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An American television crime drama series following the lives of two detectives, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, who become entangled during a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.

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What is the purpose of Rust's one-eye mirror?

In the 1st season of True Detective one of the very few things in Rust's apartment back in 1995 is a very small mirror, just large enough to reflect a single eye, which he repeatedly looks into during ...
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What was the galaxy formation Rust saw before confronting Erol Childress?

What was the galaxy formation Rust saw before confronting Erol Childress in True Detective S01E08? It was weird like out of the series. I guess it was some sort of hallucination, a product of Rust's ...
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Why are only two bodies made public in True Detective?

The 1st season of True Detective starts with the finding of Dora Lange's body, arranged with antlers and stuff. Also, later on, Papania and Gilbough suspect that Rust is behind the killings, based on ...
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Why does Rust keep checking for his pulse?

The character Rust, played by Mathew McConaughey in the TV series True Detective, Season 1, has quite a number of quirks or ticks. One of them is to check his pulse at times. His hand reaches out to ...
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What was the function of the Cop Uniforms?

In True Detective Episode 4, an undercover Cohle is made to prove his criminality by assisting Ginger and the Iron Crusaders lift a crack den, resulting in THAT sequence... But why do the Iron ...
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What are the points of overlap between True Detective and Twin Peaks?

I have found a few overlaps between True Detective and Twin Peaks: Plot is motivated by ritualistic murder of teenage girl Two investigators: one a member of the community, the other an interloper ...
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What is the basis of the information in Dora Lange's diary?

In episode 2 of True Detective, Detective Rustin Cohle reads Dora Lange's diary, and the phrases "The Yellow King" and "Carcosa" stand out. What do these phrases mean? Do they have context outside of ...