“The Killing”: Did You Watch?

killingbout-the-show-main-img2Did you watch the premiere last night of “The Killing,” the new murder-mystery series on AMC? I had high hopes. I’m willing to forgive the amount of exposition necessary at the outset; I’m not going to forgive the ridiculous tendency of the show to underscore every dramatic moment with weirdo mood music — it’s worse than “Law and Order” in that regard! I have the Danish series on which “The Killing” is based, and plan to watch it soon. Maybe it has more respect for actors’ ability to generate self-sufficient emotion than the American version does. One more thing: are audiences really going to wait a whole season to find out who the killer is? There’s a reason why most police procedurals reveal the criminal at the end of each episode.

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