The Trek BBS

The Trek BBS (http://www.trekbbs.com/index.php)
-   TV & Media (http://www.trekbbs.com/forumdisplay.php?f=28)
-   -   'The Killing' cancelled by AMC (http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=184850)

Dream August 12 2012 01:47 AM

'The Killing' cancelled by AMC
 
http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/07/27/killing-canceled/

Quote:

AMC has cancelled The Killing after two seasons, but the rainy murder mystery could live on at another network.

The Killing has been one of AMC’s few missteps in an otherwise remarkable plunge into scripted television during the last several years. The show premiered last year to 2.7 million viewers and plenty of fan and critic excitement. But in a move that will likely be used as a real-time lesson in serialized series management for years to come, AMC and Sud managed to infuriate fans by declining to solve a mystery that viewers felt they had been led to believe would be cleared up by the end of the first season.
Oh well.

MadOnion August 12 2012 02:05 AM

Re: 'The Killing' cancelled by AMC
 
They put off a lot of people by jerking us around on the resolution. First it was supposed to be at the end of season one, then they said it would be at the beginning of season two, then they dragged it out all the way through season two. I stuck with it because I wanted to know the answers, but I didn't find it to be all that satisfactory.

Dream August 12 2012 02:13 AM

Re: 'The Killing' cancelled by AMC
 
I noticed that no one here even bothered to start a season two discussion topic for the show. Did people give up on it that fast?

PsychoPere August 12 2012 03:11 AM

Re: 'The Killing' cancelled by AMC
 
I decided two minutes after the season one finale finished airing that I was dropping the show. The season had started off pretty well, but quickly became very uneven.

Aragorn August 12 2012 03:18 AM

Re: 'The Killing' cancelled by AMC
 
Quote:

Dream wrote: (Post 6789893)
I noticed that no one here even bothered to start a season two discussion topic for the show. Did people give up on it that fast?

I gave up on the show the second the season one finale ended. The show started out with a lot of promise, but quickly became lead, cops do something stupid, dead end, new lead, cops do something stupid, dead end.

Yoda August 12 2012 04:17 AM

Re: 'The Killing' cancelled by AMC
 
I watched the second season. I did check to see if there was a discussion thread because I wanted to make fun of the show a bit, but I didn't care enough to actually start one myself.

"Oh well" sums up my feelings about the cancellation as well.

sojourner August 12 2012 04:49 AM

Re: 'The Killing' cancelled by AMC
 
The only thing I'll miss about the show is the locations. I love rainy weather.

Dream August 12 2012 05:03 AM

Re: 'The Killing' cancelled by AMC
 
Wow, has any other show fallen from grace so quickly? :eek:

the G-man August 12 2012 05:30 AM

Re: 'The Killing' cancelled by AMC
 
I DVRd the show meaning i was a few weeks behind. I was starting to get frustrated with the red herrings and dead ends but was willing to watch until the end of season 1 on the promise that it was a self contained season. When I heard they ended up not revealing the killer at the end of the season 1 I gave up.

Guy Gardener August 12 2012 08:32 AM

Re: 'The Killing' cancelled by AMC
 
The end was horrible.

And they had these weird detours because they didn't have enough story to fill up a season.

It was really weird seeing Rosie all safe and sound on Stargate Universe, where we supposed to be sad she's dead and whatnot.

Dream September 20 2013 01:22 PM

Re: 'The Killing' cancelled by AMC
 
‘The Killing’ Cancelled By AMC: No Season 4

Quote:

EXCLUSIVE: It’s déjà vu all over again. A year after AMC cancelled The Killing after two seasons, the network has done it again following the mystery drama’s third season. There had been some encouraging signs — The Killing‘s third season opened with an OK 1.8 million viewers and drew largely positive reaction from critics and fans. But it ended with 1.5 million for the season finale, up only slightly from the 1.4 million viewers of the second-season ender, and Season 3 overall was essentially flat with Season 2, whose ratings had triggered the series’ first cancellation.

gblews September 20 2013 09:01 PM

Re: 'The Killing' cancelled by AMC
 
Quote:

MadOnion wrote: (Post 6789863)
They put off a lot of people by jerking us around on the resolution. First it was supposed to be at the end of season one, then they said it would be at the beginning of season two, then they dragged it out all the way through season two.

It was never "supposed" to reveal the killer at the end of season 1. That is simply what many fans thought "should" have happened.
Quote:

Dream wrote: (Post 6789893)
I noticed that no one here even bothered to start a season two discussion topic for the show. Did people give up on it that fast?

Yes, there was a discussion thread for season 2.
Quote:

the G-man wrote: (Post 6790676)
I DVRd the show meaning i was a few weeks behind. I was starting to get frustrated with the red herrings and dead ends but was willing to watch until the end of season 1 on the promise that it was a self contained season.

Again, there was no promise that the show would reveal the killer at the end of season 1.

The show wasn't a procedural in which there is DNA all over the place, hairs on carpets, skin under fingernails, etc., which lead cops to the killer usually at the end of one hour. The Killing showed cops making mistakes (more like real life cops) and following bogus leads until they finally get it right, somewhat more like real life.

I thought it was a great show and enjoyed all 3 seasons. The 2 lead actors, Joel Kinnaman and Miriells (sp?) Enos are remarkable and have off the charts chemistry together.

I was sorry to hear the show was once again cancelled by AMC and I can only hope it ends up on another network.

BTW, the reveal of who the killer is at the end of season 2 is well worth the wait.

od0_ital September 20 2013 09:06 PM

Re: 'The Killing' cancelled by AMC
 
^

They don't reveal the first season killer 'til the end of the second season?

Screw that, makes me glad I dropped the show after the first season finale.

gblews September 20 2013 09:14 PM

Re: 'The Killing' cancelled by AMC
 
Quote:

od0_ital wrote: (Post 8671246)
^

They don't reveal the first season killer 'til the end of the second season?

Screw that, makes me glad I dropped the show after the first season finale.

Why does it matter that the killer gets revealed in episode 26 rather in episode 13?

bigdaddy September 21 2013 02:06 AM

Re: 'The Killing' cancelled by AMC
 
Quote:

gblews wrote: (Post 8671261)
Quote:

od0_ital wrote: (Post 8671246)
^

They don't reveal the first season killer 'til the end of the second season?

Screw that, makes me glad I dropped the show after the first season finale.

Why does it matter that the killer gets revealed in episode 26 rather in episode 13?

Because the show wasn't that good so everyone wanted to ditch after a few episodes, but decided to stay to see the killer. No killer the viewers ditched.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.