Episode: "Seeing Things" (Season 1, Episode 2)
First let's state the obvious: This scene from the second episode of True Detective's first season isn't sexy because of Woody Harrelson. Alexandra Daddario, playing Marty Hart's unfairly hot mistress, does the heavy lifting here. Hell, she does all the lifting—literally, because Harrelson's got his hands cuffed behind his head for most of the scene. The scene is pure fantasy, for the viewer and I suspect, for True Detective creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto. You've got Daddario playing the perfect "cool girl," down to be a mistress (for now), down to toy with some light BDSM, down to let her older man swill whiskey before and after she does him—from a male perspective, what could be hotter?
Later in the season, after Marty's marriage has fallen apart because of the "cool girl," the ever-wise Rust Cohle asks Marty, "With all the dick swagger you roll, you can't spot crazy pussy?" Which isn't really fair because honestly, can you blame Marty for buying into fantasy?—Andrew Gruttadaro