True Detective

True Detective

The Complete First Season

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: [United States] : HBO Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2014.
ISBN: 0883929396108
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 458 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Alternative Title: True detective. [Season one]

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marcos_santiago
Jun 18, 2019

After "Breaking Bad" ended, I stopped watching TV for a long time. Either nothing came close, or I was not interested in the shows that were on at the time.
Because I did that, I missed "True Detective" first season when it originally came out. I just finished watching it in June 2019. All I can say is, WOW! It is a masterpiece.

With an exception: episode #6 (the season has 8) is not the same quality. That episode is 80% filler. In other words, not a perfect show, but still a masterpiece. The people involved (writer and director) will have a hard time to ever recreate this quality of storytelling.

I just started watching True Detective season 2. Great show. But not even close to season 1.

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lmlee7
Apr 06, 2019

Riveting from start to finish. Must pay attention, easy to miss a detail that ties up loose ends. Mathew good as usual, one of Woody’s finest performances.

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kaybea
Aug 03, 2016

First: I’m not a big fan of Harrelson or McConaughey. So that’s a turnoff for me. Second: I hate blue ray discs that can’t remember where you left off when you stop play.

I did like the raw drama, the gritty plot, the daunting situations, the scenery and the music. I’ll give it 3 ½ stars for those points.

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ChuckLibrary69
Nov 21, 2015

Best series I've seen since Breaking Bad. Woody Harrelson & Matthew McConaughey were fantastic and I don't usually like the latter's actors work. Brilliant, needed to watch next episode each time until the end.

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ahimsamonkey
Nov 11, 2015

Brilliant, well-acted and thought provoking. My attempt to slowly savor this show was unsuccessful. Addictive in the best possible way!

ravenheart Jun 28, 2015

This is almost without a doubt the best performance that Harrelson and McConaughey have ever given. A Time To Kill was probably the only other project I thought Matt did as good a job on. It just doesn't see like they get very good material often. True Detective is just a consistently solid, exceptionally well written, directed, and acted series. This is a serial show for anybody who doesn't know, with each episode feeding into the next. I hate the one-off type shows like CSI, Bones, etc, because they rarely ever develop the same character or plot complexity as serial shows like The Killing or True Detective. Unless a viewer were to find the subject matter offensive (this season deals with women & child rape, torture, and murder), it's hard to believe anybody would dislike this series.

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franque
May 24, 2015

This series tends to focus as much on the characters & their own personal dramas as the actual crime the plot centers on. In fact at moments I wanted more focus on the crime(s) and it's effects on the victims & community rather than on the detectives personal lives. I hate to say it, but there we're times where this series felt a bit like it was about Harrelson & McConuaghey being Actors with a definite capital A (seeing that these 2 were executive producers, this makes sense). I'd say if your into drama & like crime shows then this would be for you. But if you like crime shows more than dramas, this series may be a bit lacking but still passable entertainment.

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Jsmackenator
Mar 18, 2015

Is this the best show on television, EVER! I'll leave that for you to decide. I, obviously, loved it. Well written, well acted, I suppose its what we expect from an HBO series. But this one is even a cut above the rest.

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