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This anthology crime drama tells a different story in each season. The first season chronicles a murder investigation in Louisiana and stars Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, and Tory Kittles. The second is set in southern California and stars Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on HBO
2 Seasons, 16 Episodes
January 12, 2014
Crime, Drama
9.0/10
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Rachel McAdams
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True Detective Full Episode Guide

  • Ray and Ani attempt to escape their desperate situation while Frank ties up some loose ends.

  • Ray, Ani and Paul take precautionary measures in order to evade detection.

  • Desperate to locate a missing woman with intel about Caspere, Frank meets with Mexican drug dealers; Ani infiltrates an exclusive inner circle, with Ray and Paul keeping close tabs.

  • Ray and Frank contemplate new life choices; Ani and Paul follow a lead up the coast.

  • A lead at a pawn shop builds the case against a suspect in the Caspere murder. Meanwhile, Frank's road to legitimacy takes a new direction.

  • Caspare's murder affects Frank and the Vinci Mayor's office.

  • Officials investigate a bizarre murder and must get to the bottom of a web of conspiracy.

  • In the second season premiere, the foursome cross paths during the investigation of the murder of a high-profile businessman.

  • Hart and Cohle find a missed detail and recieve a new lead in their 17-year-old case.

  • Hart and Cohle set aside their differences while investigating a string of disappearances that have connections to the symbology of the Dora Lange murder and the Tuttle family.

  • Maggie offers insight into Cohle's activities in 2002, when his relationship with Hart went awry and he quit the force.

  • Hart and Cohle bask in solving a case. Meanwhile, Papania and Gilbough confront the detectives with disturbing new intelligence.

  • Hart and Cohle are put in danger as they search for prime suspect Reggie Ledoux.

  • A hidden image at the burned-out church leads Cohle and Hart to Joel Theriot, a tent-revival minister whose parishioners point the detectives to a scarred "tall man" seen with Dora Lange. Cohle quickly dismisses a sex offender matching the description, despite his confession.

  • Quesada is desperate to find a suspect in the Lange murder and tells Hart and Cohle they may be replaced by three detectives from a new task force.

  • In the series premiere, former Louisiana State CID partners Martin Hart and Rustin Cohle give separate statements to a pair of investigators about the murder of a prostitute, Dora Lange, 17 years earlier. Reflecting back, details of the crime are revealed as well as a glimpse into the detectives' volatile partnership and personal lives.

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