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    I miss Gus Fring.

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    'Comic Book Men': Decoding AMC's Kevin Smith reality show based entirely on the press artwork | PopWatch | EW.com

    Fortunately, AMC had lots of other shows ready to take Mad Men‘s place. Unfortunately, one of those shows was The Killing, whose very title is now so toxic that other TV showrunners pointedly reference The Killing as an example of what not to do. (See: Community‘s Dan Harmon, Homeland‘s Alex Gansa, Twitter’s Uncle Lindelof.) And another one of those shows was The Walking Dead, which had a slow-moving second season, a season that is even more disappointing when you learn that departed showrunner Frank Darabont’s original plan would have apparently featured approximately 500% more Black Hawk Down. And then there was Hell on Wheels, which has trains that go real fast. Toot-tooot!

    All these shows did just fine in the ratings, but it’s clear that the previously-impeccable AMC brand has been tarnished. Surely, the network must have some trick up its sleeve, some snazzy new series that will redefine television. Is Comic Book Men that series?

    I am skeptical. Then again, Keith Staskiewicz just walked into my office and pointed out that the advert is clearly intended to resemble the poster for Clerks, so maybe there are reasons to be hopeful. And in the end, if Comic Book Men is a horrible failure, Kevin Smith will almost certainly do a podcast where he insults AMC executives and talks about how much he hates reality shows, and so the natural order shall be restored.

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    Mad Men is back on March 25th

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    'The Killing' Won't Reveal Rosie Larsen's Killer Until The End of Season 2 | CraveOnline

    When "The Killing" debuted in April 2011, it was hailed as a breath of fresh air from procedural cop dramas as it told the intensely personal story about the murder of a young girl named Rosie Larsen (Katie Findlay). Fans and critics alike embraced the show for sharing the focus with the unconventional homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) with Rosie's grieving family and the doomed mayoral campaign of Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell).

    However, the honeymoon was over by end of the season as viewers complained about the series' slow pace and the numerous red herrings. When the first season finale did not reveal Rosie Larsen's killer as expected, a sizable portion of the audience flew into a rage.

    And that history may be about to repeat itself.

    During a feature on "The Killing" in the latest issue of Written By magazine, showrunner Veena Sud answers her critics and the article ends unequivocally with this line: "For the record, who killed Rosie Larsen will not be revealed until the end of season two."

    From the tone of the article, it's clear that Sud was stung by the harsh online criticism, including insinuations that Sud's writing decisions came because she's a Muslim woman with an agenda (BTW, Sud is not Muslim) and others that suggested "The Killing" would "be better with a man at the helm."

    "I started to realize that I shouldn't read it," explained Sud. "Because I shouldn't get swept up too much in either the very good or the very bad, because then it'll start exerting maybe a subconscious influence on how we write, or the story direction. As a writer, at least I know for myself [that] you have to protect yourself... I'm easily hurt, or not good at taking criticism. So it's better to be aware of things you can do better but not frighten yourself."

    "Our intent was not to mislead or betray," continued Sud. "We talked about it. How could you not? We talked about the fans, and their passion and all of the stuff that was being said. But the bottom line is we close the door and we're a bunch of people in the room, and our job was — and continues to be — to tell the story that feels right by us," before later adding "this is not a committee thing."

    Before we wrap up here, I want to offer some commentary on this issue. In some regards, Sud has the right attitude about wanting to remain true to the story that she envisioned. Unfortunately, when a sizable portion of your audience openly rebels against your planned story direction than it's something that should be taken to heart.

    The best comparison I can make to "The Killing" is "Twin Peaks;" which quickly developed a rabid fan following in the '90s while tantalizing viewers with the murder of Laura Palmer. But the writers of that show misread the patience of the audience so much, that by the time the killer was revealed the interest in the show had already peaked (pun not intended). "Twin Peaks" flamed out after two seasons, which is a fate that could also befall "The Killing."

    Anyone who bashed Sud's writing on the basis of her gender or presumed religious background were completely out of line and don't know what they're talking about. That said, Sud's admitted inability to handle criticism projects an air of tone-deafness towards some valid concerns about the creative direction of "The Killing." Several episodes in season one of "The Killing" felt like they were filler stories that were only in place to allow the big revelation that many fans expected to take place in the season finale.

    More than anything else, TV viewers like closure. And they can turn against a show on a dime. Essentially, Sud and her writers are betting that viewer interest in the story will outweigh the perceived outrage of waiting an additional 13 episodes for the answers that they wanted at the end of season one.
    It's really silly the criticism this show faced. People want everything wrapped up immediately...why? The show had great characters and was interesting as hell...I could care less if they spent 10 seasons investigating the same crime as long as it was done in a compelling fashion. Pathetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    'The Killing' Won't Reveal Rosie Larsen's Killer Until The End of Season 2 | CraveOnline



    It's really silly the criticism this show faced. People want everything wrapped up immediately...why? The show had great characters and was interesting as hell...I could care less if they spent 10 seasons investigating the same crime as long as it was done in a compelling fashion. Pathetic.
    JD, weren't you complaining about American Horror Story not going anywhere? Or Walking Dead?

    I dropped out of The Killing. Couldn't deal with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adgy-san View Post
    JD, weren't you complaining about American Horror Story not going anywhere? Or Walking Dead?

    I dropped out of The Killing. Couldn't deal with it.
    Different...AHS was spinning wheels, rehashing plot points that had already been established. I would easily say at least 3 episodes of the run did NOTHING. They were stagnant. Say what you want about the Killing, but the story continued to progress as they continued the investigation. Why is Zodiac ok, showing an investigation that carried over decades(and had no real conclusion), yet people want the Killing to be resolved immediately. Patience people...I thought you were a fan of the slow burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseydevil View Post
    Different...AHS was spinning wheels, rehashing plot points that had already been established. I would easily say at least 3 episodes of the run did NOTHING. They were stagnant. Say what you want about the Killing, but the story continued to progress as they continued the investigation. Why is Zodiac ok, showing an investigation that carried over decades(and had no real conclusion), yet people want the Killing to be resolved immediately. Patience people...I thought you were a fan of the slow burn.
    Sure, but how slow of a burn? Two entire seasons worth?

    My only real, actual problem with The Killing was that I didn't care about any of the characters.

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    Well, that's different than complaining about the progress. See, I enjoyed the characters and though the acting was top notch across the board...so I was invested. It just goes to show that maybe we are unsophisticated in America, it follows the story arc from the (Danish?) original version and foreign audiences had no problem with the developments.

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    BD Horror News - TV: 'The Walking Dead' Gets Season 3 Boost

    While AMC has already announced a third season for ''The Walking Dead'', the cabler revealed that they've boosted the order from 13 episodes to 16! For you bad with math, that's a little over two hours more of undead mayhem.

    The second season rose form the dead with monster ratings as the October 16 premiere drew 7.3 million total viewers — a 38 percent surge over the show’s Season 1 average. Nearly 5 million of those viewers fell into the coveted 18-49 crowd, a basic cable record.

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