The Killing (AMC --> Netflix Series)

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  1. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden MichiGort Staff Thread Starter

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  2. EVOLVIST

    EVOLVIST Forum Resident

    So, I just finished Season 2 of The Killing a couple of nights ago. I think this show was way underrated. It might not be top-flight like Breaking Bad or The Sopranos; nonetheless, it shouldn't be as far down the list as some pan it to be.

    Astute sleuths might have tied the murder back to the
    Darren Richmond campaign
    all along, simply by keeping the story there so long. I wondered about this myself. Yet, his story was compelling enough in its own right where it didn't feel forced. It was almost like a bit of The Wire. The city, itself, was a major player. I know the kudos are late in coming, but good job!

    Oh, and the way they gave it one more twist at the end? Great stuff! Hitchcock would be proud.

    I've read that there is a little controversy tied to the last two seasons. On again, off again, the content, etc., but I'll wait to hold judgement.

    What do you guys think; are the last two seasons as strong as the first two?
     
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  3. Encuentro

    Encuentro Forum Resident

    I may be in the minority, but season 4 is the best season, in my opinion. I wasn’t a huge fan of season 3.
     
  4. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    I can't say that I rate this series very highly. There were some good performances by the leads, but as far as the stories go (from what I can remember at this point), it just didn't do it for me...
     
  5. pblmow

    pblmow Well-Known Member

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    I've seen season 4
     
  6. EVOLVIST

    EVOLVIST Forum Resident

    Dude! You recommended this series to me, out of a laundry list of shows I was thinking about watching! Ha!

    I mean, it's not mind blowing, but when a series is good enough where you want to come back for more, hey, they're doing something right. I grade it a solid B. I don't want to watch anything lower than a B-.
     
  7. Solaris

    Solaris a bullet in flight

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    I liked season 3 the best because of the minimum of red herrings, which are cast about endlessly (and frustratingly) in seasons 1 and 2 in order to keep a threadbare story alive. Season 4 started strong but soon became nonsense, and the forced happy ending for the two lead characters felt like a neatly tied bow on a pile of garbage the writers didn't bother to clean up. A tremendous missed opportunity, but at least it gave two excellent actors plum roles. Would that they get parts this good again in projects that deserve them.
     
  8. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    To be honest, I don't remember when I made that recommendation and my memory of the show as a whole has faded (which is kind of indicative of the lack of impact it had on me). I do recall that season one was quite good, but I also know that the longer it went on, the less impressive it became.

    I'm glad you're enjoying it though! The other show which is kind of similar and which I think is better is The Tunnel, again with two great leads, but that too ended with a poor season!
     
  9. FVDnz

    FVDnz Forum Resident

    I really enjoyed The Killing though I still need to finish Season 4. And speaking of Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, they're reuniting for a new Amazon TV Series. Something based on the movie Hanna, which I also haven't seen...

    Joel Kinnaman & Mireille Enos reunite for Amazon series
     
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  10. Torontotom

    Torontotom Forum Resident

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    Joel and Mireille were terrific together. I even liked Mireille's follow-up series, The Catch, produced by Shonda Rhimes but was cancelled.
     
  11. Lonson

    Lonson Don't get around much anymore

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    I liked The Killing, all four seasons, and The Catch. There's far worse TV that some get excited about.
     
  12. Barnabas Collins

    Barnabas Collins Forum Resident

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    I really enjoyed The Killing. Too bad it only lasted 4 seasons.
     
  13. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

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    I adored the first two seasons and managed to dutifully finished the last two which I didn’t like at all.
     
  14. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

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    I agree, the ending was painful to watch and didn't fit the tone of the show at all.
     
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  15. Encuentro

    Encuentro Forum Resident

    I feel like I’m the only one who loved season 4.
     
  16. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    I loved the first two seasons...the last two, not so much. I thought the ending was really
    stupid.
     

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