TRUE DETECTIVE (Starring Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey & Michelle Monahan)

From the epic surrealistic opening credits, it’s clear that HBO’s new series True Detective is going to be something different. However, the moment one sees the first murder victim, one’s mind is immediately cast to the first season of Hannibal! In addition, for some bizarre reason, McConaughey’s Rust reminds me of an Americanized Sherlock Holmes (i.e. Benedict Cumberbatch).

These niggling associations aside, this intriguing examination into a 1995 serial murder case is told in non-linear fashion, jumping from different time frames to deliver a compelling tale. Creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto is the force behind the somewhat unique narrative, whilst executive producers Harrelson and McConaughey pull out all the stops to provide riveting performances. Seven episodes to go in this initial season, a series to keep an eye on.