Monday, April 4, 2011

A New Must-Watch Program

Did anyone catch last night's premiere of The Killing on AMC? Whoa, I have found my next must-see TV show.
Actress Meireille Enos in a scene from the new AMC series, The Killing.

I'm a big fan of the crime drama genre, but The Killing is quite different from anything else on television right now. It's based on the Danish television series, Forbrydelsen, and will spend the 13-series run on the investigation of a girl's murder. The lead detective, Sarah Linden is played by actress Mireille Enos and I really like her quiet intensity. Unlike other crime dramas that focus so much on the gory details of the crime, trying to push the envelope of grotesque, The Killing is suspenseful, without focusing on gore. The detective work, the character studies and the bleak setting in gray Seattle are engrossing, not gross. Any show that can keep me intrigued for two hours well past my bedtime gets a thumbs up from me.

So, if you like crime dramas, you may want to consider this program. It's not for the faint of heart, though. The emotion of the girl's family dealing with the loss of their daughter is heart-breaking, sometimes hard to watch. I found myself tearing up. This is a testament to the superb acting and writing. AMC, you've done it again.
Image from www.amctv.com

8 comments:

James said...

Yes your right, it was very entertaining.

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

so glad you reminded me! i saw a commercial for it, thought "ooohhh...that looks good", and then immediately forgot about it. i'll see if i can record a replay.

have a great monday! xo

Alaka said...

This show sounds right up my alley! I have to start watching it!

Main Line Sportsman said...

Shamefully admot I got caught up watching "The Kennedys"

Sundresses and Smiles said...

this sounds right up my alley- i will have to check it out!!

preppyplayer said...

this may be what I need to help me wait for trueblood to come back on!
Thanks for voting :)

The Southland Life said...

oh i missed this - ill have to catch it next time!

About Last Weekend said...

Have been looking for a new series to get obsessed about. Like that they are using a different, not Hollywood-ish actress.