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Anyone watching The Killing?

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Posted on 3 Sep 2011 11:29:31 BDT
Butterfly says:
I think that subtitles make you look at the screen in a different way. I love subtitled drama, and the original Killing is the most finely acted drama I have ever seen. Sarah Lund and Nana's mother in particular are played by magnificent actors - everything they do is nuanced, subtle and powerful. The complete opposite of some of the ABC-style British dramas and the plastic stuff coming out of Hollywood. Subtitles mean that you keep looking at the screen, (but not necessarily the subtitles), all the time, and you pick up all kinds of things going on slightly off kilter or in the background.

Posted on 3 Sep 2011 12:55:43 BDT
Shazzerman says:
I started off watching the American version - c'mon everybody, it's not THAT bad (it looks good, for starters) - but then switched over to the Danish original around episode 7.

Posted on 3 Sep 2011 18:55:50 BDT
Ann Norman says:
Not THAT bad... but you switched...?


Posted on 3 Sep 2011 19:20:08 BDT
trianon says:
Hi Ann
I'm enjoying watching The Killing (original and best!) just as much the second time around. It gets darker and darker with each episode. I noticed that there was some humour at the beginning - especially Ms Lund telling Meyer off (and vice versa) - but that tails off. I have noticed other things - but I don't want to say too much and give anything away to anyone on here who hasn't seen it before.
I have noticed how good the acting is compared to the US version - which I'm still watching because I figure I've got this far might as well see the rest (but it really isn't a patch on the Danish).
I must admit that when I watched it first time I thought subtitles would put me off - but after so long I really hardly noticed them.
I wonder who all the 'new' viewers think the murderer is?

Posted on 3 Sep 2011 20:41:26 BDT
Ann Norman says:
Hi Trianon

Yes. isn't it interesting the things you forget. Like, as you say, the Lund-Meyer clash at first. She really didn't take to him, did she? And he found her a bit of a strange enigma I think. Which she is, of course. Thank goodness she ... whoops, better not say more!

And I had forgotten how happy Nana's parents were together before their nightmare began. That's so sad.
The whole story is filled with real people we can discuss and empathise with as if they are real. That's not just the acting & directing, it's the great writing too.

Butterfly: Interesting what you say about subtitles in general. Yes, you need to concentrate harder (no knitting or sudoku going on at the same time, as if that were possible with this :-) which means picking up more rather then less.

About the perp's ID.: I haven't heard anyone wondering who it is either. Would be fun to hear newcomer views. We didn't know till the last moment, did we? I certainly didn't.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2011 21:46:51 BDT
Anita says:
Hi Ann,
about the perp's ID as you say: I DID know who it is quite early. And was quite quick to decide that I'm wrong, lol

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2011 23:11:37 BDT
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Shazzerman says:
Yes. I started watching the American version because I didn't think I would have an early opportunity to watch the original. So, then the original starts on BBC4; Shazzerman faces a dilemma - do I switch over or stick with the somewhat airbrushed Americanisation? I decide to stick with the American version (something to do with the old "Macbeth" quote about "returning is as tedious as go o'er"). But last week I miss an episode; not to worry, methinks, I can watch the Wednesday night - very late night - repeat this week... And wouldn't you know it? No repeat episode this week. So I jump in on the Danish one. I can watch the American take after I'm finished with the original.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2011 23:12:07 BDT
I'm sorry, but I'm hooked all over again! Second time around, it's even deeper now that I understand the politics which I didn't quite get first time around. Pernille is fantastic but I would give all the awards to Thies- he goes through so many different feelings and circumstances lead him into all sorts of directions. Kemel is too dishy for his own good! Sarah and Meyer are perfect together - I like the fact that the "police buddies" DON'T see eye to eye on everything and DON'T know what the other is thinking and almost want to do the opposite from the other just to make a point! Am now hooked on Spiral - first 2 episodes just finished. Sunday through to Thursday The Killing, Friday night off, then it all kicks off again on Saturday evening - God Bless BBC4!!!

Posted on 3 Sep 2011 23:14:19 BDT
Shazzerman says:
I have no idea who the murderer is. Has that character even been introduced yet? Is it someone that has been in the show from "Day 1"? I don't know. I suspect it's someone extremely close to her, though - a member of her family maybe. No hints, please.

Posted on 4 Sep 2011 00:31:38 BDT
Ann Norman says:
No, of course no hints.
There is no shortage of suspects. Be prepared for many a dark twist before the perp's denoument.
Anita--yes, I DID know too, originally, before deciding it couldn't possibly be! Then there followed a string of them, different each week.
Such fun! (as Miranda's Mum would say :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Sep 2011 09:34:37 BDT
D. Binns says:
I am also watching the American version at the same time and they have just elimated that man that works with Theis! I thought exactly the same!!

Posted on 4 Sep 2011 12:58:58 BDT
Shazzerman says:
Well, now I know who it is...thanks ;)

Posted on 4 Sep 2011 18:50:04 BDT
Ann Norman says:
Many are the twists and turns on this journey, which is fraught with herrings, whether red ones or any other colour under the sun...
Don't take anything for granted, don't believe anything, watch very carefully, pick up on all the clues & ponder them long & hard.
And all that sort of dire stuff, uttered with a wailing-witch voice all cracked with doom.
You still won't know till the end.

Posted on 4 Sep 2011 18:59:23 BDT
Shazzerman says:
As long as it makes logical sense, and doesn't go all let's-do-a-"Lost"-and-ditch-all-that-cause and effect-rubbish.

Posted on 4 Sep 2011 19:33:32 BDT
trianon says:
Ann, I can hear your wailing here!
Yes it is fraught with lots of red herrings - but it does all make logical sense. I have been watching the US version - typical, the muslim could be a terrorist, Belko is damaged by his slutty mother - no, not a patch on the Danish. Oh, and her jumpers are rubbish too!

Posted on 13 Sep 2011 18:32:38 BDT
Blueeyes says:
Have we a date yet for the start of The KIlling2 ?
I'm going on holiday abroad early October for 2 weeks and need to know whether to set my pvr or not.

Posted on 14 Sep 2011 02:28:15 BDT
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Posted on 14 Sep 2011 14:02:01 BDT
trianon says:
Two more episodes to go (Danish) - I'm as excited this time as I was first time around.
Also last of the US version - so what did last weeks have to do with the murder really?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2011 15:25:51 BDT
Me too! I cried (2nd time around) for Meyer and his family. Cant' wait for Killing 2. Anyone watching Spiral- extremely good but not for the faint-hearted!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2011 15:29:02 BDT
trianon says:
Me too! I was saying 'oh no dont go in Meyer' - I really liked him, thought him and Lund got to be really good together. Lots I've noticed this time around but don't want to say too much and spoil it for the first timers. Not long though.

Posted on 14 Sep 2011 21:17:36 BDT
Shazzerman says:
He's not dead though, is he? Those wide shots have me thinking maybe there's something else going on... Forgive me if I'm talking through my hat - I'm no good at figuring these things out.

Posted on 15 Sep 2011 14:28:34 BDT
trianon says:
Wish he wasn't - but yes Meyer is dead.

Posted on 16 Sep 2011 19:21:05 BDT
trianon says:
So - did you guess right?

US Killing - crap ending (I reckon they are going to do a sequel).

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Sep 2011 22:20:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Sep 2011 22:25:16 BDT
LEP says:
Oh my God! After sitting through 13 VERY slow episodes of the USA Killing, it finished last night without telling us who did it. Not another series to find out please, I'm not sure that I could stick at it again.

It's not Richmond, the counsellor, he's been stitched up by Holder and probably the current Mayor or one of his henchmen. Looks like Richmond is going to be shot by Stan's strange employee. Richmond's media woman and lover was given the packet of photos of Richmond with other women, by the current Mayor. I was suspicious of the sleasy Mayor from the start, but is it him? It could be Dressler, the guy who's financing Richmond of course, but why stich Richmond up? He wanted to use Richmond when he became mayor.
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