Review: True Detective (1.01)

Review: True Detective (1.01)

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Det. Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Det. Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey). Photo: Sky Det. Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Det. Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey). Photo: Sky

9pm, Saturday 22nd February, Sky Atlantic HD

There’s been a lot of hype attached to the new HBO import True Detective. It quickly became a hit in the US. It’s already being tipped for Emmys. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey have glared at me from three separate billboards this weekend. Apparently, it’s the new Breaking Bad.

In Louisiana, 1995, a body of a young woman is found, naked, bound at the wrists and decorated with what appears to be the contents of a witch’s beside table. Various voodoo relics are strewn about her and she’s wearing a pair of antlers – still attached to the deer they came with – as a hat. It’s up to a pair of detectives, the brooding, tortured-souled Rustin “Rust” Cohle and his partner-cum-babysitter Martin Hart, to investigate the woman’s death.

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