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AMC's The Killing is a great show. It's slow and dark and depressing and... I'm not selling this very well am I? If you're watching the show, you know what I mean and that these are all great things. The Vancouver shot, Seattle set show uses its locations better than almost any other show on television. The city is just another character being investigated.
From what could easily be mistaken for a typical police procedural (or political drama), comes a compelling mix of character(s) study, evidential puzzles and good old fashioned suspense. The kind that burns slow and makes you come back to see what's left in the ashes. Every time you think you have it figured out (as I did in Episode Six, to the point that I was sure the season only had seven or eight episodes) it takes another unexpected turn.
Am I too glowing? I apologize, I just don't want to see it go the way of the dodo (the dodo being AMC's cancelled and forgotten, yet excellent and compelling conspiracy thriller Rubicon). Here's a look at Sunday's Episode 9, Undertow, and the murky waters only get murkier. Are we any closer to knowing "Who Killed Rosie Larsen?"
The Killing is adapted from a Danish series of the same name (well, the same name in Danish... Forbrydelsen) and stars Mireille Enos, Billy Campbell and Joel Kinnaman (and many other excellent actors). It airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on AMC.
Sarah and Holder regroup, Richmond goes up in the polls, and Stan faces consequences for his ill-thought out actions, leaving Mitch alone to keep the family afloat.