True Detective (2014– )
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Black Maps and Motel Rooms 

As Ani, Paul, and Ray get closer to finding out the truth about Caspere, circumstances become more dangerous for them all and everyone around them. Frank deals with an inside betrayal, learns important information, and plans his next move.

Director:

Daniel Attias

Writers:

Nic Pizzolatto (created by), Nic Pizzolatto
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Detective Ray Velcoro
Rachel McAdams ... Detective Ani Bezzerides
Taylor Kitsch ... Officer Paul Woodrugh
Kelly Reilly ... Jordan Semyon
Vince Vaughn ... Frank Semyon
David Morse ... Eliot Bezzerides
Ritchie Coster ... Mayor Austin Chessani
Christopher James Baker ... Blake Churchman
James Frain ... Lieutenant Kevin Burris
Michael Hyatt ... Katherine Davis
Afemo Omilami ... Police Chief Holloway
Timothy V. Murphy ... Osip Agronov
Chris Kerson ... Nails
Michael Irby ... Detective Elvis Ilinca
Sol Landerman ... Michael Bulgari (as Solomon Shiv)
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Storyline

As Ani, Paul, and Ray get closer to finding out the truth about Caspere, circumstances become more dangerous for them all and everyone around them. Frank deals with an inside betrayal, learns important information, and plans his next move.

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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In 00:26:20 you can clearly see the tube to spray fake blood for gunshot effect. See more »

Quotes

Eliot Bezzerides: Goddamn everything.
Detective Ani Bezzerides: That's what I say.
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Connections

References Thief (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Nevermind
(uncredited)
Written by Leonard Cohen and Patrick Leonard
Performed by Leonard Cohen
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Sorry I doubted you, season 2!
3 August 2015 | by fabiogauchoSee all my reviews

After a sluggish 3 and a half episodes, I thought this season would be a big flop. I could relate to Bezzerides and Velcoro, but nothing else - no other characters, no subplot and certainly not the main plot. The only reason I kept watching is because my stepson insisted - hey, it's True Detective, we can't miss it. So I went along.

But since the shootout at the end of episode 4, things really picked up. The plot is becoming tighter and some sense of urgency is coming about. Most importantly, things are finally becoming interesting with Frank. The uninteresting subplots were either abandoned, reached a solution or were at last incorporated to the main plot. Episodes 5-7, plus the set piece in episode 4, made this second season more than worthwhile. If the final episode tops last year's finale (in which the showdown was less exciting then expected), I think season 2 will be almost on par with season 1, lacking the tour de force of Rust Cohle's iconic character, but not being a big letdown in terms of storytelling. Needless to say, episode 7 was the best so far, and an excellent pre-finale buildup. Not many critics agree with me that the series really picked up in the second half, but IMDb users sure do - just look at the marks.

The best way to cut the problems that plagued BOTH seasons is to reduce the number of episodes from 8 to 6 next time. It is not that we have to withstand "filler" episodes, but the fact is that seasons 1 and 2 were plagued with too many uninteresting subplots and characters. A shorter season will tighten up things. But we know it is not going to happen, since a longer season is more profitable, and the fans sure like to see more hours of TD.


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