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I know I wasn't alone at being irked about how they ended "The Killing" last season. But I'm going to watch the two hour opener tonight on AMC because I like the show.

AMC President Charlie Collier in a Hollywood Reporter interview this week noted:
THR: Were you surprised by The Killing fan outcry?

Collier: We didn't intend to mislead. It's interesting. We were and are remaining quite loyal to the arc of the original series [which revealed the killer after 20 episodes]. I'm confident that we'll be able to get people back into the story and have them see [showrunner] Veena Sud's great work.

THR: You did a market study to measure viewers' appetite for season two of The Killing. What did it tell you?


Collier: Intent to view is very high from the core fans. So we hope that people come back and get into the story the way they did in the first season. It remains one of the most engaging shows on television and a genre piece done differently.
Also in the Hollywood Reporter this week was a guest article Sympathy and Advice: 'Lost''s Damon Lindelof Defends 'The Killing' Season Finale.
 

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After seeing where they picked up, I decided it was ok that they ended where they did last season. (Like my opinion matters at all....)

On the other hand, my wife and I did have several discussions related to figuring out what happened last season to figure out what was going on. It's a complex story.
 

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The ending of season 1 bothered me far less than the horrible, nonsensical writing. The first couple of episodes were excellent and I stuck with it in hopes that it would get better. Mistake.

I won't be back for this season and it looks like I'm not alone.
The first episode of season 2 got a 0.5 rating.
I'd much rather watch Breaking Bad again.
 

· In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09
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The first episode was amazing! Yes, I was frustrated with the promise not being met that we would know who the killer is. But the twists and turns and red herrings and relationship issues are excellently done.

Rosie's family, in particular, are extremely moving.
 

· Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.
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I am slowly getting into it this year, unlike last year when the hook was big.

Biggest shock was to see that Duck left advertising and is now in law enforcement.....:grin:
 

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Well, the ending was a surprise ... no, that's not the right term... a shocker, to us.

Even though I do believe they stretched things out over too many episodes, it was a really good murder mystery story with some really interesting characters.

The Danish original ran 20 episodes. We, of course, saw it stretched into 26. Frankly, I think it could have been well done in 15.
 

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The guide data only said season finale and in the Dish warnings they talk about not being able to see The Killing any more so I would guess it isn't over but don't know for sure, they at least left an opening for another season. They ended it with another murder but we don't know anything about it and we found out the mayor is going to get nasty. I wasn't surprised at the first person named, the accomplice was a great twist. Had my suspicions on the first one since early in season 1 with a comment they made.

As for another season they also left a few people, who definitely did things wrong, getting away with it. We also as far as I know don't know who put the drawing on her fridge and as I said the mayor thing can go just abut anywhere he is definitely not a good guy.
 

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I loved the series as a whole and never complained about the story dragging out. Best crime drama investigation series ever. Emotional stuff last night. :crying_sa
Loved the opening minutes finally showing Rosie in some scenes. Had a hard time seeing that car go in the water and Rosie's home movie. Very touching.

Great finale and hope to see a season three!
 

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Definitely a good series. Will be interesting to see how they go with next season, if there is one. I hadn't heard yet whether they got signed up for another one or not yet.

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The Danish series, which had 20 episodes in the first story, had a second story with 10 episodes and is in production on a third story.

Mireille Enos is in two movies now in post-production and one in pre-production. It will be interesting as she does not need this show, but it does showcase her acting skills.

In press speculation, whether showrunner Veena Sud will be retained has been questioned. Of course, the biggest issue was around not completing the first story arc in one season - people were angry when the final episode of season 1 didn't finish telling the story.

The irony is that in Denmark, the channel carrying the show ran the first 10 episodes in the spring, planning to do the same the next year, but had to order the filming of the next 10 episodes to begin immediately and ran them in the fall as the public was upset. AMC actually seemed surprised when the same reaction happened here.

I hope AMC orders the second story arc soon.
 

· In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09
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Of course most people were upset because somewhere before the first season ended, they promised we would know who the killer was. They then reneged on that.
 

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Hope they come up with a different story than that of Forbrydelsen 2. It was not as captivating as the first series which The killing was based on. Series 2 was a politically motivated mass killing that pitted the Danish ministry of Justice against the ministry of defense and their involvement in the Iraq war.

Also did anyone notice that Sofie Grabol who played Sarah Lund in Forbrydelsen made a cameo appeance in The Killing as the prosecutor whom Lund turned to when she needed help.

All in all I like the Danish version which I saw on the BBC Iplayer much better than the US version......
 
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