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Old August 17 2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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The Killing Season 2 - Worth Watching?

*Please no spoilers*

The Killing was recently cancelled but I've been storing season 2 episodes to watch in one go like I did with season 1 so i want to know...

Does the case get a wrap up? or is it left open again for a 3rd season so in that case its not worth watching ?
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Old August 17 2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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Re: The Killing Season 2 - Worth Watching?

I haven't seen it, but there was an answer to the central question of "Who killed Rosie Larsen?" AMC announced that there won't be a third season, so that's the end of it.
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Old August 17 2012, 05:39 PM   #3
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Re: The Killing Season 2 - Worth Watching?

I watched both seasons.....to me, was very worth it. I really liked the show.
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Old August 17 2012, 08:46 PM   #4
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The case gets wrapped up.
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Old August 17 2012, 08:57 PM   #5
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Re: The Killing Season 2 - Worth Watching?

I watched the first season and was so turned off by the way it ended stretching it into a second season I didn't even bother with the second.

To me it wasn't a show I could tolerate watching week to week.
If the second season has concluded I may go back and finish it out just for the sake of curiosity.
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Old August 17 2012, 09:19 PM   #6
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I watched the first season and was so turned off by the way it ended stretching it into a second season I didn't even bother with the second.

To me it wasn't a show I could tolerate watching week to week.
If the second season has concluded I may go back and finish it out just for the sake of curiosity.
This. Towards the end of the first season, I couldn't stand the leads--they felt unrelenting dumb, and the yo yo-ing of should I leave, should I stay... I was only watching it to see who killed Rosie. And with that ending... Yeah, I didn't come back.
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Old August 17 2012, 09:36 PM   #7
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I watched the whole thing. I enjoyed it; I was moved by it. I had zero expectations of how long it would last. I think it works.
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Old August 17 2012, 10:57 PM   #8
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It gets an ending but I'm not sure I liked it. The show jerks you around endlessly, and not for the sake.of making any sense but just for increasing dramatic value. Red herring after red herring. Which might be acceptable if the main characters were more likable, but they aren't.
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Old August 17 2012, 11:01 PM   #9
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It gets an ending but I'm not sure I liked it. The show jerks you around endlessly, and not for the sake.of making any sense but just for increasing dramatic value. Red herring after red herring. Which might be acceptable if the main characters were more likable, but they aren't.
Then again maybe I just won't bother after all.
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Old August 17 2012, 11:09 PM   #10
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I thought everything made sense.

And I thought there was a purpose to it. One of the overriding themes of the show was that most everybody's reaction to the killing was base. That theme was, in one way or another, explored in the so-called red herrings. And with each new suspect came another life either damaged or ruined by the murder.

As a general remark, red herrings abound in, for example, Agatha Christie stories; they just go with the territory. I disagree with the assertion that, in this show, there were any random red herrings.

Can't say any more without getting spoilery.
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Old August 18 2012, 12:17 AM   #11
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The problem wasn't the red herrings or that the case didn't get solved at the end of the first season, the problem was that the writing was shit.
The emdia always talks about how the fas were pissed that they didn't get an answer at the end of the first season, but they are ignoring the point that most people only wanted an answer because they already disliked the show and only stuck with it because they thought it would be over soon. Had the writing been great the audience wouldn't have cared that they extended the case to another season.

Veena Sud is a hack, it's telling that the great episodes that everyone loved were just translated danish scripts, as soon as Sud started writing her own stuff the series started to suck. AMC could have saved the show had they gotten rid of Sud after season one, they had a great premise and a great cast.
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Old August 18 2012, 12:19 AM   #12
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It was stupid when by season 2 they were still introducing new characters to give red herrings to. It just got silly bad.
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Old August 19 2012, 02:38 AM   #13
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Season 2 is definitely worth a look. They easily and very logically dealt with the ramifications of the end of season 1 and extending, then moving the story forward in a way that expanded and built on the original crime.

The two leads were the best written and acted male/female cop buddies since Mulder and Scully. Both Mireilles Enos and Billy Campbell are absolutely superb. Their performances alone make the series worth watching.

I really appreciated the layered and intricate story. I'm not a huge fan of murder mysteries especially those written from the cop standpoint, mostly because the ones I've seen on T.V. are so simplistic and predictable. I know that some like it simple but I don't.

Anway, The Killing was anything but predictable and that may be the reason some may have thought they were being jerked around. I loved both seasons of the show and am quite disappointed that we won't see more of Linden and Holder.

BTW, the ending is an ass kicker.
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Old August 19 2012, 11:13 AM   #14
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Season 2 is definitely worth a look. They easily and very logically dealt with the ramifications of the end of season 1 and extending, then moving the story forward in a way that expanded and built on the original crime.

The two leads were the best written and acted male/female cop buddies since Mulder and Scully. Both Mireilles Enos and Billy Campbell are absolutely superb. Their performances alone make the series worth watching.

I really appreciated the layered and intricate story. I'm not a huge fan of murder mysteries especially those written from the cop standpoint, mostly because the ones I've seen on T.V. are so simplistic and predictable. I know that some like it simple but I don't.

Anway, The Killing was anything but predictable and that may be the reason some may have thought they were being jerked around. I loved both seasons of the show and am quite disappointed that we won't see more of Linden and Holder.

BTW, the ending is an ass kicker.
I agree, I really enjoyed the two main cop characters and the show itself. I thought it always left you guessing and it didn't bother me that nothing got solved in the first season. I honestly didn't expect the ending in season 2 either.
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Old August 19 2012, 11:58 AM   #15
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The emdia always talks about how the fas were pissed that they didn't get an answer at the end of the first season, but they are ignoring the point that most people only wanted an answer because they already disliked the show and only stuck with it because they thought it would be over soon. Had the writing been great the audience wouldn't have cared that they extended the case to another season
Exactly. And the ratings drop proved that. No one would mind if the show didnt have horrible writing. The actors were amazing, the scripts were shit.
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