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Thank the heavens that there aren't as many serial killers on the loose in real life as there are on television, otherwise we'd all be dead. The latest television show to embark on the hunt for a sick and twisted murderer is A&E's Those Who Kill, an American adaptation of the Danish series Den som dræber. It stars Chloe Sevigny as a hard-nosed female FBI agent (so very Carrie Mathison) and James D'Arcy as a criminal psychologist who helps her out. Yep, another girl/guy duo chasing a bad dude who does awful things to people. Here's the trailer!

This might have been exciting five years ago before the schedule was saturated with this kind of stuff, because all I see are the same old cliches, right down to getting trapped inside a box at the very end. As far as tone, Those Who Kill looks closer to the action-oriented gore-glorifying style of The Following rather than the slow, psychological burn of The Killing. And that soundtrack, which sounds like a cat walking across a keyboard while a Dubstep preset is queued up on Garage Band, tells me it favors style over substance. I guess what I'm saying is, "Nice try, trailer, but no thanks!"


Those Who Kill debuts March 3 on A&E.


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AIRED ON 5/18/2014

Season 1 : Episode 10

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I'm digging this in a wierd way, at first I wasn't even sure if it was set in present day, something seemed oddly retro about it. I must be odd because I liked the music (although I see where the reviewer is coming from) it was almost some unsettling sound like being trapped in some dark euro synth disco house with two much smoke machine and not enough exits.

Sure, seen a lot of it before, hard boiled cop chick, supersensitive profiler professor who's practically in tears empathising with victim or killer but I think they indicated that there is a lot more under the surface. (although I still don't buy that "don't show emotion" and the killer will just go away thing, it's the opposite of Silence of the Lambs advice where you must have a name and talk about being missed by family and the killer empathises and finds it harder to see you as a victim. I guess it depends which killer has you in their dungeon)

Sure victims in boxes isn't new but at the start this guy had a custom box for sealing off the air and clear panels to observe his victims submission and panels for "touching" all details that equals super creepy to me, he was also DNA savvy given his disposable overall ensemble. Loved that the professor/profiler kept her in the box just a little longer than he should of to get a "feel" for the killer.

Liked Sevigny's ready to go pants and leather jacket look in her relaxation time, that and the collection of serial killer homes pictures, you knew there was a story there before the final reveal at the police station, she has an unrelaxed and unsettled look and that photo at the end seems to suggest she has some motivation from some dark history.

In any case, loved her independent movie stuff which is now probably a dead industry so I'm glad I can see how this goes, could swing either way, but I'd currently favour it going more toward the positive especially since they adapting a previous european show I haven't seen for better or worse instead of re-inventing the wheel, would prefer to look up the original with subs but instead of chasing it down I'll watch this and hope they do it justice or keep us interested.

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Awesome! This is right up my alley! Love me some serial killer, murder mystery, creepy bad guy, woman in a box, dead body show!!!!!

Bring it on!
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Intrigued ,loved this.
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:D
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WHY ARE THEY USING MASS EFFECT 3 music???!?!
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I LOVE THAT!!!
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How is being trapped in a box at the end cliche? I for one, have never seen any movie or tv show that has used that as a plot point. Although this does have a bleak atmosphere that's similar to other shows that are already out there, the case itself looks unique enough that it'll be a show worth watching. I'm glad that there's finally a crime show with a troubled, somewhat antisocial but extremely competent female lead.
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Off the top of my head: Bones, Las Vegas, Monk. This trailer was full of cliches.
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Not a single thing about this makes me want to even check it out. Also: cat walking across a keyboard, heh.
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I've seen the original Danish series (just saw the last episode/film last week) and as so often, the US remake of these series is indeed more action and gore glorifying. The original series, although not the best Denmark has to offer us, is far more subtle.
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Never been a fan of Sevigny's so called acting, but the bigger problem I have with all this is - let's give the audience an even more gross, even more ugly crime and pretend we are investigating it. It doesn't matter if there's any actually story to be told, let's just keep folk grossed out and they will always come back for more...
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it has Chloe Sevigny in it, so please, it must be good! let it be good!
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Tim Surette: the all-mighty God of know-it-all.
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Mmmm James D'Arcy; and Cloe Sevigny, i'm in!!
Also i'm I the only one reminded of Wire in the blood?!
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Yes, I liked that BBC series, it is much alike the original Danish series.
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Well, it doesn't look nearly as good as Hannibal, but the pacing looks like it'll be much better than The Killing, and overall WAY better that The Following. Looks pretty good and Chloe Sevigny looks about as on point in this as she did in Hit and Miss.
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I liked the Killing (only saw American version) but the endings got too ridiculous, it was too much who shot Mr Burns and the following is good for a laugh. Although this borrows from Hannibal and other serial killer hunting shows and its early days, I think it has a place above the usual crime procedural stuff.
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I will try it out...
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Ohhhhh!!!! This looks good.
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