1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The Killing -- "What I Know" OAD 6.17.12 -- Season Finale

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Bierboy, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    12,346
    0
    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    What does that have to do with it? ALL actors receive direction on how to act in TV/movies (regardless of how many "murder confessions they watch on YouTube"...that's why there are people called "directors"...it's just naive to think otherwise.
     
  2. tiams

    tiams New Member

    2,363
    0
    Apr 19, 2004
    OK. If it's believable for you and you can ignore the fact that using the credit card would have led her parents right to her then the writers did a good enough job.
     
  3. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Active Member

    3,727
    10
    Oct 2, 2003
    Because the actress has said she had NO IDEA, NO INKLING, that she was the killer. It would be impossible for her to be directed to act guilty or suspicious without the actress becoming curious as to why.
     
  4. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Active Member

    3,727
    10
    Oct 2, 2003
    When are you talking about?

    I commented that it would be impossible for her to "act guilty" all series long as some are claiming to have intuited, since the actress was not in any way portraying her character in that manner.

    If you are talking about the confession scene, the actress has stated her performance was based upon dozens of videos she watched for inspiration and method.
     
  5. Mikeyis4dcats

    Mikeyis4dcats Active Member

    3,727
    10
    Oct 2, 2003
    I also agree it would seem to go against type for her character to take the card. More than likely just a red herring thrown out by the writers they hoped would be overlooked, like all the other plot holes.
     
  6. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

    4,524
    3
    Oct 31, 2009
    Heh. Well put. :up:
     
  7. mrdazzo7

    mrdazzo7 Active Member

    5,087
    0
    Jan 8, 2006
    I gotta disagree here--on a show like this, during the first season pretty much every single person was a suspect... It seems logical that there were plenty times with just about every actor on the show where a director could have said "Play this ambiguously like you could be hiding something"... The whole point was that we had to try to figure out who killed Rosie so especially early on there were plenty of scenes where people were acting suspicious or shady and it turned out they didn't commit the crime.

    With a mystery show like this, I think it's totally plausible for directors to give direction that lends itself to an endgame without giving the endgame away. Plus they shoot every take in several ways to have coverage so the actors could just think it's part of the routine.

    So it's completely plausible that people got a suspicious vibe from Terry early on without the actress having been TOLD specifically to play those scenes knowing she was the killer. I don't see how those things are congruent at all.
     
  8. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    12,346
    0
    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    EXACTLY.
     
  9. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    38,410
    163
    Oct 17, 2000
    Minneapolis
    Man, you people must think the actor who plays Terry is a complete idiot...
     
  10. mostman

    mostman Member

    530
    0
    Jul 16, 2000
    Boston
    Here is an example - the teacher. In order to pull off his character and the misdirection of the plot - he HAD to act guilty. And he did, quite well. So I am supposed to believe the conversation with the director went like this:

    D: Act guilty
    A: So, I'm guilty
    D: Well, no, well, sort of, but, well, never mind.

    Come on. Be real. The director(s) of the show tell the actors exactly how to act. Their job isn't to know the plot and "improv" their way through every episode leading their character to the end. They are told the scene, given the script, and instructed on how it should play out. And in this show, the acting (and writing) was phenomenal. Imagine the cast of CSI playing these roles instead of the actors that did. Same show? Not even close.
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    38,410
    163
    Oct 17, 2000
    Minneapolis
    So you don't think telling Terry "Act guilty" might not open up in her mind at least the slightest possibility that she might be, y'know, GUILTY?

    Because she insists she didn't have a clue.
     
  12. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    12,346
    0
    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    And, of course, actors ALWAYS tell the truth....:rolleyes:
     
  13. tivogurl

    tivogurl New Member

    1,169
    0
    Dec 15, 2004
    Why would she be lying? What she says makes the writers and/or producers look bad, which is not conducive to future employment.
     
  14. robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

    2,326
    7
    Jun 13, 2006
    Laguna Hills CA
    How would one be able to tell if she's lying or not, she's an actress!
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    38,410
    163
    Oct 17, 2000
    Minneapolis
    She even makes herself look bad..."I did this job for two years, and I didn't have a clue what I was doing!"
     
  16. smak

    smak TV MA SLV

    20,162
    200
    Feb 11, 2000
    NoHo, CA USA
    The teacher may have been told to look guilty, because the show wanted him to look guilty at a certain point in the timeline.

    The show NEVER wanted the sister to look guilty (Seriously, did anybody anywhere think it was going to go down anything like that?) therefore she wouldn't have been directed to look guilty at any point of the series.

    If you tell 10 cast members to play this take looking a little guilty, then they probably all are going to think there's a 10% chance (or whatever) of them being guilty.

    I think the fact that she says no such thing should lead us to believe she was never told to act like that.

    -smak-
     
  17. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

    4,524
    3
    Oct 31, 2009
    Well, yes, I did read someone who predicted it was Terry, and had a lot of evidence to back it up. But he only figured it out a couple episodes before the last.
     
  18. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    17,059
    47
    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    I think many of us thought Terry was involved; especially early on with the Ames thing.
     
  19. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    4,127
    5
    Sep 29, 2003
    Earth
    Just completed marathoning my way through both Seasons. Thumbs UP re: the show.
    I don't foresee another Season, though. This was perfect. Clear resolution, and a (relatively speaking) happy ending. The case was figured out, Rosie wasn't a parent-hating teen prostitute. Stan didn't kill anyone. He stands trial in a year for the kidnapping/assault charges against the teacher. The family came together (minus Terry, who came apart). Great twists. Time for all to "move on".

    I'm glad I didn't follow it week-by-week, being exposed to the poison in the threads by the haters. I could take in the complete story without outside influences, and found it to be compelling from start to finish.
     
  20. DLiquid

    DLiquid Progressive User

    4,452
    0
    Sep 17, 2001
    I marathoned through the first season before reading the threads here, then I read the threads as I worked my way through the second season over a few weeks. Although I had some problems with the show, I kind of wish I hadn't started reading the threads here. There was a hatred of the show that built up here (and elsewhere), and it had a negative influence on how I viewed the show, even though I was still enjoying it.

    The same thing happened with Battlestar Galactica. The show had its ups and downs, but I really liked it. I think I stopped reading the BSG threads on here at some point, because most of the discussion was about how poor the writing was and how the show had no direction. Many of the complaints were valid, but when you're still enjoying a show it's kind of a bummer to read about how badly it sucks week after week.
     

Share This Page