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Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

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 Mayor Austin Chessani 7 episodes, 2015
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 Police Chief Holloway 7 episodes, 2015
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 Lieutenant Kevin Burris 7 episodes, 2015
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 Detective Lutz 6 episodes, 2014
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 Cathleen 6 episodes, 2014
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 Detective Elvis Ilinca 6 episodes, 2015
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 Gena Brune 6 episodes, 2015
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 Osip Agronov 6 episodes, 2015
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 Audrey Hart 6 episodes, 2014
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 Ernst Bodine 6 episodes, 2015
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 Jacob McCandless 6 episodes, 2015
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 Detective Wayne Hays 6 episodes, 2018
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 Detective Teague Dixon 5 episodes, 2015
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 Detective Demma 5 episodes, 2014
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 Katherine Davis 5 episodes, 2015
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 Athena Bezzerides 5 episodes, 2015
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 Detective Favre 5 episodes, 2014
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 Richard Geldof 4 episodes, 2015
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 Cynthia Woodrugh 4 episodes, 2015
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 Detective 4 episodes, 2014
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 Tony Chessani 4 episodes, 2015
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 Commander Floyd Heschmeyer 4 episodes, 2015
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 Michael Bulgari 4 episodes, 2015
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 Maisie Hart 4 episodes, 2014
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 Eliot Bezzerides 3 episodes, 2015
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 Dr. Irving Pitlor 3 episodes, 2015
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 Detective Mark Daughtry 3 episodes, 2014
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 Errol Childress 3 episodes, 2014
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 James O'Neal 3 episodes, 2015
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 Audrey Hart 3 episodes, 2014
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 Detective Ted Bertrand 3 episodes, 2014
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 Detective Jimmy Dufrene 3 episodes, 2014
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 Veronica Chessani 3 episodes, 2015
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 Betty Chessani 3 episodes, 2015
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 Erica Jonson 3 episodes, 2015
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 Commander Speece 3 episodes, 2014
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 Danielle Delvayo 3 episodes, 2015
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 Gonzales #1 3 episodes, 2015
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 Billy Lee Tuttle 2 episodes, 2014
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 Mrs. Harris 2 episodes, 2015
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 Jew Diamond Dealer 2 episodes, 2015
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 Bart Sallis 2 episodes, 2015
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 Will Davidson 2 episodes, 2015
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 Aspen Conroy 2 episodes, 2015
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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. The timelines braid and converge in 2012 as each man is pulled back into a world they believed they'd left behind. In learning about each other and their killer, it becomes clear that darkness lives on both sides of the law. Written by Rich28

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Trivia

In the first season, the sheriff's last name was Tate. Heck Tate is the Sheriff in the famous novel and the movie, To Kill A Mockingbird. See more »

Goofs

Detective Rust Cohle is seen looking at his watch as it beeps. His watch is a mechanical dive watch without any digital components, and is unable to beep. See more »

Quotes

Frank Semyon: Never do anything out of hunger. Even eating.
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Connections

Featured in TV-Quizzen: Drama (2015) See more »

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Young Men Dead
By The Black Angels
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12 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After just watching tonight's series premiere episode of "True Detective" on HBO, I can already tell this is going to be a fantastic show. It kept me interested and almost forced my attention the entire hour. It is already beginning to build a complex plot so make sure to pay attention to the details. All the elements of a brilliant show are at hand here. The writing, the acting, the scenery, the plot. Everything, from what I have seen so far, is amazing. The show has this dark, eerie feel to it which I love. McConaughey and Harrelson deliver great performances. Do not watch if you aren't into complex plots. But otherwise, I strongly suggest giving this one a go.


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