An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
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Season 1HBO | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jan 13, 2014
The Long Bright Dark Jan 13, 2014 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. As they look back, details of the crime, replete with occult overtones, are accompanied by insights into the detectives’ volatile partnership and personal lives.
S01 E02Jan 20, 2014
Seeing Things Jan 20, 2014 Under pressure to land a suspect in the Lange murder, Quesada warns Hart and Cohle that they might be replaced by three detectives from a new task force. The pair lobbies for extra time to follow up on a lead that takes them from a rural cathouse to an incinerated church. With his marriage to Maggie already strained by work, Hart finds respite away from home.
S01 E03Jan 27, 2014
The Locked Room Jan 27, 2014 A hidden image at the burned-out church leads Cohle and Hart to Joel Theriot, a tent-revival minister whose parishioners finger a scarred “tall man” seen with Dora Lange. Brought in for interrogation, a sex offender matching the description is quickly dismissed by Cohle, despite offering a confession. Hart gets sidetracked after Maggie sets Cohle up with a friend at a C&W bar. Looking to establish a pattern of murder, Cohle pores over old case files, finding a connection with a woman assumed to have drowned years earlier.
S01 E04Feb 10, 2014
Who Goes Here? Feb 10, 2014 Hart and Cohle follow a series of leads in an effort to track down their prime suspect.
S01 E05Feb 17, 2014
The Secret Fate of All Life Feb 17, 2014 A violent denouement in the forest clears the Dora Lange case and turns Cohle and Hart into local heroes. Each man settles into a healthier rhythm of living as Hart returns to his family, and Cohle starts a relationship while gaining a reputation as a closer in interrogations. As time passes and his daughters grow older, Hart faces new tensions and temptations, and Cohle learns from a double-murder suspect that there could be much more to an old case than he'd once thought. In 2012, Gilbough and Papania put their cards on the table, presenting new intelligence that threatens Cohle and causes Hart to reassess everything he thought he knew about his former partner.
S01 E06Feb 24, 2014
Haunted Houses Feb 24, 2014 Maggie reveals Cohle's activities in 2002, when his relationship with Hart fractured and he quit the force.
Season 2HBO | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Jun 22, 2015
The Western Book of the Dead Jun 22, 2015 The disappearance of a city manager disrupts a lucrative land scheme and ignites an investigation involving three police officers and a career criminal who is moving into legitimate business.
S02 E02Jun 29, 2015
Night Finds You Jun 29, 2015 Ben Caspar's autopsy reveals the gruesome details of his demise, and Ray and Ani wonder if it has anything to do with his fondness for prostitutes. Meanwhile, Frank looks into what might have happened to his missing fortune.
S02 E03Jul 6, 2015
Maybe Tomorrow Jul 6, 2015 The repercussions from Caspar's murder are felt by Frank and the Vinci Mayor's office. Ray and Ani are involved in a close call with the killer.
S02 E04Jul 13, 2015
Down Will Come Jul 13, 2015 The detail works a pawn-shop lead to close in on a suspect in the Caspere case. Frank revisits his past to pay for his present. Velcoro, Bezzerides and Woodrugh struggle to keep the case straight in the face of corruption.
S02 E05Jul 20, 2015
Other Lives Jul 20, 2015 Ray and Frank contemplate new life choices. Ani and Paul follow a lead up the coast.
S02 E06Jul 27, 2015
Church in Ruins Jul 27, 2015 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.