he quit the force.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2014

Hart and Cohle investigate a string of disappearances that may be tied to the Dora Lange murder and the Tuttle family.

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Air date: Mar 9, 2014

Hart and Cohle get a new lead in their 17-year-old case.

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Cast & Crew

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Matthew McConaughey
Rust Cohle

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Woody Harrelson
Martin Hart

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Michelle Monaghan
Maggie Hart

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Michael Potts
Detective Gilbough

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Tory Kittles
Detective Papania

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Kevin Dunn
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Shea Whigham
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Lili Simmons
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Brad Carter
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Joe Chrest
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Cary Joji Fukunaga
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Nic Pizzolatto
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Steve Golin
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Scott Stephens
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Critic Reviews for True Detective: Season 1

Audience Reviews for True Detective: Season 1

  • Jan 16, 2023
    ummmmm.....how did this self important crapola ever get anyone to believe it? oh, mass hypmotized morons who think the method acting all right, all right, all right guy is a real actor. they call this "the good season" and it's got woody? that doesn't equal anything good. run away, take a nap, do something, but don't watch this.
  • Jan 15, 2023
    Truly changed the game, by having quality film actors give quality performances on TV for the first time.
  • Jan 05, 2023
    After watching Seven(1995), all crime movies and series seemed stupid. True Detective - Season 1changed that and I can even say that in some ways has overpassed Seven(1995). The mystery and the way its told are extraordinary. The cameraman deserves a medal for his work, really gorgeous and with deep meaning shots. The Acting - There is no acting, just real people being showed on your TV. In the beginning is wasn't thrilled with the show, but by the 3 episode I was so hooked up, I couldn't stop watching It and get to watch the whole thing in just two days.
  • Dec 27, 2022
    Absolute masterpiece. Brilliant acting, phenomenal story, truly haunting setting. Never would have guessed satan worshipping hillbillies could be so terrifying. Matthew and Woody put on a clinic.
  • Nov 13, 2022
    A true masterpiece of cinema. Don't call this a TV show. Call it one of the best pieces of cinema to ever have been created. You'll see….
  • Oct 18, 2022
    Visually stunning, makes the viewer feel the humid Louisiana days. Love the acting. Woody and Matthew are excellent in their parts.
  • Oct 13, 2022
    One of the best crime shows I have ever seen. Great story telling with an awesome cast.
  • Sep 17, 2022
    Season 1 is the best show I have ever watched, story telling at its best.
  • Sep 13, 2022
    Masterpiece. One of the best Detective-Drama-Thrillers out there. The acting and casting are phenomenal too.
  • Sep 12, 2022
    I guess it's like, the best show I've ever seen or whatever...

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