The Killing (2011–2014)
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On what is supposed to be her last day at work, detective Sarah Linden is called to the scene of a violent crime after a blood-covered woman's sweater is found in a park. There is no body ... See full summary »

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On what is supposed to be her last day at work, detective Sarah Linden is called to the scene of a violent crime after a blood-covered woman's sweater is found in a park. There is no body however. The police have also found an ATM card in the name of Stan Larsen. Sarah and her replacement, Stephen Holder, follow-up and when they learn that the Larsen's 17 year-old daughter Rosie did not spend the weekend at a friend's house and has not been seen since Friday night, they suspect the worst. While Rosie's parents Mitch and Stan try to locate her on their own, the police concentrate on searching the park where they eventually discover a car at the bottom of a small lake with the body of a young woman in the trunk. They also learn that the car is registered to the election campaign of city councilman Darren Richmond who is running for mayor. Written by garykmcd

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3 April 2011 (USA)  »

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Stage Set; All Elements in Play
15 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would have to say that this first episode fills the bill for a dramatic mini-series. We have police investigator, full of self doubt after leaving a homicide squad for a quiet life in Sonoma. As a matter of fact, her replacement is so impatient he practically pushes her out the door. There is one more case that shows up as she prepares to put her boxes in her car. A young girl has gone missing. She takes the new guy with her and decides to leave after they scoped out the potential crime scene. A bloody sweater has been found (we saw a young woman being pursued at the very beginning). We meet the parents of the girl, the friend she was supposedly with the night before (she wasn't), a school teacher, and a politician, running for mayor. We find there are some intrigues, including some womanizing in his life. Anyway, from the title of the series, it's not too hard to know what is involved here. The interaction between Holden, the ex-narc, and Linden, the female cop, is harsh at first. He is a Neanderthal, it appears, impatient and sort of stupid. The finishing events are striking and raw. It certainly convinced me to watch more.


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