I don’t like to brag, but I have to say that I absolutely nailed it with last week’s recap of ‘The Killing’. I predicted the season’s final plot twist, and as the reveal happened this week, I kept thinking to myself, “Boy, I wish I wouldn’t have been so right.”
Say what you will about ‘The Killing’ (anyone who reads these recaps knows that I’ve said plenty), but the show sure knows how to pack a wallop during the face-to-face conversations. The story might be muddled as hell, but this week’s episode has some intense scenes going on.
Did anyone else notice the credits at the beginning of this week’s episode of ‘The Killing’? I was surprised to see Jonathan Demme’s name pop up as director. Perhaps that played a part in this being the best episode of the season by far.
If ‘The Killing’ had anything going for it in the past two seasons, it was the fact that the show didn’t play by the book a whole lot. Instead, the writers decided that focusing on the grief, pain and anguish of a murder was more important than actually solving the crime. Fine. It makes for a slow narrative, but that’s what the show was going for. This third season is not only slow, but frustratingly clichéd as far as cop dramas go.