It only took us a week; then again, there were only eight episodes. However, quality outguns quantity every time. True Detective was a Crimbo present from The Number One Son, so it came highly recommended. Set in the deep south and starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, True Detective is crime noir at its very best - with a splash of Twisted Nerve and Wicker Man thrown in for good measure. Well written, stylishly shot and music by T Bone Burnett. And, of course, it's from the HBO stable. What's not to like?