True Detective: Season 1
TV-MA – 8 Episodes (60 min) – Crime Drama
Good buddies Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson star in this year’s hottest new tv show True Detective. The HBO series aired Jan-Mar earlier this year and is sure to dominate the Emmy Awards in a few months. Joining McConaughey and Harrelson in the cast are Michelle Monaghan (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Michael Potts (The Wire), Tory Kittles (Olympus Has Fallen), Kevin Dunn (Transformers, Veep), Alexandra Daddario (Percy Jackson), Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire), Clarke Peters (The Wire), and Jay O. Sanders (Angels in the Outfield).
New Orleans native and novelist Nic Pizzolatto (Galveston) wrote and created this crime drama that focuses on a pair of homicide detectives in Louisiana and a trail of murder, mayhem and mystery that spans 17 years. Featuring the music of T Bone Burnett and directed by Cary Fukunaga, the series opens in 1995 as good ol’ boy Martin Hart (Harrelson) and his brooding, Texas-born partner Rust Cohle (McConaughey), are called to the scene of a gruesome, ritualistic killing of a young woman, who was posed by a tree, adorned with deer antlers on her haed and accompanied by strange symbols. Fast-forward to 2012, Hart and Cohle are grilled by another pair of detectives (Kittles and Potts) who are investigating a case that bears striking similarities to the one before. In between is a glimpse of 2002, when Hart and Cohle struggled to deal with their inner demons in separate but equally destructive ways.