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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Series cast summary:
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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 (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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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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 Jack Linden (24 episodes, 2011-2013)
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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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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 series has gained notoriety for being canceled on two occasions only for the show to be revived. The show was initially canceled by AMC in 2012 after its second season but was renewed later in the year due to a strong pitch from creator Veena Sud. After its third season in 2013 the series was canceled yet again by AMC and was nonetheless later revived by Netflix who ordered a fourth and final season. See more »

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I was quite hesitant about watching a US production of The Killing after reading negative reviews comparing it to the Danish original, but in the end opted to do so and am very glad I did. What an excellent production! I love the understated mood that somehow manages to amp up the tension so much better than a lot of the hysterical, overacted BS one CAN get with some American crime-themed shows. This one is a standout.

The acting is excellent: the case bring their characters to life subtly but forcefully. And -- hallelujah! -- the people are real, they LOOK real, and they are credibly flawed, and not the laughable, plastic and pretty TV stereotypes we are usually subjected to. Think Bones (for example) ... and if the thought makes you want to vomit, you will love The Killing. If you are a Bones et al fan, go watch The Killing for a lesson on how it should be done.

There is more and more good stuff coming out of the USA ... good news for those of us craving quality entertainment.


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