New to HBO: “True Detective”

Will Rossmiller

wross460@uwsp.edu

@willrossmiller

If you have HBO or have access to an HBO GO account, then you need to check out the original series “True Detective.”

The eight episode mini series is right in the middle of its inaugural season and has caught the attention of audiences and critics alike.

The show’s creator, lead writer, and executive producer is Nic Pizzolatto (“The Killing”). He provides an impeccable story with a witty and dark script.

The show follows two detectives, Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Woody Harrelson (“The Hunger Games”) as they follow a deep and dark murder case.

The two characters are polar opposites as far as personality goes, but their methods of detective work are incredibly effective.

The show is based in Louisiana and offers a beautiful backdrop of bayou scenery that, coming from the Midwest, I’m not familiar with.

Every episode has you on the edge of your seat, with each weeklong break between episodes feeling like a month long wait.

For those that are worried about getting into another long-term commitment with a show, there is no need to worry. Each season is a different story. The eight episodes are basically an eight-hour movie, making it a small commitment for viewers.

The music, produced by T-Bone Burentt (“O Brother, Where Art Thou?”), is outstanding and fits into every scene that it is placed.

I may be a little biased, but with “Breaking Bad” now finished, “True Detective” is is my favorite drama currently on television.

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