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True Detective is the best thing I've ever seen. No movie comes close. No show has affected me more. I love Justified, Breaking Bad, Hannibal, and so many other amazing shows, but none of those struck me like True Detective. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson both give career defining performances, backed by a dark, twisting narrative that hooks you in the first episode and doesn't let go, even after the credits of the finale roll. Everything about this show is of the highest quality. Acting, directing, production, casting, sound design; everything is as good as it gets.
True Detective follows Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) as they investigate a grisly murder in rural Louisiana. That is all I dare give away because I will be doing you a disservice giving any more than that away. This is a show to be experienced not described. I'm going to end the review here because there simply isn't anything else to say. You owe it to yourself to experience True Detective. It is a modern masterpiece and an unquestionably mandatory buy.
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Initial post: Mar 27, 2014 10:55:57 AM PDT
Julian Pope says:
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2014 3:10:45 PM PDT
Tyler Johnson says:
Are you trying to speak to my experience? Are you saying that you know, not only every film I've seen, but also how they impacted me? Please, enlighten me.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2014 2:01:55 PM PDT
Paul V. Olson says:
For me, it was one of the best shows ever produced. I'm torn. Would love to see them come back but on the other hand don't think they could equal or better this effort
Posted on Apr 14, 2014 4:23:59 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 14, 2014 4:24:29 AM PDT
Conrad Nystrom says:
I agree 200% to each and every comment from the initial post....furthermore I read much Crime Fiction, and what made True Detective so compelling is that it felt like literature on the screen. Nuances that can only be explored through the medium of film were utilized by the writer and director. The very same laundry list of shows you mentioned are at the top of my viewing tier, but True Detective warranted me watching the entire series TWO more times through after the initial viewing....here's trusting the writer with Season Two.....there may never be a FIRST time quite like this FIRST time, but it can still be a damn good series - and I think this writer has the mind and will to make it that way....
Posted on Apr 26, 2014 11:12:46 PM PDT
If I had been able to put my feelings for this show into words, it would have been your post. my feelings exactly. Best thing ever. But my social life is messed up now because of TD. There's an unsolved nurder in my town and I swear I'm on to something. Know I'm gaining an insight into rustin's character, and hopefully help solve a nurder. Thanks.
Posted on Jun 21, 2014 1:28:48 PM PDT
General Disarray (®_0) says:
The ending was terrible. It is all a tease. Rust pathetically finds religion. That is all, there is good and god. I wish Rust had died.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2014 4:36:51 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2014 12:41:11 PM PDT
@Tyler & Conrad,
I just watched the first three episodes of this show last night and I concur heartily with both your comments that 'True Detective' is a must-own item, and that it plays like a hard-boiled work of crime noir literature on the screen. In a comment I made about it I called it, 'bayou noir'. Woody Harrelson is always reliable and he does reliably solid work here, but I was totally unprepared for McConauhey, whom I had dismissed as the affable rom-com stoner boy lightweight that was his movie persona in a string of utterly forgettable and mediocre comedies. I thought "A Time to Kill' heralded the arrival of a major new talent. It did, but Matthew made us wait 15 years to see that promise come to fruition. I have to say that apart from his distinctive voice, which remains intact, I barely recognized him here at all from earlier stuff. He announces with this role that the affable blond stoner boy of years past has reinvented himself into the American Bale. I'm gobsmacked.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2015 6:12:34 PM PST
J. Badger says:
Hello, General Disarray:
I'm not sure the author intended the ending to be religious per se. I don't see Cohle suddenly becoming a deacon at the local church. I think Cohle in his near death experience found that life has meaning. He no longer sees life as futile or that we are caught in a vicious circle but rather that life has a deeper purpose--the oldest story, the battle between good and evil. Also, when we die we are reunited in some capacity with those we loved on earth. I think Cohle had a deeply moving spiritual experience. For me the ending made the series but, hey, to each his own!
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