HERE’S the latest in our series of Killer 50 crime dramas…
‘Who’d want to bring life into this meat grinder?’ – Detective Rust Cohle
Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts, Tory Kittles
Identikit: We see Detectives Martin Hart and Rustin Cohle investigating the ritualistic murder of a former prostitute in Louisiana – and then discussing the case 17 years later when another body has been found posed in a similar style.
Classic episode: The Locked Room is episode three and really begins to take the viewer into a dark place. Cohle and Hart find a burnt out church where a naked female figure with antlers is daubed onto a wall. Meanwhile, Papania and Gilbough start to probe Hart’s hypocritical views on morality and perhaps question Cohle’s state of mind – ‘People are all biological puppets.’ It closes with a chilling long shot – a terrifying figure of a half naked man in a field, wearing a gas mask and carrying a machete.
Theme music: Far from Any Road by The Handsome Family. T Bone Burnett was the series composer.
Watercooler fact: ‘I couldn’t wait to turn the page and hear what came out of this guy Rustin Cohle’s mouth,’ said Matthew McConaughey. ‘I read two episodes and said, “If you want me for Cohle, I’m in.” The other six episode were not even written yet.’
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