I am so excited about the second season of The Killing starting tomorrow night. Chad and I recently watched the first season and can’t wait for the new one.
I didn’t watch the show when it originally aired, but I remember the out lash against the season finale. There were headlines everywhere about outrage against how it ended. I even remember seeing multiple Facebook posts about how much people hated how they left it.
So, as I was watching the first season’s finale, I was prepared to be pissed off too. But you know what? I wasn’t. Not even a little bit.
I thought the ending was perfect. I mean, did viewers actually think (SPOILER ALERT!) that Rosie Larsen’s killer would be revealed at the end of the season? That there wouldn’t be some huge twist?
Some television critics were so upset they wrote off the show, feeling like their time had been wasted. I was amazed at some of the things I read in opposition to the season finale. How dare this smart, well-written crime drama not be wrapped up in a neat little bow for us?
To those out there who feel this way, I say this to you: Go watch any episode of Law & Order or CSI. You’ll always get your neat ending there. I have nothing against these shows. But you have to expect different things from different types of shows.
I recently read an article interviewing the show’s creator. One thing that I found really disappointing was that in an effort to bring back and/or appease disgruntled viewers, the show has told us exactly which episode we will find out who Rosie Larsen’s killer is. I wish I had stopped reading before they said which episode it will be because now I feel like part of the suspense is gone. And isn’t that one of the keys to being a great show? The suspense.