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.
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