True Detective

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  • TV-MA
  • 2014
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.9  (650,622)

True Detective is a crime drama television series from HBO, created by Nic Pizzolatto. The show first premiered in 2014 and ran for three seasons until 2019. The series is an anthology, meaning each season is a standalone story with different characters and plotlines.

The first season of True Detective is considered by many to be a masterpiece of television. It stars Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle, a detective in Louisiana who becomes obsessed with a serial killer case that haunts him for over a decade. The plot jumps between two timelines, one in 1995 when the case begins, and another in 2012 when the two detectives involved in the case are questioned about it by police. The performances of McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who plays detective Martin Hart, are widely praised, as is the show's writing and direction. The first season is a meditation on death, time, and the darkness that lurks within human beings.

The second season of True Detective, which aired in 2015, was met with mixed reviews. It stars Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch as three detectives in California who investigate a web of corruption and murder involving the state government, a powerful businessman, and a gangster. The plot is convoluted and the pacing is uneven, with some critics finding it confusing and overwrought. However, the performances of the cast members are generally praised, as is the show's visual style and music.

The third season of True Detective, which aired in 2019, was seen as a return to form for the series. It stars Mahershala Ali as a retired detective in Arkansas who reopens a case involving two missing children from the 1980s. The show once again jumps between multiple timelines, with Ali's character being interviewed in the present day about his past investigations. The third season is a nuanced exploration of race, memory, and the nature of truth. Ali's performance is widely praised, as are the supporting performances of Stephen Dorff and Carmen Ejogo.

Overall, True Detective is a dark and brooding series that delves deeply into the psychology of its characters and the nature of crime. The show has been praised for its writing, direction, and performances, although the quality of its individual seasons is a matter of debate. Fans of crime dramas and character studies will find much to enjoy in True Detective.

True Detective is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (31 episodes). The series first aired on January 12, 2014.

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Night Country: Part 6
6. Night Country: Part 6
February 18, 2024
In the midst of a brutal storm, Danvers and Navarro find themselves stuck at Tsalal with no electricity or means of contact. As the truth about what happened to Annie and the Tsalal men unfolds, Navarro and Danvers each confront the demons from their past.
Night Country: Part 5
5. Night Country: Part 5
February 11, 2024
As Prior digs into the links between Tsalal and mining company Silver Sky, Navarro rescues Leah from a local protest that has turned violent. At a meeting with Silver Sky exec Kate McKitterick, Danvers balks when Connelly shares the official cause of the Tsalal men’s deaths – and gets a warning against pursuing the case any further. Later, Hank receives a quid pro quo offer.
Night Country - Part 4
4. Night Country - Part 4
February 4, 2024
When Julia's mental health struggles resurface, Navarro brings her to a local facility, promising that this time will be better. Later, Danvers and Navarro confirm the location of Annie's murder - and Danvers levies a harsh punishment on Leah following her act of protest.
Night Country - Part 3
3. Night Country - Part 3
January 28, 2024
While Hank leads the search for Clark, Prior asks Danvers about the murder-suicide case that drove a wedge between her and Navarro. After sifting through the contents of Clark's trailer, Navarro and Danvers seek out a local hairdresser for insight on Annie - which leads to a tip about another former Tsalal worker. Later, tensions grow between Danvers and her stepdaughter Leah.
Night Country - Part 2
2. Night Country - Part 2
January 21, 2024
As Danvers and Prior set out to learn more about Tsalal - and find an unlikely location for the physical evidence - Captain Connelly threatens to move the case to Anchorage. Later, Navarro and Danvers separately find a connection between one of the Tsalal men and Annie, prompting the former partners to agree to work the case together.
Part 1
1. Part 1
January 14, 2024
When eight researchers at Tsalal Station suddenly disappear, Danvers orders a search but tempers expectations of finding the men. After handling a workplace dispute and checking-in on her sister Julia, Navarro tries to convince a skeptical Danvers that the men's disappearance is connected to the murder of local activist Annie Kowtok, a case that has long gone cold.
Where to Watch True Detective
True Detective is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch True Detective on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, HBO NOW, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 12, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.9  (650,622)