The Killing Recap: Pick Up the Phone!

The Killing might very well be the most original show on television. It certainly reinvents the rules of narrative. It does stuff that other shows would never dare, like revealing exactly who the killer was at the beginning of the season in such a blunt, sloppy, backed into way that viewers didn’t believe it for a second. Last week’s comments were filled with people guessing that one of the two prison guards or maybe somehow Skinner or even Carl was the killer. Any of those twists would’ve been ridiculous but at least we could’ve had fun watching them try to wedge what we already knew about the character into the crevices of the crime. I’m not sure if it’s more or less disappointing to have Joe Mills be actually guilty instead of just another red herring. But in either scenario, the entertainment value is still zero.



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