Will 'The Killing' live again?
August 23rd, 2012
05:30 PM ET

Will 'The Killing' live again?

With Netflix and DirecTV around, defunct TV series may never really die.

According to TVLine, both companies are exploring their options with AMC's axed series, "The Killing," which was canceled last month after its second season conclusion.

The site reports that Netflix and DirecTV are having preliminary conversations with Fox TV to examine the opportunity to revive "The Killing" for a third season.

As TVLine notes, this isn't the first time Netflix or DirecTV have thought about bringing programming back from the dead. Netflix, of course, will be the home of the resurrected "Arrested Development," while DirecTV jumped in to save "Damages" and "Friday Night Lights."

However, both companies may want to take note of a few of the anti-"Killing" sentiments floating around the Web.

Over at Salon, Willa Paskin likens the reported attempts of Netflix and DirecTV to bring back "The Killing" to Coca Cola thinking of giving New Coke another try. Paskin asserts she'd rather see "Veronica Mars" - which, let the record state, we fully support -  among other shows, brought back instead - or, better yet, for the companies to consider making something new, and of higher quality.

Esquire is cautiously optimistic, pointing out all of the flaws that plagued "The Killing" for its two seasons. "[T]he sloppiness, sinking ratings, and the fact that its central mystery was (mercifully) solved - they all combine to provide absolutely no strong case for a third season." Then again, with the question of "Who Killed Rosie Larsen?" finally  answered, perhaps "The Killing" could turn into "the buddy-cop drama it should've always been," the magazine adds.

What do you think - should "The Killing" stay dead?

Filed under: television • The Killing

soundoff (189 Responses)
  1. sukkit


    December 10, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Travis

    II got it. It's rainy in Seattle and people are depressed. After 3 episodes I had a Noah moment and thought seriously about killing The Killing. I pulled the life support after episode 4. Rather than being a sophisticated and cerebral trip, this mess of a series looked more like a Rorscharh test of endurance. It was mindlessly boring, drab, and vacant of any personality. Cancelation of the series was not good enough, it should have been terminated.

    December 10, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sekemet

    Bury the killing once and for all cast down a deep ravenous raven along with netflix and directv all you wicked tv goons.

    November 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 6, 2012 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. as

    I love this show. Please the same cast! Please season 3!!!!!

    October 4, 2012 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. Nitwit

    I loved how the first season started but the never-ending red herrings made me lose interest. Some people had issues with the writing s far as the investigation not being as smart as it could have been, but the characters and acting were great. I would definitely watch it again if they just told us a story without so much misdirection. It's cool to leave us guessing but not after every episode.

    September 1, 2012 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  7. chris5605

    oh sorry yea bring it back with the same cast.

    August 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • L. Torres

      Please Please bring it back with same cast, best mystery I've seen in a long time!!!!!

      August 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chris5605

    Bring it back on NETFLIX then we can watch it as many times as we want .

    August 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chris5605


    August 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. hannah1

    Yes!!! Bring it back with the original cast! On DirecTV PLEASE. We don't do "Netflix"....... It was awesome

    August 28, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  11. PennyP

    Bring it back!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the show!!!

    August 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Carrie

    Please bring it back on DirecTV because I am not a subscriber. I hate-watched the last 3/4 of season 2 and I just know I'll waste more hours of my life on it if it comes to Netflix.

    August 27, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. MBG

    "The Killing". As in *one* killing. It was solved. Show done.

    Unless it's a new cast each season/story arc that features ONE investigation into ONE main killing.

    August 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Linda

      The Killing vies with The Good Wife for the best show on television. Bring it back!

      August 27, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sendandre

    Great Show. Should have been a mini-series anyway. It's not like breaking bad, where the plot can branch off in several directions. The main characters are crime solvers only loyal to getting at the truth, even if it means lying and sacrificing 'loved ones'. It smacked of 24, only with much better acting; after a while, it had to die. New season, just give them a whole new crime to solve – serial killer visits our town and FBI wants to butt in.... Heard of law and order?

    August 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. AjH

    Bring it back, please. Intelligent, raw, Euro-noir, and set in the great Pacific Northwest. I want more!!

    August 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  16. EMW

    Loved season 1 bu t the lack of resolution was frustrating. Because of that I just seemed to lose interest and ended up not watching any episodes of season 2. I would definitely watch a season 3 if the writers would agree not to drag the story line out. Some shows have benefited by having unresolved issues at the end of a season but The Killing wasn't one of them. There are so many stories to be told with these characters. I hope the show continues.

    August 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • P


      August 27, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |

      my thoughts exactly, after about 10 "red herrings" it gets very tiring and we just want to know who the killer is and move on to another case, how long do they think they can drag this on for, keep it cancelled unless they have something new to add. it was well done in season 1, hold my interest for season 2.

      August 27, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Ray

    Really hope they bring it back, I was hooked since the first episode, show was very good in capturing the essence of mystery. Looking forward to season 3. Bring it back.

    August 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Mary

    Please bring it back- great show.

    August 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mister Jones

      Why? What more do you possibly want to know? You know who killed the girl, and you know that the mother is a bad mother. Is there anything more to the story?

      August 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Bring Back Twin Peaks!

    If shows like Arrested Development who were ahead of their time can come back, WHY NOT TWIN PEAKS?!! The world was not ready for it the first time around just like Arrested Development. Both shows suffered from time slot changes and network meddling which resulted in a ratings drop and cancellation! We have started a movement on Twitter and Facebook to get Twin Peaks back on ! Twin Peaks was a ten times better show than The Killing, Arrested Development, Damages etc! If any show deserves to be brought back from the dead its TWIN PEAKS!

    Bring Back Twin Peaks!

    August 27, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris5605


      August 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  20. myfill

    Great Show, would love to see it come back, but must include Mireille Enos, who was awsome as Linder! Agree it was to dragged out and should have solved the Rosie case 1st season and then started a new case with 2nd season (pretty sure Linder was never going to leave to marry that guy anyway) the writing staff is Superb. Will be looking for season 3!!!!

    August 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  21. C O'Neill

    Yes, yes, yes – fantastic action. Linden and Holder were great together and the twist with the crime was amazing. All of the actors were noteworthy. It was one of the few television shows I made a point of watching. I can't believe they won't bring it back. Do the viewers only like reality shows, sitcom and run-of-the-mill cop shows. Does nobody appreciate quality writing & acting anymore? It's the same old, same old on all the time, and when they finally have something different (the River, the Killing & Missing) – they cancel them. Unbelievable!

    August 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Donny

    pray for a new season!

    August 27, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  23. Dominika

    I would love to watch Season 3. I hope someone picks up The Killing. One of the best shows I've watched.

    August 27, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Bring Back Twin Peaks!

      If shows like Arrested Development who were ahead of their time can come back, WHY NOT TWIN PEAKS?!! The world was not ready for it the first time around just like Arrested Development. Both shows suffered from time slot changes and network meddling which resulted in a ratings drop and cancellation! We have started a movement on Twitter and Facebook to get Twin Peaks back on ! Twin Peaks was a ten times better show than The Killing, Arrested Development, Damages etc! If any show deserves to be brought back from the dead its TWIN PEAKS!


      August 27, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Methist

    Bring back Lost and The Killing! Both ended too soon!

    August 27, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  25. palintwit

    If I was Sarah Palin I would stick my head in the nearest trash compactor.

    August 27, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  26. napoli

    if there is a new season it will explode in the ratings -

    August 27, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  27. Great

    fantastic acting and i expected performances will be better then ever season 1 and 2

    August 27, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  28. Smarf

    I'm so sick of people complaining about how upset they because the murder wasn't resolved in the first season. Boo hoo, they ended with a great cliff hanger and it was on the best acted shows on television. I'm sure these same people were praising Lost's "great" ending despite the crappy acting and the 50 unanswered questions.

    August 27, 2012 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Me

      Knocking one tv show to try to convince others to not hate on yours. Good strategy. I loved both The Killing and Lost. I say bring The Killing back! There is so much they can do with this show. It was a little hard to remind yourself that only a few weeks had elapsed through both seasons. I found myself getting angry at Midge in particular about here inability to cope, but then reminded myself that she had only lost her daughter a week or two ago in the show's timeline.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  29. Jose Miguel

    I so disappointed, this is the best acted show on TV. Both leads are remarkable and I was so hoping they would renew this.....

    August 27, 2012 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  30. Jose

    I've been following and watching this series. I like it. It has a very good story line. It must be be renewed.

    August 27, 2012 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  31. Bill Paris

    I definitely say the series should be renewed. However, do not put it on esoteric independent providers coercing people to have to buy yet another service for what we already pay a fortune for.
    Keep it on a standard station or network.

    August 26, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Mary Anna Hilden

    First off I'd like to state that I absolutely loved this show – in spite of, or maybe to a certain degree because of it's few faults. It was one of those rare shows that seem to honestly reflect real-life situations; and, I looked forward to each and every episode. I was both surprised, and quite sad, to hear that it had been cancelled.

    In my opinion, the writers forgot that we live in a society of instant gratification. If we're on the road and our stomach growls we pull into a fast food restaurant; and if we're at home, we pull something out of the freezer that we can pop into our microwave... We, as a society, are not used to having to wait; and, when the storyline of "Who Killed Rosie Larson?" was not wrapped up at the end of the first season many viewers felt betrayed and stopped watching this outstanding show. Having said this, I honestly believe that a lesson was learned by the writers and if this show can find another "home" they (the writers) won't make the same mistake twice.

    August 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Laura

    I love The Killing and no it should NOT stay dead at all. It should have more seasons with more stories for sure!

    August 26, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  34. steva

    this happens in tv all the time. once the meetings iron out there will be a new season

    August 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  35. laurie

    i don't think they should cancel.

    August 26, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Petey

    One of the few high quality shows with flawed characters, dark and rainy cinematography, strange plot twists and the acting is top notch. You cannot cancel this!!!

    August 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • jen

      Agree with you totally. Loved everything about this show except the dragged out resolution.

      August 26, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Aaron Johnson

    I was extremely let down with the finale to The Killing's first season. It was like Lost all over again, being led on like that, so I didn't bother watching the second season. Should it have a third season? Based on the first, I would vote no.

    August 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  38. machine

    keep me posted on the plan

    August 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  39. xerox

    after labor day....

    August 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  40. lbrdy

    when does the new season begin.

    August 26, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  41. MI


    August 26, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Pendle

    the challenges are a joke and so predictable.

    August 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  43. mntl

    i feel this show will be voted in...

    August 26, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  44. be careful.

    can't beat the great acting...

    August 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |


    August 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  46. xerox company

    the killing is one of the best shows on televison...

    August 26, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  47. B

    My boyfriend and I love this show also

    August 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Law and Order

    was a great show.

    August 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Kill the killing

    bad show ... i would go for the wire myself.

    August 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  50. B

    we checked the wires ...

    August 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Danielle

    i think the wire has been delved in already

    August 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  52. JOB

    the "killing" is a great show.

    August 26, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  53. mikedo

    It was a great show and I would even consider joining one of these two programs inorder to watch it. I had no problem with having to wait two years for a solution and that could have been solved by having a standard 20 show season instead of these mini-seasons we are getting from so many shows. I really would like to know what would happen to Linda and Holder. Will she come back? How will she deal with her son? It was a great series and am almost tempted to try and find the original series second season, I saw some of the first season and it wassimilar scene for scene.

    August 26, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  54. B

    The Killing is such a good show. Well worth the wait. Linden and Holder are such brilliant characters played by truly gifted actors. Veena Sud really put a lot of thought into every single aspect of the show. Most people gave up after season 1, but viewers who stuck with it were rewarded in the end!

    August 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Cgreen

    This is one of the rare programs that really is "Good TV". I thought I was watching one of the many well-produced and acted British programs until I realized that this was made in North America. Leave the money-hungry, no-talent reality programming brats to their own devices, and let the actors who actually know how to act, entertain us.

    August 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  56. KG

    It is sad that a well crafted drama with a constantly evolving story line cannot continue. One of the charms of this series was that each week you were left with a twist to bring you back the next week. No "Law and Order" pacing
    (see crime, solve crime, prosecute crime in one hour) for this dark storyline. The writers of "The Killing" created
    multi-layered characters and a story that engaged ones thought process instead of just filling time between commercials.

    August 26, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  57. C Clark

    Was fascinated by this show. Real people, real flaws, not solved in one hour, each unsolved mystery took entire season and only solved due to tenacity of the main characters. There are no beautifully coiffed, perfect people in this show. Only originally written, excellently performed, intelligent, resourceful individuals who believe in the parts they are playing. Do bring back, resolve all lose ends, not asking for "happy ending" but a real life solving of characters' lives and mystery.

    August 26, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Wayne

      I hadn't been hooked on a TV show in many years, until i stumbled upon The Killing in the middle of season . Beautifully acted, perfectly paced, and the very "flaws" that drew the wrath of small-brained critics made it the best show on TV for 2 years. Bring it back.

      August 27, 2012 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  58. JOB

    My husband and I loved the show. Holder and Linden are great, original characters. the acting is wonderful. We love the idea of one case per season – or Linden and Holder as focus. Just bring it back!

    August 26, 2012 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  59. KW

    Great show – great acting, plot twists, original, better than reality crap on tv, please bring it back!

    August 26, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  60. Christie Abraham

    YES! Please bring this show back. The Killing is like a breath of fresh air. Excellent actors, scripts and locale. Deftly shot. There is a following.

    August 26, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  61. SixDegrees

    I wish someone would resurrect "Firefly". Although without Joss Whedon, it would s uck, and he's said he isn't interested. Da mn.

    August 26, 2012 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  62. SlJ

    For me, a GREAT series. Great acting, great actors, great filming, great stories. Please bring it back.

    August 26, 2012 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  63. SlJ

    For me, a terrific series. Great actors, great acting, interesting plot(s). Please do more.

    August 26, 2012 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Purnell Meagre

      I think the United Stats should offficiallly declare cultural bankruptcy and move on from recycling 50s cartooon shows, 60s siycoms and various other garbage from the last 50 years and make a fresh start- I don't mind puttting up with some growing pains as we sturggle to find an artistic voice. It's bound to be bettter than THe FLinstones Unpluggged

      August 26, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  64. Hal

    Love this show. So much better than the stuff on network tv. Please bring it back.

    August 26, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  65. Dan Moore

    Very good show. Bring it back and delve further into the city corruption much like the old HBO classic "the Wire."

    August 25, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  66. GDog


    August 25, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Pat

    Great show – fantastic acting – 2nd only (for me) to Justified which thankfully IS returning. Not sure what they would do w/ show designed originally to solve only one killing, BUT something w/ that skilled cast, writers, etc. should be possible?

    August 25, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  68. val bennett

    Bring it back!

    August 25, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Lela

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring back The Killing. It is an amazing show with great acting. I have been hooked for two seasons and was very disappointing to read that it will not be continued. I am a hard core fan, will do anything to make it come back. Anything 😉

    August 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  70. wasteph

    My Wife and I loved this show and are pretty disappointed that it will not be coming back for a third season. We would love to see the show grow from the original murder mystery into something else... fingers crossedx

    August 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Larswald

    I quit watching after the first season...the last few episodes just dragged on and on....booooring...I ended up not caring about any of the characters nor who killed the Larson girl...good riddance...

    August 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Brett

    "The Killing" is done, case is solved. Bring back "Jericho"!

    August 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  73. britt

    +1 for bringing back The Killing and Rubicon!

    August 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      I second that motion! The Killing was great, and so was Rubicon - I wish the loose ends had been tied up on Rubicon before it was cancelled.

      August 26, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  74. hoop

    I enjoyed the show very much. Hopefully, Netflix can bring it back.

    August 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Mysterioso

    Bring back The Killing AND Veronica Mars! And Rubicon. Oh…and Terriers. And while the studios are at it, dump all the cheap-to-produce trashy, disposable "reality" shows and focus on drama with exciting storytelling and compelling characters. It's not all about audience share. It takes time to build an audience, and there is real value in prestige programming. It is a business, but think long term: licensing, residuals, syndication, digital sales, overseas revenue streams, etc.

    August 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  76. bibliogirl

    The people that make decisions about shows that should be renewed have no clue of what the public likes. Loved this show and the acting was Superb. It seems like they could renew each season with a new storyline that could be developed for that specific season.

    August 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  77. cantulin

    Yes, bring back the show. One of the few quality drama shows around.

    August 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  78. lars

    i love the danish original more the the remake!

    August 25, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  79. Lara

    Loved The Killing – great show, looked forward to it every week. Actors perfect In displaying this realistic story. Hope this series continues, it's one of the best.

    August 25, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  80. Mark

    Yes, bring it back. It had great chemistry among the actors. It was TV at its best. One crime mystery per season would have saved this show. They stretched Rosie's killing out a bit too far. Likewise, bring back Rubicon!

    August 25, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  81. JP

    Bring back "The Killing" for sure, another AMC blunder was cancelling "Rubicon". I will never start watching a AMC series, these people obviously have no clue about keeping or discarding shows, the above 2 blundered decisions.

    August 25, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • BillyBob

      Are you serious? AMC has the best shows on tv. The Killing and Rubicon were weak compared to their other programs. Hell on Wheels, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, have all been better quality and more well received by audiences. If the show doesn't get ratings don't blame the network. People weren't into those shows, let them stay dead. I think the big mistake with the killing was dragging the case on and on and on. They would have been better served to have cases that they would try to solve over a 3-5 episode arc. That way they could focus on the case, family struggles, personal problems etc, without boring the audience with filler episodes in order to drag things out to seasons' end. They screwed up. Show is dead,

      August 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  82. 3rd season

    it will make a 3rd season..its quality tv

    August 25, 2012 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  83. Math

    no tv=roll in hay

    August 25, 2012 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  84. Balki

    Bring back Perfect strangers! Standing tall...

    August 25, 2012 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  85. Mary Ann

    Loved watching this each week. Loved the characters and the atmosphere of the show. I would be elated if they brought it back.

    August 24, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  86. martymar

    thought the story line was great. would never have guessed this ending. would love to see it back.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  87. SMW

    This is one of the finest ensemble casts on tv. Beyond the 'Rosie killing' plot was an ambitious and cynical look at politics, questions about the real purpose of setting aside land for Indian reservations and one hell of a back story on Linden's life not to mention the police department corruption, competence, etc. The last scene with the new mayor freezing out his former lover and loyal aide to meet with all the worst officials from the two year series run was nothing short of stunning. Maybe, it's too smart for America's reality and celebrity competion based trashy tv.

    August 24, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Pam Brown

    No, it should not stay dead. It should be reborn. I thought it was a quality well written show with great acting. I loved the chemistry between the two detectives. This show was much better than most of the crap on network TV especially "reality" and celebrity related anything. It was great to have a very good dramatic show to get caught up in. My husband and both loved it and it is rare for us to like the same kind of show.

    August 24, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Eleftee

    Yes! Of course bring it back. It's a fabulous program and a nice alternative to what seems to be a wasteland of "reality" shows which by the way don't represent the reality of anyone I know. If people don't like it they don't have to watch it. "The Killing" was quality TV. Please, bring it back!\

    August 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  90. jsl

    Please bring back Jericho!

    August 24, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eleftee

      Yes, what he said about Jericho. How come good TV always loses out to bad TV? I don't give a crap about the Kardasians or however you spell it or any of the other people you think we are all so interested in. Did it ever occur to you that the only reason "reality" TV is so popular is because you have created a situation in which there is nothing else to watch? Huh???

      August 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Alexis

    Bring back this show! LOVE IT! So sorry it was cancelled!!!!

    August 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Ann

    I loved the first season on "The Killing". Was extremely disappointed in the 2nd but would like to see it given another chance with the same cast but different Director and better writers.

    August 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Kim

    It was the one show my teenage son and I looked forward to each week. Not a lot of flash but good solid story and characters. It was refreshing to not have all the glitz and crap from other shows.

    August 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kim

      Each season can deal with a theme, while still developing the characters lives as well.

      August 24, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  94. RD

    I enjoyed this show. It was understated and kept you interested in all the various players still potentially involved in the crime. Not enough flash and dazzle for most ADD viewers I imagine which is why we end up with so much junk TV.

    August 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Swearengen

    The Killing was decent – I think it would have made abetter mini-series than a full blown episodic drama. Also it would have been better on HBO or Showtime. Speaking of HBO – Bring back Deadwood!

    August 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  96. LB

    I loved the series and the concept – devoting entire seasons to the investigation of one murder. If they brought The Killing back and spent each season solving one crime, the series could go on indefinitely. Yes, bring it back.

    August 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Benito

    Both seasons definitely left a lot of options for a plot! Linden's shady ex fiance that disappeared after the first few episodes... The body found at SeaTac at the end of the last episode. The killing that haunted Linden's career...

    August 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Muchadoaboutnothing

    Definitely bring the series back. It was awesome. Brilliant acting, brilliant writing. I couldn't not watch it.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  99. RM

    LOVED this show – everything about it was great – truly sad now that its off the air – please bring it back- have the same Holder and Linden back for a new case every season – comeon man!! One of the best crime dramas on TV in a long long time among so many that should have been cancelled.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Tom

    This is a quality show. Anyone who doesn't recognize that should not be allowed to have any influence over programming.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Isis

    waiting is the best part...as soon as producers negotiate results will rise through the roof. i think there will be a 3d season. good luck!

    August 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Coleman

    Keep the show to 1 Case Per Season!! Keep following Linden, Holder, and a few politicians and this show may have a chance to come back strong. Season 2 (especially the finale episode) was incredibly disappointing after waiting so much time!! Get away from the Rosie case, it's boring and drawn out at this point!

    August 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  103. massage envy

    Great show!

    August 24, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  104. DEW

    LOVED this show and hunting down the season 2 DVD to re-watch it! American TV is such a waste-land!

    August 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Steven

    Loved the show. I would subscribe to NetFlix just for the show in the same way I do now for HBO/Showtime for specific shows.

    My wife would do the same for Veronica Mars. 🙂

    August 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  106. F

    i love this show its well written and hope there is a 3rd season.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Edwina

    "due" time for this masterpiece of class.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  108. isis

    they love to hate each other..you know that means ... due diligence.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  109. margaret warner

    Love this show... DEFINITELY bring it back please!

    August 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  110. ron

    With all the crap thaT IS UNBELIEVABLE RENEWED.....The Killing was acted well & regardless of spilling the same plot min to a second year....welll....do the right thing & bring it back!!!!!!!!

    August 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  111. IC

    It was a great series. I hope it comes back, because I thought the ending was quite a surprise twist, and it fit the story perfectly. PLEASE bring it back!

    August 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Vito

    I really hope this show stays on. Kickass show stupid writer.

    August 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Jo

    Please bring back my favorite show! I dont have DIRECT TY, but will find a way to watch it if it is brought back. Compelling characters, moody atmosphere. I had none of the problems with the show I heard other people complaining about, it was always must watch TV for me! Please please bring Linden and Holder back!

    August 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Mike

    The Killing would have been great is they resolved the Rosie case in Season 1 – and then found a way to develop a second season with a new plot. But, by dragging the Rosie case into Season 2, if became a slightly above average show.

    August 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  115. AlexT

    It does reflect Scandinavian Angst. Sometimes the show feels as if it were made by Ingmar Bergman (that is, if Bergman were to make a mystery movie), and sometimes like a Saturday Night Live parody of the same. But with all its flaws, I would still watch it

    August 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Nora

    Do not kill The Killing.Great story, great acting. BRING IT BACK.

    August 24, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Beth

    We watched the first season on Netflix and became addicted. This is a great show and all that is needed is another murder to solve. But at least do this in a season! Too much reality tv and junk out there. Very few shows worth my time. This show is totally worth the time.

    August 24, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Penny

    The best show in a long time. I looked forward to watching it every week just wondering what would happen next. PLEASE,PLEASE bring it back!

    August 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • MeisterNJ

      'Best show in a long time'? I thought it was ok. I watched in its entirety. There are much better shows. On the same network: Breaking Bad, Walking Dead. The Wire was better. Just my opinion.

      August 24, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Christopher


    August 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Ava

    has to be discussed and talks need to be quiet before cutting a deal.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Shawn

    I loved this show – there are 500 cop buddy-buddy dramas out there which neatly wrap up in an hour. This was one with the real intrigue that can only come from investing in a mystery. But of course, in our instant gratification world – let's do a 10th Law & Order or CSI instead

    August 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  122. AMC

    Not the Killing it was done, but Netflix could bring back Ringer

    August 24, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve-O

      I I concur. The Ringer was/is an excellent, albeit guilty pleasure, show and deserves a revival.

      August 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  123. So True

    hanging scripts are private and must be discussed in private meetings.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Donna

    This was such a great show. For all of the idiots who missed out on Season 2 just because they were denied a wrapped up ending for Season 1, you were fools. This is one of our favorite shows and really hope that Direct TV picks it up. I love what they have done with Damages!

    August 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Susu3794

    Ditto on KL post from yesterday–great show, cast & script. Need a "keep us hanging" script from the get go. Ax the crappy reality shows–I realize lots of folks watch this crap but to keep coming up with more–oh hey they need their own network–put them all in one place.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  126. wait wait...

    let see...doing it dirty all night or this show...you do the math

    August 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Shyla

    lets see this show or s-x with a good looking person....you pick

    August 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Eddie Munster

    gee mom where is my stake.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  129. deedee

    loved the show, please bring it back, better than watching those stupid reality shows that are staged . I also like the actors and story line.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Eddie Munster

    gee mom where is wolf my doll?

    August 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Eddie Munster

    gee mom where is wolf doll?

    August 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Rick

    I'd like to see them make a feature film if not bring the the show itself for another season. I think they could make a good movie for the big screen.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Eddie Munster

    gee grandpa...where is spider pop.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Barry Arden

    Hilary Clinton should be President!

    August 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Leon Peris

    Great show!

    August 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Jane Belwyn

    We are all proud of Jay Berkman and his fight against evil Madoff.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Jerry E. Ward

    Buzzy Wilson moves at Warp Spreed!

    August 24, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Gabriel Berk

    We love da show!

    August 24, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Dan Pendleton

    I don't understand this network shift to reality shows. What happened to all of the interesting sci-fi dramas on TV? Are networks just becoming more stingy with their money? It's like a memo came from on high that henceforth the only new shows we will bankroll will be low-budget reality shows (that are uniformly crap).

    August 24, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  140. theseconddavid

    The show was one season too long already. Started great, ended painfully slow.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Jeff

    Good show, for the first season. But it tried to keep too many plates spinning, just filling time to the conclusion, and became just another drawn-out soap opera. A shame, really.

    August 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  142. DL

    Loved this show. So sorry to see it was cancelled for what.......small town security???.......Good call AMC. Glad to hear it may be back.

    August 24, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  143. Edwina

    crappy show and cast.

    August 24, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve-O

      I I'm sure Edwina meant to post her profound thought on the 2 Broke Girls article comments section.

      August 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  144. sparkbun

    Excellent & compelling-I don't have tv- just Netflix-shocked to hear it was at "risk"

    August 24, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  145. karen



    August 24, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  146. edwina

    i read novels all the time, however night time is you know what time for me

    August 24, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  147. jilldh

    Throughly enjoyed this show, so sorry to see it cancelled, but agree it should be one crime per season. I think the show is riveting and some of the best real life drama, showing all aspects of emotion that effect all involved. Please bring it back! To me it was like reading a novel.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  148. who watches tv

    its all boring i'd rather be with my man.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  149. great show

    can't wait for new season

    August 24, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  150. LilyMom

    I loved the show and couldn't wait to see it every week.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  151. flossfromfilly

    It's better than some of the crap on TV, I liked the characters – they were different, really some of the reality shows that are on, they are horrible, at least you couldn't figure out the plot. Gator Boys, Storage Wars, Auction Kings, what a waste of time. And we pay for it.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  152. never recommend

    I would never recommend this show to anyone.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  153. Eddie Munster

    the writing is all poor yet monitored at all times. its called the twisting game
    scripts are awful.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  154. Eddie Munster

    the show is a piece of sh-t ...

    August 24, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  155. GD

    The Killing was thoroughly enjoyable. The writing was smart, the characters (especially Linden & Holder) were interesting to watch. The Killing is not like any other cop show on network tv (thank goodness). In the world of classless reality tv and Law & Order where each crime is solved in one episode, The Killing was worth watching. Hope to see a 3rd season.

    August 24, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |

    show stinks.

    August 24, 2012 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
  157. kill the killing

    Horrible execution of a tv series. It had great hope but they it became a case of the red herring of the week. Every week a new suspect came forward, and by the next week they were ruled out. The horrible ending to the first season left me empty and I never came back. Please leave this dead, it isn't worth coming back.

    August 23, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Arlen

    Killing is one the most well written and acted series in a long time. Unfortunatelly, in this instant gratifications culture that we live in, thses kind of shows dont have much of chance of survival. Why watch Killing when there are all those trashy and cheap reality shows?

    August 23, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  159. oceanluvver2

    I would love to see a new season! However, that said, they need to do one crime per season, not carry it over. I didn't mind that so much, but you forget what is going on during the break. I love the chemistry between the two cops and there is more back story to each of them that can be explored. I am getting tired of SVU and I like the feel of The Killing. I hope it does come back. It was a quality show and could still be....

    August 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Demie

    I enjoyed everything about this ... 2nd season was the best.

    August 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  161. max

    Watched the original scandinavian version and found this interesting until the final episode of the first series. That finale left me very dissapointed. Maybe the brilliant, original version distorted my expectations.

    August 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Christie

    I hope it does come back. I enjoyed every minute of the two seasons. Well acted, written. Linden & Holder are wonderful. All aspects came together to give us quality television.

    August 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  163. islamveliberalizm

    I think that The Killing is one of the best dramas on TV. And the series should be alive.
    Netflix that bring back Arrested Development to us is my hero 🙂 I hope, It save The Killing as well. Also, quality level of The Killing should remain same.

    August 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
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  164. KL

    This was a great tv show in a wasteland. The cast and gritty script and scenery deserve to live again. The challenge is can they come up with a compelling, more concise storyline that will grip its initial audience.

    August 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |

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