Monday, June 6th, 2011

The Weekend Everyone Turned Against 'The Killing'

I have figured out the perfect murder: Kill someone in Seattle and make sure Sarah Linden and Detective Mustache Drug Guy take the case.Mon Jun 06 04:15:55 via Twee2

It was everyone's favorite arty new TV show, the darling of the AMC set. And now?

That episode of The Killing didnt really happen did it? That was just some notes that got left out on the desk…less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

Someone please tell me what this episode of #TheKilling has to do with the actual killing … and if it will stop raining.Mon Jun 06 05:40:36 via Twitter for Mac

For one episode there, I was back on board with #TheKilling. After last night, they should rename it #TheBoring.Mon Jun 06 12:50:20 via web

This is what you call a filler episode on #TheKilling. Us #Lost fans know it well. Killing time for the finale.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

Well, "everyone," that is, except for the co-creator of "Lost"! That speaks volumes.

The Killing just killed. If you call that "stalling," you're watching a different show than I am. Bravo.less than a minute ago via Twitterrific Favorite Retweet Reply


17 Comments / Post A Comment

jobbotch (#3,528)

Thing is, the idea itself was a good one. (Remember that L&O episode where there's an execution and everyone just takes a day off?) But it should have been the season's episode 5 or 6. At this point, nobody cares about the characters' back stories – we've accepted them as dour ciphers. All we care about is that there's only two episodes left to connect that annoying politico to the A-plot.

Neopythia (#353)

@jobbotch Agreed. I rather liked the episode. It just came way too late. After I saw the pilot, I assumed the show was going to do an artful blend of character work and plot, the way Twin Peaks did, or Justified does. Then it just fell into the genre gutter. I've kept with it this long out of inertia and the promise of the finale, which I'm sure will profoundly annoy me.

Murgatroid (#2,904)

It was everyone's favorite arty new TV show for MAYBE just during the pilot but contempt for this show has been slowly building since then until its fever pitch as of late.

saythatscool (#101)

It's emotional porn. There's no character development, just lots of long shots showing characters involved in their own non-verbal pain. I've watched that show before, I call it "my parents marriage of 48 years."

max bread (#5,970)

FYI there was no stalling, at all, in the original Danish series, and it's not too late to ditch out on the lame AMC version, head to your favorite Swedish torrent site (make sure you get the version with English subtitles!), and discover the magic of Forbrydelsen and the insurpassable Sofie Gråbøl.

Miles Klee (#3,657)

Pilot was atrocious; I have no sympathy for anyone who kept watching after that.

NinetyNine (#98)

@Miles Klee Dude, you keep saying shit like that, you're going to get popped.

Thank you! That show is like a really expensive and highly orchestrated prank.

keisertroll (#1,117)

I didn't watch it, but I assume last night's episode involved explaining 9/11 to teenagers.

saythatscool (#101)

@keisertroll That's precisely right. Then they ended with a final thought from Andy Rooney.

keisertroll (#1,117)

@saythatscool Nope; they could only afford Charles Grodin.

@saythatscool Does it suck more than the episode in which the dad went after the teacher?

saythatscool (#101)

@winchesterwolcott Honestly last night was pure thumb twiddling. It was a bottle episode basically, with The Elfen Linden and Senor Whiskers discussing child care. BTW, can somebody tell me who would run from a homicide detective that is approximately 4'10' and 100 pounds dripping wet? I understand the camera prefers a small frame but Linden is smaller than her 13 year old son. The amount of time I have invested means that I'll watch the season finale, but then I'm done with the show.

amuselouche (#448)

Can this be where we talk about Doctor Who instead?

Ok, so maybe I have low expectations of TV shows and life in general but I think this show is fine. Soon all the TV shows will be gone and we'll have to go outside and talk to our neighbors and some of us can't drink. HOWEVER how the fuck do you send out your husband to kill someone when the cops haven't caught the killer in, what is it, nine days? Is it because I come from a land where the cops take about two years to catch killers (if it happens at all)? I'm an episode behind, so I have no idea how much time has really passed. If this season is about 15 days then we'll have about 48 seasons of pounding rain and furrowed brows ahead of us.

GailPink (#9,712)

It has a much faster pace than Carnivale, if anyone remembers that supernatural yawn fest.

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