The Killing Part II
Having recently been slated for a US
remake, surely the highest compliment that can be paid to a European TV
program, The Killing continues its run of strong ratings and
near-universal critical acclaim.
Part 2 of the gritty Danish 20-part crime
series continues on unrelentingly from episode 10ís cliffhanger finale.
Copenhagen detective Sarah Lund and her feisty replacement Jan Meyer are
still hunting the killer of schoolgirl Nanna Birk Larssen. As the
search intensifies and the odds of solving the case appear ever slimmer,
both Lund and Meyer grow increasingly obsessed with solving the grievous
crime which has shaken an entire city.
The serpentine plot will keep you guessing
until the end, and the show undoubtedly deserves the numerous plaudits
laden upon it thus far. Highly addictive, this is must-see television
for lovers of murder mysteries, and a drama series of the highest
order. The casting is impeccable, the cinematography superb, the
writing dramatic and the performances polished.
Part 2 offers a satisfying and worthwhile
conclusion to this addictive, first-rate series. Strongly recommended.
Audio & Video
The Killing- Part 2 features a
respectable Danish Dolby Digital 2.0 soundtrack, which manages both the
rapid-fire dialogue and the atmospheric score with aplomb. The transfer
is again intentionally bleak, but picture quality itself is sharp and
the 16:9 widescreen enhanced transfer is again fine.
As with Part 1, the second instalment of
ten episodes doesnít contain anything in the way of bonus content. With
a show this strong, however, viewers are unlikely to be complaining.