Netflix (NOT): The Killing

I told you in a post months ago that I was liking the series “The Killing” on Netflix.  At the time I wrote about it I was about two seasons in.   So at the end of July I had binged watching about five episodes while cross stitching over a weekend.

I loved the series.  It’s a cop show with a big murder each season and it takes the whole season to solve the crime.

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The actors were not all drop dead gorgeous.

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They were flawed people….I kind of liked that until the last season…but there I was, already deep into it.  I had to find out what was going to happen.

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Did this boy kill his parents?  Would the the hidden crimes of others be found out?

About a week later I finally got back to watching again.  I turned on the television and what??  Netflix didn’t have the series anymore.  AHHH.  How could I be left hanging like that?  HOW?!  I’d never know what happened to Sarah.  I’d never know what happened to Holder.  AHH>>>  By now I was a little bit invested into the show.

So about two weeks ago Kelli was home.  I told her all about how disappointed I was that “The Killing” was taken off of Netflix.  I watch it so little that I really wasn’t even aware that they add and take off shows on a  regular basis.   Kelli being the “series watching savvy girl” knew just what to do.  Before long she had purchased the final episode for me.  Then a week ago I finally got a chance to watch it….and….BUMMER.  I wish I hadn’t seen it.

I hated how the show ended.  HATED IT.  The last show ruined much of it for me.  UGH.  I couldn’t believe how they ended it.  There wasn’t the chemistry there for the ending that came.  Ah.  Disappointment.

Don’t you hate that when it happens???  I feel like they had to end if and couldn’t think of anything else.  So what’s a girl to do?  I’m trying really hard to ignore their ending and write my own in my head.  Have you ever done that???

Nope, nope, nope…should not have happened.

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So as far as a recommendation.  I suggest watching the series…it’s good.  BUT, skip the last episode!!!!!!!!!!!!  Has anyone else watched the series?  Did you like the last episode?

And with that, I’m moving on to something new….and that new series is “A Place to Call Home”….but it’s not on Netflix and a whole story for another day.

16 thoughts on “Netflix (NOT): The Killing”

  1. Yes I do “rewrite” TV shows, my life, books in my head. Mostly what I could have said differently to be more clear or get my point across in a better way.

  2. My husband and I watched season one & two of this series. We just couldn’t stop. It is really good. Just stick with dreary Seattle and the terrible story of finding out who is killing these girls……it is well worth it. The characters are well played.

  3. Priscilla Cummings

    My husband and I loved The Killing!! We also binged watched it!
    Last night we started watching Crossing Lines (again, on Netflix)…wow!!!!!

  4. I’ve been known to rewrite book endings. I can think of two times my mom has lent me older books, long books. Books that really drew me in. And the endings were sooooo sad. I complained bitterly to her and she rather pragmatically told me that life doesn’t always go the way we want. Okay, mom, got it, thanks!

  5. A Place To Call Home and other fantastic shows are on Acorn TV. Costs $5/month but worth every penny. My husband and I cannot stop watching A Place To Call Home. We’re finally up to Series 6 and will be unhappy to see it end.

  6. I watched The Killing a few years ago and was so disappointed that it was only two seasons! I absolutely loved the ending! Wished you had liked it!

  7. Hi, if the place to call home is the Australian series, I thought it was very good. I would love one of those Betty Crocker cookbooks but in the UK she’s not so popular. Nearest we have is the Bero book.
    Love the blog read it every morning with a cup of tea.

  8. This happened to us when Netflix pulled “Murdock”. Loved the series so we were purposefully stretching it out by only watching two shows month when poof it was gone. Sometimes we think about switching to Acorn.

    Love your blog.

  9. I watched The Killing, but for some reason didn’t finish it either….it seemed to start dragging on and then it was gone or I couldn’t find it.

  10. I felt that way about the end of Longmire. For the most part I liked it, but there was one thread that I just didn’t feel comfortable with. Oh well, they didn’t consult me and I’m not sure how I would have changed it either.

  11. You will love A Place to Call HOme, and if you’re getting Acorn highly recommend, Jack Irish, Mystery Road, Loch Ness, Janet King

  12. I discovered The Killing about a year ago and was captivated by the story line! I was so upset when I discovered that there were only 2 seasons filmed and the show was cancelled! I loved the charactors and the first season was awesome! My entire family got addicted to it and it became a family binge watch night one Saturday. The second season was good but my favorite was the 1st season. I was not fond of the last episode either but glad they finally found they should be together. I had not realized Netflix removed it from their roster! I loved the show and was actually going to watch it again.

    1. There are FOUR seasons to The Killing. Google it and see. You can buy the seasons and it isn’t very expensive…$9.99 if I remember right.

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