The Killing

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The Killing

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Sundays ,9:00 PM EST on Netflix
Tracked 16,561 Times
4 Seasons, 44 Episodes
60 Minutes
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The Killing is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. The Killing ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victim's grieving family, and the suspects. Set in Seattle, the story also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the case. As the series unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they've moved on, their past isn't done with them.

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by scotwot

Jun 13, 2016 11:22 AM EDT

Love this show, forgot about it when it went on hiatus and now, wheeee! I have three seasons to catch up on! Love Mireille Enos.

by Isotropic

Dec 29, 2014 9:53 PM EST

The show is visually stunning with great cinematography; it somehow manages to make the perma-grey of Seattle varied and, in a way, beautiful. Unfortunately the technical brilliance is let down by almost everything else. The variation on the standard cop show had the potential to be great however the plot develops at such a slow pace as to almost be pointless and the characters seem not to develop in any meaningful way. Linden and Holder are two of the most frustrating leading characters I have ever come across, seeming to make the worst possible choices for themselves at every turn.
The Killing had a lot of promise and the potential to shake up the formulaic world of police shows but ends up falling far short of the mark. I would suggest giving the first two seasons a watch as this is where the show's alternative approach is at its best but beyond that, don't waste your time.

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