True Detective (2014 - 2019)

True Detective


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An anthology crime drama written by novelist Nic Pizzolatto. In the third season, a retired detective reexamines a 35-year-old case involving the 1980 disappearance of two Arkansas children. The series begins with Louisiana investigators taking another look at a 1995 murder when a similar case occurs in 2012, while the second season involves the death of a California politician and his possible ties to a career criminal.

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Critics Consensus: Driven by Mahershala Ali's mesmerizing performance, True Detective's third season finds fresh perspective by exploring real world events -- though it loses some of the series' intriguing strangeness along the way.

2019, HBO, 8 episodes

Critics Consensus: True Detective's second season stands on its own as a solid police drama, with memorable moments and resonant relationships outweighing predictable plot twists.

2015, HBO, 8 episodes

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.

2014, HBO, 8 episodes


Vince Vaughn
as Frank Semyon
Mahershala Ali
as Wayne Hayes
Colin Farrell
as Ray Velcoro
Carmen Ejogo
as Amelia Reardon
Matthew McConaughey
as Rust Cohle
Stephen Dorff
as Roland West
Rachel McAdams
as Ani Bezzerides
Taylor Kitsch
as Paul Woodrugh
Woody Harrelson
as Martin Hart
Christopher Baker
as Blake Churchman
Alexandra Daddario
as Lisa Tragnetti
Tory Kittles
as Det. Thomas Papania
Kevin Dunn
as Ken Quesada
James Frain
as Kevin Burris
Elizabeth Reaser
as Laurie Perkins
Jay O. Sanders
as Billy Lee Tuttle
Michael Potts
as Det. Maynard Gilbough
Michael Greyeyes
as Brett Woodward
Ray Fisher
as Henry Hays
Phoenix Elkin
as Will Purcell
Rhys Wakefield
as Freddy Burns
Lena McCarthy
as Julie Purcell
Josh Hopkins
as Jim Dobkins
Deborah Ayorinde
as Becca Hays
Shawn-Caulin Young
as Ted LaGrange
Scott McNairy
as Tom Purcell
Emily Nelson
as Margarete
Brandon Flynn
as Ryan Peters
Jon Tenney
as Alan Jones
Brett Cullen
as Gerald Kindt
Sarah Gadon
as Elisa Montgomery
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