a show that’s killing it

The Killing has been revived more times than Dick Cheney.

Premiering in 2011, the crime drama series follows homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) as they investigate a number of murders in Seattle, Washington.

The first and second seasons cover the investigation into the brutal murder of Rosie Larsen, a local teenager. The story line fluctuates between the police work done to find the culprit, the Larsen’s attempts to regain normalcy and the members of a political campaign affected by the case.

photo credit: amctv.com

In 2012, AMC announced the cancellation of The Killing. Knights in shining armours Fox Television Studios and Netflix rescued its untimely death, and renewed it for a third season. Season three was arguably as good as the first two, with the two detectives uncovering dozens of murders related to each other and a case that Linden had worked on years before.

photo credit: vulture.com

Once again the devil came for The Killing, and once again he was thwarted. AMC announced in 2013 that the season had been cancelled, but Saint Netflix swooped in to rescue it for a fourth and (possibly) final season. The last season features the detective duo handling the results of their actions from the season before, while also investigating the murder of an entire family whose sole survivor is a boy in the military.

It’s refreshing to see an unattractive cast. For once, I didn’t fantasize about being taken out to a nice fancy dinner, followed promptly by bearing all of their children. I found that the characters were then more relatable to and realistic, struggling with a slightly more dramatic life than us normal folks.

photo credit: amctv.com

Detective Linden reminds me of a relentless, pent-up pit bull when it comes to solving the cases; she deals with issues head on and seems absolutely fearless.

8.5/10 – If you like corruption, twists, suspense and drama, then you’ll love this show.


About ashleysnetpicks

Hello, my name is Ashley. I completed my undergrad at McMaster University in Communications, and am now working towards a public relations certificate. I’ve also had the chance to work with some really great organizations in the field, including the Canada Border Services Agency, Bayer Inc. and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. On a more personal level, I enjoy playing sports, reading and spending time with friends. I also have a “minor” Netflix addiction that I’ve decided to make use of through the majesty of blogging. Enjoy!
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