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A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.

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 Sarah Linden (44 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Stephen Holder (44 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Darren Richmond (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Jack Linden (27 episodes, 2011-2014)
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 Mitch Larsen (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Stan Larsen (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Gwen Eaton (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Jamie Wright (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Terry Marek (26 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Tom Larsen (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Denny Larsen (22 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Mayor Lesley Adams (19 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Regi Darnell (18 episodes, 2011-2014)
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In Seattle, Det. Sarah Linden is on what is supposed to be her last day on the job. She and her son Jack are supposed to leave that evening to join her fiancé in Sonoma. Her replacement, Det. Stephen Holder, is ready to take over but they answer a call from a patrol car who have found a bloodied sweater in a field. When the missing girl, Rosie Larsen, is found in the trunk of a car at the bottom of a lake it turns out the car is registered to the campaign committee for councilman Darren Richmond, who is running for mayor. Linden delays her departure for what she hopes will be only a few days. Written by garykmcd

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Sofie Grabol who plays Sarah Lund in the original Danish series appears in 1 episode as DA Christina Neilson See more »

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4 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Killing" is an adaptation of a Danish TV series, and was billed to me as "Twin Peaks meets 24". Well it certainly does seem like an updated "Twin Peaks" so far, minus some of the bizarre twists and turns. Not that there's anything wrong with that, beautiful-girl-murdered is a time-tested premise that makes for a good crime drama.

In the first two episodes I was relieved to find some serious, quality television. The story isn't terribly remarkable - so far we know that a pretty typical teen girl has been murdered, that her parents are genuinely crushed with grief, and that the detective who caught the case, Sarah Linden, was due to leave the job and move to San Diego to get married had the case not come up.

The story is told with impressive direction and good enough writing, with plenty of details and realism to hook in most viewers. Like any good mystery, the introduction simply raises questions, and gets the viewer to care about what's going on. Mission accomplished.

The music is a bit hokey, drifting into melodrama at times, but that's the only real fault I can find. This is a fine start. It seems unlikely to dethrone "The Wire" as a pinnacle of realism but it's already better than any crime drama the networks have going. I'm looking forward to the next episode.


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