Don’t miss to watch True Detective on HBO

HBO shows


We were checking for “Essential series on HBO” when we bought the HBO subscription. We subscribed to HBO to watch Game of Thrones(GOT) but there was plenty of time left even after watching all the episodes of GOT.

“True Detective” came first in the list. Many Bloggers, Quora users suggested Ture Detective and also mentioned that it is equivalent to Breaking Bad & Sherlock.

That made us curious!

Show that is equivalent to Breaking Bad & Sherlock?

So we started watching True Detective.




As the name suggests it is mainly based on a case investigation. There are 3 seasons, with each consisting of different story and characters.

In the first season, Detectives Rust & Marty investigate a murder which was done by a serial killer. This killer used to leave a similar kind of tattoos, marks on the dead body.

It takes place in Louisiana. Along with detectives, a few Homicides work on this case but unable to find the killer. It took them 17 years long to solve the case!

The second season takes place in California where a group of detectives and polices investigate the murder of a politician. A businessman who was criminal in the past and his activities are the main part of the investigation.

The third season is the investigation about missing Children.


Is it worth watching?


Yes! If you like crime, drama, mysteries, suspences, detective job then you will like this series. However, the first few episodes are very boring, REALLY BORING!

I was about to stop watching this series. Until 5th(or 6th) episode story runs really slow. They slowly give background to the story and the mysterious murder.

This is how real investigation takes place! You will start finding the clues along with the detectives. Unless like other detective stories there is no sudden twist which makes you feel ‘Woww I didn’t think about it‘. Here you will feel ‘That’s exactly what I was thinking. What took so long for this detective to find this simple truth‘.

Are you getting the point?

The story involves the watchers and makes them find the clues. In real case scenarios, it actually happens like this. Police & Detectives take really long time to find out the murderer.

The story is written and Directed by Nic Pizzolatto (Single man show!).

The direction is very crisp, the cast is brilliant and the shooting of this series is very different. No wonder this series is nominated to EMMY awards and got a high rating in IMDB.


Watch it with subtitles


When I said I was about to turn it off, I read a suggestion given by many users. They suggested to turn the caption ON for better understanding.

Trust me, that really works! Conversations are written in such a way that there is a hidden clue in every dialogue. They help you (& the detectives) to solve the case.


Most watched Series


True Detective 1st season is the most-watched HBO Original series. One of the highest rated show in the history of Television.

Sherlock’s intelligence and Breaking Bad acting is finely blended making it complete entertainment for fans. I initially felt that Detective ‘Rust’ himself might be the serial killer in season 1. He has done an excellent job and his performance is widely appreciated.

If you have already watched then share your opinion in the comment section.



Here is me signing off today’s #favoriteshow post.

Keep watching!

49 thoughts on “Don’t miss to watch True Detective on HBO

  1. detective series are always my fav list, thanks for the info.

    1. Hackytips says:

      You are welcome 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing, will check out.

  3. Vartika Mehrotra Gakhar says:

    I love such series. And the plot of all the three sounds interesting.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you 🙂

  4. So today is the day of HBO original series. I’ve started looking forward to your posts for enhancing my own knowledge about web series and original series. This one sounds really interesting. Please do include some Hindi shows as well.would love to know your recommendations there also.

    1. Hackytips says:

      One post coming up on Hindi series. This is the post especially written for Hindi series;

  5. jaya1966 says:

    I love detective series and quiet often used to watch the Fox Crime channel, but off-late I have not been watching any detective series. True detective seems to be a realistic detective series unlike others which are usually very evidently fictional. I will definitely give it a try.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks Jay 🙂

  6. So many things to do. Life is so short. Meanwhile, I also have to write a post for A2Z challenge.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah 🙂

  7. So many things to do, life is so short. I also have to write the next post for A2Z challenge.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yeah 🙂

  8. Rashi Roy says:

    This sounds interesting. Will check for sure.

    1. Hackytips says:


  9. Pr@Gun says:

    Detective series is my favourites, sure to watch thanks for sharing

    1. Hackytips says:


  10. I love detective series. So now I got every reason to be addicted to them isn’t it?

    1. Hackytips says:

      Yup! 🙂

  11. aditi says:

    The plot sounds great. I’m ready to watch 😃

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you!

  12. Mayuri6 says:

    I am going to look out for this one. It sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hackytips says:


  13. Neha Sharma says:

    Oh, haven’t heard of this series. But am sure this April none of us are going to get time to watch tv 😁

    1. Hackytips says:

      Haha. I know 😀

  14. I’ll definitely check this one soon

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks you 🙂

  15. vidhya29 says:

    It seems interesting!! will watch it soon.

  16. I love watching crime, thrillers and mysteries. But if you say that first few episodes of True Detective are really boring, I think I will give it a miss… or may be not and manage to develop patience and get through the first few episodes. LOL 😀
    Thanks for the recommendation!

    1. Hackytips says:

      I know, it is quite boring 😀 Thank you.

  17. Isha says:

    Sounds quite promising! But, I’m not sure if I’ll have the patience to make it through the first few boring episodes.

    1. Hackytips says:

      That is little hard 😀

  18. I was so bored of couple of channels I have, with HBO you gave me new hope 😉

    1. Hackytips says:

      I’m glad you think so 🙂

  19. Andrew McKoscielecky says:

    I was thinking to watch this Movie last night. Now for sure I’ll watch during the weekend with my Wife !

    1. Hackytips says:

      Great! Let me know your opinion about it!

  20. Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    It sounds like a nice series to watch with my husband. I am going to buy a HBO subscription first to watch that series, hahaha!

    1. Hackytips says:

      GOT is coming so you watch all of them together.

  21. KeshiaRichmond says:

    You make a great case for watching the crime scene investigation show, “true detectives” on HBO. I will check it out.

    1. Hackytips says:


  22. Eileen M Loya says:

    I used to like watching detective series but lately, I have been suffering from anxiety that I do not find anything interesting. I will let my husband know about this show though. I know he would find it very entertaining.

    1. Hackytips says:

      oh! take care 🙂

  23. Sudip says:

    I love detective series… These series available on Amazon Prime?

    1. Hackytips says:

      Currently, it is on HBO.

  24. Samantha Kuzyk-Raising Twincesses says:

    I love crime shows. thanks for sharing!

  25. Emmy M. says:

    I feel like I’m missing out on so much by not having HBO! Do you think it’s worth it? I do love a good crime show and I feel like I’m watching the same things over and over again on Netflix.

    1. Hackytips says:

      If you are GOT fan then this is the time. But it and watch all these series. Anyway, there are very few!

  26. Archana says:

    Sounds interesting one!!will surely check out!!

    1. Hackytips says:


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