Mitch returns on 'The Killing'
April 9th, 2012
11:13 AM ET

Mitch returns on 'The Killing'

[Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for the April 8 episode of AMC's "The Killing."]

I’m hooked on “The Killing” once again. Sunday brought the return of Mitch and the fall of Holder, but let’s start with Mitch. The Larsen matriarch was cruising down a highway when she saw a brunette girl on the side of the road trying to hitch a ride.

Was it Rosie? Mitch couldn’t tell, which let us know that she’s still working through the whole sanity thing while coping with Rosie’s death. With a decorated shoebox in hand (any guesses what it holds?), Mitch checked into a motel.

Over at the station, Linden was trying to nab a search warrant for the Wapi Eagle Casino, the last place we saw Rosie alive. She also ran into the tech, who told her the tattoo from the super 8 footage is from a Japanese comic book character, Ogi Jun.

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'The Killing': Back on the case
April 2nd, 2012
04:16 PM ET

'The Killing': Back on the case

Editor's Note: The post below contains spoilers for the April 1 premiere of AMC's "The Killing."

What feels like eons ago, fans of “The Killing” fell in love with the gritty and well-acted AMC crime drama, the one that had us all buying into the show’s tagline, “Who Killed Rosie Larsen?”

But a few episodes into the first season, the series following the socially awkward but job-obsessed detective Sarah Linden (Emmy-nominated Mireille Enos) as she tried to solve the murder of a high school girl lost a lot of its mojo and core audience. It didn’t help that the storyline started off as something we thought would end in one season, but instead left us hanging with no conclusion.

You were angry, I was angry, but alas, season 2 started off with a bang and after Sunday’s two-hour, two-episode premiere, I’m willing to forgive and forget, for now.

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2011's most tweetable TV
December 30th, 2011
09:36 AM ET

2011's most tweetable TV

This was the year that TV and Twitter truly joined forces.

Hashtags could be seen during shows like "Glee," "Fringe" and "The Voice," and CBS, Fox and USA were among the networks where actors live-tweeted while episodes aired.

One doesn't just watch TV or DVR their favorite shows anymore. They interact about what they're viewing on social media (and encouraging live tweeting certainly doesn't hurt ratings).

Let's take a look at the shows and moments that set Twitter on fire this year:

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Billy Campbell talks 'Rocketeer,' season 2 of 'The Killing'
December 16th, 2011
12:38 PM ET

Billy Campbell talks 'Rocketeer,' season 2 of 'The Killing'

In honor of the 20th anniversary of "The Rocketeer," Disney has released the beloved film on Blu-ray.

Hollywood in the 1930s serves as the backdrop for this slice of nostalgia in which test pilot Cliff Secord (Billy Campbell) discovers a top-secret jet pack. With the help of his mechanic mentor, Peevy (Alan Arkin), Cliff is propelled from ordinary guy to a superhero, aptly named The Rocketeer.

Cliff finds himself on a dangerous mission replete with ruthless villains, Hollywood starlets, gangsters and Nazi spies. With the help of his girlfriend, Jenny (Jennifer Connelly), Cliff foils an evil plot to take over the world.

CNN spoke to Billy Campbell, who played the title role in what was the actor's first feature film. Campbell also spoke to us about AMC's "The Killing," in which he plays mayoral candidate-turned-murder suspect Darren Richmond. He is currently filming season 2.

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'The Killing's' Michelle Forbes relaxes amid nomination
July 14th, 2011
06:00 PM ET

'The Killing's' Michelle Forbes relaxes amid nomination

Playing the mother of a teenaged murder victim on a dark, rainy television series can be pretty taxing, but it all paid off Thursday morning for Michelle Forbes.

The actress was nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her portrayal of Mitch Larsen on the show. She told Marquee the nomination was unexpected.

"I try not to have too many expectations about anything really in this lifetime," Forbes said. "But it being a freshman show I wasn't sure what its hopes were." FULL POST

'Killing' producer: We never said there'd be closure
June 21st, 2011
03:06 PM ET

'Killing' producer: We never said there'd be closure

Whether you loved “The Killing’s” finale or hated it, quite a few of you tuned in to Sunday’s episode.

The AMC show pulled in 2.3 million with the first season ender, a “solid” turnout, as the Hollywood Reporter put it. It’s up from the penultimate episode, which was viewed by 1.8 million, but still not quite as large as the season’s premiere, watched by 2.72 million.

Judging by the strong reaction to the loose ends left untied, it’ll be interesting to see how many will return for season 2. Some of you have coined it as a brilliant ending, while others seem to have the same view as TV critic Alan Sepinwall, who has already said he won't watch another season of the crime drama.

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