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Radar Recommends: “The Killing”

The Killing (U.S. TV series)

The Killing (U.S. TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Killing. This is a great AMC drama! All three seasons were suspenseful and excellently written.  All seasons are now available on Netflix instant streaming and Netflix DVD.

 

The season commences with the murder of a teenage girl whose body is found.  The suspense begins with the attempt of the detectives to find out just who she is, and then, to find the party responsible for her murder.  And, just when you think you may have it all figured out, another twist, and, mind you,  a twist that flows naturally leading you into it without you having the slightest expectation that it is coming.  And all you can say is …”Whoa.”

 

The main characters are two detectives.  And, unlike most crime shows, these detectives are fleshed out characters, with flaws, like any other person.  So in addition to their task of finding a murderer, the drama within their own lives is equally compelling.   None of the seasons disappoint. The acting is great and neither trite nor contrived.

 

Enjoy.  Leave a comment as to your own personal opinion of the show. Be glad to hear it.

 

 

 

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OPINION: Radar Recommends ‘Fringe’

Fringe

Fringe (Photo credit: .noir photographer)

 

This series is one which you have to follow closely, and by no means can you start in the middle of the seasons, for you would not have a clue as to what is going on.  However, starting from season 1,  it is necessary to pay close attention.  The shows have an episode theme, but, within that is an ongoing theme, answering questions posed via either previous episode questions or remarkable foreshadowing.

 

Initially, the question which may first come to mind is: ‘What was the writer of this show smoking?’. That is only because the premise for the two themes are so unique and ‘out-of-the-box’ , that would seem to be a fitting question.  The truth is, the absolutely vivid imagination of the writers keeps you glued to the screen wondering just what will happen next.  Fortunately, (as it is with all well-written television shows), it does not sink to the level of predictability, nor is there any episode that is contrived or trite.  A great series for those who enjoy binge-watching.

 

This long running, sci-fi, thriller, action and adventure drama is highly recommended. All seasons are available on Netflix instant streaming and DVD.

 

 

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