The Killing (2011– )

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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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 Sarah Linden (44 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Stephen Holder (44 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Darren Richmond (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Jack Linden (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Mitch Larsen (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Stan Larsen (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Gwen Eaton (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Jamie Wright (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Terry Marek (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Tom Larsen (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Denny Larsen (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Mayor Lesley Adams (19 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Regi Darnell (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
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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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The Danish title of the original series, "Forbrydelsen", actually translates to "The Crime" - not "The Killing" as it was called in the UK. See more »

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Give it a Chance!!!
14 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not someone who typically watches a lot of the new crime investigation shows, most of them are very similar and repetitious however The Killing was really able to catch and keep my attention from the very beginning. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact this show doesn't jam one case into a 1 hour episode with little to no character development. The Killing focuses on one complex murder case per season with many surprising twists and turns that will have you continuously asking who did it?

Joel Kinnaman plays a very likable, colorful detective who is somewhat new to his life of sobriety. Due to his past drug use he has a very keen eye to what goes on in the streets which has allowed him to become very good good at his job and a very useful player on the Seattle police department, he also has some of the funniest one liners that he deliver without coming of corny. Mireille Enos is his partner who also at times is haunted by her past and when initially watching this show her amazing acting really stood out, she was a great pick and fits the role perfectly.

The 1st season was a breath of fresh air in the crime drama genre, the second season was tasked with a sub par storyline, but season 3 I must say has had the best start of the whole series that has me counting down the days till the next show. I highly recommend The Killing and after almost being canceled I hope this show finally gets the views it deserves!


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