Sunday, April 01, 2012

To Forgive or Forget: "The Killing" Season Two Premieres Tonight

PHOTO CREDIT: CAROLE SEGAL/AMC

Last season's conclusion of the AMC procedural was one of the biggest letdowns in recent TV history. Suggestion: If your show is called The Killing your audience is probably expecting to find out who committed...wait for it...the killing(!) at the conclusion of your season. That whole whodunnit thing isn't just a wacky experiment in misspelled words. We want to know who done it, Veena.

So the premiere just started and I've got it on. For now I'm seeing I've decided to forgive and hang in there to finally learn who killed Rosie Larsen. I'll also be watching to see if the writers have learned something about character and plot development during their hiatus so that while we put the puzzle pieces of this season together we actually have a shot at enjoying ourselves this go round.

However, this review of tonight's 2-hour premiere by Judy Berman over at Flavorwire doesn't bode well for hopeful tellyphiles. Money quote:
I went into the two-hour Season 2 premiere willing to forgive and forget and get sucked back into a murder mystery that I once found riveting. But what I found, to my great disappointment, was the same messiness that plagued the latter half of Season 1, exacerbated by a ten-month hiatus that has made keeping up with The Killing‘s enormous cast of characters and their many counterintuitive complexities even more confusing than usual.
Whatever may come, at least it gave us Joel Kinnaman.

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