I got not much respect for producers plagiarizing foreign art work, the US is a country full of talent, innovation imagination and creativity.
So far Hollywood has remade: Le Diabolique with Sharon Stone, this film also gave detective Columbo his modus operandi and his technique for investigating; La Femme Nikita with Bridgette Fonda; Kissing Cousins with Ted Danzen; Richard Gere has redone two Japanese films, one about the faithful dog, and the one about ballroom dancing, in this one the Japanese version has no homosexuality in it, but Hollywood had to include gays for some sick reason. The list is endless.
The killing Season is a powerful and intelligent mini series, I don't know if these qualities were added by the American-Canadian coproduction or they are part of the Swede version. Sweden has shown high cinematographic talent in the past, the name Ingmar Bergman brings endearing memories of unforgettable, immortal films. The Girl who kicked the Hornets nest is another production that deserves recognition; although has some holes that could've been filled before releasing it.
The Killing has great attributes like superb police work and total surrender of the investigators to the solving of the case, values we see not too often in real life. The directors work is superb, he maintains the audience glue to the screen, I caught myself watching three episodes in one night, never done that before. He also develops such a rapport with the viewers that frequently the viewer feels part of the team and even guesses the answer when a character asks the other a question.
On the negative side, it gets too soap opera-esque in some instances, perhaps a requirement of the producers to fill up the clock.
To me, this watching was highly entertaining and considered a time well spent in amusement.