After years of watching different Law and Orders and CSIs, it’s gotten hard for people to attach themselves to police procedurals. Sure, they watch them, but are they fans, or are they going through the motions? True Detective, which premiered on HBO in January of 2014, was different, though. It gripped people.
Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as two Louisiana State Police detectives, the first season focused on a murder case that spanned 17 years and took Detectives Rust Cohle and Marty Hart deep down into a chasm of human darkness that we’d all rather pretend doesn’t exist.
Will the second season enthral audiences in the same way now that McConaughey and Harrelson have moved on? Is it the performances or storytelling that is the beating heart of this show? We’re gonna find out Sunday night, but for now, it’s worth looking back on what went on last season. And since there are still some people who haven’t season the first season and who are pondering a binge watch, we’re keeping this free of unnecessary spoilers.