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The Killing (2011–2014)

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A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.


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Series cast summary:
 Sarah Linden (44 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Stephen Holder (44 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Darren Richmond (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Jack Linden (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
 Mitch Larsen (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Stan Larsen (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Gwen Eaton (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Jamie Wright (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Terry Marek (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Tom Larsen (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Denny Larsen (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Mayor Lesley Adams (19 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Regi Darnell (18 episodes, 2011-2014)


In Seattle, Det. Sarah Linden is on what is supposed to be her last day on the job. She and her son Jack are supposed to leave that evening to join her fiancé in Sonoma. Her replacement, Det. Stephen Holder, is ready to take over but they answer a call from a patrol car who have found a bloodied sweater in a field. When the missing girl, Rosie Larsen, is found in the trunk of a car at the bottom of a lake it turns out the car is registered to the campaign committee for councilman Darren Richmond, who is running for mayor. Linden delays her departure for what she hopes will be only a few days. Written by garykmcd

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3 April 2011 (USA)  »

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Linden wears a brown patterned sweater throughout the show, a nod to the famous sweaters her counterpart wore on Forbrydelsen. See more »


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Written by Richard File and Wendy Fowler
Performed by 'We Fell to Earth'
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A hidden gem
20 June 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am writing this after the first season finale, and I came to this without expecting much and what a shocking pleasant surprise it was and absolute gem of a thriller.

I rarely give a rating of 10, there would always be some part that would be missing and something goes wrong in any department, nothing ever went wrong with this.

The whole first season is one murder case, so you can expect some slow pace, and slow pace doesn't always mean a drag, and "The Killing" is the best example for that, the pace is deliberately set to slow, to let all emotions, settings to sink in, the show gives you very subtle clues and you would swear that know who killed "Rosie Larsen" and think it is your idea, which is most often first proved right then wrong :) The acting, direction, screenplay, music a absolute top notch, a lessen that other crime thrillers (CSI, Criminal Minds, Suspect Behavior et. al.) should take a note of this epic of a thriller.

If you haven't watch it yet you are missing an epic.

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