The opening season of True Detective, which aired early last year, remains one of the finest dramas of TV’s golden era. Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as a pair of New Orleans detectives, whose investigation of a series of macabre murders takes place over eight years, it is a haunting and hypnotic mystery. With hidden clues planted across the eight episodes by creator Nic Pizzolatto, and given a rich cinematic style by Jane Eyre director Cary Joji Fukunaga, the show was deservedly praised by critics and was so popular with audiences that HBO’s streaming service crashed on the night of its finale because of the immense traffic.
The second season of the murder mystery series, which focuses on a new story in a new location and with a whole new cast including Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams, has just reached its conclusion on Sky Atlantic. Therefore, now is the perfect time for those who are unfamiliar with the award winning drama to catch up from the beginning. If you wish to do so, TalkTalk’s streaming service Blinkbox has an incredible deal on the first season. It is currently letting users buy the entire first season for just £7.99 in standard definition and £10.99 in high definition. This is an almost 50 percent decrease from the usual price of £15 or £20.
Check out the trailer for the first season of True Detective below: