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post #931 of 1120
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Originally Posted by cwilson View Post

A little disappointing. I like the darkness and the mood and the photography, but the directing and writing and some of the acting is less than stellar. Just seems awkward at times.
Yep, and to be honest I was ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
post #932 of 1120
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Originally Posted by WLGeter View Post

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It's a good start except that they had Linden fall off the well deserved normal "adjusted life" back to disturbed problem child on a mission for the victims.

She almost becomes a zombie, a traumatized one.

Well of course she fell off. Holder has gotten the "bug" as well. This is one of her major character flaws. Once she gets the scent of a case like this it consumes her. I thought this was a "known" as far as the show goes. It wasn't until she lost everything and moved as well as changed jobs that she had some sort of normalcy.
post #933 of 1120
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Originally Posted by dragonbud0 View Post

Language was sanitized. .

Do you mean you think the English subtitles were sanitised or that the Danish version was sanitised in the original script?

I can read basic Danish (because I speak Swedish to a reasonable degree) and AIUI Swedish/Danish/Norwegian have a very different language when it comes to "profanity" - in both vocabulary, and the ability for it to shock and offend an audience.

Compared to the language rules on US (and to a degree UK) TV - there are fewer issues in Scandinavia, because of this. However this can make it tricky when it comes to translation - do you go for something that a US/UK character would say (which could offend a US/UK audience) or do you go for a more direct translation (which may not feel authentic?)

By the way - I'm glad people are watching Forbrydelsen. IMO Series 1 (20 eps) was the best, probably followed by Series 3 (10 eps) and Series 2 (10 eps) - though all three are excellent compared to most drama we see here. If you like them - then The Bridge (aka Bron/Broen) a Swedish/Danish co-production is also very likely to appeal, and although its not crime-based, Borgen (a Danish series based around coalition politics!) is incredibly well made (they got real journalists and politicians to 'sanity check' the scripts for authenticity) Both have proved popular in the UK on the BBC. If you like more gory crime - then the Arne Dahl series (again just aired on the BBC) is well worth a watch as well.

There's so much brilliantly made drama coming out of Scandinavia - if you can cope with subtitles - then they are really worth watching. So much less formulaic than US/UK stuff - and in many cases they just feel more "real"
post #934 of 1120
They should have cut it to 24 episodes instead of 26, watching it all in about a year wasn't a big deal (hey it's the journey not the destination) but i can see why people were angry with 26 episodes on one case over two years. At the end it was pretty "meh, well now you know what happened"....
I have a chance to watch it on AMC but i like to give a show some time off between seasons so i'll wait for it to come to Netflix. (Plus they probably have commercials and that would just ruin the mood)
post #935 of 1120
Another good episode things moving along nicely.
post #936 of 1120
Another good episode things moving along nicely.
post #937 of 1120
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Originally Posted by Kingcarcas View Post

(Plus they probably have commercials and that would just ruin the mood)

Commercials? I vaguely remember them from the 20th century.

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post #938 of 1120
Anybody still watching. I'm liking this season more than the previous.

I guess it's because I didn't have any expectations this year, like I did on the Rosie arc that lasted two seasons. I also don't know who done it or is doing it, but it's definitely holding my interest this year.
post #939 of 1120
Still watching, and it looks like Linden really stepped in it this time, people aren't going to be too happy she told Seward she knows he didn't kill his wife, that's got to cause some noise.
post #940 of 1120
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

Still watching, and it looks like Linden really stepped in it this time, people aren't going to be too happy she told Seward she knows he didn't kill his wife, that's got to cause some noise.

Linden don't give a sh!t does she. I think I'm gonna have a do a half season rewatch session, maybe this week. I've got to get all these people squared away, there is no discussion on the board, so I've got to figure all these people and angles out myself. LOL
post #941 of 1120
Still watching. I enjoyed the previous seasons but this season is very good yet very disturbing at the same time. Linden hasn't changed much at all she has never given a &$@&$ when she wants to get information. The reason they keep her around is that she gets results (yes this is not reality and a TV show so please spare me the not in real life bit).
post #942 of 1120
Ugh, I thought this ep was the worst so far. They continue to spend way too much time on Seward in jail with people I really don't give a crap about, including his now-dead cell block mate (and now his worthless Dad). We already know that Linden's going to find a way to get him off the hook but he's a major league a-hole so I don't care if he does hang.

The only part of this ep that was remotely interesting was Linden finding out that the son saw the killer, the rest of it was mostly wasted on me especially with all the arguing.
post #943 of 1120
Like the first season, there is a lot of marching in place.
post #944 of 1120
This show has always been more about the journey than the destination. Fine with me.
post #945 of 1120
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

This show has always been more about the journey than the destination. Fine with me.

Totally agree smile.gif

Maybe slow should watch the 1st and last episodes wink.gif that would kill the fluff and give instant gratification tongue.gif
post #946 of 1120
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Originally Posted by Garrett Adams View Post

Like the first season, there is a lot of marching in place.

To me this site is more about Lindon, and less about the crime. It's about how her obsessive personality ruins her relationships, but it's also the reason she is able to find the killers when others can not.

As for Seward (Seewell? I'm bad with names), he is the result of the prison system. Who's the bigger ahole? Seward or the bald guard?

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post #947 of 1120
I kind of like Bullet, too. Am glad her unrequited love is now showing some recognition.
post #948 of 1120
I'm actually liking this season more so than the last two. Maybe that will change as we get closer to what's going on, but surprised this show doesn't have more of an audience. I look forward to it.
post #949 of 1120
I'm enjoying it as well. Linden is even more guarded and closed off than in the first 2 seasons and Holder is still a delight. The plotline isn't as "big" (or as interesting), but the smaller focus gives more time to the main characters. I used to think, "Glad I don't live in Seattle where it rains all the time." Until it started raining all the time where I live. Most rain we've had in 3 decades or more this year. And this is the year I decide to build a house. Golly, you gotta' love climate change. rolleyes.gif
post #950 of 1120
Season Three of The Killing is good. If things are too slow for you watch all the CSI's. I'm about the journey also here in this program and human interaction. smile.gif
post #951 of 1120
Much better episode this week, and we finally get to see Seward cracking under the pressure instead of just being an a-hole all the time. Joel Kinnaman needs to be nominated for an Emmy for his work on this show, IMO.
post #952 of 1120
I have to agree I am liking this season more. The writing seems better than the previous two and that may just be because they are more focused on and end point where the 1st two it was limbo (until season 2). The one case a season may work very well for this show and I think those that left may have done themselves a disservice.
post #953 of 1120
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

I have to agree I am liking this season more. The writing seems better than the previous two and that may just be because they are more focused on and end point where the 1st two it was limbo (until season 2). The one case a season may work very well for this show and I think those that left may have done themselves a disservice.

I thought they were only coming back for just this season. Watching this week's episode I was thinking to myself, how does a show like this get cancelled? It doesn't seem to be a huge-budget type show (like certain sci-fi extravaganzas or probably even Hell on Wheels and all its period set designs) that can't justify its lowish ratings. I generally don't even go for true crime drama TV shows, but this is something special. I hope we get to see more.
post #954 of 1120
I can see this show getting picked up by someone else like NetFlix. I guess we'll have to wait and see since many have stopped watching after what happened in season 1. I'll be sticking around until its not on anymore
post #955 of 1120
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Originally Posted by Ph8te View Post

I can see this show getting picked up by someone else like NetFlix. I guess we'll have to wait and see since many have stopped watching after what happened in season 1. I'll be sticking around until its not on anymore

Didn't NF have something to do with bringing it back for this season .. ?? It was cancelled at one point if memory serves ..
post #956 of 1120
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Didn't NF have something to do with bringing it back for this season .. ?? It was cancelled at one point if memory serves ..
There was talk of Netflix getting involved but it never came to fruition.

I'd be interested in seeing Netflix get more of the Scandinavian originals of these shows for streaming here than getting involved in funding US remakes of them.
post #957 of 1120
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

There was talk of Netflix getting involved but it never came to fruition.

I'd be interested in seeing Netflix get more of the Scandinavian originals of these shows for streaming here than getting involved in funding US remakes of them.

Really, I thought they did. Oh well, I bet at least their interest indirectly helped get it back on the air, even if they ended up opting out.

Agree on the Scandinavian originals, I wish they would grab as many as they can, especially Forbrydelsen and The Bridge(Bron/Broen).
post #958 of 1120
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Originally Posted by rebkell View Post

Really, I thought they did. Oh well, I bet at least their interest indirectly helped get it back on the air, even if they ended up opting out.

Agree on the Scandinavian originals, I wish they would grab as many as they can, especially Forbrydelsen and The Bridge(Bron/Broen).

You are right, though, the producers signed a deal with Netflix that gave them an exclusive, and after only three months after the season ends. That revenue stream was the key in the Killing's return. Its ratings this year have been equal to a little higher than last year, so who knows if this is the end or not?
post #959 of 1120
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Originally Posted by StonesCat View Post

You are right, though, the producers signed a deal with Netflix that gave them an exclusive, and after only three months after the season ends. That revenue stream was the key in the Killing's return. Its ratings this year have been equal to a little higher than last year, so who knows if this is the end or not?
Thanks for that info, I thought I had read that AMC did not go through with that plan. I guess it was that Netflix did not invest capital itself into the show, just that they secured early streaming rights instead.
post #960 of 1120
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Originally Posted by rebkell View Post

Really, I thought they did. Oh well, I bet at least their interest indirectly helped get it back on the air, even if they ended up opting out.

Agree on the Scandinavian originals, I wish they would grab as many as they can, especially Forbrydelsen and The Bridge(Bron/Broen).
Speaking of that, from the HOTP thread, 5 Great International Shows That Should Be Streaming
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