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Air weekdate:Sunday Cast:Michelle Monaghan, Kevin Dunn, Michael Potts, Tory Kittles, Alexandra Daddario, Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey, Kelly Reilly, Vince Vaughn, Taylor Kitsch, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams Genre:Crime, Drama, Mystery Channel:HBO Status:Continuing
For the admirers of the detective genre, True Detective brings modern sophistication and artistic cinematography to the silver screen. The storyline revolves around detectives Martin Hart and his colleague Rust Cohle, who are both involved in the 17-year investigation of a cycle of murders in Louisiana. The series is being developed in the anthology format, which means that each season will have its own unique plot and cast. In its first season the intrigue and suspense are palpable, as the lives of two heroes become intertwined with their investigative work on the tough case. In the true origins of the detective genre â€” think Agatha Christie, not Mission Impossible â€” we are witnessing deep psychological transformation and deductive work by detectives, as they break through the brunches of past mistakes and omissions. Not a remake of "NSIS" or "Law and Order", but a new format of criminal investigative storytelling emerges as the series unfolds. The unlikely paired partners, where one is a simple and down-to-earth police professional and the other is highly intellectual but a cynical and unhappy person, create interesting dynamics and great TV. A very dark but competently managed, this captivating new series provides hours of entertaining delights.
True Detective season 1 episodes list:
Former Louisiana State CID partners Martin Hart and Rustin Cohle give separate statements to a pair of investigators about the murder of a prostitute, Dora Lange, 17 years earlier. As they look back, details of the crime, replete with occult overtones, are accompanied by insights into the detectives’ volatile partnership and personal lives.
Under pressure to land a suspect in the Lange murder, Quesada warns Hart and Cohle that they might be replaced by three detectives from a new task force. The pair lobbies for extra time to follow up on a lead that takes them from a rural cathouse to an incinerated church. With his marriage to Maggie already strained by work, Hart finds respite away from home.
A hidden image at the burned-out church leads Cohle and Hart to Joel Theriot, a tent-revival minister whose parishioners finger a scarred “tall man” seen with Dora Lange. Brought in for interrogation, a sex offender matching the description is quickly dismissed by Cohle, despite offering a confession. Hart gets sidetracked after Maggie sets Cohle up with a friend at a C&W bar. Looking to establish a pattern of murder, Cohle pores over old case files, finding a connection with a woman assumed to have drowned years earlier.
Hart and Cohle hunt for their newly identified suspect, Reggie Ledoux, a meth cooker who shared a cell with Dora Lange's husband and recently skipped parole. As Hart's personal life collapses around him, Cohle immerses himself in an old criminal identity from his narco days, contacting an East-Texas biker gang known to deal with their primary suspect. Cohle's undercover work takes him to a dangerous edge where the law has no place, and both men must confront the cost of living a false life.
A violent denouement in the forest clears the Dora Lange case and turns Cohle and Hart into local heroes. Each man settles into a healthier rhythm of living as Hart returns to his family, and Cohle starts a relationship while gaining a reputation as a closer in interrogations. As time passes and his daughters grow older, Hart faces new tensions and temptations, and Cohle learns from a double-murder suspect that there could be much more to an old case than he'd once thought. In 2012, Gilbough and Papania put their cards on the table, presenting new intelligence that threatens Cohle and causes Hart to reassess everything he thought he knew about his former partner.
In 2002, Cohle and Hart begin to fall back to familiar and violent obsessions. Hart exacts savage vengeance on a pair of teenage boys, and Cohle becomes convinced they left something undone in 1995. Working on his own, Cohle traces a sinister connection between missing children along the coast and evangelist Billy Lee Tuttle's Wellsprings Program. Hart is reintroduced to a former prostitute he met during the Lange investigation. In 2012, Papania and Gilbough question Maggie, now divorced from Marty, about Cohle and Hart during 2002, the year their relationship fractured and Cohle quit the force following a suspension.
Hart and Cohle call a truce to investigate a series of disappearances that may be related to the Dora Lange murder and the Tuttle family.
An overlooked detail provides Hart and Cohle with an important new lead in their 17-year-old case.
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