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Another superb series,
This review is from: The Killing - Series 3 [DVD] (DVD)
Oddly enough, reading subtitles for hours doesn't bother me, in fact I hardly notice it, which says a great deal about the power of these series to enthrall. Also, so much more meaning is conveyed by tone and body language in the original version than by dubbing. Once again, this is brilliantly written and performed, and again, Sarah Lund with her persistence, her irresistable gut feelings and reappearing jumpers just stays in the mind like a tortured friend. I'm also utterly grateful for the change from American police heroines - all of them perfectly beautiful, perfectly groomed, perfected educated and perfectly unreal. I also welcome the novelty of Nordic culture in these series, which brings its own freshness. Because the characters feel more fallible and true to life I consequently feel less manipulated, which I often do feel when faced with yet another predictable Hollywood plot. If you enjoyed the previous series, you will love this one - but a word of warning. I find buying the boxed series has the same effect as opening a box of chocolates, i.e. you have one and you can't rest until you have another, and another. I'm afraid I tend to watch them back to back in a Tele Fest and nothing else gets done.
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Initial post: 25 Feb 2013 12:31:08 GMT
A. Salmon says:
I do this too but hey, why feel guilty, there are bigger sins.
Posted on 12 Aug 2013 17:57:23 BDT
Sorrow Zornig says:
Love the killing series, Denmark's lack of light (spooky and real), characters are irresistible with their natural features, non-Hollywood beauty, and love the plot. I must add, I also watch it in one go and NOTHING gets done. I am fascinated with the language and music, chain smoking of the character from series 1, Sara's nothing else matters but the case -attitude.
Absolutely recommend it for everyone. Lars Mikkelsen is the best, with his character's vulnerability and strength, and very attractive in a manly manner, too.
Posted on 19 Nov 2013 11:18:47 GMT
Ha ha, have to agree with you there...I'm watching series 2 just now, and the first 3 were watched lastnight back to back. I actually had to force myself not to start the 4th.
Posted on 19 Nov 2013 20:19:36 GMT
I agree with all the great comments about this series. I have seen the first two series and hope to buy the third one soon. Like many others, I got hooked and ended up having a "Killing" marathon although I promised myself to spread the episodes out over a longer time period. Once you get into this series you can't seem to stop watching until you get to the end. Once you get used to reading the subtitles it becomes a non-issue and doesn't affect the enjoyment of the story at all. A great series and the lead actress is top notch. If you like good, suspenseful mysteries you will really enjoy this series.
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