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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Who Killed Rosie Larsen? See more »


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Official Sites:

AMC [United States]

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dochodzenie See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

There's a certain piece of music that appears on every episode on the final scene. This music is a newer, a bit different, version of a piece of music from the original Danish Forbrydelsen (2007) series (that was also scored by the same composer, Frans Bak). Unlike the American The Killing (2011), there was a soundtrack release for the Danish series, and on the soundtrack the music is track 10, entitled "Waiting". See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.60 (2011) 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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Much better than most TV series

This is the Americanized version of a Danish series. I use the word Americanized as that aspect probably goes some way to explaining some of the negative reviews on here that encourage people to watch the Original Danish version. I watched one episode of the Danish version but decided I didn't want to have to READ every (subtitled) episode and so moved on to the Americanized version.

And I'm glad I did.

I enjoyed the slow pace at which the story unfolds and the fact that I couldn't tell who the 'guilty' person was by how many minutes were left in an episode.

The characters feel to be believable and are well portrayed.

It's best not to know too much about the story (or stories) before watching as it is the flow of it's telling that determines how much you will enjoy this series. You'll know after two episodes if you want to carry on.

Watch, enjoy, and let others know of it.


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