us remake starts on amc apr 3 but we'll prob want a separate thread for that
― johnny crunch, Monday, 14 March 2011 11:43 (2 years ago) Permalink
Finally got up-to-date, episode 16 and still everyone looks a bit shifty. Read that the actors were only drip-fed the script so they don't even know what's going to happen. I've got my theories though *taps nose*
― ka£ka (NickB), Monday, 14 March 2011 11:56 (2 years ago) Permalink
― johnny crunch, Monday, 14 March 2011 11:43 (13 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink
there is already a seperate thread for that
― just sayin, Monday, 14 March 2011 11:57 (2 years ago) Permalink
i'm not sure what episode i'm up to... 15 i think? maybe 16. they've just said that **spoiler** someone who works w/ the moving company is involved, which sort of disappoints me since right from the beginning my gf + i have been wondering what the deal is w/ that guy. hoping that since there's like 4 (?) episodes to go that it wont be him.
― just sayin, Monday, 14 March 2011 12:00 (2 years ago) Permalink
I'd probably best avoid this thread 'til my dvd arrives (April 4). I'm hugely intrigued though, nobody has a bad word to say about this. I caught about a minute of it on Saturday night (part of one scene) and it looked ridiculously stylised, all neon underlighting, but I'm putting that down to small sample bias.
― Ismael Klata, Monday, 14 March 2011 12:20 (2 years ago) Permalink
There is lots of creeping around in the dark, that's for sure. I'm putting this down to the Danes being quite green. Why turn the main lights on when you can use a little torch instead?
― ka£ka (NickB), Monday, 14 March 2011 12:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
do like this a lot but it's so ponderous at times and I've stalled at epi 5 for that reason
troels looks like limmy
― cozen, Monday, 14 March 2011 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink
that jumper costs 280 actual euros
― cozen, Monday, 14 March 2011 12:34 (2 years ago) Permalink
Haha, yes, Troels does look like Limmy. And Pernille looks like Catherine Tate and Lund looks like Carol Branning.
I've read criticism of the similarities to other programmes: the round-up of where everyone is at the same point in time at the end of each episode (24) and the mayor's office/police station (The Wire). But I like all that stuff and I even like the spooky jingle they play whenever Lund does some Thinking. I suppose the only thing that annoys me a bit is that Meyer's character is quite 2-D.
It moves on pretty quickly after ep5, Cozen.
― Madchen, Monday, 14 March 2011 12:45 (2 years ago) Permalink
The initial ponderousness bothered me too, and also the slightly mechanical way that suspicion passes from one character to the next. Does get a lot better though, probably round about the time when she gives up on the chewing gum and goes back to smoking instead.
― ka£ka (NickB), Monday, 14 March 2011 12:52 (2 years ago) Permalink
a lot of things like this drag (the Event, anyone?, that thing with the hobbit and the dead crows), because they have 20 plot points and 20 hours to fill so there's one thing per episode. or they throw things in and just confuse everybody (later Heroes). the Killing seems to be getting around this because they've spent time investigating plausible dead ends*
but introducing effectively new suspects in episode 16 is a bit of a cop-out, imo.
anyway, according to observer interview on sunday, series 2 exists (series 1 was 2007) and series 3 is filming. so here's hoping we'll get to see all those too.
* actually, Law & Order also does this, but in the space of a 1 hour show, makes my head spin sometimes.
― koogs, Tuesday, 15 March 2011 10:01 (2 years ago) Permalink
BBC iPlayer has a 13 episodes at a time rule, where can I watch the first ones? Googling "The Killing" is not helping much at all.
― o0o00h really? (boxedjoy), Sunday, 20 March 2011 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink
― just sayin, Sunday, 20 March 2011 19:15 (2 years ago) Permalink
― o0o00h really? (boxedjoy), Sunday, 20 March 2011 19:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
Yeah, this has been totally worth my time, and I'm only five episodes in. I know everybody has been talking about Lund but (although I'm only at episode four) the real stars of this to me are Hanna's parents.
Because I'm terrible with names in my own language, never mind in Danish TV shows, I've found myself giving characters names like Mayor, Mother, Angie Harmon Lookalike etc
― o0o00h really? (boxedjoy), Monday, 21 March 2011 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink
* I mean Nanna not Hanna, I did say I'm no good with names
― o0o00h really? (boxedjoy), Monday, 21 March 2011 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink
the real stars of this to me are Hanna's parents
Yeah, the story of the victim's family is what sets it apart. It stays with them throughout and the way their relationship changes is really well done.
Got some good theories on the killer btw, but I don't really want to spoilerbomb this thread.
― ka£ka (NickB), Monday, 21 March 2011 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink
Haven't seen this yet but its funny how this kicked off just as Sky advertised like crazy how they hoovered up every HBO show.
― xyzzzz__, Monday, 21 March 2011 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink
xpost I am trying to get as many people as I know to catch up with me on this because I want to discuss it!
Also quite glad to discover that even with my basic Googling skills to try find a way to watch it online and read more of the hype, I've yet to have it spoilered for me at all.
― o0o00h really? (boxedjoy), Monday, 21 March 2011 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink
loved the scene where they just lay into vaghn (sp), really horrible
for some reason he's been my prime suspect since early on: not sure how they insinuated it but they did
― BIG GERTRUDE aka the steindriver (history mayne), Wednesday, 23 March 2011 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink
Finished watching the first series last night. Wow. The last episode is pretty much an hour of hands-over-the-face intense drama.
― o0o00h really? (boxedjoy), Thursday, 24 March 2011 09:54 (2 years ago) Permalink
but introducing effectively new suspects in episode 16 is a bit of a cop-out, imo.― koogs, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:01 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark
― koogs, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:01 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark
they didn't really: leon was in an early ep
i mean sure almost everyone is shifty in this so
― BIG GERTRUDE aka the steindriver (history mayne), Thursday, 24 March 2011 09:56 (2 years ago) Permalink
Finished watching the first series last night.
Just got the last two to watch. Don't think it's Vagn, I know he's a bit odd but he seems to genuinely care about the family. Where are you up to mayne?
― ka£ka (NickB), Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:06 (2 years ago) Permalink
#18, the one shown on bbc4 last weekend
― BIG GERTRUDE aka the steindriver (history mayne), Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:06 (2 years ago) Permalink
was irl shocked by what happened to a major character
― BIG GERTRUDE aka the steindriver (history mayne), Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:08 (2 years ago) Permalink
Yeah, that was bold, I thought that was someone who might feature in future series too. The one new character that has been introduced late that might turn out to be quite dodgy is Leon's brother. They also seem to be keeping Morten away from suspicion, which I'm finding a bit odd considering his closeness to Hartmann. Got dodgy eyes as well, it's always a sign.
― ka£ka (NickB), Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:21 (2 years ago) Permalink
"someone who might feature in future series too" -- exactly.
it's not clear what leon's brother does. but he is rich (?) and wears a suit while leon is a removal guy/cabbie. there's some story there, and i guess an explanation of how leon is mixed up in what seems to be a wider conspiracy -- brix (the police chief, that's his name right?) seems to have done something very bad this last ep. i mean, leon didn't pull the trigger did he?
― BIG GERTRUDE aka the steindriver (history mayne), Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
I was trying to read the expression on the dude's face just before the bad thing and it wasn't really one of recognition imo. Think that the oh-look-leather-gloves bit was a very deliberate attempt to confuse us, but I'm not gonna fall for that.
My wife said something weird the other day: why did they have that thing about the new shoes in the first episode? And talking of expensive shoes, did we ever find out who bought the boots?
― ka£ka (NickB), Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:37 (2 years ago) Permalink
i thought meyer looked surprised above all
i guess holck bought the boots. maybe not, but that seems plausible enough.
but whose new shoes? i have forgotten!
― BIG GERTRUDE aka the steindriver (history mayne), Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:42 (2 years ago) Permalink
We might have misremembered this but I think that the very first scene in the town hall was Morten telling Hartmann about his new shoes on their way to some meeting. Significant (what happened to his old ones?) or was it just a quirky way of introducing them?
― ka£ka (NickB), Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:48 (2 years ago) Permalink
> was irl shocked by what happened to a major character
i thought they fumbled this with that terrible cliche. (trying not to give too much away here)
hadn't spotted leon in earlier episode.
vagn and the dad have been involved with nastiness before, beating people up. he referred back to it when they were about to give the teacher a thrashing in the van. the two of them also seem to owe the boyfriend's dad a favour.
thought them uncovering leon's deserted flat, complete with death gallery, was done too fast - they'd've got 2 whole episodes out of that earlier on.
― koogs, Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:58 (2 years ago) Permalink
the bigger cliche would have been him surviving (like kima in 'the wire')!
yeah vagn and pops are shady and the thing in the basement is well suspect -- though i sort of feel those mean cops planted it
otm on the boyfriend's dad -- he has to come into it somehow
― BIG GERTRUDE aka the steindriver (history mayne), Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:01 (2 years ago) Permalink
Boyfriend's dad seems more of an organised crime sort of guy than a rapey psycho, and that's how he ties in with Dad and Vagn and their shady past imo. I mean, this is a serial killer at work isn't it? Not sure why they haven't investigated more old cases though.
― ka£ka (NickB), Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:08 (2 years ago) Permalink
this is a serial killer at work isn't it?
Actually scratch that, I'm daftly assuming that both murders were done by the same guy, but there are inconsistencies in the way they were disposed of, so maybe it was two different killers? But they were in the same location, so it looks like at least the same person dumped both bodies (maybe they were being blackmailed, seems like some money has been changing hands between that one guy and his bro). But then that whole necklace thing... gah!
― ka£ka (NickB), Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:20 (2 years ago) Permalink
ok i don't actually think this but: vagn and leon had a sideline in disposing of bodies. maybe sometimes for organized crimey dude. sometimes for highly-placed murderers. hey it could happen.
― BIG GERTRUDE aka the steindriver (history mayne), Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:22 (2 years ago) Permalink
Looking forward to check this out, but is it better than Spiral? That was the last euro-thriller to get all the critical raves, and it turned out to be, er, rubbish.
― Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:26 (2 years ago) Permalink
xp lol @ that, but I don't want it to be Vagn cos he's turned into quite a sweet character. The water pistol thing, his real anguish at seeing the mum and dad fall apart, the way he only wanted dad to beat a little bit of shit out of the teacher.
― ka£ka (NickB), Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:31 (2 years ago) Permalink
I don't know what Spiral is!
this has become a major saturday night pleasure.current routine : eat with kids. drink red wine. watch crappy saturday night gumph. kids go to bed. watch this + more red wine.subsequently, the catch up prior to the start of each episode is vital.best thing on non-sky/cable tv in ages.there was a time i thought they were referencing twin peaks with bloke-cop always eating, and there was even a scene with a lady who i thought was going to become similar to the log lady, making me for a week or two theorise it was going to go all surreal.thankfully, it hasn't, and has kept me and my better half guessing/reguessing for last 2 months.brilliant.
― mark e, Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:33 (2 years ago) Permalink
there was a time i thought they were referencing twin peaks
Absolutely, don't forget the video tapes of the dead girl.
― ka£ka (NickB), Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:34 (2 years ago) Permalink
yeah the pics from the american remake look super twin peaks
― just sayin, Thursday, 24 March 2011 11:44 (2 years ago) Permalink
Towards the end of something like this, I start thinking of characters who appeared early, then disappeared from the radar but could be mixed up in it somehow. Rie's dad, for example, and the first police chief who left possibly Knowing Something and was replaced by dodgy Brix. Boyfriend's Dad also a good call, hadn't thought of him.
― Madchen, Thursday, 24 March 2011 12:13 (2 years ago) Permalink
Rie's dad, for example
oh! that is a good point. yes. i think rie stayed true but obviously has something else in play.
― BIG GERTRUDE aka the steindriver (history mayne), Thursday, 24 March 2011 12:18 (2 years ago) Permalink
Rie's dad is pulling strings somewhere for sure.
Thing that puts me off the boyfriend's dad is maybe a bit ridic, but wouldn't the producers avoid having a muslim as the villain of a major series like this considering the cartoon controversy in Denmark a year or so before this was made?
― ka£ka (NickB), Thursday, 24 March 2011 12:22 (2 years ago) Permalink
Not that anyone would protest against it or anything, but they might just be sensitive towards portraying muslims as the bad guys.
― ka£ka (NickB), Thursday, 24 March 2011 12:24 (2 years ago) Permalink
i definitely don't think he's the major villain -- but they have been sensitive to that, and to denmark's racial politics, they had a muslim guy wrongly accused, and hartmann vindicated by backing him
― BIG GERTRUDE aka the steindriver (history mayne), Thursday, 24 March 2011 12:28 (2 years ago) Permalink
So, were we happy with how this ended?
Keeping it spoiler-free, but even though there were still loose ends I thought the quality of the drama, especially the scenes in the basement and the woods, more than made up for it.
― o0o00h really? (boxedjoy), Sunday, 27 March 2011 11:35 (2 years ago) Permalink
is it me or are the doors to the offices in the police station terrible looking? like some terrible marbling effect.
― koogs, Monday, 28 March 2011 13:35 (2 years ago) Permalink
thought the penultimate ep was str8 fire
a few probs with it, i guess... i hope that the old cases are a part of the next series
coz the cops seemed a bit unnecessarily shifty no, if there wasn't a high-up conspiracy, if it was just vagn, right? so brix telling lund not to pry must have meant something.
kind of funny but i can't keep track of 'what happened'
― patrice wil$on is my favorite rapper (history mayne), Monday, 28 March 2011 13:39 (2 years ago) Permalink
I thought it was just because Brix was worried that Lund might find something connected to City Hall and make his hopes of career progression suffer, a "trying not to bite the hand that feeds" affair.
I thought the ending suggested that there was more to it than had been revealed - Lund looked like she was still mulling things over in her mind as she walked outside in the final sequence, and Troels' phone call to Brix seemed a bit ambiguous to me - but Lund had finally realised her own "crime", if you will, was getting too wrapped up in the case.
― o0o00h really? (boxedjoy), Monday, 28 March 2011 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink
Last episode is one of the most colossal letdowns I've had with a TV series, given it shows so much of the stuff from earlier in the series to have been pointless contrivance that's utterly ludicrous. I mean, the Jens Holck stuff - why would he have run someone over, then tried to kill Lund WHEN HE WASN'T EVEN GUILTY OF ANYTHING TO COVER UP?
Sorry if that's spoilery - had a look upthread and didn't think I was guilty of more than anyone else who'd finished the series. But that annoyed me so much.
― Trudi Styler, the Creator (ithappens), Friday, 16 September 2011 00:13 (2 years ago) Permalink
Yeah exactly, and the whole "let's get Sarah Lund arrested" thing was such a cheap shot. It didn't feel natural and was just part of the crescendo. The first few eps work cos you can't tell where it's going but after that it's basically building certain cases against anyone which you know will fall through.
― When a German communicates, you listen (LocalGarda), Friday, 16 September 2011 06:32 (2 years ago) Permalink
Yep: why were the police authorities so concerned that she would uncover the fact that ... a racist, pervert manual labourer was involved. Red herrrings are good in thrillers, but there has to be a purpose to them; they have to be resolved. Otherwise its a cheap trick: any crap writer can throw in unresolved conspiracies; the trick, if they are not the actual denouement, is to resolve them in a satisfactory manner. Once a writer sets them up, they have made an implicit promise to the viewer: "I'll be back for these later." The writers of The Killing set them all up, then just left them there, which absolutely anyone can do; it turned out to be based on a whole series of broken promises. Unforgivable.
― Trudi Styler, the Creator (ithappens), Friday, 16 September 2011 08:29 (2 years ago) Permalink
i basically agree w. ^^.
the show hasn't rally 'stayed with me'. but i liked the characters, thought it was well put together, liked the mileu (bbc4-viewer potential city-breaker? yeah i guess), found it suspenseful, and so it's easily worth seeing once. and i'll watch the second season.
i can't really remember the solution, but the show hinted at a much bigger political conspiracy and failed to follow through, iirc.
― a fake wannabe trying to be a pimp (history mayne), Friday, 16 September 2011 08:51 (2 years ago) Permalink
Just finished this - I for one was glad the murder wasn't a political conspiracy, it would have felt ridiculous.
Eh? He was guilty of having an affair with a schoolgirl using another party's flat and bribing a civil servant to keep quiet about it. That's not murder-level obviously but in normal political terms it's a career-ender and possibly illegal as well.
It only doesn't make sense if you assume it's calculated. Given all the above, when said schoolgirl was then found murdered having been attacked in a flat he'd been in, having made the bribes and tried to cover them up... he just became certain he was going down for it and panicked. It seemed like an open-and-shut case for everyone except Lund.
Also, I'd had Vagn pegged as the killer from very early on so was happy that played out. I don't understand why it's unforgiveable to so heavily hint at a conspiracy and for it then to turn out to be something else. What with him and Weber both being the guilty parties = never trust a loyal confidante with no initial discernable plot function.
finished this tonight. have to say it was good however after a while it's gets a bit cyclical and you never believe whoever ABSOLUTELY MUST BE GUILTY is guilty
By the third or fourth time this happened I just started to enjoy it, thrillers kind of have to do things like that to string the suspense out. Still, it did annoy me the number of times Troels Hartman had a "hey, we're in the clear!" kind of moment and then made some big public statement that then immediately blew up in his face. How many times did that happen?
― Matt DC, Monday, 10 October 2011 09:18 (2 years ago) Permalink
Also the actors playing Nanna's parents were totally the best thing about this. And Meyer, I loved that guy.
― Matt DC, Monday, 10 October 2011 09:20 (2 years ago) Permalink
― TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 10 October 2011 09:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
never trust a loyal confidante with no initial discernable plot function.
Also I don't think Rie actually did anything wrong? Except maybe fucking that guy but equally maybe not. Hartman was just extremely paranoid at that point and a massive dick to her. But then he couldn't actually go back on that without hanging Weber out to dry, which would in turn break his career.
If I was a fictional citizen of Copenhagen I'd have been out on the streets in protest at the completely farcical state of my political system and police force but no one really seemed that arsed? And then Hartman just became mayor by default? Bit weird.
― Matt DC, Monday, 10 October 2011 09:35 (2 years ago) Permalink
Does anyone know when the Killing 2 gets to be shown on the BBC? I thought it was scheduled for Autumn?
― mmmm, Monday, 10 October 2011 10:47 (2 years ago) Permalink
1st November according to someone on the Facebook page. DVD available on Amazon on 12th December.
― mmmm, Monday, 10 October 2011 11:12 (2 years ago) Permalink
1st november is a tuesday though. and these things are traditionally on the saturday.
they are currently showing the wallander films. last saturday was 'man who smiled' and next saturday is 'one step behind'. there are 2 more after that (firewall, pyramid) but the first is a two-parter. so i'd say the 5th or the 12th.
― koogs, Monday, 10 October 2011 11:22 (2 years ago) Permalink
Sarah Lund fashion is so ubiquitous right now - I walked through a shopping centre today and saw nothing in windows but patterned knitwear.
― ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Monday, 10 October 2011 22:51 (2 years ago) Permalink
tomorrow, bbc4 (and on front of radio times)
― koogs, Friday, 18 November 2011 10:09 (2 years ago) Permalink
Beeb cuts back on sweariness
― R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 18 November 2011 10:12 (2 years ago) Permalink
Don't think the swearing was particularly obtrusive in the first series - I don't think I even noticed any - but maybe I'm just desensitized to it.
― next thing she's shaving my skrillex (NickB), Friday, 18 November 2011 10:28 (2 years ago) Permalink
I didn't notice it at all.
― Madchen, Friday, 18 November 2011 12:29 (2 years ago) Permalink
Thread needs Danes, are there any on ILX?
― R. Stornoway (Tom D.), Friday, 18 November 2011 12:32 (2 years ago) Permalink
Didn't finish season one (got careless with the recording -- was on ep13), so just glad I can pick up on s2 independently of what happened, apart from a 'return from exile'.
Given some of the disussion from upthread it sounds like 10 eps is a good thing. Personally thought the 'this must be the guy' theory with any case falling apart by the end of the ep was a by product of putting a *day-by-day* investigation under the microscope. I was enjoying that.
― xyzzzz__, Sunday, 20 November 2011 11:22 (2 years ago) Permalink
Lund is not convincedDURATION: 02:50SERIES 2, EPISODE 10 Lund wants more informationDURATION: 01:13SERIES 2, EPISODE 8 Lund pursuing suspect through an abattoirDURATION: 02:36SERIES 2, EPISODE 7
― quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Friday, 6 January 2012 18:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
Where's the discussion for the 2nd season?! A lot more suspenseful than the 1st, I say. Possibly because death toll a lot higher.
― danzig, Saturday, 7 January 2012 00:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
ILX packed up during most of the month in which it was on hence the lack of discussion.
In the Sandox I said I enjoyed it, someone did say there were a lot of plot holes but I didn't get round to asking what those were - not that attentive, in need of repeats.
In the end I did like the political sub-plot although at the end 'the pact' just seemed like some sort political dark ages nonsense that was just placed there for Sarah to shoot to shit. But the politician was great, liked the shots of him strutting around with a toothbrush.
Also liked Sarah's reduced interaction w/her family. The whole 'no time for family' is a cliche I seldom care for in cop dramas however her scene w/parents in the taxi was the comic highlight (couldn't they go in separate taxis, sheesh!).
The reduction of episodes did allow for more suspense, felt trashier because of higher death toll, and I am always going to like that more.
― xyzzzz__, Saturday, 7 January 2012 10:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
**SPOLIER** One big plot hole was why did that one guy blow himself up? He was supposedly opposed to extremists and yet he kidnapped someone then detonated a suicide bomb. Didn't make a bit of sense, especially considering his innocence.
― Some English guy in West Bumblefrickin' nowhere (NickB), Saturday, 7 January 2012 10:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
**More Spoliers** but wasn't he in a conspiracy with the Danish secret services, so the way I saw it was:
- He hated extreme islamists- his crime was to let certain messages go by/not be interceted/flagged up, as this was an op that murdered Taliban informants (but also one in which innocents died)- I think the kidnap/blowing himself up was to put all the guilty on himself, the guilty go free, allowing them to carry further naughty ops, killing more extremists. He didn't blow himself in a shaopping mall, it was an old military site where and no one else died
― xyzzzz__, Saturday, 7 January 2012 11:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
Anyone for Brogen?
Not sure its gonna work. There is a real taste for crime, really. Put in the politics, just don't forget to bring a corpse.
― xyzzzz__, Saturday, 7 January 2012 11:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
― xyzzzz__, Saturday, 7 January 2012 11:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
I think the kidnap/blowing himself up was to put all the guilty on himself, the guilty go free, allowing them to carry further naughty ops, killing more extremists. He didn't blow himself in a shaopping mall, it was an old military site where and no one else died
The putting-all-the-guilt-on-himself bit sounds plausible, but don't forget he almost blew up two police officers and Raben's wife in the process. Can't remember the details of some of the other bits that seemed a bit dubious, gonna have to tease them out of the recesses of my brain.
― Some English guy in West Bumblefrickin' nowhere (NickB), Saturday, 7 January 2012 11:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
The way I recall he let Raben's wife go w/ease then displayed the explosives allowing both Lund and Srange enough time to run off.
― xyzzzz__, Saturday, 7 January 2012 12:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
Any reports on Borgen? I might start watching this on iPlayer
― mmmm, Saturday, 14 January 2012 17:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
V much liked episode 1, family dynamic excellently done. Not sure I have the attention for something politics based though. Both Lund's partners from Killing 1 & 2 are in this btw.
― pandemic, Sunday, 15 January 2012 12:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yes, (Killing Spoiler!) I kept expecting Strange actor to go on a murder spree. Not sure the politics will be enough for me either. I do really like some of the characters though. The spin doctor guy looks to be a good baddie.
― mmmm, Sunday, 15 January 2012 14:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
they've done ok, especially episode 4 where they moved beyond the coalition-building back and forth. i liked the greenland montage, for instance.
― koogs, Sunday, 15 January 2012 21:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
I've just finished the first episode of Bron/Broen or just 'Bridge'. It's got that Killing gloomy feel. Anticipating watching the second one. I did love Borgen in the end. I liked how she transitioned from unlikely politician to, lets just say 'learning on the job'. There should be a collective scandinavian tv thread!
― mmmm, Monday, 23 April 2012 21:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
I really enjoyed the first two episodes of Bridge, partly because it uses the same central plot device as Bon Cop, Bad Cop.
It has the same kind of Northern European industrial noir feeling as The Killing but there's lots of comedy there as well.
― Just like you, except hot (ShariVari), Monday, 23 April 2012 21:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
anyone watching the third series? why does no-one finish their sentences on this show?
― tpp, Thursday, 13 December 2012 14:37 (11 months ago) Permalink
Yes. Because that's standard realism-tool. No one finishes their sentences in
― comedy is unnatural and abhorrent (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 13 December 2012 14:47 (11 months ago) Permalink
We don't have time for that now - we have to bring the entire department where the killer isn't
― Brakhage, Thursday, 13 December 2012 17:00 (11 months ago) Permalink
I watched it, but I still haven't seen the final two episodes. How far are they in UK?
― Frederik B, Thursday, 13 December 2012 18:36 (11 months ago) Permalink
the last 2 (of series 3) are on this saturday
― koogs, Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:42 (11 months ago) Permalink
i still love lund but the plot has gotten tiresome esp. the political aspect
― tpp, Thursday, 13 December 2012 22:47 (11 months ago) Permalink
Yeah the problem w/this last series is the whole thing being so tied up with the PM's office. Additonally never quite believing the outcome of the kidnap would've determined the outcome of the elections, or that the opposition would use the kidnapping to score political points as that has a danger of backfiring.
Then you have the ending...again, would Lund step outside the law here? Other possible endings on a postcard please.
Go to admire the craft to keep you watching.
― xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 22:08 (11 months ago) Permalink
On episode 12 season 1. It's gripping as hell, though the 'He did it! Oh wait he didn't' structure could wear thin soon.
Danes seem to like smoking indoors a lot don't they?
― I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 23:00 (11 months ago) Permalink
Season 1 > Season 2 > Season 3. Still, this one was was good though. With hunky Borch showing his love and Mark making amends, with his newborn it was only going one way for Lund.....
― mmmm, Wednesday, 19 December 2012 00:19 (11 months ago) Permalink
Loving the 1st season. Is it bad I watched 14 episodes in a day. I tried to stop, but I just had to know what happened next.
Only passing out from tiredness stopped me. I intend to finish the last 6 tonight. I have seasons 2 & 3 ready, but I will leave it at least a week before starting them.
I haven't read the thread as I don't want to know, but I think I have an idea who I want it to be/who it is...
― not_goodwin, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 13:04 (6 months ago) Permalink
it's so good. just finished the second series myself. the first series was excellent, but i think i enjoyed the second even more. making it 10 episodes instead of 20 was the right choice, it was a lot tighter with fewer loose ends/red herrings. i'm going to take some time before watching the third series.
currently watching the sort-of knockoff series broen/bron. the plot and characters are a bit more csi and less bleakly realistic, but it's good fun and having the action switch between malmø and copenhagen is a genius move.
― chilli, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 21:00 (6 months ago) Permalink
i prefered Broen / Bron (The Bridge) purely because of the red herring thing in the killing.
The french thing, Spiral, also well worth a watch (4 series now)
― koogs, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 21:33 (6 months ago) Permalink
\ / V ! !sara!jevo '84! ! !
On to episode 20 now. I'll have to dig out Broen / Bron & Spiral.
Will report back in 59 minutes.
― not_goodwin, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 21:49 (6 months ago) Permalink
boo, my little drawing didn't work.
― not_goodwin, Tuesday, 4 June 2013 22:48 (6 months ago) Permalink