Months back after the explosive conclusion to the third season, it was announced that Netflix would be picking up a six episode final season of The Killing. With Netflix not only will all six episodes be available on day one on August 1st, but you can also expect a full 55-59 minutes per episode as opposed to the 42-45 minutes given when you factor in commercial breaks. Also, as reported earlier “F-bombs Galore” haha….the trailer for the 4th season has just been released, check it out…
Welcome back to the darkside of the tv dial!
On the latest installment we start off with our thoughts on a couple of new shows to hit the airwaves, WHODUNNIT, a murder-mystery reality show of sorts, and Stephen King’s Under the Dome. Mike & Jamie then go on to give their thoughts on the start of Dexter season 8! Very slim news segment this week featuring a couple of video game tidbits including Mike’s thoughts on Tell Tale’s “400 Days” episode of The Walking Dead game.
After that it is onto this episode’s featured review, another double-feature, SYFY’s Axe Giant: The Legend of Paul Bunyan, and Chiller’s 5 Senses of Fear anthology. Which won has us running for the hills and which won was Corey able to win Mike’s recommendation over by the end of the review? (Jamie would have none of it, haha)
Then we welcome Dan from The Skeleton Crew to discuss 6 episodes of Tales from the Darkside, yes not the usual 3, but 6….this segment really could have been a show of it’s own, which is why you will notice the extremely long running time of this episode. Before all is said and done we talk Teddy Ruxpin, Smokey the Bear, and McGruff the Crime
Dog, not to mention Mike & Dan giving their thoughts on Season 3 of AMC’s The Killing thus far.
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So the first season of THE KILLING has officially come to a close and it seems the finale is getting mixed feedback with the negative slightly outweighing the positive. I will try not to be too spoiler-heavy in my thoughts and also try to keep it short since I plan to get into the show more in-depth on the podcast and in case I end up showing up on any other shows/podcasts in the near future and the subject comes up. Here we go:
If you’ve been watching the show then you know going into the finale the pace of the show is slow. Red herrings are regularly used to drag the viewer along on wild goose chases over and over. If you look back at the season as a whole, just think about where the detectives investigations had led them previous to the last few episodes. So why it surprised and even “angered” a lot of viewers that the season finale made good on that promise in living up to it’s own reputation is sort of confusing to me.
I can’t tell you how many people I have talked to that had the “BRILLIANT” observation that they “knew Det. Holder was shady” Well duh people, he never even tries to hide a cloudy past, in fact we are reminded of this in just about every episode in some shape or form. Of course this still doesn’t answer what his involvement is, why, and if he has a vested interest in the Mayor going down for the crime other than a possible payoff. These are all questions that should keep the attention of fan’s of the show. In fact in all honesty, we still don’t know to what extent Holder is shady or guilty, if at all. There was nothing in the last five minutes that gave a decisive answer to that question regardless of how much people think they already have it figured out.
Basically I guess my point is that the finale gave us more of what the series has been dishing out the entire season. If the show wasn’t for you leading up to this point then I doubt the finale is going to win you over, however if you had been on board up to now I don’t really see where the finale threw you any type of curveball as far as the tone or style.
It is also nice, IMO, that they are breaking from the original series (pure speculation?). I haven’t seen the original danish series titled FORBRYDELSEN but from the little I have read, the initial murder case does indeed wrap up in the first season and the second season picks up four years later. I didn’t really want to read too many spoilers on the danish series because I do plan to watch it once I can get my hands on it. However, the original danish version was 20 episodes in before the murder investigation of “Rosie Larsen” was solved, so if it is solved by Episode 7 of season two it will be right on track with original as far as timeline goes.
So those were just kind of a rapid reaction to the finale and feedback on the finale that I have been seeing pop up around the internet and office etc etc….please feel free to share your thoughts on the finale or entire first season in the comments section below!
Fooled You! We have to wait until Season 2 to find out......
If you aren’t watching AMC’s “The Killing” you are missing out on what probably is currently the best show on television.(For my full write-up on the pilot episode click HERE) The murder-mystery drama based on the successful danish series Forbrydelsen has just been renewed for a second season. The Hollywood Reporter just broke the news as follows:
“AMC has ordered a second season of its serial drama The Killing.The drama, starring Mireille Enos as a homicide detective investigating the murder of a teenage girl, premiered to 2.7 million viewers for its two-hour bow April 3.Created by Veena Sud, AMC has ordered 13 episodes of the drama is from Fox Television Studios.”
Next week is the season finale, and will (along with the series as a whole) receive extensive coverage on the EvilEpisodesPodcast. Murder Mystery might not be considered straight-up horror, but it deals with horrific stuff usually, so I believe it has a spot for discussion on the show. Agree? Leave me some comments and let me know how you feel.
Tune in this Sunday for the conclusion to Season 1