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True Detective

  • 2015
  • Season 2
  • 8 episodes
  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
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Episode 1: The Western Book of the Dead

Summary

Nic Pizzolatto's crime anthology series returns, relocating from Louisiana to California to introduce morally compromised detective Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell), Ventura County sheriff Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams), Highway Patrol officer Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) and career criminal Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn). The quartet find their paths converging as an investigation gets under way into the murder of a high-profile businessman. Crime thriller, also starring Kelly Reilly

Review

All the damaged souls of Television Hell stare into existential darkness in the second series of the cult American drama. The characters and the story might be entirely new, but the all-encompassing self-loathing that marked the first outing is still there, as is the shocking disposability of the women. Apart from one, a female sheriff who drinks too much, hates men and isn’t too keen on sex. Oh dearie me.

Colin Farrell, with a Village People moustache, is Ray Velcoro, a brutal drunk of a cop in the pocket of gangster Frank Semyon (an effective Vince Vaughn, shorn of his light comedy persona) and a rotten police department. Ray does everyone’s dirty work while Frank hopes to go legit until there’s a very nasty murder.

The whole thing is so self-consciously mournful, particularly at the end, you might laugh.

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English | Spanish
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Credits

Cast

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Ray VelcoroColin Farrell
Ani BezzeridesRachel McAdams
Paul WoodrughTaylor Kitsch
Frank SemyonVince Vaughn
Jordan SemyonKelly Reilly

Crew

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WriterNic Pizzolatto

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  • Summary

    Nic Pizzolatto's crime anthology series returns, relocating from Louisiana to California to introduce morally compromised detective Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell), Ventura County sheriff Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams), Highway Patrol officer Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) and career criminal Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn). The quartet find their paths converging as an investigation gets under way into the murder of a high-profile businessman. Crime thriller, also starring Kelly Reilly

    Review

    All the damaged souls of Television Hell stare into existential darkness in the second series of the cult American drama. The characters and the story might be entirely new, but the all-encompassing self-loathing that marked the first outing is still there, as is the shocking disposability of the women. Apart from one, a female sheriff who drinks too much, hates men and isn’t too keen on sex. Oh dearie me.

    Colin Farrell, with a Village People moustache, is Ray Velcoro, a brutal drunk of a cop in the pocket of gangster Frank Semyon (an effective Vince Vaughn, shorn of his light comedy persona) and a rotten police department. Ray does everyone’s dirty work while Frank hopes to go legit until there’s a very nasty murder.

    The whole thing is so self-consciously mournful, particularly at the end, you might laugh.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Languages
    English | Spanish
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Ray VelcoroColin Farrell
    Ani BezzeridesRachel McAdams
    Paul WoodrughTaylor Kitsch
    Frank SemyonVince Vaughn
    Jordan SemyonKelly Reilly

    Crew

    rolename
    WriterNic Pizzolatto
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There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

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