I think both with this show and BG, a lot of it has to do with what matters to you. Long-term structure and story are very important to me, and both of those shows are ones that not only don't care about that, but seem actively contemptuous of people who do. If you're into moment-to-moment characterization, acting, directing, etc., then cool. It seems to me that BG and The Killing are both shows whose structures are inherently tied to big-picture storytelling, and obviously the people who wrote those shows disagree with me. The reason I kept harping on the shortcomings of The Killing (and, for that matter, BG) was that if you're going to have a show centered on a single over-arching plot, then that over-arching plot should be central to the show. And when the over-arching plot falls short, it's cause for serious disappointment. And when the showrunner publicly expresses contempt for people who expect the show to live up to its format (which happened explicitly with BG, and implicitly with The Killing), then I guess I take it a little personally that they basically tricked me into watching a show under false pretenses ("They have a plan"; "This is a show about a murder investigation") and then tried to blame me for being disappointed when it turned out to be something else. But if you were looking for something else altogether and were happy with what you found, then good for you. I hope my disappointment doesn't devalue your satisfaction...any more than your satisfaction devalues my disappointment. We obviously had very different experience with this show (these shows), and that's all right, because we're different people. If I've somehow given the impression that I think there's something wrong with you for liking the show, I apologize. But likewise, I hope you'll accept that there's nothing wrong with me for being disappointed. I think "poison" and "haters," however, are very unfair ways to characterize somebody who honestly disagrees with you.