True Detective Season 1 is out on DVD.  I had seen previews, but sadly we don’t have HBO (actually, we cut the cable cord when we moved into our new house – it’s been nice saving all that money, but a bit of a bummer missing out on some favorite shows that aren’t available for streaming).

I must confess – I’ve always had a bit of a crush on Matthew McConaughey and since he, along with Woody Harrelson, star in this series, I was really hoping to have a chance to check it out.

Now that it’s out on DVD, my wish is coming true! It will be available at Best Buy in just a few days!

What it’s about:

In 2012, Louisiana State Police Detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked in 1995. As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995. The timelines braid and converge in 2012 as each man is pulled back into a world they believed they’d left behind. In learning about each other and their killer, it becomes clear that darkness lives on both sides of the law.

Written and created by Nic Pizzolatto (‘The Killing’) and directed by Cary Fukunaga (‘Sin Nombre,’ ‘Jane Eyre’), ‘True Detective’ stars Woody Harrelson as Martin Hart and Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle. The series also stars Michelle Monaghan (‘Mission: Impossible III’) as Maggie, Hart’s wife; Kevin Dunn (‘Veep’) as Major Quesada, the supervising officer in 1995; and Tory Kittles (‘Sons of Anarchy’) and Michael Potts (‘The Wire’) as Dets. Papania and Gilbough, the investigators now probing Hart and Cohle for answers.

It’s a very dark show – it’s definitely not one you’re going to watch alone. And definitely not one for the little ones to see, either. But the characters and the acting are stellar (as expected), both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson have phenomenal chemistry together and bring their characters to life in a big way. 

DVD Release date: June 10th, 2014

Studio: Warner
Release Date: June 10 2014
Run Time: 60 minutes

Do you have a favorite show you watch that might be a little on the dark side?





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