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An Unbreakable, True Classic,
This review is from: True Detective - Season 1 [DVD]  (DVD)
Spoilt as we have been over the past few golden years of largely American and British (HBO/Netflix) television, The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, along came the truest heir to the small screen crime drama throne - True Detective.
The most exquisite combination of writing, direction, photography, casting and acting has created a show, that as previously mentioned by other reviewers, had me counting down the days in the week to the next episode. Captivating, mesmeric, haunting, challenging and completely and utterly rewarding, this is for me the show bar none that takes highest place in the pantheon of great TV crime drama.
The depth of the shows brilliance begins with a mesmeric opening sequence, with stunningly haunting music from The Handsome Family and continues through the mammoth performances of Matthew McConaughey (Rust Cohle) and Woody Harrelson (Marty Hart). That this season is only eight episodes long (8!!!!) and yet achieves the kind of fixation and reflection amongst it's fans gives any potential viewer enough reason to at least dip your toes in. But be warned, a slow burner it might be to some, it's dark and desperate world is one which is very difficult to dip into, or even swallow and yet even more difficult to escape.
Being the first series in the proposed anthology format only serves to wet the appetite at the next form the central characters might take, and more importantly which Hollywood A-listers have the 'you know what's' to take up and surpass the bar as so brilliantly set by McConaughey and Harrelson.
Well worth the investment of your money and time. Exceptional stuff.