Jodie Foster’s Chilling Detective Series

I have always been a fan of TV series which are set in snowy places. So it was a no brainer that I was going to check out the new season of True Detective on NOW TV/ HBO Max.

Seeing Jodie Foster in the trailer, I was immediately intrigued.

Apparently there have been three previous series of ‘True Detective’ but this was the first time I had heard of it. Each season had different settings and actors. This one was about a detective uncovering a mystery in Alaska.

Day of Night

Each episode is introduced as the 1st, 2nd, 3rd day of night. So the events take place during the deepest part of winter when the sun never rises above the frozen state.

Having recently seen Jodie Foster again in ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ when it came on TV in January, I could not wait to catch her investigating strange goings in up north.

Without any spoilers, this programme explores the mysterious death of a bunch of scientists working at a remote research centre.

Liz Danvers (Foster) plays a cop who has slept with most of the locals and has a secret of her own. She is fairly gritty and fearless, with a certain vulnerability of her own.

Jodie is a straight forward, sharp talking officer, keen to get to the bottom of these unexplained deaths.

Her sidekick is a younger cop named Peter Prior (Finn Bennett) and she is constantly ordering him about, much to the disdain of his other half. His father is also in the police and the relationship between him and Danvers is complex.

Final Thoughts

This is already turning out to be a brilliant TV show with a twisted story that leans towards macabre.

Another woman, Navarro (Kali Reis) introduces us to indigenous cultures and teams up with Foster to dig deep into an increasingly weird story about a mining town full of angst.

After just four episodes I am totally hooked. I love the fact it is played out weekly and Monday nights have become a highlight of my week because of it.

I totally recommend checking out this unfolding TV mystery. It is well written, fascinating and full of great actors.

Will you be checking out ‘True Detective: Night Country’ too?

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