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“After much deliberation, we’ve come to the difficult decision not to renew ‘The Killing’ for a third season,” reads an AMC statement from July 27, 2012. “AMC is incredibly proud of the show and is fortunate to have worked with such a talented team on this project, from showrunner Veena Sud and our terrific partners at Fox Television Studios to the talented, dedicated crew and exceptional cast.”

Fox Television Studios said at the time it was seeking another home for the show, but AMC ended up ordering a third season of the show without Michelle Forbes or Billy Campbell.

And now AMC has killed "The Killing" again.

"We have made the difficult decision not to move forward with a fourth season of The Killing," read a Tuesday statement from AMC. "We want to thank our great partners at Fox Television Studios, creator Veena Sud, an extraordinary cast and the dedicated fans who watched."

"Fox Television Studios is extremely proud of all three seasons of The Killing," read a Tuesday statement from Fox. We’re especially gratified to have orchestrated a unique deal with AMC for season three that included a bold partnership with Netflix. While we would have loved to produce a fourth season for AMC, FTVS is immensely grateful to everyone involved with this moving series: our brilliant cast, led by Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman and season three's Peter Sarsgaard, our stellar executive producer, Veena Sud, a remarkable writing and producing team, and a tireless, dedicated crew. Most of all, FTVS thanks the terrific fans of The Killing, who communicated their appreciation for the show throughout its run."


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  • July 27, 2012, 2:31 p.m. CST

    So I guess I don't need to buy season 2.

    by jimmy rabbitte

  • July 27, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST


    by martinprince

    oh wait I dont give a shit

  • July 27, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    AMC : "We can fuck up a cup of coffee"

    by magnetoelectric

    Story Matters Here! Stories like Mob Week , Comic Book Men and Small Town Security Seriously. How many Emmy noms does a show have to get to stay safe? Was 6 TOO many?

  • July 27, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST


    by Jared Parker

    hated this fucking show

  • July 27, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Wasn't expecting a 3rd season

    by Brian Cullen

    I don't think anyone working on the show was either. It had a great series finale.

  • July 27, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Seriously AMC please stop plugging Small Town Security

    by heyoucantlaughatthat

    Who is the target audience for that crap? Certainly not the audience of Breaking Bad, which is it's lead-in.

  • July 27, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Didn't watch a single episode of season 2

    by Carolinamaestro

    After being a faithful viewer of the first season, I felt violated after they teased us on the season finale. I figure they've gotten what they deserve.

  • July 27, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST

    gave up on it after the implied terrorist

    by saintsaucey

    Involvement. And that was after falling asleep during the pilot several times. So boring.

  • July 27, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST

    I still haven't watched the last four episodes.

    by Royston Lodge

    The only thing keeping me going for season 2 was finding out the identity of the killer. Since I have it on my hard drive, it can wait. I still expect the killer to be Leland Palmer.

  • July 27, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Also RIP The Killing

    by heyoucantlaughatthat

    Couldn't get enough of the first season. Drifted in and out of the second season, but it was a slow-burn show from the beginning. The finale was very well done. Looking forward to seeing great things from Joel Kinneman and Mireille Enos in the future.

  • July 27, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    Next year

    by calrabjohns

    AMC is going to have to change their tagline when Breaking Bad is done. AMC: "Story mattered here." That's the positive spin. Here's reality. AMC: "Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!" Which leads into their new show: Pig Wranglers.

  • July 27, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    I didn't even realize the second season had aired

    by Bass Ackwards

    That flew completely under the radar for me.

  • July 27, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    haven't watched season 2 but the first season was amazing.

    by crashbarbarian

    Absolutely great casting for the two cops!

  • July 27, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST


    by Count Screwface

    What about the Swedish version? Are they still going on? I'll just watch those I guess.

  • July 27, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    not sad to see it go, but still...

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    its a show i invested in. sure the mystery is wrapped up, but i believe this will begin the downfall of AMC... after BB goes away, get ready for nothin but reality tv

  • July 27, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Never watched an episode of Season 2. Can't say I'm surprised.

    by V'Shael

    I have no tolerance for when a network fucks an audience as badly as they did with their first season.

  • July 27, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    They solved Rosie's murder, no need to move forward

    by atlatl

  • July 27, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST


    by gotilk

    Your comment literally made me lol. Now we do know how many Emmy nominations it takes to get to the center of a cancellation. A-one, a-two, a-thlee, a-four, a-five....CRUNCH! That's what I pictured. An owl in a tree. Although I do watch Comic Book Men. Well, at least those guys were somewhat visible, one of them actually made a movie. But thos other reality shows they air? Crap. You know why they made small town security instead of small town sheriff? Because most small town sheriffs would just quietly kill and bury any big city person with a camera asking questions and filming cops. (well, sir, it was dark, he pointed an object at me and the other guy took a *karate stance* and I felt my life was in danger ..LOL) Trust me, I knew one of those guys personally. Biggest pot dealer in town, very corrupt. Protected the local white supremacists from prosecution or arrest. I'm sure there are good ones too. But that show's concept always makes me laugh because of the title. Always seemed like a second choice to me. The Killing wasn't great, in my opinion. But it wasn't reality TV. It was a quality show compared to your average procedural. It felt like a small independent foreign film every week, especially during season one. I'm sad to see it go.

  • July 27, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST


    by syn_flood

    It was a perfect ending to an excellent series. All the idiots who bailed after season 1 don't know what they're missing.

  • July 27, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    The show needed...

    by JudeNWM

    More Tatum

  • July 27, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    AMC probably would have cancelled the show after Season 1...

    by Titus05

    if they had solved the murder of Rosie Larsen in the finale...only reason it got another season was because of the viewer backlash...imagine if they had cancelled it before the killer was revealed? the 2 stars have branched out to they wouldn't have the time to do another season anyway...the dude is the star of the new Robocop movie and the chick is in World War Z with Brad Pitt and that Gangster Squad movie which got pushed back to 2013

  • July 27, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Wonder if Vince Gilligan's got any other ideas....?

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    After his work on The X Files (some of the best stand alone episodes) and Breaking Bad (can't wait to see how he ends the saga), I'll follow that guy anywhere.

  • July 27, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Sherman Hemsley

    by attackpatterndelta

    Not knocking your obit for a tv show you might've liked, but could someone ... ANYONE on the writing staff here say a few kind words about a good man that had a long successful career in Hollywood. He was an actual living human being, he was on several hit shows with higher ratings than many of the popular shows on today. No scandals, just a man that made a lot of people laugh while helping to open doors for others like him to gain success like The Cosby Show, which really benefited (in my opinion) from The Jeffersons success. The Jefferson's was a highly rated show for most of it's run, which meant that people of ALL backgrounds were watching it.

  • July 27, 2012, 3:41 p.m. CST

    If someone would option my novel, I'd have a gig for Mirielle

    by tangcameo

    The novel I'm working on has a young single red-headed mom in it. For a while I could only picture a young Valerie Mahaffey or a pre-facelift Molly Ringwald (would have been so meta to have MR in it) in the role but since The Killing I've been writing the character with Enos in mind.

  • July 27, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Season 2 was much better - but too little too late

    by FrodoFraggins

  • There's something really off about that old lady.

  • July 27, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Joel Kinneman and Mireille Enos as Mulder & Scully in X-Files reboot.

    by Raptor Jesus

    Oh my God would that rock.

  • July 27, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    this show was a mediocre CSI plot stretched to 26 hours long.

    by threetoesoffury

    Seriously. The first season was pretty much "each episode, one major character is identified as the killer and then discounted". The second season is pretty much "main lady copy is worlds SHITTIEST mom, zero progress in investigating case for first 8 episodes, final handful of episodes tie things up with a ridiculously obvious piece of evidence at the crime scene...might as well have been the dudes wallet". every single second of that show felt like "meh".

  • July 27, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    I liked both seasons.

    by Nice Marmot

    But am still glad they ended it.

  • July 27, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Don't care, and that says it all

    by Wcwlkr

    I was on board for Season 1 irritated through out Season 2 & disgusted with the series finale. So I truly Don't Care.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    I can't believe they cancelled a show I never watched

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    Honestly, with all the shit on tv I'm surprised they ever cancel anything. NBC will probably pick this up and keep it going for eight more seasons.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:21 p.m. CST

    For those who quit after season 1:

    by Executor

    Season 2 wrapped everything up and there really was no need for a season 3 (in terms of the original murder. they would've had to come up with a new case.) I never got the outrage over the S1 finale. Maybe it was a mistake ending S1 on a beat that made Holder out to be a bad guy, but quickly in the S2 premiere they revealed that he figured out he was being taken for ride by his mentor. Maybe they should have stretched the finale out a half hour and given us that last beat...that Holder realizes the higher ups are covering something up. Either way, it was a good but not great show -- but still better that most shows out there. (Even though the level of conspiracy behind covering up the murder never really matched up with who the killer was.)

  • So I did (great fun) and I also stopped watching this show. My life went on just fine and now this show is in the crapper. Everybody wins!

  • But she did. So that was that.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Holy Shit! They actually cancelled it.

    by Kyle DeMattio

  • July 27, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST

    They're actually working on the 3rd season of the Danish series...

    by obijuanmartinez

  • July 27, 2012, 4:34 p.m. CST

    small town security

    by Rinse

    "reality" shows that just follow random subjects around always make me wonder who these people are, and what qualifies them to be on my television. small town security is no exception. i watched, i think, about 30 seconds of it -- just long enough to notice what i'm watching and immediately changed the channel ...only to find more shows just like it on other channels. zzz.

  • Lame.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:44 p.m. CST

    I'm okay with this

    by JIm Tshirt

    Despite falling into some typical TV show trappings, The Killing still managed to be a cut above most other mystery shows. (About 100 cuts above LOST!) Its 26 episode run was actually enough to tell the stories the show needed to tell; closure and all. Continuing on after the second season always seemed wrong to me.

  • July 27, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Americans just keep proving they want terrible television...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Reality TV is king anything that actually has a plot or takes time to come together... NO THANKS! Fuck you America grow some brains. More and more decent shows are going away because people insist on watching shit like Small Town Security or Tosh.0

  • Not every show is Firefly or Buffy. Sometimes, you're Cop Rock. Get over yourself.

  • July 27, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST

    This was series was a shame...

    by WeylandYutani

    I was excited to hear that this series was to be adapted because I am a big fan of police procedural/mysteries. But it was clear after the first couple of episodes that this was not well made. My feeling is that it should have been a hybrid of Twin Peaks and Prime Suspect. Instead, we got poor plotting and pacing and uninteresting characters. This should have been a far better series than what AMC went to air with.

  • July 27, 2012, 5:19 p.m. CST

    stop remaking other countries shows

    by walt

    in the age of the net, everyone has already seen the original come up with your own shit

  • July 27, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    too slow moving

    by Chain

    do you really want to watch another 2 seasons to solve the next murder? and it rained every freaking day. the sun never shines in Seattle?

  • July 27, 2012, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Veena Sud and the network pissed off the viewers

    by FrodoFraggins

    Hopefully they both mark it as lesson learned.

  • July 27, 2012, 5:44 p.m. CST

    I agree about Sherman Hemsley

    by Carolinamaestro

    attackpatterndelta is right. Sherman Hemsley deserves a proper obit on this site. He was a great man and his contribution to television was enormous.

  • July 27, 2012, 5:44 p.m. CST

    A shame...I wanted more Holder.

    by Saracen1

    I was done with Linden. But Joel Kinneman was fantastic.

  • July 27, 2012, 5:46 p.m. CST

    RIP Rosie

    by Fico

  • July 27, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Ended STRONG, despite what anyone says

    by altoandando

  • July 27, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Of course

    by severianx1

    It makes perfect sense. The mystery was solved, the story ended, why would there be a third season? This is exactly why I never understood the outrage over the plot twist at the end of the first season. You all knew the show had been renewed for a second season, WTF did you expect? That the show should drag on even after the mystery was solved and the story effectively ended? That would be ridiculous. Personally, I was the exact opposite of most. I was actually pissed off that the show had been renewed even though everything appeared to be all wrapped up. As far as I was concerned it was the end of the story, and a second season was completely pointless. But then came that delicious plot twist and I was ecstatic, because then there was a legitimate reason for a second season, and I really did think it was a great plot twist. I thought all the outrage over the plot twist was completely ridiculous, and not once did I ever see any logical justification for why the show should have continued for another season if there had been no such twist, and the murder had been solved. In my opinion, this is exactly how serial dramas such as this should work. You tell your story, you end it, then you bow out gracefully and go start another show or something.

  • July 27, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    But then there's this

    by severianx1

    "Fox Television Studios says it is seeking another home for the show, which centered on the investigation of a teen girl’s murder." Why, Fox, why? Right there in that sentence it says "which centered on". That is past tense. The investigation is over. The murder has been solved. THE STORY HAS ENDED! The show does not need another home, it's OVER.

  • July 27, 2012, 6:05 p.m. CST

    And furthermore

    by severianx1

    Fox is seeking another home for a show whose storyline has ended, but they let The Sarah Connor Chronicles die after ending it on the mother of all cliffhangers? Fuck you, Fox.

  • July 27, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Ay yo Linden...

    by mr.underwater

    ...will never be heard again

  • July 27, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST

    -So,... about the 2nd season. -

    by Jonathan

    Was it worth watching or should I just read the wiki? I was a faithful watcher of the first season and stuck with it all the way to the end (while others were jumping ship). I got to the end and... it was one of the worst endings I had ever seen. It may have been worse than BSG, I'm not sure. I'll have to rewatch that. Watch or wiki the second season? >_<

  • July 27, 2012, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I never got the outrage over the first season either

    by Novaman5000

    Where did they say they would solve the mystery by the first season finale?

  • July 27, 2012, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Liked the show, like this decision

    by chromedome

    There are stories that should be told, finished, and then move on to something else. The standard approach to every show seems to be "milk as many seasons as possible out of it" so they dilute the story to extend it, and then when they finally "finish" the main arc, they have to fabricate something else for the characters to do. This show had enormous potential, a good chunk of which was squandered with the decision to totally mess up the end of season 1. I liked the mood, tone, feel of the show, and the cast was superb. They were let down by showrunner/writer decisions, lost a fair amount of their audience after the betrayal in S1. S2 was actually pretty decent, but both seasons suffered from the choice to do two seasons in the first place. A tight, tense, well-paced single season of this show was all that was needed. No point at all to a season 3, so a wise choice.

  • July 27, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST

    The killing will not be killed

    by Joel Gonzalez

    This was a great show in my book, yes it might have teased us along the way with cliff hangers, but just look at the settings and terrific acting from the main cast. I've never had any ambitions of visiting of Seattle but now I do after watching this show. Please AMC, get a grip. Someone buy this show, Hulu, Crack, netflix, whatever just let the fans enjoy a proper series finale

  • July 27, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    The I Don't Caring.

    by kells

  • July 27, 2012, 10:37 p.m. CST

    This show was terrible.

    by Andrew

    I watched the first season, but I tuned out when they said they didn't plan out the mystery. That's just awful writing. Before that though, the show was too slow paced, and the characters weren't really interesting. I'm not sad to see it go.

  • July 27, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Sky TV are screening Forbrydelsen on their SoHo channel here in NZ

    by jazzdownunder

    So we get to see the original as well as having just seen the American remake recently. I have to say, I found the remake tedious and eye-rolling. It couldn't seem to make up it's mind whether it was a moderately, thoughtfully paced investigative drama, or needed to keep the action going by coming up with lame excuses for characters to suddenly NEED TO DO SOMETHING, RIGHT NOW. As a result we seemed to get characters acting oddly out of character or unbelievably w.r.t their supposed role in the story or seemingly invented, spurious unforeshadowed/suddenly revealed motivations simply for the sake of increasing the drama. The result - credibility short-fall. Basically: 24 Hours-lite. Without Bauer. After seeing Season 1 I frankly couldn't understand how they ever thought a Season 2 was worth the effort. It will be interesting to see how Forbrydelsen compares - I strongly suspect that the moderate, thoughtful pacing will prevail (being more comfortable for European audiences I suspect) and that the credibility will be thus far higher even if the action/drama content per minute is consequently lower.

  • July 27, 2012, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Mireille Enos

    by PinkBoxDestroyer

    I really hope she gets more work after this. She was great.

  • July 27, 2012, 10:48 p.m. CST

    The season 1 final episode killed this show.

    by tailhook

    Why, some of you ask? Because it was at that very turning point that it was clear to pretty much anyone but the dumbest viewer that they were simply going to drag it out for as long as they could tossing red herrings left and right to mark time and ultimately culminating in a cliffhanger that seemed to make sense, as long as you didn't think too hard about it. As such, only suckers, marks, and the local village idiot stuck with the show after that. Haven't seen a single episode since, any self-respecting viewer hasn't.

  • July 27, 2012, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Oh, and the decision to kill the show was real fucking simple...

    by tailhook

    as nobody was watching it.

  • July 27, 2012, 11:34 p.m. CST


    by Karimkai

    With the killing behind him, he can get ready to play Alex Murphy in next Years reimagination of Robocop without any distraction

  • July 27, 2012, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Good riddance.

    by Badger23

  • July 27, 2012, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Dear "Season 1" people - the original was one 20-episode arc

    by topaz4206

    The full storyline was ALWAYS 20 episodes. Even though this show didn't follow the original exactly, it did use it as a blueprint, so no one who saw the original was surprised that they didn't wrap this up in 10 episodes. P.S. the original was 100x better than this remake

  • July 27, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST


    by ghoulstock

    I've said this before, but I was always a bit bitter that this got picked up for a second season and Rubicon got cancelled. And then to add insult to injury (to those who liked Rubicon, that is) AMC has no plans to release the first season on DVD, which just seems really weird and kind of spiteful.

  • July 28, 2012, midnight CST

    At least it got an ending

    by Truxton Spangler

    I watched every episode and wanted it to be good, but in the end, it was--nice premise, mostly mediocre execution. The first season started off well enough, but in the end, the pacing suffered, and there were too many red herrings. And for those unawares, the pre-air publicity *did* strongly imply that Rosie murder would be wrapped in in one season, or perhaps a couple episodes into the second season before a new case was introduced, which is why, combined with herring fatigue, the shit hit the fan after the S1 finale for most of the audience, as well as the critics, who are paid to notice such things as when showrunners don't fulfill their promises. The second season recovered nicely, and made the characters a little more interesting, with less emphasis on the murder. The wrap up was decent, or at least didn't serve to piss anyone off. Ultimately, the leads did a good job with what they were given. The pacing and plotting wasn't their fault, but the writers'. Up until the last few episodes, they were the world's lamest cops, trying to solve a murder that most had lost interest in. There could have been more stories with Linden and Holder, but general apathy probably killed that idea, and more seasons.

  • Those don't exist! No one ever does that!

  • July 28, 2012, 12:30 a.m. CST

    I loved Rubicon too

    by dukeroberts

    I hated to see that go bye bye.

  • But that can't be! >_<

  • July 28, 2012, 1:37 a.m. CST


    by Hercules

    You're precisely right. I'm super-extra-racist, I swear to Christ. Kindly tell that to all the talkbackers who insist I have my tongue up Obama's ass.

  • July 28, 2012, 1:50 a.m. CST

    I am done with negativity

    by John Zick

    I really love this website, however I am getting really close to leaving this website for good. I used to come here every day to see what TV show, movie or comic book is the one that each one of us entertainment connoisseurs should check out. We used to hear each one of our opinions on how a show was really good or maybe how it could be better. Now what I see is negative, negative, negative on each and every entertainment media. This show sucks, that movie sucks; why are we seeing a thread on a movie shooting, etc. The Killing was a pretty damn good TV show. It had flaws, but of course all drama shows (hell all shows) have their flaws. I CAN tell you that it beats the shit out of each and every one of those dumb ass reality shows we are forced to watch every day. We better watch out because there may come a time when these cheaply produced crappity, crap reality shows are all we see on the airwaves. I am all for freedom of speech, and you know what, it is up to each and every one of us to make our voice heard, but I am done with us always knocking shows which are not that bad and actually make us think.

  • July 28, 2012, 5:27 a.m. CST


    by Balkin Flabgurter

    i dont think your a pretentious racist douche. and i have also never seen the killing so what the fuck am i doing here.

  • July 28, 2012, 5:38 a.m. CST

    @jazzdownunder: Agree w/ you - The Danish orig. series = MUCH better

    by obijuanmartinez

  • July 28, 2012, 8:28 a.m. CST

    'The Killing' is what stupid people think smart TV looks like

    by Laserhead

    Moody cinematography and hysterionics instead of characterization. A 'plot' that was nothing but empty surface movement. The ONLY reason the pilot was good was that it was a line-by-line remake of the Danish pilot. Maybe the problem was that if you're trying to make an emotionally intelligent, adult television show, you probably shouldn't get someone whose other credits are MTVs 'The Real World' and 'Cold Case' to design and run it.

  • that woman is the dumbest cop ever on tv. completely clueless.

  • July 28, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST


    by Chadley BeBay

    T'was a very good show. Not the best, but better than 95% of whats on the boob tube. But you guys are too busy hating on women to see it, perhaps?

  • July 28, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST 'Small Town Security' is a reality show?

    by Tim

    They've been marketing it like a Reno 911 knockoff

  • July 28, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Killing seeking a new home

    by Killdozers Evil Twin Brother

    So, are we supposed to be reading that as "Netflix?" When does Arrested Development start, and Lillyhammer END??

  • July 28, 2012, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Chadley Bebay

    by dagwood

    Can't speak for others, but the female components (esp the lead) and the bereaved Mom was the best part. Fantastic. My problem was them stringing us along like dicks.

  • Its clear to me that if the cast of The Killing had more minorities in it, then it would have drawn a larger audience and it would still be on the air.

  • July 28, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST


    by Jarrete Barnett

    There's nothing wrong with having your tongue up Obama's ass, if you're into that sort of thing. Don't let anyone tell you any differently, you hear?

  • Visually, I couldn't believe how daring s2 was. Story drooped a LITTLE, but hey, this wasn't ever TWIN PEAKS unless you're just looking at the surface. I'll miss this show.

  • I kind of liked The Killing but even I think the show had to die. I'm still tempted to watch Forbydelsen if I can find it, but please tell me its worth watching compared to The Killing.

  • July 28, 2012, 8:40 p.m. CST

    small town security is worth it for the end of the first episode

    by FrodoFraggins

  • July 28, 2012, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Much success to Joel Kinnaman!!

    by dryjism

    the only reason to watch this horrid show, as if Drexl Spivey became a cop, He was terrific!

  • July 29, 2012, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Never got to the end of season 1

    by HoichiTheEarless

    Different strokes for different folks I guess. Some may say the show got better in season 2 but I doubt our takes on the first 9 or so episodes are in sync. I thought the only good thing about the series was the way it handled the grief of the parents early on... very well done, written and acted. But once the parents started seeking vengeance, that strength was gone. I couldn't get beyond the Bennet Ahmed saga. Sorry but spending 5-6 episodes milking an obvious red herring to death was just too damn exasperating.

  • July 29, 2012, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Loved this show

    by elecam

    that being said, they finished the investigation perfectly, so I don't mind seeing it come to an end. The finale was excellent.

  • July 29, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST

    The Killing

    by MegaBeth

    I watched the first three or four episodes of Season One. It was a boring premise, with a boring cast, in a boring city. It was boring television for boring people. I'm glad it's gone.

  • July 30, 2012, 11:24 a.m. CST

    WATCH Forbrydelsen

    by Rockets Redglare

    The first season (which would be seasons 1 & 2 of The Killing) ended very differently and was a much better ending. The second season of Forbrydelsen is out and is self contained 10 episodes which wraps up nicely. Forbrydelsen is of the quality (or close) to Breaking Bad/The Wire. The Killing US Version, not so much.

  • July 30, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Twin Peaks had the same fate.


    Except that Twin Peaks was good.