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True Detective

  1. explainers
    How True Detective’s Third Season Connects to Its FirstThe HBO drama has drawn a clear line between the current season’s Purcell case and the events of season one.
  2. explainers
    A Very Simple Guide to True Detective’s Multiple TimelinesConfused by season three? Here’s a chronological guide to all the major events of True Detective’s grisly mystery.
  3. lines of inquiry
    True Detecting True Detective: Let’s Lay Odds on Who the Killer IsWith just one episode left, the series has introduced a bunch of new characters, and with them, new possibilities.
  4. overnights
    True Detective Recap: Somebody’s Got to RememberThe season rebounds in a big way with an episode that perfectly balances the central mystery with impressive character work.
  5. close reads
    True Detective’s Third Season Is Twin Peaks’ True HeirBy taking the right lessons from the apotheosis of small-town murder mysteries, the HBO series has distinguished itself beyond its central whodunit.
  6. overnights
    True Detective Recap: Under the PinkThe season’s central mystery has finally come a little more into focus, but there’s still a lot that doesn’t add up.
  7. overnights
    True Detective Recap: Hardships and TribulationsMid-season drag sets in with an episode that repeats much of what we’ve already seen — with one big exception.
  8. overnights
    True Detective Recap: Major Cognitive DissonanceIs this season of True Detective’s fractured chronology working for it or against it?
  9. special effects
    True Detective’s Old-Man Makeup Was Inspired by The Nutty Professor and AmadeusThe makeup artist behind True Detective season three reveals the secrets of a special-effects feat.
  10. the crime scene
    Why 2014 Was a Watershed Year for TV CrimeFive years ago, True Detective kicked off a golden era for prestige limited crime shows.
  11. overnights
    True Detective Recap: Maps and LegendsThe central mystery of the Purcell abduction remains captivating, if increasingly bogged down by bits that don’t push the narrative forward.
  12. tv ratings
    True Detective Season 3 Premiere Scores Solid RatingsThe first episode has already been watched 2.3 million times.
  13. overnights
    True Detective Recap: Into the WoodsThe Purcell case that will anchor this season begins simply enough — though this being True Detective, it doesn’t stay that way for long.
  14. backstories
    3 and Half Years Later, True Detective Is Back. Why Did It Take So Long?“[It] was no sure thing that we were going to do a third season.”
  15. tv review
    What Is True Detective, Really?The third season of HBO’s crime anthology has another bona fide star in Mahershala Ali, but it doesn’t answer this fundamental question.
  16. true detective
    Mahershala Ali’s True Detective Character Was Written As WhiteHow Ali convinced Nic Pizzolatto the character could be black.
  17. winter preview 2019
    Winter TV Preview: True Detective, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and 7 More Shows to WatchA complete guide to the TV shows worth seeing this winter.
  18. trailer mix
    The True Detective, Season 3 Trailer Stars Mahershala Ali, Multiple TimelinesThe show returns to HBO in January.
  19. hair
    Mahershala Ali Looks Very Good, Very Concerned in New True Detective PhotosAnd let’s meet Stephen Dorff’s wig.
  20. the industry
    Director Jeremy Saulnier Leaves True Detective Season 3 After Two EpisodesHBO released a statement announcing the change, citing “scheduling issues.”
  21. the industry
    True Detective’s Renewed Third Season Will Be Set in the OzarksThe next season will have three different timelines.
  22. Outdated and Outstanding: A Perfect Video From 2014We rarely do this: cover something that’s not “of the moment” – and I’m not sure this week’s feature could be any less of the moment. In fact, […]
  23. casting couch
    Mahershala Ali Cast In True Detective Season 3The man who invented yellow arrives to reinvent True Detective.
  24. casting couch
    Time to Get Your Hopes Up for a True Detective Season 3 Starring Mahershala AliYour casting dreams come True.
  25. true detective
    David Milch and Nic Pizzolatto Working Together on True Detective Season 3Will we finally get a show about the “secret occult history of the United States transportation system” Pizzolatto promised years ago?
  26. tca 2016
    True Detective Season 3 May Happen After AllPossibly with someone other than Nic Pizzolatto in charge of writing it.
  27. never can say goodbye
    Matthew McConaughey Open to More True DetectiveMcConaughey would do more True Detective “the right way.”
  28. analysis
    Why It Makes Sense to End the True Detective FranchiseIt’s just not worth the risk.
  29. unpopular opinions
    In Defense of True Detective Season TwoMaybe it wasn’t so bad after all.
  30. the industry
    True Detective Probably Won’t Get a Third SeasonAccording to sources close to new HBO programming head Casey Bloys.
  31. true detective
    HBO Exec Takes Blame for True Detective S2“I set him up.”
  32. close reads
    A History of True Detective’s New Theme Song, ‘Nevermind’A laconic, husky-throated dirge that hangs over the opening credits like a heavy fog.
  33. frozen moments
    The Creepiest Frames of the True Detective FinaleLook at them with the lights on.
  34. overnights
    True Detective Recap: It’s the Little Things“Make flowers on me.”
  35. overnights
    True Detective Recap: The Spaghetti Incident?Hart and Cohle ride again.
  36. girls
    Lena Dunham Instagrammed the Girls Season 3 Premiere DateJanuary 12, 2014.
  37. pick up lines
    Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson Series Heading to HBOIn True Detective.
  38. casting
    Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson to Star in TV ShowFor one season, at least.