True Detective

2014 TV-MA 3 seasons

True Detective

2014 TV-MA 3 seasons
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Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson star in this crime drama about two detectives caught up in the 17-year-long hunt for a serial killer. Both cops' roles in a 1995 murder investigation come back to haunt them when the case is reopened.
Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, Tory Kittles, Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, Kelly Reilly
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3

Summary of Season 1 (2014) - 3 discs

When Louisiana State Police reopen a homicide case from 1995, former detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart are both pulled into the investigation. The detectives' testimony about their involvement in the original case ends up raising new questions.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese Traditional, Thai
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Widescreen 1.78:1
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
TV-MA - This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that True Detective is an anthology series that structures each new season around a different murder case and the detectives investigating the crime. It plays as decidedly adult pay-cable fare, with dead bodies and bloody injuries, unbleeped swearing ranging from "f--k" to "t-ts," and visible nudity in the form of breasts and buttocks, along with simulated sex. There's social drinking and drug use, too, from prescription pills to crystal meth.

Sexual Content

Nudity includes bare breasts and buttocks, with implied and simulated sex. Some crimes have sexual overtones.


Crime scenes feature dead bodies and some unsettling imagery, but there's minimal blood. On-screen violence is rare.


Unbleeped swearing includes "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," and "t-ts."

Social Behavior

The overall tone is dark and foreboding, painting a picture of an unsettling world that's peopled with characters who have questionable motives.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking, occasionally to drunkenness, plus allusions to illegal drug use (including pot, crystal meth, and LSD). A main character smokes cigarettes.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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