Wednesday, October 08, 2014


The Killing                                 

The Killing is an American crime drama television series that premiered on April 3, 2011, on AMC that is based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen (literally The Crime). The American version was developed by Veena Sud and produced by Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman). Wiki.

This is the damnedest thing.  After watching all of the Mentalist, and all of White Collar, me and the MoSup looked for another series we could watch whilst supping.  I found the KILLING (AMC).  It looked good.  42 episodes.  So we began.  When episode one left us hanging, we had to wait until the next day for the conclusion.  But, no.  After episode two, Rosie Larsen's murder was still not solved.  Over the next two weeks we watched in awe as this single crime stretched into 14 episodes; then 21.   WTF?  Will it take all 42 45 minute episodes to solve? We took to watching 2-3 episodes in a row at times.

The thing is, the lead detectives are not attractive people.  So there's that.  But, getting mildly impatient, after watching episode 9 we determined that this is some of the finest all-around acting we've seen in an American television series.  On a par with Lonesome Dove.  Or, Mad Men.  It took all of season 2 (26 episodes, I think) before we had closure on the first Killing.  Tonight we begin again. Yes, 5 Stars.

What?  You've seen it?  Nevermind.


Juice said...

Thanks for the tip! One of the gifts I bought Mr. Hughes for his b'day this year was a Roku 3. I've been an Amazon Prime member since '04 so it works out great. This, The Killing, is right up our alley. AMC turns out some great shows aside from the famed, Breaking Bad; such as, Hell on Wheels, an awesome western without the vulgar dialog of, Dead Wood.

Two summer shows I got sucked into this year were, Those Who Kill (LMN), and The Divide (WE). The former was my favorite but has been cancelled - damn. The latter slips in liberal BS - duh- but so far not enough to turn me away. Looking forward to your recommendation.

Anonymous said...

Never made it to episode 2 of The Killing, because by the end of episode 1, The Mrs and I wanted to smash both actors in the face with a rock.



Rodger the Real King of France said...

Which is exactly how I felt Kim (unattractive characters). We just started season 3 and I hated it, but will give it a short chance

Anonymous said...

I can't recommend Wallander enough, it's a police crime procedure done by the BBC, based on a Swedish series of the same name. The Wife want dot see it originally because it had Tom Hiddleston in one of his earlier roles, but the lead is played exquisitely well by an aging Kenneth Branagh.

It does have the world's worst theme song, as well as the universe's most annoying cell phone ring tones, but the show itself is quite good.

John the Baptist

Juice said...

Watching the pilot episode and looking up all the familiar actors faces at IMDB, like I always do.

I don't get where the unattractive and hit actors in the face with rocks comments have come from. Seriously? I don't get ya'll. Hoping the rest of this series will be as good.

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