I was intrigued by AMC's new show The Killing. It is on the network that features three good shows (two very great ones) and seemed to be an interesting enough premise.
But the show was just really bad. It had a very Canadian feel in the directing and acting and the scenes just felt meaningless, even the ones that were not meaningless. Poorly done, poorly written, just a mess of a pilot.
Mireille Enos just cannot be the lead on a TV show. It is that simple. Too unappealing, too bad at acting, just an offputting presence throughout. And the other major star, Joel Kinnaman, felt like some random guy they pulled out of the local mini-mart. No way he is the best actor who auditioned for that role.
AMC, you let me down with Rubicon and it looks like you let me down with this show too.