#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Series Online Free – In Seattle, Det. Sarah Linden is on what is supposed to be her last day on the job. She and her son Jack are supposed to leave that evening to join her fiancé in Sonoma. Her replacement, Det. Stephen Holder, is ready to take over but they answer a call from a patrol car who have found a bloodied sweater in a field. When the missing girl, Rosie Larsen, is found in the trunk of a car at the bottom of a lake it turns out the car is registered to the campaign committee for councilman Darren Richmond, who is running for mayor. Linden delays her departure for what she hopes will be only a few days. Plot: The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.
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Dark and brilliantly introspective.
When I was twenty-four, I was the foreman for the jury of a murder trial. There was plenty of evidence, including eye witness testimony, that indicated the young man’s guilt. After two days of deliberations and endless discussions, we voted to convict. On our way out of the courtroom, I remember distinctly the high spirits we were all in. We had done our job as citizens. We had helped take a bad man off the streets. We helped get justice for a murdered individual. There were a lot of smiles and handshakes and back-pats. Then on the way out we passed the convicted man’s eight-month-along pregnant wife. She was sitting, alone, on a bench outside the courtroom, sobbing. The implications of our decision for her and that unborn child hit me all at once as we passed. I wasn’t smiling anymore; none of us were. The thing is, I still believe we did the right thing. It was our job to vote on the evidence and that’s what we did. But even so, I’d be lying if I said I slept soundly that night.
The reason I mention that long-winded story is to illustrate a point. Real life is messy. Even when we make what we truly believe are the “right” decisions we don’t always feel all that good about them. Sometimes to do what we think is right we end up hurting, albeit unintentionally, someone else. Even worse, sometimes we hurt someone doing what we think is right and then find out later that we were wrong. And that, as Aristotle would say, just plain sucks.
But it is the imperfect, wonderful world we all live in. Which brings me to AMC’s fantastic ‘The Killing’. A Danish import, ‘Killing’ follows the murder investigation of young woman in Seattle, Washington. The story is told in thirteen 1 hour episodes through the perspectives of the people whose lives are impacted by the murder and subsequent investigation, with special emphasis on lead investigator Sarah Linden (played picture-perfect by Mireille Enos). Amazingly, despite a fairly large cast, there is nary a flat character to be found. All the players are fleshed out, fully realized people with deep complexity and back-story. This allows the show to rise above a simple whodunit police procedural and really delve into just what a murder means to the people in the victim’s life. It is alternately dark and gritty, inspirational, and heart breaking to watch these people cope with the loss and fear that surrounds this girls murder.
And that brings me back to my original point. The reason I love this show so much is because, unlike the many many many police procedurals out there, it is no fairy tale with all the bad guys punished and good guys victorious. It makes you wallow in the mud with the characters, encouraging you to feel all the frustration and confusion that they feel. It makes you want what they want, only to remind you that even good people and good decisions have consequences that are far less than ideal. This is the kind of show that you think about after it’s over, asking yourself if you would have done this or that differently. But that deeply unsettled feeling you get is the digestive price you pay for such a rich, not-written-for-kids storyline, and is so worth it. There is really nothing quite like it on TV right now; I highly recommend it.
Season 1 and 2 are exceptional. Season 3 lost what was unique
My rating 9/10, is only for the first 2 seasons and only if you have the whole 26 episodes at your disposal.
The trailers for this show came under the phrase “Who killed Rosie Larsen?” That question drove me to watch the whole first two seasons, even though each episode felt like one more step towards an emotional vortex. I see a lot of reviewers stopped watching before getting to the conclusion of the story. Hence, I believe, the strangely low rating. I can’t blame them though. The show is gloomy, filled with characters who are broken, emotional, selfish, corrupted, dirty and arrogant. It rains all the time, each scene makes one shiver from either watching people crouched down in the pouring rain or from the raw unpleasantness of what is happening… usually both. But then there is the victim. The tiny snippets of her life, that the viewers get to see, contrast with the rest of the show like beams of sun from cloudy sky. The sickening feeling, that someone snuffed out that light, is what makes this show so outstanding.
I would not recommend this show for weekly viewing. It is not one to look forward to watching. One should be able to dose it according to personal preference. This show is watched for the closure you expect to happen when the mystery is resolved. When all the suspicions, hints and worries come together to reveal the events of the murder. The closure is delivered, I promise. The finale is one of the most heart-wrenching 10 minutes I remember watching on screen.
Season 3 retains the gloom, the broken, raw characters, that are so difficult to empathize with. The rain, the corruption, the flawed human behavior is still there, however there is no contrast to it. The need for closure is missing, as is the closure itself.
As said, the first two seasons are exceptional – 9/10. Season 3, I cannot recommend – 6/10 for a gloomy, well acted who-done-it.
2014 Edit: Season 4 brought the emotion back. Despite being short it wraps up the series in a masterful way, with a crime we care to solve and deeply engaging characters. 8/10.
Original Language en
Original Title The Killing
Total Seasons 4
Released 03 Apr 2011
Runtime 45 min
Release Year 2011–2014
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Writer Veena Sud
Actors Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell, Liam James
Country USA, Canada
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 46 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa (seasons 3-4), Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo and Ultra Speed MKII Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo and Ultra Speed MKII Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 Expression 500T 5229), Digital (seasons 3-4)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format Video (HDTV)