Critic Consensus: The Killing's second season feels a bit tedious and unsure of where it wants to go, but it succeeds in keeping the audience on its toes, thanks to consistently fantastic acting and some strategic storytelling.
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as Sarah Linden
as Darren Richmond
as Stephen Holder
as Mitch Larsen
as Stan Larsen
as Gwen Eaton
as Jamie Wright
as Terry Marek
as Tom Larsen
as Denny Larsen
as Benissimo Lee
as Sally Ames
as Alexi Giffords
Soon became clear that the lengths to which Sud was willing to go to keep us guessing weren't worth the effort. The Killing's punishing, monotonous downpour eventually washed everything away, including our interest.
If the process is as fascinating in season two as it was in season one, this is hardly the worst way to spend a few hours of television time.
This is a story about a murky process, not about a definitive resolution. It's deliberately soaked in confusion and misdirection. And so I embrace the dilemma.
I'm willing to give The Killing a second chance. I still find Linden and especially Holder compelling, exciting and enthralling characters trapped in a rain-soaked world of murder and suspense that aches to be further explored.
Audience Reviews for The Killing: Season 2
The season that finally answers the question: Who killed Rosie Larson? Some of the pacing and writing is not always on point, but the gloomy atmosphere, compelling characters, and fantastic acting keep everything afloat. I'd argue sometimes S2 surpasses S1 in terms of characterization and intrigue. The S2 finale is simply fantastic, layered with mind-blowing twists and truly touching drama.
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