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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Featured in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2011) See more »

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AMC can do no wrong
5 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had to watch this twice, the two hour premiere that is. I think what struck me most was the calm and slow storytelling. When TV is drowning in unrealistic CSI's et al (where investigators cook up fingerprints to techno music in dimly lit rooms), every time we pass a CSI on channel surfing my husband always says 'don't they ever turn on the freakin lights in that office?' and we both laugh.

This is police work as it really is, plodding, unexciting, procedural, a lot of driving, mixed with a bit of clever intuition, slammin good.

Every character is a suspect, the story can go anywhere, so promising.

If anyone was worried about the state of the serialized TV drama going too far down the f-word/porn route, all arguments that only subscription HBO or Showtime dramas were good bc they used nudity or cursing bc 'that's how real life is'...this is yet another AMC show that shuts them all up. Don't get me wrong, I love my Trueblood and huge fan of Sopranos et al, but this show isn't a 'guilty pleasure', its just a pleasure.


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