REVIEW: True Detective (S3 E8/8)

How many crime dramas can boast a two-time Oscar winner as their lead actor? It was probably an accidental convergence of schedules that saw True Detective air throughout the same period as awards season, but it can’t have harmed this season’s chances having somebody so high profile as Mahershala Ali in the driving seat. A…

REVIEW: True Detective (S3 E7/8)

Think back to a time without the internet and you could watch television with its surprises intact. That’s become less and less of an option these days unless you care to live under a rock; a standard tactic of any studio’s marketing department to regularly spoil their own storylines in the hope of a few…

REVIEW: True Detective (S3 E6/8)

This sixth episode of True Detective is titled Hunters In The Dark and that’s largely how it feels as we enter this final third of the season – as viewers, we still have a lot to learn. The myriad strands of the case are slowly coalescing but we are no wiser to the fate of Julie…

REVIEW: True Detective (S3 E5/8)

The expectation with any anthology series is the stories contained within it are suitably different, but at the same time, familiar. The vagaries of success can sometimes inform the course of the format’s narrative, however. This is where the lines cross in this third season of True Detective – with enough mileage behind it now…

REVIEW: TRUE DETECTIVE (S3 E4/8)

One unifying feature in coverage of this third season of True Detective is the collective relief in seeing the show return to former glories (of course, your mileage may vary on the strength of that ill-fated sophomore run). Despite sadly dwindling audience numbers, it reflects well on showrunner Pizzolatto that he cares enough about his…

REVIEW: True Detective (S3 E3/8)

As indications of a loss in faith go, it was pretty definitive – the viewing figures both here and Stateside for the opening episodes of True Detective’s third season were way down on those of its sophomore premiere. It would seem the series has a long way to go to shore up the confidence of…

REVIEW: True Detective (S3 E1&2/8)

The phenomenon of True Detective is primarily based around its flawless first season, which was widely regarded as a modern-day classic of crime drama (and we agreed – it was the winner of our Top Crime Dramas of 2014). The inspired casting of its lead actors Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey combined with a labyrinthine…

Sky Atlantic confirms True Detective transmission date

One of the big, returning series this year is True Detective, Nic Pizzolatto’s anthology series. Series one, of course, won The Killing Times’ first-ever Best Crime Drama Of The Year back in 2014. After an absence of four years, the series is back, this time starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, Stephen Dorff and Carmen Ejogo…

HBO releases new True Detective III trailer

One of the crime drama heavyweights waiting in the wings for early 2019 is True Detective III, Nicolas Pizzolatto’s crime anthology. It’s due to be releases in the US on HBO on 13th January, and the hope is it will follow very soon after in the UK on Sky Atlantic. Here’s a brand-new trailer: Playing out…

True Detective III US premiere date confirmed

One of the big hitters returning for 2019 is True Detective, Nic Pizzolatto’s dark crime anthology series. Starring Mahershala Ali as Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas, the new series tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in…

HBO releases first trailer for True Detective III

We’ve just released our Autumn/Winter crime drama preview, but here’s something for early 2019: the third series of True Detective. A past Killing Times Crime Drama Of The Year, the HBO series has recruited some great names for its third run, of which Oscar winner Mahershala Ali,  Sarah Gadon and Stephen Dorff are the headliners. Here’s the…

Rellik star lands role in True Detective III

The third series of True Detective, HBO/Sky Atlantic’s heavyweight American crime series, is one of the biggie we’re looking forward to. It’s widely acknowledged that after the stellar first series, series two lost its way somewhat, so we’re hoping that series three will get back on track. We already know that Oscar-winner, Mahershala Ali, is…