99 Words About … The damaged duo of HBO’s ‘True Detective’


It seemed ludicrous when HBO kicked off 2012 with the Dustin Hoffman-led “Luck.”

Now, HBO further ups its game with the haunting “True Detective” (9 p.m. Sunday), which puts Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in your living room.

Every week.

As ex-detectives reflecting on a grisly, ritualistic 1995 murder, they peel back layers of some seriously disturbed onions.

The famously out-there actors must’ve flipped a coin to decide who got stuck playing the (reasonably) normal one.

Portraying the ruined-in-the-head alcoholic with a damaged whisper-twang, and continuing his recent run of remarkable film roles, McConaughey once again came out on top.

— CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE

 

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