19 February 2014

True Detective

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.

That is really all you need to know about this show before you start watching it. And you should watch it. Period. It's a true masterpiece even though it's only been 5 episodes so far. The story, the production, dialogues, the entire cast... simply fantastic! Both McConaughey and Harrelson are incredibly convincing, completely in their own roles, I just can't find the words to describe them. Cohle is an amazing character with his unique philosophy, dark view of life, total alienation from other people. He could be a reason why some people might stay away from True Detective, he's not easily acceptable character, but I am sure he will soon (if not already) have a huge fanbase in the near future. Hart, on the other hand, is a simple southerner, with regular real-life problems and sins. A completely opposite kind of person, a cop who tries to life his life as he was told do, but also an unfaithful husband. A regular kind of guy, eh?

Mind that this show is kinda slowly paced, it might even seem too slow at times. But in the same time it will make you think about things you never even considered before, mainly due to Cohle's rather unique philosophy.

I don't want to say anything else so I don't spoil the joy of watching. I am sure you will like True Detective and if my text is not enough - think of Michelle Monaghan. Should be enough :)

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