True Detective

  1. Episode 8 Form and Void
  2. Episode 7 After You’ve Gone
  3. Episode 6 Haunted Houses
    True Detective Recap: A Segway to Your Skull Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame, but Hart knows it’s his own damn fault.
  4. Episode 5 The Secret Fate of All Life
    True Detective Recap: Another Brick in Dewall Go to bed. This isn’t about you.
  5. Episode 4 Who Goes There
    True Detective Recap: Use Your Wet Noodle Through the halfway point, the show is still building toward something big, but first, a detour to a biker bar.
  6. Episode 3 The Locked Room
    True Detective Recap: Don’t Mind If I Ledoux Um, is that creepy dude carrying a machete?
  7. Episode 2 Seeing Things
    True Detective Recap: Wake and Cake “I’m police. I can do to terrible things to people with impunity.”
  8. Episode 1 The Long, Bright Dark
    True Detective Pilot Episode Recap: Fight for Your Rite HBO’s dark, philosophical murder mystery starts with a bang.
  1. Episode 8 Omega Station
  2. Episode 7 Black Maps and Motel Rooms
    True Detective Recap: Sad and Lonely People Nothing remains but the rot and decay of their poorest choices.
  3. Episode 6 Church in Ruins
  4. Episode 5 Other Lives
    True Detective Recap: By Hooker, by Crook Taking down the one percent.
  5. Episode 4 Down Will Come
  6. Episode 3 Maybe Tomorrow
    True Detective Recap: Caddy Remarks Everyone hates ecigs.
  7. Episode 2 Night Finds You
    True Detective Recap: Death Crow The most scintillating character in “Night Finds You” is SoCal itself.
  8. Episode 1 The Western Book of the Dead
    True Detective Recap: Caspere the Friendly Ghost There’s very little to laugh about 60 minutes into this several-hour journey.
  1. Episode 8 Now Am Found
    True Detective Season Finale Recap: Nobody’s Gonna Hear It But Us The mystery draws to a close, then the episode just keeps going, a fitting end to a season as much about the investigators as their haunting case.
  2. Episode 7 The Final Country
    True Detective Recap: Somebody’s Got to Remember The season rebounds in a big way with an episode that perfectly balances the central mystery with impressive character work.
  3. Episode 6 Hunters in the Dark
    True Detective Recap: Under the Pink The season’s central mystery has finally come a little more into focus, but there’s still a lot that doesn’t add up.
  4. Episode 5 If You Have Ghosts
    True Detective Recap: Hardships and Tribulations Mid-season drag sets in with an episode that repeats much of what we’ve already seen — with one big exception.
  5. Episode 4 The Hour and the Day
    True Detective Recap: Major Cognitive Dissonance Is this season of True Detective’s fractured chronology working for it or against it?
  6. Episode 3 The Big Never
    True Detective Recap: Maps and Legends The central mystery of the Purcell abduction remains captivating, if increasingly bogged down by bits that don’t push the narrative forward.
  7. Episodes 1 and 2 The Great War and Modern Memory / Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
    True Detective Recap: Into the Woods The Purcell case that will anchor this season begins simply enough — though this being True Detective, it doesn’t stay that way for long.

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