From last season a television series that got plenty of press and was talked about a lot around the office cooler was HBO’s True Detective. It involves two detectives being involved for seventeen long years in the hunt for a serial killer. The two men who worked the case are brought in for interviews. So the story switches back and forth from 1995 to 2012 and back as the details of the case are revealed.
The unconventional show takes place in Louisiana and stars two big name Hollywood actors in the lead roles. It is another show from the network that is short but filled with a well-written script, strong direction, talented acting and as such should receive plenty of recognition come Emmy nomination time.
Episode 1: The Long Bright Dark: Rustin Cohle (played by Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (played by Woody Harrelson) are brought in to give their versions of a seventeen year old murder case. Prostitute Dora Lange was the victim.
Episode 2: Seeing Things: The possibility of them being taken off the Lange case is real for Cohle and Hart. Hart uses the case to put some distance between he and his wife Maggie (played by Michelle Monaghan).
Episode 3: The Locked Room: A break comes in the Lange case on the form of a known sex offender. Maggie sets up a date for Cohle.
Episode 4: Who Goes There: Cohle and Hart stay on the tail of their suspect. Maggie throws out her cheating husband while Hart tries to apologize for his behaviour.
Episode 5: The Secret Fate of All Life: In 1995 Cohle and Hart celebrate the solving of the murder. In 2012 they receive some new evidence that changes things.
Episode 6: Haunted Houses: Maggie reveals why Cohle left the force. Reverend Tuttle (played by Jay O. Sanders) is out of the picture.
Episode 7: After You’ve Gone: Cohle and Hart attempt to link a rash of missing persons to the Lange murder. Hale and Maggie meet and talk about their kids.
Episode 8: Form and Void: Cohle and Hart find a new lead in their seventeen year old case. The men discover that Sheriff Childress covered up the disappearance of a woman back in 1995.
Special Features: Making True Detective, Up Close with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, A Conversation with Nic Pizzolatto and T Bone Burnett, Inside the Episodes, Deleted Scenes