(Hoping there's no other threads that I missed about this show!)
So, we all know that the Walking Dead has wrapped up, and what's coming up next for AMC's shows?!
SEASON 2 OF THE KILLING! April 1st, we'll be seeing what the answer is to the biggest question, some of us have anyway, in television: Who killed Rosie Larsen?
What is this?
Now some people may say "The Killing? What is this? How can it follow up to the Walking Dead?" Honestly, I don't know. What I do know, is that The Killing is a "new spin" on the classic crime show. This isn't your typical CSI show or other crime shows where "'Hey, I found this hair without the follicle. Pull some DNA from it.' *hour later* 'Hey, I pulled DNA of this hair. It's this dude, the janitor from the school.' '...He killed this teacher! And he did it because she knew he was smoking pot in the bathroom!'".
This show focuses on the one homicide of someone over a period of time that it takes to solve the case. In the first season, it's a young girl named Rosie Larsen. Each episode of this show is supposed to be twenty-four hours. It follows, mostly, the two detectives who are set on her case, as well as her family and how they deal with finding out she's dead, and how it affects, omg, politics!
We have Sarah Linden, the detective who's trying to get out of the rainy city of Seattle (gotta love the west coast) and move to California with her fiance, Rick and her son. She works with Stephen Holder (he has a first name, this surprises me), training him to take her place in homicide. The family members include Stanley Larsen, Rosie's father, Mitch, her mother, her younger brothers, and Terry, the aunt. The political leader in question is Darren Richmond who is running for mayor of Seattle. His political team includes Gwen and Jamie. We also see other characters, such as Bennett Ahmed, Rosie's teacher, Belko Royce, who works for Stanley Larsen, and Regi Darnell, who plays Sarah Linden's former social worker.
Many suspects are thrown around and each episode that the police throw someone in jail causing watchers to go "I KNEW IT WAS HIM. IT HAD TO BE HIM." Then we slump in defeat when there's new information saying the opposite of what we thought. We're still waiting! And I know many weren't happy with the ending of last season.
Suspects that we have seen so far are: Jasper, Rosie's ex-boyfriend, and his friend, Kris; Bennett Ahmed; Belko; and Darren Richmond.
So for all of you who have watched it, what do you think? How did you feel about last season's finale? Are you tuning in for season 2? Any ideas who it is that killed Rosie Larsen? Since each season was, supposedly, supposed to be about a murder, do you think it'll take longer than the two hour premiere to finally answer the previous question, or will we be seeing a new case come up? And has anyone watched the original Danish version? If you've seen both, feel free to point out the differences and what you like best about each one!
I highly enjoyed the show. It brings a more real aspect to the show, where the police station and the crime labs have limited resources and don't get the results out to the detectives within the hour. While I like CSI, The Killing is just more real to me.