AMC’s The Killing debuted to rave reviews and hit us with four or five amazing episodes of television before seeming to wander off and devolve into self-indulgence for four episodes before roaring back with three amazing episodes to finish its first season. The season finale puzzled some, infuriated others and intriguing just as many. The extras on the first season DVD set go a long way toward explaining the series plan in a way that should win back the most frustrated and infuriated viewers – they’ve certainly got me anticipating season two.
If you missed out on the series premiere of AMC’s The Killing [Sundays, 10/9C], you can now view the two hour debut online, or on AMC, this evening, at 8/7C [followed immediately by episode three]. Shot at a very measured pace, The Killing follows the investigation of the murder of Rosie Larson. Each episode represents one day in the investigation – and the series follows three through lines: the actual investigation of the murder; the effect of the murder on the girl’s family, and the effect of the investigation on a political campaign that is tangentially connected to the murder.
AMC’s The Killing premieres with a two-hour episode on Sunday, April 3, 2011 and, if this trailer is any indication, it looks like it will match the quality of Mad Men and The Walking Dead.