The Killing (2014) Review

EW.com – As resilient and plucky as the little engine that could (I think I can, I think I can…be a great show one day!), The Killing chugs back for an improbable fourth season, a six-episode Netflix bingeable. In the same way the fitfully riveting rain-soaked policier dug deep into the experience of grief during its first couple of seasons, the new installment wallows in guilt: Soul-mate Seattle detectives Linden (Mireille Enos) and Holder (Joel Kinnaman)—tweaking with shame after slaying a serial killer (Linden’s ex-partner and lover)—slowly unravel in familiar ways as they slowly investigate the murder of a troubled military cadet’s seemingly respectable, secretly skeevy family. Did I mention it’s slow? You get the sense that Linden and Holder could crack the mystery lickety-split if not for the contrived obstacles of amnesia and a hyperprotective military-academy headmistress played by Joan Allen, who does little more than tell the cops that they can’t interview their chief suspect. There’s enough intrigue to pull you through, and the Enos/Kinnaman chemistry is, as always, engrossing. Also: less rain! But the relentless commitment to making Linden and Holder miserable—a shallow approach to quality-drama heaviness—grows tedious. In a rare light moment, Holder says, ”The sun’s out. Got my smokes. There’s a murder case I’m working.” If only it were just that: The Killing shines brightest when its stars aren’t mired in gloom and their characters just do their jobs. B-

Gallery Update

Hey guys. I have added some new photos of Joel to the gallery. They are new photos of Joel from the new season of The Killing as well as a new appearance and on the set of a music video. So check them out in the gallery. I also hope to have RoboCop caps up soon. Im buying the movie this week.

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The Killing Season 4 Poster Revealed

I have added Joel’s poster for the new season of The Killing to the gallery. He looks amazing in it so check it out in the gallery.

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The Killing Season 4 Posters Paint a Grim and Bloody Picture

E!Online.com – The Killing is back from the dead and from the looks of the trailer, it’s going to be a wild ride. Linden (Mireille Enos) and Holder (Joel Kinnaman) are both back and E! News can exclusively reveal the two new character posters featuring the moody characters, a lot of rain and blood.

This is the fourth and final (seriously) season of The Killing and it picks up right after the season three finale that aired on AMC. When we pick up with detectives Linden and Holder, they are struggling to mange the fallout from the season three finale and are assigned a new case.

Said case? A murder case involving a whole family. The only survivor, the son Kyle Stansbury (Tyler Ross), was shot in the head during the slaughter. Joan Allen guest stars as Colonel Margaret Rayne, the headmaster of the all-boys military school the victim attends.

Season four of The Killing also stars Gregg Henry, Sterling Beaumon and Levi Meaden.

The final six episodes kick off on Friday, August 1, on Netflix.

First Look – Season 4 Promotional Photos

Thanks so much to Bloody Digusting, we now have the first 2 new promotional photos for the new season which airs on netflix in august. I cannot wait for this show and I know you guys can’t either. So check them out in the gallery and check out the new trailer below.

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The Killing – The Final Season – Official Trailer – Netflix [HD]

It all comes down to this: the fourth and final season of the critically acclaimed crime thriller is a six-episode Netflix original that wraps up loose ends and reveals long-buried secrets.

Detectives Linden and Holder return to investigate both a gruesome mass slaying that exposes a dark family history, as well as a mysterious disappearance within the ranks of their own Seattle Police Department.

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The Killing on Netflix: Longer Episodes and F-Bombs Galore

TVLine.com – The Killing is finally letting Holder speak his native tongue.

When the ex-AMC drama debuts its fourth and final season on anything-goes Netflix later this summer, Joel Kinnaman’s tortured, streetwise detective will no longer have to watch his language.

“We can curse now,” enthuses series creator Veena Sud of her newfound freedom on Netflix. “All of us were ecstatic because, in this world, someone like Holder would say the F-bomb quite a lot, which he does this season… Joel, especially, was very happy about that.”

Holder’s not the only one who developed a potty mouth over the hiatus. “Even Linden gets an F-Bomb,” Sud confirms of his buttoned-up partner. “It’s very nice to hear that word come from her lips. And this season, in particular, she deserves to drop that F-bomb.”

The other “great joy of Netlix,” Sud shares, “is there are no commercials. In other words, the show’s relatively short six-episode season will actually have a running time closer to eight.

“We have, literally, over 15 [additional] minutes per episode,” she explains. “Each episode is jam-packed with story. It’s unrelenting. We go all the way up to the 55-59 mark in every episode.

“The DNA of the show is the same,” she adds, “but it’s gotten richer and deeper because of not having these restrictions.”
The Killing‘s profanity-laden farewell season drops Aug. 1 on Netflix.

The Killing Season 4: Exclusive Trailer

Exclusive: The Killing’s Veena Sud on Moving to Netflix, and Why You Should Binge Seasons 1-3

TVGuide.com – Netflix resurrects The Killing for one final six-episode season (its fourth) on Friday Aug. 1 (at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time). But to prep viewers who may have missed the show’s run on AMC — or just need to bone up on the exploits of homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) — the streaming video service is mounting a campaign this summer for viewers to binge the show’s first three seasons.

TV Guide Magazine spoke with The Killing executive producer Veena Sud about the show’s transition to Netflix, how it will change next season and whether this is truly the end for the drama. Sud and Netflix also unveil a new recap video, summarizing The Killing’s first three seasons, below.

TV Guide Magazine: You survived yet another year! Why is Netflix a good fit for The Killing?
Veena Sud: The Killing is like a great novel that you can’t put down. Netflix is the ideal platform because the viewer can binge watch. You can watch Season 1, episode 1 and go all the way through or watch as much as you want. The Killing in particular has so many details and so many nuances, and we really write towards our audience. By being able to watch episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 at once, audiences enjoy the pleasure of having a huge movie basically that they are sitting down to watch for the evening with friends.

TV Guide Magazine: Did you make the show with an eye toward binging?
Sud: I’m just so excited about being on Netflix. It’s created this new national pastime for many of us, where you get to spend a weekend, an evening or many evenings on a journey with characters in a way that’s very intense, and very participatory. You’re not waiting for a week to find out what happens next. You can just click on “next” and you’re immersed again in the world. For The Killing that’s an ideal place for us to be.

TV Guide Magazine: Has being picked up by Netflix changed the way you write the show? Did you have to alter anything you had planned?
Sud: We haven’t altered anything, but what we’ve been able to add is more time. Each episode of Season 4 is longer without commercial breaks — which, as a storyteller, is such a huge gift. We are able to tell more story. Instead of each episode running 43 minutes, now each episode in Season 4 can run anywhere from 55- 59 minutes. Season 4 is just jam-packed with so much story.

TV Guide Magazine: How else is The Killing different on Netflix?
Sud: We’re allowed to curse, which is perfect for Stephen Holder. Joel Kinnaman was very happy to learn that he could say the “F” bomb. [Laughs]

TV Guide Magazine: What can you tell us about Season 4? What’s your own personal trailer, a preview for fans?
Sud: Season 4 is really the end game for Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder. The way we left off in Season 3 was pretty heart stopping. Stakes were the highest they’ve ever been for both our detectives. So Season 4 is the dilemma as the clock ticks and they’re dealing with another very critical murder investigation. They find themselves caught up in the fallout from the action that they took at the end of Season 3. I’m sorry to be so vague, but I don’t want to spoil the end of Season 3 for those who haven’t scene it.

TV Guide Magazine: What’s been out there is that it has to do with the murder of a rich a family, an investigation at a military academy with a very strong female head mistress. Can you elaborate?
Sud: Season 4 of the investigation takes place in a wealthy part of Seattle, so we’re changing up the world of the victims. We were in a working class family Seasons 1 and 2. We were on the streets in Season 3, and now, we’re in the echelon of power and wealth in Seattle. There is a mass murder and the detectives are fish-out-of-water kind of navigating their way through the world of Seattle’s rich. There is a link to a boy’s military academy that’s basically a holding cell for rich, wayward boys. The head of this all-boys military academy is played by the fabulous Joan Allen and we get to see two very strong, fierce women — Joan Allen and Mireille Enos — go head-to-head.

TV Guide Magazine: And is this the absolute finale this time, or is there a little opening for more?
Sud: This was the end I’ve wanted to tell from the very beginning. This is how I imagine the story of Sarah Linden would end. The way the season ends, I don’t think that there will be another season. It’s the way I’ve wanted to end the story from the beginning so I’m very grateful to come to this end instead of hanging like we were before.

Watch: This Recap Video of ‘The Killing’ Seasons 1-3 Will Catch You Up on the Show

IndieWire.com – After it was cancelled on AMC, Netflix decided to pick up crime drama “The Killing” for a fourth season to air exclusively on their site. With a little over a month left until it airs, the online streaming site has released a video that recaps seasons one through three.

“The Killing” follows a series of murder investigations led by two detectives, Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman). The first two seasons look at the “Rosie Larsen case,” with the detectives investigating the murder of a young girl. The third season, on the other hand, finds them working on a different case–the search for a runaway girl. Eventually they realize that the case has a lot to do with an old case from Linden’s past.

The first three seasons are available now to stream on Netflix with season four premiering exclusively on the site August 1.

Check out the recap video below.