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AMC Responds to The Killing Finale Backlash

AMC president and general manager Charlie Collier is finally speaking out about the backlash against the season finale of The Killing . The show came under heavy criticism when, after 13 episodes, viewers were left without the answer to the series' most burning question: Who killed Rosie Larsen? Collier tells Entertainment Weekly that AMC was unprepared for the response to the finale, and wishes... //

Top Moments: The Killing Is All Wet, Tom Hanks' Hips Don't Lie, Thrones Breathes Fire

Our top moments of the week: 14. The "Make 'Em Laugh" Award:   So You Think You Can Dance   guest judge   Debbie Reynolds   teaches a whole new generation what it means to be a true entertainer. Even though the Singin' in the Rain   star was stuck behind the judges' table the entire night, she keeps the contestants and viewers entertained by breaking into spontaneous song-and-dance, delivering one-liners like a pro, offering to take a few dancers home with her (such a tease!), and then pulling out an unexpected Woody Woodpecker impersonation. Ha, ha, ha, HA, ha! 13. Worst Anger Management:   Perennial party girl   Paris Hilton   is not used to getting kicked out of any club, so when her ( now ex- )boyfriend   Cy Waits   asks her to leave his party on   The World According to Paris , she doesn't exactly respect his request. First, she tries to flirt his anger away and snuggles in closer to him, but when he asks nearby security to escort her out, she loses her cool and slaps him in the face. "He can suck a d---!" she yells to her friends angrily, as they exit the club. We know Paris is all about being "hot," but for once, it would have paid for her to keep her cool. 12 . Most Ill-Timed Bathroom Break:   Cash Cab   host   Ben Bailey   has a   Christine Lahti moment   on the   Daytime Emmy Awards   when he's late to pick up his Best Game Show Host statuette. "I couldn't get a cab!" he joked, before admitting, "I was backstage urinating, and I heard my name." Now the question is: Did he wash his hands? Read More... //

The Killing Creator Compares Finale to... The Sopranos?!?

It's only natural for Veeda Sud to stand up for the season finale of The Killing . She did create the series, after all. However, the showrunner sounds out of touch with the criticism being leveled at a conclusion that did not reveal Rosie's killer, but did randomly turn Holder evil. Check out what she told The Hollywood Reporter this week. "It's a good feeling to know people are watching and talking about the show. I mean, the last time I felt this personally myself, and saw this type of reaction, was when The Sopranos ended its run. If the show can be in that company, it's a deep compliment." Read More... //

''The Killing'' Creator Veena Sud Promises We'll Find Out Who Killed Rosie Larsen in Season 2

Though the Twitter universe exploded with angry messages about the final five minutes of The Killing’s first season, creator Veena Sud is not apologizing for her choice to leave the Rosie Larsen mystery unsolved. "I am so proud of that last episode," Sud told Wetpaint at the inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards, the day after the finale. "From the very beginning we set out to tell a different type of story — the anti-cop show — and to really do... //

In Defense of 'The Killing': Why You Shouldn't Hate the Finale

After the shocking first season finale of AMC's The Killing , which failed to reveal the identity of Rosie Larsen's killer and added a few extra curveballs to the story, I expected a lot of outrage. But I didn't expect the level of pure hate that has spewed from many TV critics. In particular is Maureen Ryan's scathing review where she calls it "the worst season finale of all time." That's a bit extreme, and while I'm not about to praise The Killing 's finale as genius, I certainly want to defend it against the unnecessarily cruel and angry words Ryan and many other critics are hurling at it. //

'The Killing' Star Mireille Enos Addresses the Season Finale Backlash

It turns out  THR 's chief television critic  Tim Goodman  isn't the only one  arguing  about the startling first-season finale of AMC's The Killing , in which we find out a certain highly prominent Seattleite turns out to be Rosie Larsen's killer. At least, we  think  so -- it looks like we'll have to tune in next season to know for sure. "There has been an internet revolt!"  Mireille Enos , who plays the show's murder-sleuth heroine, told  THR  at the Critics Choice Awards today at the Beverly Hills Hotel. "Fans are either loving it or hating it." Read More... //

The Killing's Billy Campbell in the Soup

SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading now if you haven't watched last night's episode! The veteran actor has long managed to toggle between playing heroes ( The Rocketeer ) and villains (J. Lo's abusive husband in Enough ). But never before has he combined both admirable and abominable qualities in a single character more successfully than as Seattle mayoral candidate Darren Richmond on ... //

The Killing Postmortem: Showrunner Veena Sud on the Finale's Big Twists and Season 2

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the season finale of The Killing . Read at your own risk.] If you were expecting to find out who killed Rosie Larsen in Sunday's season-ending hour of The Killing , you might be feeling a little frustrated. For nearly an hour, viewers calculated gas mileage, retraced Rosie's final steps, saw Darren's lies unravel, watched the Larsen family implode... all before finding out that the murder would not be solved before the credits rolled. watched the finale in advance and on Thursday spoke to executive producer Veena Sud, formerly in charge of CBS crime procedural Cold Case and now responsible for adapting The Killing 's original Danish counterpart Forbrydelsen for AMC, about why she's keeping viewers in the dark, if we'll ever know more about Rosie, and what we can expect in Season 2...  //

Interview: 'The Killing' showrunner Veena Sud on the season finale

"The Killing"  just concluded its first season and... well... I'm not a very happy camper right now. But you can   go read my review   for all of that.   I had the chance to speak to producer   Veena Sud after I saw the finale, to discuss not only the way the episode went down, but to get her take on the season as a whole and some of the complaints people have had with it. Obviously significant spoilers for the finale and the season coming up after the jump...   First of all, at what point did you realize the season was going to end this way?  We knew from the very beginning we didn't want to do a formula cop show. In the original Danish series, as you might be aware, the investigation lasted for 20 episodes. There are pieces of that show that I think we still need to tell and to use, and are great.   Read More... //

'The Killing's' Eric Ladin: 'I was in awe' after reading the season finale

So, we couldn't get Eric Ladin to reveal anything about how "The Killing" ends its first season."Oh yeah, no worries. We can just end this thing now -- might as well, right?" Ladin jokes. "No need to wait for Sunday."When Zap2it talked with Ladin on Friday (June 17), however, he would at least tell us what his thoughts were when he read the script for Sunday's season finale, in which we will (presumably) learn the identity of Rosie Larsen's murderer. "I read it, I called three cast members, I read it again, and then I literally -- I was in awe. I was in shock," he says. "My wife said, 'Well, tell me about it.' And I said, 'Nah -- I'm not sure you're going to want to know. ... It was great. It totally took me by surprise. I did not think it was going to be what it was."The end of last week's... //