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Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

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Series cast summary:
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 Detective Rust Cohle (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Ray Velcoro (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Marty Hart (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Ani Bezzerides (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Maggie Hart (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Officer Paul Woodrugh (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Maynard Gilbough (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Jordan Semyon (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Thomas Papania (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Frank Semyon (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Nails (8 episodes, 2015)
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 Mayor Austin Chessani (7 episodes, 2015)
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 Blake Churchman (7 episodes, 2015)
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 Police Chief Holloway (7 episodes, 2015)
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 Lieutenant Kevin Burris (7 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Lutz (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Ivar (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Cathleen (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Elvis Ilinca (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Gena Brune (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Osip Agronov (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Felicia (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Emily (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Audrey Hart (6 episodes, 2014)
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 Ernst Bodine (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Jacob McCandless (6 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Wayne Hays (6 episodes, 2018)
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 Major Ken Quesada (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Teague Dixon (5 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Demma (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Katherine Davis (5 episodes, 2015)
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 Athena Bezzerides (5 episodes, 2015)
Lera Lynn ...
 Singer (5 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Favre (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Lisa Tragnetti (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Richard Geldof (4 episodes, 2015)
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 Cynthia Woodrugh (4 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Tony Chessani (4 episodes, 2015)
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 Chad Velcoro (4 episodes, 2015)
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 Commander Floyd Heschmeyer (4 episodes, 2015)
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 Michael Bulgari (4 episodes, 2015)
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 Maisie Hart (4 episodes, 2014)
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 Eliot Bezzerides (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Dr. Irving Pitlor (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Mark Daughtry (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Errol Childress (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Steve Geraci (3 episodes, 2014)
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 James O'Neal (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Audrey Hart (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Detective Ted Bertrand (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Miguel Gilb (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Armin (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Leonid (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Detective Jimmy Dufrene (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Veronica Chessani (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Betty Chessani (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Richard Brune (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Erica Jonson (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Commander Speece (3 episodes, 2014)
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 Danielle Delvayo (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Gonzales #1 (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Gonzales #2 (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Stan (3 episodes, 2015)
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 Billy Lee Tuttle (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Eddie Velcoro (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Beth (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Joel Theriot (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Danny Fontenot / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Charlie Lange (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Robert Doumain (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Reggie Ledoux (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Danny Santos (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Mrs. Harris (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Lacey Lindel (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Lucy (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Vera Machiado (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Maisie Hart (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Agnes (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Jew Diamond Dealer (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Bart Sallis (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Lenny Tyler (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Dan Howser (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Ginger (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Will Davidson (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Ventura County Medical Examiner (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Steve Mercer (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Catalast Executive / ... (2 episodes, 2015)
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 Aspen Conroy (2 episodes, 2015)
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Storyline

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 by Rich28

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Man is the cruelest animal. (Season 1) See more »


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Trivia

One of creator, show runner and writer Nic Pizzolatto's initial remarks about the second season were that it is set around the "secret occult history of L.A.'s transport system". He later admitted that this was a joke in response to the frustration of constantly being asked the question "what is season 2 about" so often and so early in the writing process. He found it funny that the quote actually got traction, so did nothing to debunk it. See more »

Goofs

Detective Rust Cohle is seen looking at his watch as it beeps. His watch is a mechanical dive watch without any digital components, and is unable to beep. See more »

Quotes

Detective Ray Velcoro: Pain is inexhaustible. It's only people that get exhausted.
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Connections

Referenced in The Chase: Episode #4.3 (2014) See more »

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Young Men Dead
By The Black Angels
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Dark, Gritty, excellent
14 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know why but I can't enter my how many stars review, so I'll just write it here as 10

From the opening credits, which seemed like a combo of the credits of 'Six Feet Under" and "The Killing" with a little James Bond" look all with this ominous song, to the end I think this is going to be something great. It will not be for everyone, I already have seen reviews of people hating on it for not having action and being slow, well this show like many others is going to be a "Slow Boil" type of show. For those of you who don't know this story arc and actors/characters will not be continuing after this season, i just read that it will be a total of 8 epiodes with a solid conclusion and than will move on to another story in season 2 making it an anthology season series like American Horror Story. I'm really glad another show has decided to do that format and hope that there will be others in the future


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