The Killing

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AMC's crime drama is based on the popular Danish series called Forbrydelsen. Season one and two follows three different subplots all linked to the single murder of Rosie Larsen. Season 3 picks up a year after the close of the Rosie Larsen case. Sarah Linden is no longer a detective, she has a boyfriend, and lives and works on Vashon Island at the ferries for minimum wage. She is happy and has stopped smoking but her son lives in Chicago with his father and she won't visit him. Ex-partner Stephen Holder has moved on and has a new partner. He's calmer and wears suits now. His diet has improved, he's dating an assistant district attorney and he's studying for the sergeant’s exam. He starts out looking for a runaway girl but discovers a grisly string of murders. His case leads to one of Linden's previous murder investigations - the one that drove her into the hospital - and, in turn, draws Linden back into the detective game.

The first three seasons of The Killing aired on AMC on Sundays at 9:00 p.m. Soon after the end of season three, it was announced that Nextflix ordered a six episode fourth season to air starting August 1, 2014.

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  • Amazing!!

    10
    One of the best shows I've ever seen. Cant believe its over. :(
  • subtitles are your friend

    5.0
    why do American always have to do remakes of popular foreign tv shows/ movies. The original Danish 3 season series is perfect.
  • The Ultimate Movie Review! -- @tss5078

    10
    The Killing is a re-creation of a hit Swedish show and has officially been killed by . Again another amazing show gets swept under the rug. Even if you have the best show in the world, when you hardly advertise it and bury it on Friday's at ten, what do you think is going to happen to it? I mentioned to half a dozen people that I was watching this show and not a single one of them had ever heard of it!? That is besides the point though, my job is review the content and what I saw was very different. The Killing actually took some time to grow on me. It is everything that's advertised, but it's a bit unusual. Rosie Larsen is a seemingly innocent seventeen year old girl, whose body is found inside the trunk of a car, belonging to the campaign of a Mayoral candidate. After the premier episode that introduces us to everyone, the following episodes are broken up into segments. One closely follow every aspect of the police investigation, which is really fascinating. It's also somewhat strange as the two detectives are both in their twenties. Linden (Mireille Enos) has a past, is extremely dedicated to he job, and seemingly has no emotion. Her partner Holder (Joel Kinnaman) is young, good looking, and may have called in some favors to get the job he has. Holder is short tempered and immature, the perfect opposite of Linden, making them a very interesting pair. The next set of segments follows the Mayoral race, we get to deeply know both candidates, their campaigns, and the people who work for them, giving us an unlimited number of suspects. The last of the regular segments, features the heartbroken family of Rosie Larsen and in detail it shows how it effects each member. The story being told is one of the best I've ever seen in a TV show. No one is what they seem, everyone is a suspect, and their are so many twists and turns that you'll be doubting yourself as much as the investigators doubt their instincts. The cast is equally as good and in fact is what makes this show unique. The characters are not the type of characters you'd expect to see in this type of show. The personalities don't quite fit the roles and it leads to some very unusual, but interesting scenes. The Killing was thoroughly enjoyable and should have been a tremendous hit, but poor rating and a network that wasn't really devoted to the show led to it's demise.moreless
  • Just binge watched Season 4...

    10
    I'm giggling like a girl at the ending - loved it! Was a brilliant season and I'm going to miss Holder and Linden so much that I think I'll just have to start the series all over again.
  • A great end to an uneven but good series

    8.0
    I loved season 1 but season 2 wasn't very good. However season 3 was really good. Season 4 was also very good. The actor, Tylor Ross who played Kyle was so good. I hope to see more of him. The ending with Linden and Holder was nice. My only complaint was the conclusion og Skinners murder. That was just wrapped up too fast and not very likely. All in all I am very happy that I watced this series.moreless
  • "I'M THE ONE WHO LEFT"

    The Killing Season 4 Review: The Short Goodbye

    Holder and Linden returned for one last case (maybe; who knows with this show) while they themselves were also the subject of an investigation.

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    Drama, Suspense

    Themes

    Thrillers, Crime