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It's about whether our lives really matter at all. That's scarier than the scariest monster.
McConaughey and Harrelson don't just fill out these characters, they disappear into them, delivering two of the best performances you'll see in TV or film this entire year.
It's a winner. But it's also an oddball, and a weirdo, and an interesting-cum-strange companion, and someone - um, something - you won't mind spending time with.
It has the feel of an indie film spread over eight episodes starring two of the best character actors in the business.
True Detective is a marvel of craftsmanship, storytelling and performances.
In an effort that has the potential to be one of the best and boldest new TV dramas of the year, two film stars exhibit on the small screen the advantage of working in an extended serial.
As Fukunaga's images plunge us into the desolate bayous of Louisiana, Pizzolatto's words plunge us into the darkness of the human soul.
True Detective is not just a great TV drama. When you look beyond the surface, it's also a great character study.
True Detective absorbs you from the first minute and never lets go. [Full Review in Spanish]
There are hints of a more pervasive and pernicious evil at work in rural Louisiana. Despite these hints, the narrative doesn't go deeper than an episode of Law and Order: SVU.
Audience Reviews for True Detective : Season 1
Feb 11, 2021Absolutely amazing show. A very fresh and dark take on the classic crime drama. The very darkest parts of humanity are explored in this season. From infidelity to incest and just about everything else in between, this is not for the squeamish. I'd recommend this show for fans of pulp crime and psychological horror. Absolutely amazing...10/10
Feb 06, 2021A Masterpiece. Could be one of the best Detective series ever made. A gem from start to finish. The storyline along with the acting performances of Harrelson and McConaughy make it unforgettable.
Feb 01, 2021Simply the best crime drama series out there.
Jan 15, 2021I don't know if I can think of a better series. While I wish there was more of Rust and Marty, the writers stayed true to the show and stopped way before the storyline got near overkill. The first 2-3 episodes are relatively slow but the character development and acting is so gripping, you can completely look passed that. From memory, right from the end of episode three to the climax of the show, it's a masterpiece. Real drama, real mystery, acting of the highest caliber... the list goes on. If you are in any way intrigued by criminal thrillers, you simply have to watch the first season of True Detective. Some of the best television you are ever likely to digest.
Jan 01, 2021With only a few exceptions, every masterpiece is born through an excruciating process of trial and error. Now, what if that piece is a murder, so immaculate that even after a decade of looking there is anything but nothing! Knowing all these, would they be able to stop, or should they?
Dec 27, 2020A must see TV thriller series. Outstanding performance by both Detectives, Rust and Marty.
Dec 02, 2020The nihilism in this show is complicated and challenged, and the lack of complete clarity in its stance may be offputting to some. But overall, what you have here is still one of the best seasons of television that exists in our world.
Nov 27, 2020The first season is the gold standard, one of the best television series ever created. Bravo to both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Should have stopped there because the next 4 detectives are nowhere close to their brilliance | follow us at @uncle.review
Nov 26, 2020It's literally a masterpiece
Nov 23, 2020True detective could have been pure perfection in terms of acting, storytelling, pace, cinematography and everything else. Then episodes 7-8 happen and they ruin it all. Everything feels rushed and underdeveloped. Still, this first season is worth watching but what a pity! Really...