March 10, 2014 9:36 AM

Marty and Rust find a killer, and some meaning to life, but ‘True Detective’ is at heart about the bromance

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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