True Detective - Season 1, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

Seeing Things



Critic Consensus: "Seeing Things" delves deeper into examining the detectives themselves, who are as mysterious as the case at hand.

Episode Info

Pressure to land a suspect in the Lange murder brings a warning from Quesada that Hart and Cohle might be replaced by a new task force, but they lobby for extra time to investigate a rural brothel and a burned-out church.


Woody Harrelson
as Martin Hart
Kevin Dunn
as Ken Quesada
Michelle Monaghan
as Maggie Hart
Alexandra Daddario
as Lisa Tragnetti
Tory Kittles
as Det. Thomas Papania
Michael Potts
as Det. Maynard Gilbough
Elizabeth Reaser
as Laurie Perkins
Brad Carter
as Charlie
Jay O. Sanders
as Billy Lee Tuttle
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Critic reviews for Seeing Things

While True Detective doesn't have typical procedural cliffhangers that make people want to binge-watch, I do find myself wondering how these episodes would watch in one sitting. They're so cinematic and there's a certain fluidity to the narrative.

June 12, 2018 | Full Review…

What we have mostly investigated here are these two men, one of whom claims to have all the answers but really understands almost nothing about himself and his surroundings, the other of whom understands far too well, and has therefore given up.

June 10, 2015 | Full Review…

True Detective may not be the feel good show of 2014, but it sure is great at making you want to fall down this particularly bleak rabbit hole.

June 10, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Pizzolatto's main interest clearly lies in the effect that being a detective has not only on the men who do it but those around them, and he is composing one harsh, utterly compelling picture.

June 10, 2015 | Full Review…

In my last write-up, I said that I liked bleak mysteries. If True Detective is aligning itself with guys like Chambers and, by proximity, Lovecraft, then that is about as bleak as it gets.

June 10, 2015 | Full Review…

In "Seeing Things," we get glimpses of this investigative odd couple behaving in strangely similar ways, on occasion even bonding over relative outsider status to their professional superiors or significant others.

June 9, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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