AMC’s The Killing Returns (And Those Who Hate Thinking Will Hate It. Again.)…

I really liked AMC’s The Killing because it wasn’t yet another a cut and dried 47-minute police procedural show where everything got wrapped up nicely at the end of each episode with the killer getting his or hers with witty catch-phrases from some overpaid superstars. In fact, having its single case last not one, but TWO gloomy seasons practically doomed the show with the CSI and other sillier crime shows crowd, but for people like me who like complexity in their stories and characters, I found the show quite enjoyable even when it made a few mistakes. That said, I thought it was dead forever after the critical and viewer drubbing it got during the last season by some writers and viewers, but thankfully AMC is getting it together with an all-new case and some intriguing-looking teasers.

Granted, it’s the “Oooh, the big baaad serial killer” thing that’s the trend now in some other new and old crime shows,, so there’s the risk of (wait for it…, waaaait for it…) overkill (ba-dum-bum!), but I think the writers here can pull it off quite well. As usual, we shall see, right?