My sister enjoys watching detective stories such as CSI and Bones. And I would occasionally join her as she follows these shows religiously. In retrospect, I can't help but notice one common thread liking them together: the plots of these detective/ crime genres generally fall short in portraying the violence or the subtext around the violence. Instead, the audience’s attention is diverted towards the detective themselves and their attempts to solve the crime. (A classic example is Horatio Caine in CSI:Miami – his one liners, and epic avatar moments).
A new series, The killing, is recently launched by AMC. It is a new TV series by executive producer Venna Sud who brought us Cold Case. The Killing tells the story of the murder of a high school girl in Seattle and the subsequent consequences to her demise. The series revolves around 3 general storyline around the killing: the investigation of the girl’s death, the victim’s family, and the political implications of the case.
According to the official site, “ As the series unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they’ve moved on, their past isn’t done with them.” Cliché. But I guess the idea of secrets and deaths never gets old. Let’s hope the Killing lives up to its blurb.