My love spelled out for your reading pleasure? Yes. (Spoiler alert, but I mostly ramble, so you're probably okay.)
1. Old fashioned detective work, which you know I love. No CSI-style high-gloss crime labs where no one ever hits the street because everything is on the computer. Just cranky detectives who work their a$$es off around the clock. In fact, it did kind of make me question whether or not detectives ever sleep. I mean, really? Can someone go 56 hours on no sleep and still like walk? Because if I go on less than six hours of sleep consecutively for like more than four days I get all woozy and vomit-y and I am a B&TCH and a half. So, basically I guess it's a good thing I never pursued my desire to be a cop/detective?
2. Smoking. Now, don't get me wrong. I know smoking is the devil's work. It's like sucking on a cancer stick. And, for the record, I don't smoke. Smoking in real life gives me a giant migraine and makes my eyes look like I am a huge drug addict. But, smoking on the screen is sexy. To me. (Don't send me hate comments.)
3. I hate Seattle even more than I did before. It's set in Seattle and it rains all the f*cking time. It is always raining. In real life how do they wear make-up or have good hair? I had a small desire to visit there again with hubby, but now it's gone. So, hypothetical money saved!
4. Detective Stephen Holder is hot. To me. He is this scruffy, ex-meth head (because is there any other kind of ex-meth head?), skinny, white guy. He's Eminem-ish. He's gotten clean and is a vegetarian. But he eats pork rinds and smokes like a chimney. I have a thing for guys who have a sordid past (as evidenced by hubby) and a crazy way of doing business. And, Holder fits the bill. I don't recall seeing Joel Kinnaman in anything before, but now I am kind of stalking him.
5. There is just a touch of mob activity and I love me some mob activity.
6. The acting is really good. I am not getting paid to write this (although they should totally be paying me), nor do I have any kind of degree in anything related to reviewing any kind of entertainment. But, I am here to tell you - this is good acting. The characters are evolved and deep and the acting is dramatic and well cast. At first it was a little slow for me. After watching episodes 1-5 (which I think we did in one night) I thought it could have all happened in one episode. But now I'm used to it and I appreciate it (hmm, have I grown?). And, also I think the rain makes all the $hit go slower.
7. The last episode (13) of Season 1 made me want to shoot myself. And, it was about 1:30 in the morning, so that was not a nice place to be mentally. It was fraught with questions and inconsistencies and I just wanted to cry because I didn't know the answers (and because it was 1:30 in the morning and I was still wide awake). All of the love that I had for The Killing vanished in the last 30 seconds of the last episode of Season 1. But, then the next day when I could think clearly I found out that Season 2 was already playing on AMC and I might possibly be able to download it and watch it. So, as I post this I am back in love and ready to gear up for Season 2. If you're watching it now - don't tell me anything!
8. Detective Sarah Linden played by Mireille Enos (and I kind of wish I could have another baby girl so that I could name her Mireille because after seeing that name in print for like days I LOVE it) makes me CA-RAZY because she is so warped in her private life. I have found myself yelling at the TV at her. Now, I never do that so that's how I know this $hit is good.
That's my amateur review, folks. I hope you will give it a watch and if you do - let me know what you think.
In other news - I hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend. And, also - A Day in the Life is now on Facebook. Check it out and friend me! (If you want a new car - kidding! That's illegal and I don't even have a new car. But, I might send you guys some cookies or pictures of cookies or something.) Please and thank you.