True Detective Season 3 Review: A Great Return to Form For Not-Your-Average Whodunit

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True Detective Season 3 Review: A Great Return to Form For Not-Your-Average Whodunit

Illustration: Shreyaa Krritika Das

 

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hen True Detective first arrived on HBO back in 2014, it was a revelation. The first season warped into film and noir the way only cinema on the big screen was deemed capable of at the time. Told across three timelines, it debates religion and existential theories alongside its main plot. “Time is a flat circle,” says Det. Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) as he and partner Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) search high and low, past and present, for a serial killer. True Detective could quote Nietzsche and seamlessly transition into the gritty details of a murder, all while chronicling the journey of Cohle and Hart – the former a cynical realist, the latter a cynical dreamer.

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