Woody Harrelson

True Detective Episode 2.6 Recap

“Church in Ruins” isn't going to change the minds of viewers who have turned to hate-watching True Detective but lovers of Nic Pizzolatto’s brand of nihilism porn will find it exhilarating.

True Detective Episode 2.4 Recap

We live in a chaotic world in which bad things happen for absolutely no coherent reason. The fourth hour of True Detective season two, “Down Will Come,” is remarkable in illustrating this concept.

True Detective Episode 1.8 Recap

By the end, the thing that made True Detective darkest - the potential that Rust and Marty were truly bad people - became the very aspect that put the bright stars in Pizzolatto and Fukunaga’s night sky.

True Detective Episode 1.7 Recap

Disguised as a lit trail of gunpowder leading to a jam-packed keg, True Detective is a thread of black yarn that continues to burn throughout the crowded firework factory that Nic Pizzolatto has made for us, expertly missing all the fuses and gas cans that lesser shows would ignite.

True Detective Episode 1.6 Recap

For the first time in True Detective’s run we have been left with an image, burdened with a heavy past, moving toward a future not known by anyone inside the show’s delicate clockwork collage. It’s no longer a matter of whodunit, it’s a matter of who’s-gonna-do-it.

True Detective Episode 1.5 Recap

Episode five takes True Detective's idea of temporal play and turns it into yet another aspect of horror that the show’s been so adept at delivering, delving into existential time-space contemplations and having its characters relive the nightmares contained in their lives.

True Detective Episode 1.4 Recap

True Detective has become like H.P. Lovecraft framed through the window of an all Bunk and McNulty version of The Wire: exploring ideas of faith, madness, brutality and obsessive self-destruction read with the cop-speak language that TV has made us experts in through decades of crime dramas and police procedurals.

True Detective Episode 1.3 Recap

This week’s installment of True Detective certainly saves its two biggest developments for the end (including one heck of a cliffhanger) and does a great job of casting doubt upon Marty and Rust’s abilities to do their jobs effectively.

True Detective Episode 1.2 Recap

By the close of the second episode of HBO’s True Detective, it seems like the stinger to each installment will be to remind the audience that there’s an actual overarching case that needs to be solved and not just an almost painfully intimate portrait of two men that are slowly breaking down. Then again, “Seeing Things” tends to suggest that the very case and how it ultimately turns out will ultimately come down to the personalities of the people trying to solve it rather than the particulars.

True Detective Episode 1.1 Recap

Our Film Editor jumps over to the TV side for several weeks to start our weekly recaps of the new (and very much worth watching) HBO series True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. What went down this week and what do we think of the first episode and where it's headed? Check it out! (Warning: Spoilers)