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Best Shows on Netflix – The Killing

I have become a devourer(is that a word?) of series television shows. Only if they grab me right off, mind you, but when they do, it’s like finding a great book for me. I don’t want to quit watching until I’ve reached the end. This can be a bit time-consuming as addictions go.

As for the best shows on Netflix, my most recent find is The Killing. Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 are available on Netflix. If you’re panning for entertainment gold, this one is a very large nugget. The show originally aired on AMC, but since I rarely watch regular television, I wasn’t aware of it. I ran across the show while browsing through things recommended for me in my Netflix account. The feature pic for the show was off putting to me, and I resisted clicking for several browse-throughs. I like thrillers, but not gore. The picture looked like it might indicate more of the latter.

But for some reason, I did click. And I’m glad I did. The Killing is an extremely well-done, high-quality show. The main event that triggers the show’s beginning is the murder of a teenage girl named Rosie. She is found in the trunk of a car at the bottom of a lake. Two Seasons center on figuring out who committed this atrocious act.

MV5BOTAzNjg4MzgzNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjcxMjU0Nw@@._V1._SY314_CR25,0,214,314_ MV5BMjA4ODgwMDczMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjExMjYzNA@@._V1._SY314_CR16,0,214,314_The two main characters are amazingly well-drawn. Sarah Linden(Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) are partners matched up to solve the crime. They both come with their own extraordinary sets of baggage, but there is something compelling about each of them. More compelling still is their interaction with each other. I have to say I love Stephen. He’s a former meth addict who’s so flawed you can’t help but love him. His street speech makes him appealing and likeable.

I watched both Seasons over a rainy weekend when I wanted to take a break from writing and immerse myself in someone else’s story. Every minute was entertaining, and I highly recommend the series if you like thrillers with characters you become attached to.

Writers listed for the show are  Veena SudNicole YorkinAaron Zelman,Eliza ClarkJeremy DonerDawn PrestwichDan NowakWendy Riss Gatsiounis. And this show features some really fine writing.

The ending of Season 4 is worth the wait of watching all four seasons. All I’m going to say. :)