Anchored by terrific performances and beautifully shot, True Detective is so much more than your typical police procedural. The story follows Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart–played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson– as they are asked to recollect a bizarre homicide that they solved in 1995. As they get deeper into the questioning, it becomes obvious that the investigation wasn’t as open-and-shut as it appeared.
The show has a deliberate pace that may turn off some viewers, but stick with it! Give it until the fourth episode which has a six-minute tracking shot that will blow your mind. Personally, I was hooked right away by McConaughey’s perfectly delivered nihilistic musings. There are very few television shows like this. I cannot recommend it enough.