Latest News for HBO's Series True Detective

True Detective is a new series on HBO that follows the lives of detectives on various cases. Each season is said to star two new detectives and the viewers follow these characters throughout the solving of a crime. The first season will star Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in the eight-part drama series. This is sure to be one of HBO's biggest hits since The Wire. A crime procedural done right: on HBO. Little is known at this point but keep this page bookmarked for the latest news. There are also options available to watch online. If you can't find something you're looking for try the search bar above!

True Detective is HBO’s Most Watched Freshman Series Ever

True Detective is HBO’s Most Watched Freshman Series Ever

Delayed figures on viewership trickled in this week and with it came a very uprising revelation:  True Detective is now HBO’s most watched freshman series of all time.  Yes, more than Game of Thrones season 1, yes more than The Sopranos opening season and so on and so forth. The show drew 11.9 million viewers per episode which barely beats out Six Feet Under for the title.  Game of Thrones still holds court for the most watched season of any HBO series with 14.4 million viewers in its third season (2013).  Here are some older numbers that don’t include that last...

True Detective Going for Best Drama Emmy as Opposed to Best Mini-Series

True Detective Going for Best Drama Emmy as Opposed to Best Mini-Series

Those of us who’ve experienced True Detective come away from the series anticipating— no, expecting it to haul in a bunch of awards this year.  But as the first season is self-contained only eight episodes and features rotating actors each year one might assume it would be classified as a “Mini-Series”.  A good example of a modern anthology series by comparison would be FX’s American Horror Story. This week HBO chose to submit True Detective to the TV Academy (the folks who hand out the Emmys) as a Drama series instead of the expected mini category.  This...

TRUE DETECTIVE Parodies

TRUE DETECTIVE Parodies

Not much to say about this one really; just wanted to throw a little humor your way. TRUE DETECTIVE Season One has been a treat for a number of us at HBOWatch. One thing we never discussed about it though was the humorous moments throughout. It just dripped with it didn’t it? (You did read sarcasm in that, right?)  Actually, Martin Hart, through Woody Harrelson cracked off a few one-liners, but Matthew McConaughey’s Rust Cohle, not so much. But Patton Oswalt, Joel McHale and some others sure did find the humor in Rust and we wanted to pass it along. Enjoy!    Now after you have seen...

True Detective Coming to Blu-ray/DVD June 10th

True Detective Coming to Blu-ray/DVD June 10th

UPDATED: And it’s official: order your copy now– Starring Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games) and Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) as two detectives assigned to a grisly and cultish murder case in the Louisiana bayou country, True Detective has become one of the most critically-acclaimed new series of 2014. This “breathtaking” (Time) crime drama, which was the most-watched first season of any HBO original series since the legendary premiere of Six Feet Under in 2001, makes its home...

True Detective Season 2 Casting Rumors Start with Brad Pitt

True Detective Season 2 Casting Rumors Start with Brad Pitt

The rumor mill is always a strong force in the entertainment business churning out ‘what if’ and ‘did you hear” all day long. Since TRUE DETECTIVE proved a success for HBO the rumor process now begins on what is in store for the inevitable second season. And the name Brad Pitt has been buzzed about. The British newspaper The Telegraph has stated that  - Brad Pitt Pitt’s name has “come up many times” with the show’s producers, and his involvement will hinge on what his other commitments are. Pitt has developed “tight relations with HBO.” Well, I...

TRUE DETECTIVE: Season One Finale Review

TRUE DETECTIVE: Season One Finale Review

It is finally upon us. The Season One Finale of TRUE DETECTIVE completes the convoluted case for Martin Hart and Rust Cohle. It was gripping, thought-provoking and tense and we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. It is going to be a bit hard to write this post because it represents a wrapping up of one hell of a first season with two complex and profound characters and one chilling case. There is no way I can sum it up to satisfy everyone. I know that there have been some wild speculations of how this show could have played out. I personally ignored those forums that expounded on them,...

Popular True Detective Finale Crashes HBO Go

Popular True Detective Finale Crashes HBO Go

  Fans all across the country were anxiously anticipating the finale of HBO’s True Detective. All of the evidence had been laid out, fan theories were finalized and we were all ready to find out who was right.. and who would be dead. But another type of horror story took place last night. Due to overwhelming demand for the True Detective finale HBO Go… well.. didn’t go anywhere. The official twitter account posted this in the moment: Due to overwhelmingly popular demand for #TrueDetective, we’ve been made aware of an issue affecting some users. Please try again...

True Detective Season Finale Teaser

True Detective Season Finale Teaser

HBO has just uploaded a short teaser for TONIGHT’s season finale on the official True Detective Instagram account. While it doesn’t give away any plot details, it is very creepy nonetheless. Also, just in case you haven’t already seen it, here’s the episode preview for the finale: We look forward to sharing our thoughts with you once the episode airs. Keep your devil nets...

Examining the True Detective Finale Preview: “Form & Void”

Examining the True Detective Finale Preview: “Form & Void”

One more penultimate episode to go in Season One! Rust Cohle and Martin Hart’s endgame is about to play out. As is speculated over and over, is it literally the endgame for one or both of them? We do not have time or space to go back over episode by episode and revisit all the clues that were right in front of our faces. Right now, all we have is the preview for the eighth and final episode. Let’s watch it again and mull over some thoughts, shall we? The promo finds us heading deep down the Creole Nature Trail to some dilapidated buildings. Have we finally found Carcosa? A voice-over...

True Detective S1 Review: “After You’ve Gone”

True Detective S1 Review: “After You’ve Gone”

Time is a flat circle. People and situations will come and go, but everything will always repeat itself; the loop will forever be closed one way or another. Rust believes this, and it turns out he was right, at least in terms of the relationship between him and Marty. True Detective is built not intrinsically on the plot, but on the developmental relationship between its two leads. This episode saw the climax of all the character building so far, and the payoff was monumental in a manner as subtle as only True Detective could pull off. Within the space of 60 minutes we see Marty carrying a...

True Detective S1 Review: “Haunted Houses”

True Detective S1 Review: “Haunted Houses”

After the non-stop, high octane tension of the past few episodes, it was inevitable that True Detective would have to dial it down a notch somewhat to take stock before moving into its final act, and that’s just what Pizzolatto and Fukunaga have done. The more subdued tone of Haunted Houses is not to its detriment however. Rather, it sets the stakes for what the ending teases to be a conclusive final act. While not all threads may be cleared up, we as an audience will be satisfied by the eight hour journey we have travelled with Marty and Rust. This episode concerned itself mainly with...

How True Detective Season 2 Can Succeed Against All Odds

How True Detective Season 2 Can Succeed Against All Odds

Amongst film fans, it is a commonly held belief that if you want to get an indication of how good a not-yet-released film might be it is best to take note of the director. After all, the director is the one who has input on every aspect of a film. He or she has their hands on the script, the actors, the visuals, the pacing, the editing, and the sound design.  In the world of television, it is only a little different. With television, the person who has the greatest impact on a show is the showrunner. The showrunner is responsible for overseeing the writing, producing, and the other elements...

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