In the end, 'True Detective' was a buddy show. Who would have guessed that?

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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 12:00 am

As is so often the case on crime shows, the two partners in “True Detective” followed a hunch and went straight into the killer's lair on their own, without backup. They had each other's backs.

The HBO series “True Detective” ended its first season Sunday with at least one mystery cleared up: This moody, self-consciously wordy and obscurantist thriller was at heart a buddy act, somewhere between “The French Connection” and “Lethal Weapon 4.”

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