Tuesday, 25 January 2011
I have only seen two episodes of this Danish TV series (currently being broadcast in the UK on BBC4) but it is off to a great start. The Killing (Forbrydelsen) is a drama of three parts, the cop, the victim and the suspect. The key ingredient that makes this show so gripping is its secrets, both this and the central theme of murdered schoolgirl will undoubtedly appeal to fans of Twin Peaks, and what it lacks in otherworldly Lodges and terrifying visions, it makes up for in night terrors and chunky-knit jumpers. The Killing has been snapped up and remade in the US and will no doubt lose its edge along the way, so avoid the product placement and being dumbed down, watch it in its original form.
The Killing (Forbrydelsen) is on BBC4, 9pm Saturdays.Watch the trailer below (Excuse the banal voiceover)
Search Amazon.com for The Killing
MORE ON THE KILLING HERE