‘True Detective’ Review: Scary Monster, Scarier Men

You may already be revved up for the premiere of “True Detective” because of it’s A-list cast or strong reviews. But do yourself a favor and temper your expectations, because HBO’s crime anthology wants to earn your respect.

The presence of Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Monaghan – all excellent, by the way – may make you expect an explosive show right from the start. But Nic Pizzolatto’s script and Cary Fukunaga’s direction slowly, methodically earn every big moment. And when those moments arrive in the third episode, they’re legitimately terrifying.




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