I really want to like The Killing, but I had to stop watching in series 1. The red herrings just got obnoxious. Way too many dumb cliffhangers for the sake of getting you to watch the next week, not for actually advancing the case/plot. And some of the characters were just horrible (in terms of substance, not character, though some fit both). Pretty much every member of Rosie's family was just a grating on-screen presence. Linden has one expression: constipation. Holder talks like Edgerrin James, so I understand roughly 1/3 of what he says.
That said, I gave it under two episodes into season 2 before quitting. Red herrings just got to be too dumb.
Thankfully, this new season stars Peter Saarsgard, who is awesome in everything. So I'm giving it a watch, and hoping having Rosie's family out of the picture will ease my harshness on the characters -- though ghetto lesbian girl isn't helping that much at the moment.
Is she even a Khaleesi anymore? Aren't all her Dothraki dead?
Once a Khaleesi, always a Khaleesi.
She should still have two Dothraki blooriders along with most of the people she kept with her trudging through the Red Waste (aka season 2). That said, they made a point during that great bath scene in the last ep with thisonesnameisMissandeiyourgrace that D-Storm is losing touch with her Sun and Stars and the Dothraki culture in general.
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I'm still depressed. Seriously.
Come to the Dark Side -- There's cookies!
This was the only time where I actually threw my book against a wall. And this was not fun to re-watch. Just absolutely nuts. I was hiding under my blanket the entire time. It didn't help.
Don't ask Marvin Harrison what he did during the bye week. "Batman never told where the Bat Cave is," he explained.
I caught up with Breaking Bad over the weekend.
Nuntius was right. I was wrong. Frank Vogel has retained his job.
"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, thatís teamwork."
I really, really enjoyed Orphan Black. All ten episodes of the first season are on Amazon (probably iTunes too). The lead actress is phenomenal, the rest of the cast is strong too, they handle the mystery well without over or underplaying their hands, and there is a lot of good thematic material to go with the story. Not sure there's a better British show on other than Peep Show. Can't wait for more Sarah, Allison (that crazy, alcoholic broad), and Kasima.
Related: Dexter is now as bad as any network crime TV.
I don't dislike The Killing because of a long arc. I pretty much only like series with season or seasons-long arcs. I dislike it because it's cheaply built on red herrings, though I anticipate this season may be a bit different (thankfully).
Other great, still-airing British series:
Sherlock (returning 2014, I believe)
Luther (returning late 2013, I believe)
Black Mirror (essentially British Outer Limits, can be hit-or-miss but I really enjoyed Series 1 ... not sure when this returns)
(I'm not a fan of Downton Abbey, but I guess that would go here.)