Category: True Detective

The third season of True Detective, an American anthology crime drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto, was confirmed by HBO on August 31, 2017, and is scheduled to premiere on January 13, 2019. The story takes place in the Ozarks over three separate time periods, as partner detectives investigate a macabre crime involving two missing children.

Mahershala Ali will play the lead role of detective Wayne Hays, while Stephen Dorff will play his partner detective Roland West. The season marks Pizzolatto’s directorial debut, with the series creator dividing up directing assignments with Jeremy Saulnier and Daniel Sackheim. Pizzolatto also serves as the showrunner and sole writer of the season, with the exception of the fourth and sixth episode, which he co-wrote with David Milch and Graham Gordy respectively.

True Detective Episode 8 Theories: “Now Am Found”

True Detective Episode 8 Theories: “Now Am Found”

True Detective Episode 8 Theories: “Now Am Found” It’s our final True Detective podcast for Season 3! Fourteen listeners write on topics ranging from beeper technology to Jungian archetypes. The King Bee reminds us that sometimes we’re overthinking TV. Big D swears we’ll never sell out, and Gene Lyons discovers...

True Detective Episode 8 Review: “Now Am Found”

True Detective Episode 8 Review: “Now Am Found”

True Detective Episode 8 Review: “Now Am Found” As Mahershala Ali triumphantly raised his Best Supporting Actor Oscar for “Green Book,” Nic Pizzolatto and company wowed us with one of the greatest TV drama finales in HBO history. “True Detective” Episode 8, “Now Am Found,” changed the conversation from a...

True Detective Episode 7 Theories: “The Final Country”

True Detective Episode 7 Theories: “The Final Country” “True Detective” listeners write in about Season 3 Episode 7 in this bonus edition of Shat on TV’s “The Watch.” A former classmate dishes the dirt on “True Detective” showrunner Nic Pizzolatto; an Arkansas viewer cheers the show’s use of her home...

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True Detective Episode 7 Review: “The Final Country”

True Detective Episode 7 Review: “The Final Country” “True Detective” Episode 7 intrigued us with the tragic tale of Isabel Hoyt and and the terrifying introduction of her father, Edward Hoyt. Plus, we got to see the epic beatdown of the contemptible Harris James and behold Mahershala Ali in his...

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True Detective Episode 6 Review: “Hunters in The Dark”

True Detective Episode 6 Review: “Hunters in The Dark” If you had a “True Detective” Season 3 theory, Episode 6 probably confirmed it. Is that the mark of a well-constructed show, or TV that’s just too predictable? The Shat Crew breaks down what we know for (almost) certain and what’s...

True Detective Episode 5 Review "If You Have Ghosts"

True Detective Episode 5 Review “If You Have Ghosts”

True Detective Episode 5 Review “If You Have Ghosts” Episode 5 shocked “True Detective” fans by taking Season 3 back to the quality and power of Season 1 without stealing too much from the HBO series’ origins. We review startling scenes, including The Woodard Altercation, The Press Conference, Julie’s Phone...

True Detective Episode 4 Review “The Hour and The Day”

True Detective Episode 4 Review “The Hour and The Day” “True Detective” skipped its usual Episode 4 bloodbath this season and instead gave us a buffet of strong dialog and revelations. Find out what’s different about the writing on “The Hour and The Day,” and hear Dick Ebert sing twice...

True Detective Episode 3 Theories

True Detective Episode 3 Theories: “The Big Never”

True Detective Episode 3 Theories “True Detective” sparked so many fantastic letters that Shat on TV had to spin out an extra edition this week for The Watch, a collection of the best listener emails and tweets from the week. Listener Ashley illuminates the relationship between Wayne and Amelia. Tom...

True Detective Episode 3 Review "The Big Never"

True Detective Episode 3 Review “The Big Never”

True Detective Episode 3 WARNING: Explicit language from the get-go as we decode Episode 3 of “True Detective” Season 3. Confused about this one? You’re not alone. After episodes 1 and 2 held our hand through all the clues to the Purcell kids’ death and disappearance, Episode 3 knocked all...

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True Detective Episode 1 & 2 Reviews

True Detective – Episode 1 & 2 Reviews “The Great War and Modern Memory” & “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” True Detective Season 3 finally is here! HBO treated us to a double-header Sunday night, and fans are eating it up. Mahershala Ali is on fire, the spookiness is back, and Stephen...