Friday, 8 July 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a homicide...

The pilot episode of The Killing hit UK screens last night, and I must say it’s shaping up to be rather good.  Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman take the earthy starring roles as Linden and Holder and lead the investigation into the suspected murder of a young woman.  Methinks it’s gonna get complicated.  
But the thing I found most appealing was the more than just a gentle nod towards the film Se7en: the nourish backdrop of constant rain, the seen-it-all detective on her last day on the job having to reluctantly take on a final case and a keen but rookie transfer from another department as a partner too.  Even some of Enos and Kinnaman’s scenes could have been lifted straight out of the movie.  But I don’t care, in fact, I quite like that Se7en still influences the genre.  It is after all the best movie of its kind, and if The Killing is even half as good (and it would appear that it is if US reviews are anything to go by), that’s fine by me.

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