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Air Date: January 12th, 2014

Network: HBO

Series Summary
Law enforcement officers navigate a web of conspiracy to deal with a bizarre murder.

Rating: TVMA

Genres: Crime drama

Episodes

ratings & reviews

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  • While it's not fun entertainment (lacking the tragicomic notes of, say, "The Sopranos"), it is an amazing dramatic entry. It's only January, and only four episodes were available for review, but True Detective sets the bar for 2014's TV newcomers. Show More

  • Season 2 of HBO's True Detective is almost entirely devoid of the lyrical dialogue, nonlinear storytelling, and treasure trove of literary references that crashed servers and launched a thousand subreddits (for the former, you’ll have to turn to the Lincoln commercials). It’s a straightforward pulpy neo-noir.... The performances are all top-notch and the pacing is brisk. Show More

  • Though the investigation is absorbing, it's the meticulous fleshing out of the obsessive and frequently conflicting lead characters that makes this drama seem so much fresher than the umpteen crime procedurals on television. Show More

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series