The Killing

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In season two of AMC's chilling and addictive crime series The Killing, the investigation into Rosie Larsen's murder continues.
Starring
Mireille EnosJoel Kinnaman
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Reflections
    April 1, 2012
    43min
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    In the aftermath of Councilman Richmond being shot, Sarah returns to investigate a possible cover up and wonders who can be trusted.
  2. 2. My Lucky Day
    April 1, 2012
    43min
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    An ominous discovery is made at the Larsen house while Sarah travels to Tacoma to learn Councilman Richmond's dark secret. Meanwhile, Richmond wakes up in the hospital. AMC Original.
  3. 3. Numb
    43min
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    Holder falls from grace while Sarah tracks down Rosie's backpack. Richmond confronts the truth about his situation and Stan gets in deeper with the mob while Mitch resurfaces.
  4. 4. Ogi Jun
    43min
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    Sarah and Holder identify the mystery man with the tattoo while Jamie attempts to enlist Gwen's help and Stan learns his past may have come back to haunt him.
  5. 5. Ghosts of the Past
    43min
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    Sarah receives a message from the dead that may shed light on the identity of Rosie's killer. Meanwhile, Mitch befriends a young runaway; and Richmond has grave doubts about his future in politics.
  6. 6. Openings
    April 29, 2012
    43min
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    Sarah focuses in on a Larsen family secret, Stan faces his past sins, Mitch shelters a runaway girl, and Richmond has a surprise visitor.
  7. 7. Keylela
    43min
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    The investigation returns to the casino while tension erupts at the Larsen house and Stan meets Richmond face to face for the first time to make an uneasy alliance.
  8. 8. Off the Reservation
    May 13, 2012
    43min
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    Sarah makes a difficult decision.
  9. 9. Sayonara, Hiawatha
    May 20, 2012
    43min
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    Richmond attempts to help the investigation as Sarah tracks down Rosie's key. Stan realizes his son is in trouble and Mitch reaches her destination.
  10. 10. 72 Hours
    43min
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    Sarah teeters on the edge while Stan attempts to make amends and Richmond receives an unexpected boost in the mayoral race.
  11. 11. Bulldog
    June 3, 2012
    43min
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    After returning to the casino, Sarah and Holder find themselves on the run while Stan and Richmond must make life-altering decisions that will decide their fate.
  12. 12. Donnie or Marie
    June 10, 2012
    43min
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    Sarah and Holder have the killer within reach while the Richmond campaign prepares for Election Day and the Larsen family attempts to regain a sense of normalcy.
  13. 13. What I Know
    June 17, 2012
    43min
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    Sarah and Holder close the case while Richmond sets out on a bold new path and the Larsen family gains closure from an unsuspected source.

Bonus (1)

  1. Bonus: The Killing: Season One Recap Special
    4min
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Take a look back at season one and get ready for all new episodes of The Killing! Watch the season premiere of The Killing on Sunday, April 1 at 9/8c, then download it the day after air!

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Season year
2012
Network
NETFLIX
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentsmokingsubstance useviolence
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D. DEGEORGEReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
Sabotaged by its finale
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Season 2 continues to keep one on the edge of his/her seat. A smart script, top-notch acting, good editing, and great atmospherics make this continue to be one of the more overlooked gems ever to have been on a TV screen. I found myself comparing it with Breaking Bad and even surpassing it in some ways because The Killing is more plausible. Breaking Bad provided more comic relief, but at least Holder provides a little of that in The Killing. Holder, however, is no Shakespeare-type fool; so the series remains pretty dark, and perpetually under Seattle's cloudy weather.

Although I won't put any overt spoilers into my comments, the reader is warned that you may draw some conclusions from what I have to say that come close to being spoilers; so if you want to watch the series with absolutely no preconceived ideas, you should perhaps stop reading at this point. You will just have to wonder why I only gave Season 2 three stars in spite of the praise I just heaped on it.

FIrst, I have read about the uproar among fans about the twist in the finale of Season 1. Having more-or-less binge-watched Seasons 1 and 2, I have to say that Season 1's cliffhanger wasn't all that frustrating; it doesn't take long for Season 2 to put things back on course. I mention this because I found the finale of Season 2 to be extremely disappointing. It manages to make the rest of the season seem like a fraud--the viewers have been played for fools; and I am not sure I want to trust my emotions with this crew of writers for Seasons 3 and 4. Still, up until episode 26 of this saga (counting both Seasons 1 and 2) this roller coaster of a mystery was thoroughly entertaining, thrilling, and captivating; so how could one be too upset with one "bad" episode? From my standpoint, it retroactively tarnished the whole series up to that point. Some viewers will disagree with me entirely, as some will enjoy being tricked more than I did. Even I will admit that the ending is plausible, and many viewers will feel that life does indeed have its disappointments and that it is entirely appropriate for a series that has all along been so convincingly hard-nosed-realistic, to end with some bitter lessons about human nature.

The beginning of one of the final plot twists occurred at the end of Season 2/episode 12, at which point I took stock of the situation and realized that the writers had basically two options of how to wrap things up. One of those options would have been more or less predictable, and the other far-fetched. I was disappointed that the writers chose to take the far-fetched path. It depends on the viewer's personality as to whether he or she would have preferred the more predictable outcome.

There are some interesting comparisons available on the Internet between The Killing and the Danish series upon which it was modeled. The one that I read in depth made the case that The Killing would have had far more integrity if it had stayed closer to the original series. Were it not for the ending, I would not agree with that assessment. I think that the American version has a richness and appeal than the more straightforward Danish original (based only on the article--I have not seen the Swedish version myself); and as good as Swedish actors can be, I cannot imagine that they could surpass those (not all American) in The Killing; and there are other articles on the Internet that agree with me in preferring the American version.

In the end, I guess I recommend the series; but I am very sorry that the finale reduced my rating to 3 stars from what otherwise would have been 5.
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sbbsevsReviewed in the United States on March 23, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the Best TV Series Ever
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Really good show. This is one of the best TV series ever. I have seen it twice and I got so wrapped up in the show that I could not remember who the real killer was until the very end. So many plot twists and turns. Joe Kinnaman is perfect for the part of Holder. I think he actually ended up taking this show over with his street smart dialogue and quit wit and Linden Merielle Enos (don't hold me to the spelling) did a good job with her role as well. I can't believe she got a chance to do a movie with Brad Pitt...that is a mismatch because Enos is a homely woman, but she sure is comfortable in her role here. When she did anything at all sexual (even a kiss) it made me cringe though. Don't tell her I said that. My gf was worried throughout the entire first two seasons how they were going to stretch the story out that long, but they did it and you hardly noticed how long it took to get to the killer. Season 3 was good too...I would love to see another season of this at some point, but I suppose everyone has moved on.
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D. BrownReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect Show, But Season 1 Is Just The First Half
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One of the best crime shows I've ever watched. Just understand that this case lasts two full seasons. I don't mean to spoil the end of season 1 by telling you that the mystery continues into season 2 but as someone who may want to spend their hard earned money on a full season of a show, rightfully expecting to have a beginning, middle and end... you should know that investing in Season 1 means you must invest in Season 2 to watch the full case and see how it ends.

There is a season 3 of The Killing which is of a completely new, unrelated case. That season is all-inclusive and wraps up at the end.

But The Killing is one of the best shot, best acting and best scored shows I've ever seen. I am more than happy for a show to spend time delving into the details of a case and how it effects everyone involved. I was more than happy not to get immediate answers. The fun is in the process getting there. The main characters are instantly likable. Instantly relatable. It's a really phenomenal show and I think any serious viewer would be more than happy to have a single mystery case last 2 seasons.
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CrazyrunnerReviewed in the United States on August 4, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing
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An amazing show! The main characters have a great on screen chemistry and the storyline is intense. I loved this show and was so disappointed when it was cancelled, but it was wrapped up nicely. The main issue I found with the show was that the mystery was not solved in the first season but carried over into the second season. I recommend this show to anyone who enjoys a good edge of the seat show. The third season goes dark, very dark but still amazing
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AllenReviewed in the United States on February 28, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good. The story may have been too extended. I am still watching the second sessions of the series.
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I'm still watching this series and enjoying it. I watch 1 episode a night. However, it feels at this point the story may been over extended. Too many "experiences" or odd quirky things have happened to the characters. It seems a bit over the top. The writing is decent but cannot support a quality 2nd session. It is starting to become a bit tedious but for the quality acting of the two main characters. I have not finished the second season and will be curious to see if I want to watch season 3. I would compare this to HBO's True Detective but not as compelling. I would say this series took on too many secondary stories lines.
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Donna SmithReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Totally addictive & riveting series.
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This episode doesn't disappoint, but then I haven't found an episode that didn't leave me analyzing, reflecting and begging for more. I never dreamed that a show involving a single homicide could take such a multitude of diverse paths and story lines while stimulating a viewers intellect and challenging ones' cognitive thinking process. All of this coming from a cable network channel. A sincere thank you & a true entertainment bravo to all involved with writing/production/direction, etc. Linden & Holder's characters have me completely involved in each development and loving every directional twist that continues to arise!
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Juan el AmericanoReviewed in the United States on September 6, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Addictive
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We watched season 1 as a weekend marathon viewing. One episode leaves you needing to see the next. Season 2 was no different in how engrossing the story was. Season 1 was watched on disk whereas season 2 was watched via Amazon online. Online quality was good, but there is an absence of closed captioning as yet with Amazon online. As a person with hearing loss, I found this to be a big problem. I missed large portions of the dialogue and this is something you can't afford in a story like this. The story itself is fantastic, with so many twists and turns you learn to take nothing as it appears. The idea of following a murder investigation through two seasons instead of the usual solving in an episode is so much more realistic and allows sifting through detail after detail, including numerous false leads. The story, acting and building of suspense was so much more than your usual murder mystery. I hope Amazon includes closed captioning in the near future as part of the online experience. Until then I won't be buying any more online video. But much praise for The Killing, both seasons.
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John WoltjerReviewed in the United States on January 31, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
It was a superb series, but oddly, I ...
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It was a superb series, but oddly, I found the female lead really unlikeable. I could never find a reason to empathize with her. Her brooding demeanor began to wear thin on me. The strength of the story and the constant changes in direction as the search for the murderer kept this interesting. The show did an exceptional job of convincing the viewer over and over again that different people had motive for committing the crime. And then, in the end, revealing the perpetrator was a complete shock. Very well done.
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