Main Content

Customer Ratings & Reviews

True Detective: The Complete First Season [3 Discs] (DVD)-Front_Thumbnail

Customer rating

Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 111 reviews

  • 10%
99%
would recommend to a friend

Customer ratings & reviews

Filter:
Page 1, showing1-20 of 111 Reviews
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HBO's True Detective, The First Season

    Posted
    soulgirl
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Especially since having viewed "Dallas Buyers Club" last summer, I can truthfully say that I am not the least bit surprised that the world is handing Matthew McConaughey every acting award there is in the book, because he is all that and a case of fine anejo. Woody Harrelson is no slouch in this show, either. "True Detective" takes the terms "dark and disturbing" to a whole new level, and intensiveness of that perception doesn't even begin to happen right away. You literally don't know you've been run over until the bus is exiting through the back wall of your room. Another brilliant HBO series, T-Bone Burnett does the music. Highly recommend. Hope the different actors and direction of Season 2 under the same director and creator are every bit as good!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Matthew McCONAUGHEY AT HIS BEST!

    Posted
    kenn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    This is an absorbing and dark crime drama on HBO that only lasts 8 episodes and will have a new cast and story next season. The writing is second to none and every supporting cast member, both small and large roles, fits just right. We all know by now that McConaughey can really act. After years and years of his talents being wasted, recent films like Mud, The Wolf of Wall Street and Dallas Buyers Club have put him on a career track that few actors ever experience. His work here on True Detective is in my mind the best thing he has ever done. Just hand him the awards and get it over with. Woody Harrelson plays a great foil to his very dark view of the world and the chemistry between the two is outstanding. HBO has a real contender to fill that Breaking Bad void in my life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Deep, Dark & Twisted drama. All right ,All right!

    Posted
    Roachzilla1964
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson team up again!! This drama catches you from the get go and slowely pulls you into the depths of the minds of both lead actors. This is a thinking mans drama as you try to get into the minds/thought process- which are distinctively different- of both actors. The series unfolds out like a long dramatic play in front of your very eyes as it draws to a climactic end Can't wait for next season!.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average HBO series

    Posted
    TucsonKid
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After watching this first season, I can say I wanted to like it more than I ended up liking it. With actors like Mathew M. and Woody I had really high hopes but ended up feeling a little let down. Definitely an interesting story line, but sometimes convoluted and unbelievable. FYI this is a story about two detectives tracking down serial/psychotic murderers. Expect to enjoy it somewhat but also be saying wtf a lot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the best crime series I have ever saw.

    Posted
    skylar26
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I cant say anything but good about this series. It kept me interested from start to finish. I watched the entire series in one night. The plot is so wild. The acting is great. I cant wait till season two comes out on dvd. I dont watch tv a lot because it seems its all reality shows or reruns . The shows I have watched that are new fail to keep me interested..This show however, I just couldnt get enough of, I loved it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good watching if you like Detective themes

    Posted
    cva41
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I though the acting was strong, and at times you feel like these A-list actors have created characters that are so intense, you forget that it was not a real-life story. Each True Detective season is with a new cast so the story is wrapped up, which is great for not having to invest years for a series that gets cancelled. Subject matter is adult only. Worth watching.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific acting

    Posted
    pamelamoo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I loved this series! Some may find it too dark, but I loved the haunting music, the creepy characters, and the inherent disagreement among the characters. Matthew McConauaghey will blow you away, and Woody Harrelson is impressive in carrying a conflicted character. Great series. I hope they do not do a second season because this one was a gem in itself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Intense detective tale; well done creep factor

    Posted
    Dragonskull
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Two detectives in New Orleans are on the trail of a cult-like killer. This creepy, well acted story is something you've never seen before. S*x, drugs, bikers, cults, money, abuse and a whole host of acts that you've never imagined could ever happen, but have!! Great acting, edge on your seat, can't stop watching, but can't look away drama!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Interesting Thriller from the start

    Posted
    sixsigma
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This HBO series started with a bang. It grabs you from the start and never lets go! The story has many twists that keeps the viewer engaged. The characters are interesting and complex. One never knows what is going to happen in the next episode. You get caught up in the story and don't want it to end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Entertainment

    Posted
    bd1397
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Great Actors, Great Acting, Great Storylines Great new HBO series about two detectives,Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and "Rust" Cohle (Matthew McConaughey), and former partners who worked together in the mid 1990s. Wish season two was going to include the original cast from season 1.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Greatest murder/detective show ever!

    Posted
    Jevne
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are just perfect together. Two very different characters that just mesh perfectly. Very suspenseful until the last episode. Every episode you watch will make you want to watch more. I've already watched this twice. Truly awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome show!!!

    Posted
    StayC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Whole season is worth watching over and over! Show not available on Netflix or Hulu. Great show if you are into mystery or crime shows. Pay attention to each episode, as details are important. Loved watching True Dectectuve and I hope they continue with more seasons!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal Season

    Posted
    teknoid
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey were amazing, especially McConaughey. But the overall mood and attention paid to the whole story made buying this a no brainer. I had only seen the first 2 episodes before the season DVD came out and I had to see the rest.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    True Detectives 1

    Posted
    wildbill
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This set is so compelling and the acting / sets / are so dead-on that it is a must watch! Writing and directing is great but these 2 guys just carry this thing all the way! A little rough in spots so be fore-warned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best shows!

    Posted
    Taradye3
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Absolutely, one of the best shows that's ever been on tv. Matthew and Woody do an amazing job acting. The dialect is so intriguing. The concept is unique and kept my interest and attention 100% during every single episode. This series comes HIGHLY recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing TV Series

    Posted
    TheGuett
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I loved the TV series immensely. One of the all time greats. The only downside was the slight blemishes to the packaging. It looked like it had been out of the plastic at one time then resealed. No problem though. I didnt buy it for the cover.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this show

    Posted
    cbmajik
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    If you like a great story acted fantastically then this is a show you must watch. It's slow moving and there isn't much action this show was amazing. great acting and very well written, it was one of my favorites of 2014.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5 star first season

    Posted
    LuvTV
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This first season of True Detective keeps you looking forward to each episode. The acting is incredible & the format of this show is unusual & a fresh spin on a "who done it." High 5 to HBO for good programming!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    dark story . . . gritty

    Posted
    bkss
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    each episode holds your attention. well acted by harrelson and mcconaughey... too much gratuitous nudity for me though...it didnt really forward the story line...overall, it is a very captivating series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great story, superb acting.

    Posted
    RH92604
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Great story line with superb acting by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Tale of two detectives trying to work out personal issues while they try to solve a series of murders in the Bayou country.

    I would recommend this to a friend