History YMMV / TheKilling

21st Jan '16 5:23:54 AM RNGeenaDavis
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* BrokenBase: The Netflix revival season has received a very divided reception, with viewers either finding the new storytelling direction refreshing and compelling, or boring, repetitive and unsatisfying. The fact that much of the drama hinges on [[spoiler: Linden and Holder covering up Skinner's murder]], which takes up about as much time as the season's murder case in contrast to previous seasons, has quite a bit to do with it.




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* WinBackTheCrowd: The third season addressed and improved many of the issues that plagued the latter half of the Rosie Larsen arc, resulting in tighter plotting, less {{Padding}} and a more satisfying and less nonsensical [[TheReveal Reveal]]. Unfortunately, the bump in quality was not enough to save the show from cancellation.
30th Dec '15 6:50:39 AM Pren
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* AssPull: Oh so much. Especially once it's revealed who killed Rosie. The actor's performance throughout the show until that point was certainly ''not'' what you'd expect from someone who knew they were responsible. Thankfully averted by the reveal of the Pied Piper, which had hints and foreshadowing leading to it, and it cast a significant part of the show into a new light.

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* AssPull: AssPull:
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Oh so much. Especially once it's revealed who killed Rosie. The actor's performance throughout the show until that point was certainly ''not'' what you'd expect from someone who knew they were responsible. Thankfully averted by the reveal of the Pied Piper, which had hints and foreshadowing leading to it, and it cast a significant part of the show into a new light.light.
** Several of the clues also get this effect after a while, as it turns out Rosie packed about a week's worth of adventures into her final 24 hours.


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* FandomRivalry: The ''Series/BreakingBad'' fans weren't happy with this show stealing its attention, especially when it looked like ''Breaking'' would get a truncated final season in favor of ''The Killing'' getting a bigger budget from AMC (luckily, this didn't happen).
1st Aug '15 5:45:51 PM Ithilgore
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* AssPull: Oh so much. Especially once it's revealed who killed Rosie. The actor's performance throughout the show until that point was certainly ''not'' what you'd expect from someone who knew they were responsible.

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* AssPull: Oh so much. Especially once it's revealed who killed Rosie. The actor's performance throughout the show until that point was certainly ''not'' what you'd expect from someone who knew they were responsible. Thankfully averted by the reveal of the Pied Piper, which had hints and foreshadowing leading to it, and it cast a significant part of the show into a new light.



* CompleteMonster: Curiously, none of the main killers. However, a minor character in the third season, Goldie, is a violent pimp and serial rapist of underage girls, who keeps a collection of pornographic videos of homeless teens forced into prostitution. When he catches Bullet searching for Callie in his building, he holds her at knifepoint, then brutally beats and rapes her. Worst of all he faces no punishment for this, only for his illegal porn videos.

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* CompleteMonster: Curiously, none of the main killers. However, a minor character in the third season, Goldie, is a violent pimp and unrepentant serial rapist of underage girls, who keeps a collection of pornographic videos of homeless teens forced into prostitution. When he catches Bullet searching for Callie Kallie in his building, he holds her at knifepoint, then brutally beats and rapes her. Worst of all he faces no punishment for this, only for his illegal porn videos.


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* MoralEventHorizon:
**The Pied Piper ([[spoiler: James Skinner]]) crossed it when he snapped and raped then murdered a teenage girl. Afterwards, he never looked back and kept doing to to dozens more over a number of years.
** Goldie crosses it when he attacks and rapes Bullet.
** Holder himself felt he crossed this line when he stole from his own kid nephew to pay for his drug addiction.
30th Jul '15 3:01:59 PM Ithilgore
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* GrowingTheBeard: The third season, which focuses on a new case altogether, has been significantly better-received than its predecessors.

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* CompleteMonster: Curiously, none of the main killers. However, a minor character in the third season, Goldie, is a violent pimp and serial rapist of underage girls, who keeps a collection of pornographic videos of homeless teens forced into prostitution. When he catches Bullet searching for Callie in his building, he holds her at knifepoint, then brutally beats and rapes her. Worst of all he faces no punishment for this, only for his illegal porn videos.
* GrowingTheBeard: The third season, which focuses on a new case altogether, altogether with a new supporting cast, has been significantly better-received than its predecessors.



** The murders of the Pied Piper in season 3.

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** The murders of the Pied Piper in season 3.3; the victims are raped and then have their throats cut ear to ear with a serrated blade, so deeply several of the victims are almost decapitated.
8th Apr '14 8:13:14 AM Austin
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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Linden/Holder.

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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Linden/Holder.
22nd Oct '13 12:30:58 PM korpse_man
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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Linden/Holder.
17th Oct '13 5:00:34 PM RaZorwire
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* JumpTheShark: After about three or four episodes. This might constitute a new world record. Season two seems to have gone back to the original premise, though...
23rd Sep '13 4:48:59 AM StFan
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!!!''The Killing'' TV series:



* AssPull: Oh so much.
** Especially once it's revealed who killed Rosie. The actor's performance throughout the show until that point was certainly ''not'' what you'd expect from someone who knew they were responsible.

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* AssPull: Oh so much.
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much. Especially once it's revealed who killed Rosie. The actor's performance throughout the show until that point was certainly ''not'' what you'd expect from someone who knew they were responsible.



* JumpTheShark: After about three or four episodes. This might constitute a new world record.
** Season two seems to have gone back to the original premise, though...
* MomentOfAwesome: "I'm not Stan." [[spoiler: Said by Alexi right before assassinating local mob boss Janek Kovarsky. Alexi spent his childhood plotting revenge against Stan for killing his father, but after befriending Stan's lovely daughter Rosie, he decides not to go through with it. Thus, when Alexi finally learns that Kovarsky forced Stan to kill his father, his vengeance is swiftly delivered.]]
* NightmareFuel: Rosie was [[AndIMustScream locked in a car trunk while the car was pushed into a lake]], and [[BodyHorror she ripped off a few fingernails]] trying to get out before she drowned. The shot of her body sitting in the trunk of the car does not help.

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* JumpTheShark: After about three or four episodes. This might constitute a new world record.
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record. Season two seems to have gone back to the original premise, though...
* MomentOfAwesome: "I'm not Stan." [[spoiler: Said [[spoiler:Said by Alexi right before assassinating local mob boss Janek Kovarsky. Alexi spent his childhood plotting revenge against Stan for killing his father, but after befriending Stan's lovely daughter Rosie, he decides not to go through with it. Thus, when Alexi finally learns that Kovarsky forced Stan to kill his father, his vengeance is swiftly delivered.]]
* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel
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Rosie was [[AndIMustScream locked in a car trunk while the car was pushed into a lake]], and [[BodyHorror she ripped off a few fingernails]] trying to get out before she drowned. The shot of her body sitting in the trunk of the car does not help.



* TearJerker: When Mitch and Stanley tell their sons what has happened to their daughter, Rosie.
** Every scene with Rosie's family.
** Holder [[spoiler: begging Linden to open the door, and then walking away and leaving his badge on the floor in the hall.]]
** Just the fact that the reason for Rosie's death was that she [[spoiler: just wanted to make a nice film for her family and]] ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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* TearJerker: When Mitch and Stanley tell their sons what has happened to their daughter, Rosie.
** Every scene with Rosie's family.
** Holder [[spoiler: begging Linden to open the door, and then walking away and leaving his badge on the floor in the hall.]]
** Just the fact that the reason for Rosie's death was that she [[spoiler: just wanted to make a nice film for her family and]] ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time.
19th Sep '13 1:08:45 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* ArcFatigue: The fact that the show takes two full seasons to identify Rosie's killer really aggravated a lot of viewers.

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* ArcFatigue: The fact that the show takes two full seasons to identify Rosie's killer really aggravated a lot of viewers.viewers, so much so that the ratings dropped sharply for season two and never recovered.
16th Aug '13 3:08:49 PM AsForMyHandle
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* NightmareFuel: Rosie was [[AndIMustScreamlocked in a car trunk while the car was pushed into a lake]], and [[BodyHorror she ripped off a few fingernails]] trying to get out before she drowned. The shot of her body sitting in the trunk of the car does not help.

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* NightmareFuel: Rosie was [[AndIMustScreamlocked [[AndIMustScream locked in a car trunk while the car was pushed into a lake]], and [[BodyHorror she ripped off a few fingernails]] trying to get out before she drowned. The shot of her body sitting in the trunk of the car does not help.
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