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Posted on 30 Mar 2011 18:25:37 BDT
Ann Norman says:
trianon:
>>> "Apparently the only characters from Killing 1 that are in 2 are Lund and Brix - and Lund is working as a passport officer at the beginning after being demoted! "

I really did Brix an injustice; at the end of part 18 I was absolutely convinced it was him... How can I look him in the eye again after that?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Mar 2011 18:25:37 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Mar 2011 18:30:44 BDT
Blueeyes says:
You can see the trailer now, after Part 20 credits roll , on BBC i player .
I just watched again but because he had his back to the camera I can't see who it is .
As I said Lund's on the crime scene.
I think Amazon release on April 4th.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Mar 2011 18:26:16 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Mar 2011 18:30:22 BDT
Blueeyes says:
Sorry double post

Posted on 30 Mar 2011 18:28:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Mar 2011 18:34:01 BDT
Blueeyes says:
Just looked at the ads for the American version of The Killing. Will it sell to people thinking it's an Americanised version of the original ? It isn't , Different characters .

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Mar 2011 23:13:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Mar 2011 23:14:31 BDT
Gloria says:
Hi Blueeyes,
As far as I remember, Killing 2 only includes Brix, Lund and of course Lund's mother. We don't see Troels! The political scene is moved from town hall to the government. Lund is asked to come back and take a complicated case. She says she's not interested, but you know her...

Posted on 30 Mar 2011 23:39:18 BDT
Ann Norman says:
This is just a bit too much. We have a lot of spring & summer to get through before it arrives!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Mar 2011 23:47:30 BDT
Gloria says:
Hi Ann!
We do have several big competing TV stations in Denmark now, but only two of them making really good Danish drama and it actually was a whole-nation experience like you said!

Like when Meyer died, everyone talked about it the next day. People were shocked ;-)

Sofie, who plays Lund was in a Danish drama, which won an Emmy in the US for best foreign TV series, but when Killing 1 and 2 were nominated they didn't win..

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Mar 2011 13:04:27 BDT
trianon says:
Apart from V I thought it could be Brix too - I've really grown to like him now.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Mar 2011 13:04:44 BDT
trianon says:
Apart from V I thought it could be Brix too - I've really grown to like him now.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Mar 2011 13:14:31 BDT
Had him from the first episode, this incongruous character had no place in the plot unless as killer, watched the first four then tuned into the last one to have it confirmed. Convoluted nonsense, better, in comparison, than the Mankell books (which are so inconsistent one cannot suspend disbelief) but not as good as the Wallander series. Swedish or B.B.C.

Posted on 31 Mar 2011 14:24:13 BDT
Blueeyes says:
I don't think any of need be influenced by such a post as yours . To have watched only 4 episodes but you claim you* had * the killer ?
Glad you missed some marvellous drama actually !

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Mar 2011 14:26:34 BDT
trianon says:
How can you judge when you only watch a few episodes. Yes you missed a fantastic series! More fool you!

Posted on 31 Mar 2011 18:22:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 31 Mar 2011 18:24:02 BDT
Ann Norman says:
C.J.Shannon:
>>>"Convoluted nonsense"...

How can you describe something as nonsense if you didn't actually watch it though? The story involved very many complex twists and turns with many of the characters shown as possibly being the killer. Lund & Meyer's investigations were fascinating to follow. All the characters were solid people and very well drawn, as were their changing relationships (I'm thinking especially Lund/Meyer and Pernille/Theis). The whole story seemed to be (for the vast majority of viewers, I understand, in Denmark and here) most demanding, absorbing and enjoyable. It's apparent that it still is now, as we question and chew over unravelling some of our missed or misunderstood details.

Posted on 31 Mar 2011 23:13:54 BDT
Planner John says:
It was very series. One of the things I did not want to miss.

Very understated at times. Real characters. Normal problems. The female lead character was v attrative but they didn't try and make her some sort of dolly bird detective...

I luved it when we had seem Meyer being all macho and bolshie for the first four or so episodes and then his wife pops into office and meets Lund and tells her he needs to eat regularly and explains how fragile he is. That was pretty amazing -when he comes into the scene he suddenly becomes a little boy and he moved from the one dimensional stereotype macho cop to being a person and it really made me laugh.

Everyone in Waking the Dead looks so shiny! Midsomer is so square I think it must be ironic? CSI is a cartoon - they seem to have unlimited resources!

Posted on 1 Apr 2011 13:37:22 BDT
trianon says:
Yeah, Meyers wife suddenly coming in and fussing over him changed him for me too. Really sad he died.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2011 00:05:46 BDT
Poppy says:
Their descent into their individual despair was heartbreaking...I think Pernille
was a superb character, so complex and yet understandable in everything she said/did. I knew a couple who lost their daughter in similar circumstances and although their story was different from this, went through anguish and grief beyond anything anyone could imagine

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2011 00:10:33 BDT
Poppy says:
There were a few unanswered questions plus all the political intrigue - so I am definitley getting the dvd to see if I can work out the loose ends and understand the politics

Posted on 2 Apr 2011 14:59:36 BDT
trianon says:
This hasstill got me thinking. I will definitely get the DVD - I think its out on the 4th (Monday) so just got to work out if I can afford it or if it will have to wait till next month (as its 38.99!). I'm looking forward to watching Spiral - but can't see how anything can compare to The Killing.

Posted on 2 Apr 2011 15:29:03 BDT
Ann Norman says:
Hoping to afford the DVD too--it's pricey. But to satisfy all the remaining doubts and for sheer enjoyment, think it's a must.
I'm also going to try "Spiral" on tonight, after hearing from lots of sources that it's good. Anyone join me? My personal downside is that it's in French not Danish ;-( but will try most valiantly to overcome that hurdle! They can't exactly help being French, can they?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2011 15:31:00 BDT
trianon says:
I'll be joining you.

Posted on 2 Apr 2011 15:44:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Apr 2011 15:45:04 BDT
Ann Norman says:
That's great, trianon. Lets see what we make of it.

Poppy:
>>>".... to see if I can work out the loose ends and understand the politics."

Yes, the politics especially is still a bit wobbly for me too.

Posted on 2 Apr 2011 17:11:09 BDT
trianon says:
Out tonight so will record Spiral and watch tomorrow night

Posted on 2 Apr 2011 18:51:42 BDT
Blueeyes says:
I didn't think there were any loose ends . Where ?
What was it that wasn't clear about the politics ?

By the way this is the 3rd series of Spiral . I wasn't impressed enough after series 1 to watch the 2nd but it might be OK .
Not the right time at all to put it on straight after The Killing !!

Posted on 2 Apr 2011 20:21:24 BDT
Ann Norman says:
Blueeyes:
I found the various characters and their jobs at the Town Hall confusing. An awful lot went on and I have forgotten lots of the details. Politics has never been my thing so I hope watching it again will help to sort out who was who.
Sorry the first Spiral didn't grab you. I disagree about the timing; there is a big Saturday TV hole now that the Killing has finished. Catching those like me who want to fill the slot seems sensible. I will definitely watch enough of Spiral to decide whether it's good enough to keep going.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Apr 2011 21:02:21 BDT
Blueeyes says:
I'll be recording it Anne !
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