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True Detective

IMDB Logo9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
Crime Drama Rated: 18+ (TV-MA)2014 - Present2 SeasonsReturns: Jan. 13, 2019On: HBO Tags: Police Serial Killer 

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.True Detective featuring Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff has one or more episodes streaming on HBO, available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, and 6 others. It's a crime and drama show with 16 episodes over 2 seasons. True Detective has a new episode airing on January 12th, 2019 (PST). It has a better than average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 75% and a high IMDb audience rating of 9.0 (416,826 votes).

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 The Long Bright Dark

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Jan 13, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Seeing Things

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Jan 20, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Locked Room

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Jan 27, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Who Goes There?

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Feb 10, 2014
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Who Goes There? Feb 10, 2014 Hart and Cohle hunt for their newly identified suspect, Reggie Ledoux, a meth cooker who shared a cell with Dora Lange's husband and recently skipped parole. As Hart's personal life collapses around him, Cohle immerses himself in an old criminal identity from his narco days, contacting an East-Texas biker gang known to deal with their primary suspect.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Secret Fate of All Life

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Feb 17, 2014
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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.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Haunted Houses

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Feb 24, 2014
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Haunted Houses Feb 24, 2014 Maggie reveals Cohle's activities in 2002, when his relationship with Hart fractured and he quit the force.

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Season 01, Episode 07 After You've Gone

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Mar 3, 2014
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After You've Gone Mar 3, 2014 Hart and Cohle call a truce to investigate a series of disappearances that may be related to the Dora Lange murder and the Tuttle family.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 The Western Book of the Dead

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Jun 22, 2015
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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.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Night Finds You

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Jun 29, 2015
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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.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Maybe Tomorrow

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Jul 6, 2015
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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.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Down Will Come

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Jul 13, 2015
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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.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Other Lives

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Jul 20, 2015
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Other Lives Jul 20, 2015 Ray and Frank contemplate new life choices. Ani and Paul follow a lead up the coast.

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Season 02, Episode 06 Church in Ruins

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Jul 27, 2015
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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.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Black Maps and Motel Rooms

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Aug 3, 2015
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Black Maps and Motel Rooms Aug 3, 2015 Ray, Ani and Paul take precautionary measures to elude detection and untangle a dark mystery; Frank deals with the fallout of his betrayal.

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