The Killing 4/3/2011 (new show on AMC)

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  1. Apr 4, 2011 #1 of 85
    hummingbird_206

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    Guess the premiere was last night. I hadn't heard of it until I read a review this morning. Sounds like an interesting show. Hopefully AMC will rerun the first ep.

    From the review
    Anyone watch it yet? What did you think?
     
  2. Apr 4, 2011 #2 of 85
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Been there, done that.

    By which I mean, I've seen the first few episodes of the Danish show (which I coincidentally discovered a couple of weeks ago, before I found out about the remake), and so far this is almost a scene-by-scene remake. Something will have to give, since the original is 20 60-minute episodes and this one is 13 45-minute episodes, but the first 1.5 were mostly just an exact translation into English with a somewhat less-capable lead actress (in the second half of the second episode, some minor changes start creeping in).

    I suspect it would be a LOT more enjoyable to someone coming in fresh...
     
  3. Apr 4, 2011 #3 of 85
    Cainebj

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    I assume you mean Mireille Enos as the lead detective and not Michelle Forbes as the mom? I thought Mireille was great. Slightly hard to warm up to at the beginning since she seemed so cold but she had me by the end.
    Having last seen Forbes as the memorable she-devil in True Blood was kinda weird to see her here...

    Now not seeing the Danish version and - I didn't even know there was a Danish version -
    I enjoyed it. It starts off really slow - there is 20 minutes to a half hour of exposition before it starts to take off.

    Oddly enough - it kindof reminded me of the pilot for Twin Peaks without all the oddly enough stuff.

    Who killed Rosie Larsen?
    Who killed Laura Palmer?

    Last but not least -
    I kindof wish Billy Campbell wasn't in it.
    I have to keep getting over his previous role
    from Tales of the City to the abuser in Enough to The 4400 to this :)
     
  4. Apr 4, 2011 #4 of 85
    Rob Helmerichs

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    She just doesn't compare to Sofie Gråbøl, who gave the role a lot more depth and subtlety. Enos spent a lot of time standing there looking glum, where Gråbøl would stand there and look glum but also give you more. You could just see the wheels turning.

    Not that Enos sucks; just that Gråbøl took it to a whole other level.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2011 #5 of 85
    bryhamm

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    It was a decent start. Enough to put in a SP for it and see where it goes.
     
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    I haven't seen the Danish version but the review I read says it diverges from the Danish version eventually.
     
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    Looks like AMC will be showing it again a couple of times on Thursday 4/7. TiVo set to record!
     
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    Amnesia

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    Is it just me, or does the new detective guy look a lot like a white Snoop Dogg?
     
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    No HDTV love on dtv :(
     
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    Never having seen the Danish version, I can't comment on Gråbøl's performance but what you've described about her is exactly what I liked about Enos in the role... I thought she did an excellent job.

    Not many pilots have me hooked from the start, but this one did. Hope it doesn't let me down. Oh.. and for those who mentioned it, I definitely got a non-supernatural Twin Peaks vibe from the story.
     
  11. bryhamm

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    I thought he looked like an older brother of DJ Qualls
     
  12. Cainebj

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    she kindof has a Julianne Moore vibe to her.
    i thought she did an excellent job also.
     
  13. Amnesia

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    Joel Kinnaman:
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    Cordozar Calvin Broadus aka "Snoop Dogg":
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  14. matt@thehickmans

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    I liked her acting enough to check the cast listings in "more about.." to see what else she had been in. TiVo's database had almost nothing -- it looked like she appeared de novo to be the lead in this series. IMDB, on the other hand, had quite a bit -- 16 years of appearances on various programs and movies.
     
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    Both halves are free downloads on iTunes this week. I suspect that that may also be true on Amazon and Netflix.
     
  16. cheesesteak

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    Wow, this was pretty damn good. There's no chance in hell I'm going to watch the Danish version so I'll judge the lead actress' performance in a vacuum and I thought she she did great in these first two episodes.
     
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    Most people that have seen Big Love should recognize her from that show as she played the duel role of twin sisters Kathy and Jodeen.
     
  18. cheesesteak

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    I didn't watch the first two episodes as a two hour block the way it was broadcast. I sandwiched the latest episode of Breakout Kings between the two. Boy, was there a difference in quality!
     
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    Watched it last night and thought it was OUTSTANDING television - acting, writing, directing, pacing - everything. Simply outstanding.
     
  20. Cainebj

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    I feel like a complete idiot that I didn't recognize her from Big Love - now that you say that - of course she is!!!
     

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