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What Can ‘True Detective’ Tell Us About Race?

The casting of Mahershala Ali provided an opportunity for the HBO show to explore new themes it its third season, but in the end it all felt a little vague and perfunctory

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The Ultimate Connection Between ‘True Detective’ Seasons 1 and 3

In the end, the new season owed much to the original—but not in the way we thought

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Who Done It? Breaking Down the Season Finale of ‘True Detective’

The case of Julie Purcell ends in the most surprising way possible

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What Just Happened? Piecing Together the ‘True Detective’ Finale

Breaking down everything you need to know from the ‘True Detective’ Season 3 finale

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‘The Flat Circle’ (Ep. 8): Has the Case Been Solved?

Our ‘True Detective’ aftershow is here to break down everything you need to know about Episode 8: "Now Am Found"

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The Seven Biggest Questions Heading Into the ‘True Detective’ Finale

With only one episode remaining, there are still many loose ends in the Purcell case

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What Is Hoyt’s Role in the Crime?

Chris Ryan and Jason Concepcion investigate the seventh episode of ‘True Detective’ Season 3: "The Final Country"

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Who Done It? Breaking Down the Seventh Episode of ‘True Detective’

Taking a look at the Hoyt family and the power of institutions

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‘The Flat Circle’ (Ep. 7): What Is Hoyt’s Role in the Crime?

Our ‘True Detective’ aftershow is here to break down everything you need to know about Episode 7: "The Final Country"

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How Many Crimes Were There?

Breaking down everything you need to know from the sixth episode of ‘True Detective’

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Who Done It? Breaking Down the Sixth Episode of ‘True Detective’

After an intense cliffhanger, it’s time to take a closer look at the Hoyt family

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‘The Flat Circle’ (Ep. 6): How Many Crimes Were There?

Our ‘True Detective’ aftershow is here to break down everything you need to know about Episode 6: "Hunters in the Dark"

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Stephen Dorff Is Quietly the Best Thing About ‘True Detective’

Mahershala Ali is undoubtedly Season 3’s centerpiece, but his scene partner is putting in a performance that’s equally compelling and heart-wrenching

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Where Is the Pink Room?

Breaking down everything you need to know from the fifth episode of ‘True Detective’

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‘The Flat Circle’ (Ep. 5): Where Is the Pink Room?

Our ‘True Detective’ aftershow is here to break down everything you need to know about Episode 5: "If You Have Ghosts"

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Who Done It? Breaking Down the Fifth Episode of ‘True Detective’

Is there a larger conspiracy at hand? Does the "Amelia did it" theory hold water? And just how involved were the Purcell parents?

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Connecting the Dots Between Season 1 and Season 3 of ‘True Detective’

We now know Nic Pizzolatto’s seasons exist in the same universe—but what if the ties go even deeper than that?

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Who Done It? Breaking Down the Fourth Episode of ‘True Detective’

Is Freddy Burns guilty? What happened to Dan O’Brien? How great is Stephen Dorff?

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What Does Lucy Purcell Know?

Breaking down everything you need to know from the fourth episode of ‘True Detective’

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‘The Flat Circle’ (Ep. 4): What Does Lucy Purcell Know?

Our ‘True Detective’ aftershow is here to break down everything you need to know from Episode 4: "The Hour and the Day"

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‘The Flat Circle’ (Ep. 3): Where Is Julie Purcell?

In the third installment of our ‘True Detective’ aftershow, our detectives break down the plot, and dive into everything else you need to know from episode three: "The Big Never"

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Who Done It? Breaking Down the Third Episode of ‘True Detective’

Who posed Will Purcell’s hands like that? Is the church involved? And what exactly is in Brett Woodard’s bag?

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Cautiously Optimistic About ‘True Detective,’ Plus: ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ Sparks a Trend

Alison Herman and Alyssa Bereznak join Chris to discuss the third season of the HBO crime drama, the Netflix show that’s inspiring people to clean, and more

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‘The Flat Circle’ (Ep. 2): How Did This Case Go Bad?

In the second installment of our ‘True Detective’ aftershow, our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze the context. Just what is the "Crooked Spiral"?

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‘The Recappables: True Detective’ (Ep. 2): The Crooked Spiral

Chris and Jason break down the plot, characters, and much more in Episode 2

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‘The Recappables: True Detective’ (Ep. 1): Is the Yellow King Back?

Chris and Jason break down the Season 3 premiere of ‘True Detective’ and its potential connections with the first season

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Who Done It? Breaking Down the Premiere of ‘True Detective’ Season 3

Sifting through timelines, looking through peepholes, and picking up creepy makeshift dolls to determine who looks best for the crime at the center of this season

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‘The Flat Circle’ (Ep. 1): Is the Yellow King Back?

In the debut of our ‘True Detective’ aftershow, our detectives break down the plot, examine the characters, and analyze the context. Is Season 3 somehow connected to Season 1?

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Previewing ‘True Detective’ Season 3

Plus, Chris and Andy compare the new season to Season 1 and Season 2 and look back on what made the show popular upon its release

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The ‘True Detective’ Season 3 Syllabus

From the Satanic Panic of the 1980s to the Vietnam War fiction of Dennis Johnson and Tim O’Brien, here’s everything you need to read, watch, and listen to in advance of Season 3 of ‘True Detective’

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‘True Detective Pikachu’: Official Trailer

An exclusive trailer from Hollywood’s biggest upcoming film

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The Pros (and One Glaring Con) of Hiring Cary Fukunaga to Direct ‘Bond 25’

The advantages of bringing in the director of ‘True Detective’ Season 1 and ‘Maniac’ are abundant and obvious—but the risk involved can’t be overstated