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The Killing 

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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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Veena Sud
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Mireille Enos ...  Sarah Linden 44 episodes, 2011-2014
Joel Kinnaman ...  Stephen Holder 44 episodes, 2011-2014
Billy Campbell ...  Darren Richmond 27 episodes, 2011-2014
Liam James ...  Jack Linden 27 episodes, 2011-2014
Michelle Forbes ...  Mitch Larsen 26 episodes, 2011-2012
Brent Sexton ...  Stan Larsen 26 episodes, 2011-2012
Kristin Lehman ...  Gwen Eaton 26 episodes, 2011-2012
Eric Ladin ...  Jamie Wright 26 episodes, 2011-2012
Jamie Anne Allman ...  Terry Marek 26 episodes, 2011-2012
Evan Bird ...  Tom Larsen 22 episodes, 2011-2012
Seth Isaac Johnson ...  Denny Larsen 22 episodes, 2011-2012
Tom Butler ...  Mayor Lesley Adams 19 episodes, 2011-2012
Annie Corley ...  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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17 And Counting See more »


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In The Killing: The Jungle (2013), Holder's girlfriend (Jewel Staite) comments on his tattoo "Serenity" saying that it's a stripper's name. She later says to keep the tattoo because, "It's hot." Jewel Staite played Kaylee Frye on the show Firefly (2002) and later in the movie Serenity (2005), where she was the engineer on the ship named Serenity. See more »

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Referenced in Life Is Strange (2015) See more »

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Main Title Theme
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Written by Richard File and Wendy Fowler
Performed by We Fell To Earth
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Excellent fare from the US
15 June 2012 | by Hoods77See all my reviews

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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3 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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