Originally Posted by gwsat
+1! I might go so far as to say Aaaarg!:
So... what? You want another formulaic cop/doc procedural instead? Yeah, I'd give my little toe to see another season of 'Rubicon', but that one really was "too smart for TV".
Look at it this way -- there were a lot of things about 'The Killing' we all liked. The cast, especially Joel Kinnaman's twitch-perfect Holder. Mireille Enos and the way she filled out those bulky sweaters. A twisty, turnie plotline that gave us reason to actually think whilst watching the boob-tube and all the after-show pondering of the plotlines. And all. that. rain. It was one of the most atmospheric shows I've ever seen. We were all digging that stuff during most of the first season and a re-read of this thread proves it.
What so many of us (not me, but that's just me) didn't like was the feeling of brutal betrayal at the mystery not being resolved after the first season. How dare they!
But, presumably, they felt the sting of your wrath and will fashion a more tightly structured storyline for this next season that will be solved in a neat, tidy 13 episodes.
So, I say -- let us all rejoice! TV just got a little bit smarter with this renewal. And isn't that what most of here want?