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5.0 out of 5 stars Puts British TV to shame, 28 Mar. 2011
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This review is from: The Killing - Series 1 [DVD] [2010] (DVD)
The depth and complexity of this series is just a joy to behold. The Killing treats its viewers with intellectual respect with the long-drawn out nature of the plot. In a era of dumbed down TV and pretty much dunmbed down everything, the Killing stands out like a oasis in a desert.

For those who like richness in their lives not shoved down their throats, I utterly commend the Killing. For those who think British drama is the apex of everthing, you will soon appreciate that we have no ambition to match the scale of the Killing, Spiral or the Wire. Shame on us.
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Initial post: 30 Nov 2011 17:44:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Nov 2011 17:52:40 GMT
Actually, shame on yourself for being unable to recognise the wealth of great British dramas of recent years! State of Play, The Street and Accused were easily as good as anything from abroad as was Prime Suspect and the British Wallander adoptions were great. If you ask me, Cracker was far better (and still fresher) than The Killing (other than The Wire, nothing touches it for gritty realism). Don't get me wrong, I like The Killing (and also both Swedish versions of Wallander--which I think are better written), but it is far from perfect... Many of the characters are clichéd (how many version's of Brix have there been in 24?) and the majority of the first series was pretty much totally irellevent to the plot (only in the last couple of episodes were any real clues given to the real killer).

It didn't really matter as I did really enjoy the first series (especially its ambience and the Lund character), but I am struggling to invest as much in the second as I'm wondering if any of it is actually going to be relevant or if (again) they will just pull a rabbit out of a hat at the end..............

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Nov 2011 20:11:44 GMT
Mr. R. Hayre says:
Appreciate your view. Very well put

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2011 10:39:19 GMT
Thanks. I do like the Killing very much, just think it's a bit unfair to say we have done nothing to compare to it... I do agree, though, much British drama (Luthor, Spooks etc.) is pretty silly in comparison, but we do do some good serious stuff too... If you want to see British drama at its best try and get hold of the Cracker episode "To Be Somebody" (the one with Robert Carlyle as a skin-headed Liverpool fan) as that is the best crime drama I've seen.
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