Original Title: The Killing
Creator: Veena Sud
Air date: 2011-2014
Review date: 21 January 2018

05.08.2019: This review was recently rewrote, the new version will be published soon and the link will be accessible here.

The Killing is a series based on the Danish series Forbrydelsen and, as far as I know, follow the same plot, at least at first. It was probably clear by now that I didn’t watch the original Danish series.

The homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) investigate murders. Each homicide with singularities.

Having watched the whole thing, I can say for sure that it became one of my favorite series. An episode from the second season in special is probably one of the best episodes I have ever seen.

Most characters are likable and human, with quality and flaws, no one here is a mythical creature that can solve a case with their absurd talent, as we see in many TV shows and movies.

The murder cases are about the people, the victims, their family and friends, the suspects, the investigators and so on, what makes us invest emotionally in the events. If you’re waiting for generic victims, sci-fi crime-solving technology, and super detectives, you’re not going to find it here.

Surely, there are some problems. One of the things I like the least is how the show mislead us to keep the mystery, making little plot twists that, to me, seen unnatural.

I know that I am keeping the point a little vague, but I’m trying not to spoil anything. Therefore, to conclude, The Killing is a great show with a lot of emotion and humanity, its qualities exceed its flaws immensely and even not being someone who usually cries in movies or series, I almost had a tear dropping from my eye… almost.

For now, I will give it 9 Moons.


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