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Started exceptionally well and crashed hard.
on September 6, 2013
I'm getting toward the very end of season 3. If I had rated The Killing even a few episodes ago I would have probably given it a 5 (or at least a 4 and 1/2 if that were an option to select). The show has excellent character development and an in-depth plot line with killer twists. However, I feel it completely crashed as it moved toward the end of season 3. All of the main characters are pathetic and even despicable at times--including Linden and Holder. I understand that this is likely intentional in order to show the dark human side of every character (and perhaps to highlight that good/bad distinctions are often superficial), but it got to the point where I felt disgusted by characters who had previously been flawed (but not downright pathetic or unlikable) protagonists. Unfortunately I went from being a very big fan of this show to being pretty sure I will not order any of Season 4 if and when it becomes available.