True Detective

True Detective

Season 1

DVD - 2014
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In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked in 1995. As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995.
Publisher: New York, New York : Home Box Office, 2014.
Edition: DVD Widescreen.
ISBN: 9786315421983
6315421989
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4575 TRU
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical
3 videodiscs (ca. 458 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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TheSandoz
Oct 12, 2017

This is an outstanding television show- it ranks right up there with " Breaking Bad " for a modern day masterpiece ( or as close as you're likely to get ). The use of flashbacks may confuse slower viewers, however, for astute people they will understand that this story involves paying close attention to the story. The show has a lot of depth and perceptive viewers will pick-up on these 'buried ' threads.This pays off in spades for the ending. Great, great show.
There isn't much to criticize about True Detective... Because:
- the storytelling is very fascinating, with 2 investigations going on (one takes place in 1995, the other one 17 years after)
- actors performance : with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, you can expect a good acting performance. Well it's even better than what I could think. McConaughey gives a mind blowing performance.
- photography is amazingly beautiful as Louisiana reveals both it's beauty and most frightening aspects of the bayou.
- It's an anthology, so there won't be 10 deceiving seasons coming up, but new potential jewels...
Definitely a must see TV Show.

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MartineVK
Sep 11, 2017

Long, drawn-out and way overrated. Horses for courses I guess. I felt it was eight hours of my life I could have spent in some other useless activity. One that would have been more pleasurable, cause this one sure wasn't. One funny thing, Woody Harrelson is portrayed as a babe-magnet. As if...

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dublingirl00
Jul 09, 2017

One word.... PERFECTION!!

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VonHafenstaaad
Jul 04, 2017

In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked in 1995. As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995. The timelines braid and converge in 2012 as each man is pulled back into a world they believed they'd left behind. In learning about each other and their killer, it becomes clear that darkness lives on both sides of the law.

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Maoisdead
Jul 04, 2017

True Detective is a marvel of craftsmanship, storytelling and performances.

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Calvacade
Jul 04, 2017

A truly excellent series.

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firefly5
Jun 28, 2017

Not worth watching this. Boring time waster movie. I am surprised at the other comments, maybe I didn't watch this long enough. We all have different likes and dislikes.

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thelittleblackbird
Nov 17, 2016

A genuine noire thriller/mystery. 1990's Louisiana Backdrop is eerily familiar to those of us who grew up in the Midwest during that time period.

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BridgettM
Oct 02, 2016

October seems like the perfect time for a first or repeat (it's that good) viewing of the first season of this very dark series. General consensus points to skipping the second season altogether. The first features strong writing and the best performances I've seen from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. It's from HBO so you should expect the typical profanity, sex and drug use, plus violence and intense scenes since it is focused on a murder investigation.

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chriscoleman
Aug 24, 2016

This is a very very dark series about a family of incestuous male pedophiles who rape 8 year old boys and girls, torture them, then murder them in a ritualistic ceremony while they videotape it. It's very graphic, very slow, and very dark. There really is no resolution at the end. You want them to catch them all, but they don't. The biggest one that gets away is a US senator.

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beverlywilton
Jun 12, 2015

Coarse Language: Unnecessary use of continual viewing of naked corpses. Boring interviews

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jimg2000
Sep 11, 2014

Maggie: In a former life, I used to exhaust myself navigating crude men who thought they were clever, so ask your questions or I’m leaving.
Cop: That’s a cop’s wife all right.
Maggie: Not anymore.
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Rust: Everybody judges, all the time. Now, you got a problem with that, you’re living wrong.
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Rust: People out here, it's like they don't even know the outside world exists, might as well be living on the xxyyzz moon.
Martin: There's all kind of ghettos in the world.
Rust: It's all one ghetto, man, a giant gutter in outer space.

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