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AMC cancels The Killing

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

  1. philw1776

    philw1776 Active Member

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    The arrogance and disdain for viewers repeatedly displayed by the show's producer eventually brought her her justly earned reward, unemployment.

    -another irritated former viewer glad this dog won't hunt no mo
     
  2. etexlady

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    I have season 2 on the DVR but have not watched it yet. Guess I can watch the last episode and then dump it. They do say who the killer is I hope?
     
  3. rrrobinsonjr

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    I won't miss it. Please just don't touch Hell on Wheels AMC!
     
  4. mmilton80

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    Frustrating. I was looking forward to where they were going to go next season.

    But I'm still mad about them canceling Rubicon (it really was going somewhere...eventually).
     
  5. rrrobinsonjr

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    lol!
     
  6. Church AV Guy

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    high desert...
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    Yeah, that's the way I see it too.
    I too loved Rubicon.

    Let me be clear, at least for me, if they had not made me BELIEVE that the killer would be revealed at the end of season one, I would not have had this reaction. It was the deception, not the delivery that infuriated me.

    I am a little disappointed that it has been cancelled because the probability of them ever showing the whole thing again is greatly diminished. If they would show them all, I might just watch them NOW, knowing that they will be showing the case resolution. If it had been renewed, the chances that it will be reshown would be reasonably high, but not now. Seeing the whole thing in one big block just might work--without the nine-month break.
     
  7. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    I don't know if they promised that Rosie's killer would be revealed at the end of season 1. I just know that I expected them to since the vast majority of shows do. Plus, I was so sick of the depressing Larsen family and rainy, depressing Seattle that I desperately wanted a reboot for season 2. The Larsens were the worst tv family ever.
     
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I don't think they explicitly said that Rosie's killer would be revealed by the end of S1. However, all of the pre-lauch publicity for the show talked about how unique this show was in that it would take an entire season to solve a single murder rather than the typical crime-of-the-week shows. Add to that the AMC's promos which were based around the slogan, "Who killed Rosie Larsen?" and it was strongly implied that the mystery would be solved by the end of S1.
     
  9. Church AV Guy

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    Possible, they are at least in the running for one of the worst. I find it interesting that Michelle Forbes won a supporting actress award for her portrayl of Mitch. Really? She won an award for being a morose, chain-smoking, negligent mother.

    Stan almost killed that teacher, and of course, the teacher wasn't guilty.

    Definitely a model family.
     
  10. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Well, technically she won an award for her skill in playing a morose, chain-smoking, negligent mother.
     
  11. billypritchard

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    I'm glad this is staying near the top of the TV Talk thread. Makes me happy just to see it there.

    <--Ditched after watching crappy first season.
     
  12. Church AV Guy

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    Uh, yeah. What you said.:D I really need to re-read what I write to make sure it says what I really meant to say.
     
  13. dwells

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    Okay, I have to ask- how did you expect them to act? The entire show was about the murder of a teenage girl and the effect it had on everyone, including her family. To me, the fact that we were sucked into their grief was one of the strong points of the show. When I hear people complain about the show or the Larsen family being too "depressing", I guess I just don't get it- that was the whole point.

    I am one of (I guess) the minority that loved the show and had no problem with the resolution taking two seasons. I still just shake my head at the level of unbelievable outrage that many had over this show.
     
  14. getreal

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    I'm on your side, dwells.

    Although I marathoned through both seasons within a week, I didn't have a problem with the resolution taking two whole television seasons.

    The timeline for the characters within the story only spanned about three months from discovery of Rosie's body, through all the red herrings, to the resolution. So that's actually a speedy investigation and resolution.
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

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    You mean three weeks.
     
  16. getreal

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    I stand corrected. Thanks!
    I just recall that it was pretty quick -- within their timeline.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    Which is part of the problem...in OUR timeline (at least, those of us who watched it live), it was interminable...not a ton happening over a span of more than a year, and much of what DID happen not mattering.

    It was a show that was structured like a mini-series, and broadcast over two seasons. The season break was especially egregious...I was completely lost in the early episodes of the second season, which picked up right where the first season had left off almost a year earlier.
     
  18. robojerk

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    I actually wonder why there isn't more mini series being made.
     
  19. brebeans

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    WHO the family was ( your description of 'negligent", etc.) has nothing to do with the quality of the show, per se.

    I loved the fact that this show was not all about a "who dunnit, cop show".
    What made the show interesting to me was the fact that it showed that people ARE morose, depressed, angry and possibly, yes, negligent, when they find out their teenage daughter is missing and then dead! Too many other cop/detective shows don't really show the impact on the families and other characters related to a death, who aren't the cops. That's why I thought this show was good. It showed, as depressing as it can be, the potentially real impact on a family.....it tears the family apart.

    I did get a bit tired of all the rain/gray skies, etc. And, yes, sometimes it moved too sllowly. But, in my opinion ( I know I'm in the minority, too), this wasn't just a show about who killed Rosie. It was a show about the ripple effect of a murdered child (made for TV, of course)....on the politician that happened to be connected, on the family, on the cops, etc.

    I'm not saying it's the best show ever, or even in my top 20, but I did enjoy the character development and being brought in to others' lives who are impacted by this sort of thing.

    Oh well.....just a TV show after all. Will now need to get back to Breaking Bad......(another upbeat show!!!
     
  20. robojerk

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    AMC's marketing campaign would argue with you. "Who killed Rosi Larsen?"
     

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