You don’t get a lot of second chances in this life. Opportunities to rectify a major mistake that you’ve been kicking yourself ever since making. Well, despite the fact that a shameful number of you have neglected to listen to people who know better — yes, we’re talking about ourselves! — the good folks over at AMC are giving viewers a chance to catch up on the best show of the season, THE KILLING.
Correction. They’re not just giving you a chance, they’re basically doing everything in their power short of coming to your individual homes, strapping you to a chair and saying, “People! This is good! Try it, you’ll like it!”
For those not in the know, THE KILLING is an atmospheric mystery centered around one question: Who killed Rosie Larsen? But beyond that, this is genre-defying television. Sure, you could just play armchair detective and try to solve the central crime, but don’t be surprised when you find yourself slipping into psychiatrist mode as you analyze the incredibly complex relationships of the deeply-flawed cast of characters. Or you can just dive into the soapy goodness that is the sexual chemistry between leads Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos. How about political intrigue that, were it occurring in real life, would knock Anthony Weiner’s sexting right off the front page?
No matter what you want, THE KILLING delivers.
So right about now, you’re probably thinking, “Geez, I really should be watching this… but it’s, like, 11 episodes in, and I’d never be able to catch up.”
In an effort to get more eyeballs to their critically acclaimed but viewer-shy drama, AMC has posted the first 11 episodes on-line, meaning that if you start right now, you can catch every minute — including last Sunday night’s much-discussed format-breaking, Emmy-worthy hour — before this week’s airs.
Opportunities like this don’t come around every day. In fact, we’re so convinced that you need to take advantage of this chance that if you come back tomorrow, we’ll give you five reasons that you should — no, strike that… must! — be watching when the most buzzed about question since “Who killed Laura Palmer?” is finally answered!