In many respects, True Detective covers the same hallowed ground that police dramas have treaded for years. Put two mismatched partners together and let the verbal (and sometimes physical) fists fly as they try to solve crimes. Thankfully, the similarities to other shows end there, and viewers have quickly realized that True Detective is one of the most impressive dramas to debut in years.
The HBO series will end its inaugural season on March 9 after only eight episodes. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson star as Rustin “Rust” Cohl and Martin “Marty” Hart, two former detectives who are being questioned in 2012 about an investigation in 1995. With only two episodes left in the season, now is the perfect time to catch up on the show everyone’s tweeting about. Here, 5 reasons you should be watching True Detective. —Dominick Grillo
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