True Detective

[The Complete First Season]

DVD - 2014
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.


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Feb 13, 2015
  • lvon98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

LOVED this series from beginning to end (and it's been a really long time since I last used that word in critiquing performances). Great script/directing and remarkable performances from the two main characters, and especially McConaughey's. A must-see.

Dec 25, 2014

gripping!

Dec 10, 2014

WARNING re c. 25: VPL security stickers and metal pieces on each disc placed carelessly, causing imbalance resulting in noisy rattling. Disc 2 rattle so loud it was unwatchable.

Dec 03, 2014
  • macierules rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

First two episodes dragged a bit - but then the story took off. Genius acting.

Nov 17, 2014
  • KraftwerkandCoil rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent series.

Nov 17, 2014
  • nfentonn rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A long way to go to get where?

Oct 25, 2014
  • rigitrite rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I heard this was good, but holy effing $@**$%!! this was un-stoppable!!! Harrelson & McConaughey are unbelieveable! McConaughey totally deserved the Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, but True Detective....THIS is his master piece. One of the best mini-series I've ever seen, HBO keeps raising the bar.

Oct 08, 2014
  • dolphinwolf rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thought this was an excellent &intelligent series and could not stop watching it. I am extremely excited to hear that there is going to be a season two.

Sep 27, 2014

Excellent. Yes the pace is at times slow, but it is to expose the personalities of the lead characters -- central to the series is the exploration of the characters, Martin and Cohle. The choice of music adds an "other-worldliness" and ushers the story along, adding to the suspense. Although others have commented that the movement between the present and past is disconcerting, the physical changes made the timeline easy to follow.

Sep 11, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Bravo to the lead actors (gaining/losing their pounds/hair) to act their age and colorful characters over 17 years. The heroic tenacious detective duo were just the cops who deserve the public admiration during their hunt for the children and teen serial killers in rural sardonic coastal Louisiana.

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Sep 11, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Maggie: In a former life, I used to exhaust myself navigating crude men who thought they were clever, so ask your questions or I’m leaving.
Cop: That’s a cop’s wife all right.
Maggie: Not anymore.
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Rust: Everybody judges, all the time. Now, you got a problem with that, you’re living wrong.
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Rust: People out here, it's like they don't even know the outside world exists, might as well be living on the xxyyzz moon.
Martin: There's all kind of ghettos in the world.
Rust: It's all one ghetto, man, a giant gutter in outer space.

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"People incapable of guilt usually do have a good time."

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

(regarding the origin of religion) "Been that way since one monkey looked at the sun and told the other monkey, “He said for you to give me your f**king share.'"

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"You know the main difference between you and me?" "Denial." "No, no. You are incapable of admitting doubt." "I doubt that."

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"The ontological fallacy of expecting a light at the end of the tunnel, well, that's what the preacher sells, same as a shrink. See, the preacher, he encourages your capacity for illusion. Then he tells you it's a f**king virtue. Always a buck to be had doing that, and it's such a desperate sense of entitlement, isn't it? 'Surely this is all for me. Me. Me, me, me. I-I-I’m so f**king important.'"

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Folks puttin' what few bucks they do have into a little wicker basket being passed around. I think it's safe to say nobody here's gonna be splitting the atom."

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"You know me. I don't see the connection between two dead cats and a murdered woman... But I'm from Texas."

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"He ain't gonna talk with you." "I got a car battery and two jumper cables that argue different."

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"It's hard to find something in a man who rejects people as much as you do."

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"If the only thing keeping a person decent is the expectation of divine reward then, brother, that person is a piece of sh*t. And I’d like to get as many of them out in the open as possible. You gotta get together and tell yourself stories that violate every law of the universe just to get through the goddamn day? What’s that say about your reality?"

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Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Other: Tobacco and alcohol use are shown, as well as one episode with some heavy drug use.

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The series itself is intense and dark, mostly from the ambience, without too many scenes of an aggressively frightening nature. The churning suspense may be too intense for some, though.

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Female nudity is shown multiple times (breasts and buttocks, mostly). There is also one scene in which male buttocks is shown. Scenes of a sexual nature are depicted once every two or three episodes.

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: The violence is infrequent, but when it does occur, it is graphic and, for some, disturbing.

Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Frequent profanity (not of a sexual nature, but coarse nonetheless).

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Aug 19, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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