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AMC cancels The Killing

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mwhip, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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  2. kcarl75

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    That stinks. I really liked the show. I was wondering what they were going to do with season 3. They would have had to replace most of the cast.

    I liked the two leads a lot though.
     
  3. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I was pretty satisfied with the resolution of Rosie's murder case, and enjoyed the characters a lot, though they should have done the whole thing in one season. Basically that's what killed the show IMO.

    But I don't think I'll miss it all that much.
     
  4. DLiquid

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    Bummer, I liked it. I thought, as did pretty much all other viewers, that it should have been a one case per season show. I think the fact that it wasn't is a major contributing factor to its cancellation. Maybe another network will pick it up.

    My favorite thing about the show, other than the overall mood, was the Holder character. Most of the other characters tended to annoy me at times. I didn't even realize Joel Kinnaman was (half) Swedish until I just checked his IMDB profile and saw that he's been in mostly Swedish productions. Kind of interesting since The Killing is based on a Danish show. I didn't notice that he had a Swedish accent at all on The Killing. He's playing RoboCop in next year's remake.
     
  5. Bierboy

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    Not surprising....disappointing, though. I did like it. Would love another network to pick it up....

    Totally disagree with the statement in that story that it was a "misstep" by AMC. I was NEVER under the assumption that the murder would be solved by the end of the first season. Viewers who expected that apparently were dropping acid. Yes, it might be logical to assume that, but, in my opinion AMC really broke the mold by NOT solving it in one season. Unfortunately, most "typical" viewers, I guess, couldn't handle that...
     
  6. sharkster

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    That was a show with great promise, IMO. I ditched it after S01 and never even looked back.
     
  7. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    :rolleyes:

    The sky must be a beautiful shade of pink in your world.
     
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I think the big issue wasn't that they didn't solve the case in S1, but that AMC and the creator of the show were so smug and unapologetic when people cried foul. All the promotions for the show had touted, "Who killed Rosie Larsen?" and then they didn't answer the question and claimed they never intended to before the end of S2. Veena Sud gave several interviews where she showed no understanding or sympathy for the people who felt duped by the promotional campaign. I think it was that attitude that caused a lot of people not to bother with S2.
     
  9. robojerk

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    My issue was I thought this was going to be a smart detective show, doing real but "dramatized" police work.
    Instead I got the obvious red herrings, lack of real police work, and the writers relying on Linden having good luck and literally running into the big break of the case when on a morning run.
    Yes my expectations were very off, and I shouldn't fault the show for them. If season 1 hadn't felt like mostly a time sink I probably would have stuck with it.
     
  10. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Yes, that was disappointing as well. When the show first premiered, it was billed as being more realistic because they weren't going to solve a murder in an hour, but instead would explore the full process, develop the characters, etc. But instead of having any real character development, they just spent all the episodes chasing after leads that could have been ruled out in minutes with any real police work, or not investingating leads that should have been obvious.
     
  11. Church AV Guy

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    I had a similar reaction, but I tuned in for the finale to see who-done-it. I had invested many hours of my time watching season one after all. Any thoughts on if AMC will reshow it all in one block, without a year in between episodes?
    If you were never under the assumption that the murder would be solved at the end of season one, then you were in a tiny minority. The amount of anger and frustration expressed over the non-resolution at the end of season one was felt all over by thousands of very vocal viewers!

    This was my biggest complaint as well. Veena sounded like she didn't care a BIT if the promotion gave a false impression. That was OUR fault.

    If it had been give even a little different treatment, it would have gotten a very different reception, and would certainly have been renewed. It was a very good concept, and deserved a real chance. You won''t win ratings points by insulting and disregarding the feelings of your audience.

    This is unfortunate, but not surprising to me.
     
  12. Cainebj

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    AMC should have just shown the original with sub-titles.
     
  13. Big Deficit

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    Mark me down as another who ditched after the disappointing season 1 ending. They totally misjudged their audience.
     
  14. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I don't think it's that they misjudged their audience. I think it's that they misinformed or misled their audience.
     
  15. Big Deficit

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    OR they misjudged the audiences capacity to swallow their "poo" and come back for more. But misinformed and misled work too!
     
  16. WhiskeyTango

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    Called it 6 months ago.

     
  17. Bierboy

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    I truly was not under that assumption. I would not have been surprised had they solved it at the end of S1, but I was more pleasantly surprised that they didn't. I had no assumption one way or the other. It was a great way, in my opinion of building anticipation for S2. Perhaps I was in the minority, but that's the way I felt. I enjoyed the show beginning to end, so perhaps that also puts me in the "tiny minority"...guilty as charged. :D
     
  18. Bierboy

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    Your attack on me was ridiculous at the time....and it's still so.
     
  19. WhiskeyTango

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    My attack on you? You've got to be kidding me. Here was our interaction. How did I attack YOU? Did I say you lived in a dream world or were delusional?


    I said the same thing DevDogAZ said in this thread. Yet you haven't responded to him at all but for some reason take great offense to the same statement when I said it. As it turned out, I was right. Veena Sud pissed off the viewers, the viewers left, and the show is no longer on the air. It sucks but it's true. Holder became one of my most favorite TV characters and now it's gone. Right now, I'm completely :confused: as to where your anger towards me is coming from. I made a statement, you responded that it was ludicrous to think as I do. I gave evidence to the contrary and you insulted my mental state. If any independent posters can point out where I was wrong here, I'd love to hear it because I'm just not seeing it. Maybe on top of living in a dream land and being delusional, I am also completely oblivious.
     
  20. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Your problem (as with several here on TCF) is that you can't accept others' disagreement with your opinion. The fact that a show is canceled doesn't necessarily back up your opinion. There are other factors....and I'm done.
     

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