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5 Things to Know About True Detective Director Cary Fukunaga

UpdatePosted 08/26/2014 01:05PM

5 Things to Know About True Detective Director Cary Fukunaga

Originally posted 08/26/2014 11:15AM

"This is awesome, and I'm at a loss for words," True Detective director Cary Joji Fukunaga said while accepting the Emmy award for outstanding directing Monday night.

He was talking about his win, but he might have unintentionally been speaking for the thousands of viewers and fans of the show who never knew that Fukunaga was, well, so good-looking. Since the world was introduced to the man behind True Detective, the Internet has been positively awash with paeans to Fukunaga – including the jaw-dropping admission that he got his start working on the music video for Destiny Child's "Survivor," giving the night a much-needed dose of Beyoncé.

Here are five things you probably didn't know about everyone's new favorite half-Swedish, half-Japanese director with man-braids.

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UpdatePosted 08/22/2014 05:15PM

See These Adorable Kids Re-Enact the Grittiest Emmy-Nominated Dramas

Originally posted 08/22/2014 04:10PM

The world of prestige TV is not a safe one for children. When people aren't being eaten by dragons, they're getting pushed in front of subway cars or murdered in other dangerous ways.

What's one way to make these shows more kid-friendly? Remake them with actual kids, of course!

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UpdatePosted 03/10/2014 06:15PM

Watch the True Detective Theme Song with Cats and More Amazing Fan Art

Originally posted 03/10/2014 02:00PM

If you've been wondering what the best part of your day will be, stop right now. It's the True Detective opening sequence below – with cats.

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It's Official: True Detective Broke HBOGo

It's Official: True Detective Broke HBOGo

Originally posted 03/10/2014 09:40AM

For many HBOGo users, Sunday night was a night of true disappointment.

Rabid fans of the elaborate, moody Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson-anchored drama True Detective swarmed to HBO's streaming service Sunday night in such droves, they literally broke the service.

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PEOPLE's TV Critic on True Detective's Flawed Finale to a Classic Series | True Detective, True Detective, Matthew McConaughey

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True Detective: Flawed Finale to a Classic Series

Originally posted 03/10/2014 06:25AM

If you thought it had something to do with Woody Harrelson's father-in-law – and this doesn't constitute a spoiler, because that was too off-base to ever be possible – you were wrong.

In fact, just about every theory that cropped up online speculating about the finale of HBO's terrific True Detective (and inspiring writers to mention the notorious ending of Lost) was wrong.

Now onto some real spoilers.

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