Archive for The Killing

Borders Line: When A Television Show Defies Our Expectations

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , on June 23, 2011 by xymarla

In the past two weeks, legions of fans have revolted over unexpected developments in Game of Thrones and The Killing. Audiences for both shows are irate over the unforeseen death of an important character in the former and an abrupt cliffhanger in the latter. Hordes of viewers have threatened to stop watching, bloggers (this one included) have written scathing criticisms, and Twitter is rife with the 140-character equivalent of shaking an indignant fist. The smart viewers rail against trite and formulaic TV plots, so why is it that when a popular show defies our expectations, we riot?

Read more at Badass Digest!

THE KILLING Season One Wrap-Up

Posted in Television Review with tags , , on June 22, 2011 by xymarla

People are incensed at last night’s season finale of THE KILLING, but that’s hardly the worst crime this crime drama committed. Spoilers within my post over at Badass Digest.

Full disclosure: I loved the pilot. You can read my hilariously optimistic review of that episode here.

TV Review: AMC’s THE KILLING Pilot: “The Cage”

Posted in A+ Review, Television Review with tags , , , , , on April 4, 2011 by xymarla


AMC’s The Killing premiered last night with a compelling two-hour episode that could set the standard for the new procedural drama. Read all about the absolutely terrific pilot with my non-spoilery review over at Badass Digest!

AMC’s THE KILLING Gives Us A New Laura Palmer

Posted in Television News with tags , , , on March 16, 2011 by xymarla

 AMC has a new murder mystery series premiering April 3rd, and it looks all kinds of badass and sort of Twin Peaksy!

Read all about it over at Badass Digest!