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The Killing Review: Everybody Hurts

I have a confess that I am a flawed human being with a narrow mind. You see, after the season 2 premier of "The Killing" last week, I said "Wow, that episode sucked so badly that all they can do is go up from there." Well, I watched last night's episode and was humbly proven wrong. Last night's episode sucked and didn't even make sense. Holder relapses and contemplates suicide; the Michelle Forbes character has a tryst in some dumpy hotel. The Polish Mafia is going to be the next red herring. We see Linden a lot in the episode yet she's not contributing to it in anyway whatsoever. AMC also announced that it would reveal Rosie Larsen's killer durign the season finale. Therefore, what's the point in watching the show until then? The real question is, after Rosie Larsen's murder is finally solved, will there be enough remnants of the show left to make it worth the viewer's time to keep watching? Another burning question: the premise of having a TV series based on one particular case really doesn't work. Just ask the folks who did Twin Peaks. The murder needs to be solved, and the mystery is dragged on to the point in which it wears thin so thin that it becomes absurd. That's what happened to Twin Peaks, and that was a far better show than this. Twin Peaks' weirdness made it appealing to many viewers (nyself included). Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) had some metaphysical/telepathic connection to the victim, Laura Palmer, or, at the very least, the two of them visited the same place in their dreams. It was kind of psychedelic. Anyway, we've given The Killing two chances now in Season 2 (actually 3, since the abominable premier was considered to be 2 episodes), and nothing has been delivered. We don't know anything more about the murder now than we did on Day 1. I have to watch this because I'm a critic. You don't. Stop wasting your time.