Noticed by few, ‘The Killing’ has standout third season

When AMC's "The Killing" started three seasons ago, it seemed like a miniseries more than a long-running series. And at its low points during the Rosie Larsen case, it felt like a padded miniseries, as Seattle Police Department detectives Holder and Linden followed red herrings.

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First episode impressions: ‘The Killing’ Season 3

"The Killing" (8 p.m. Central Sundays on AMC) returned for its third season -- and second case -- on Sunday looking as good as ever. With its run-down urbanity, misty woods, drizzly docks and messy dwellings, Veena Sud's murder mystery series still makes the best use of Vancouver since "The X-Files."

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‘The Killing’ isn’t dead after all! Plus: Nine other resurrected TV shows

With the awesome news earlier this week that AMC changed its mind about "The Killing," which it canceled a few months ago but has now resurrected for a third season (to air later this year), I thought I'd take a look at a few notable resurrected (or un-canceled, if you prefer) series through the years.

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Who killed Rosie Larsen? Place your bets now

Last week's penultimate episode of "The Killing's" (8 p.m. Central Sunday on AMC) second season and the "Who killed Rosie Larsen?" arc placed a lot of emphasis on two members of the Richmond campaign as suspects: Gwen and Jamie. But I think that's a distraction technique by the writers.

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Ron Swanson: TV’s greatest libertarian character ever?

Since I'm venturing into politics with this post (which will eventually be about television), I'll admit my bias up front: I'll be voting for the Libertarian Party ticket of Johnson-Gray in November. But I think anyone who's been paying attention knows that the growing distrust of Big Government, Big Spending and Big War is the noteworthy political development of 2012 (with its roots in 2008, when Ron Paul first ran for the Republican nomination).

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First episode impressions: ‘The Killing’ Season 2

"The Killing" (8 p.m. Central Sundays on AMC) continued to unfold like a great page-turner in its two-hour Season 2 premiere on Sunday, delivering a lot of new surprises and questions but most importantly providing the "Whew!" revelation we were all hoping for: Detective Holder (Joel Kinnaman) isn't a bad guy after all.

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‘The Killing’ season finale: A great surprise or a silly twist?

AMC's "The Killing" has repeat-viewing value that's rare among crime-solving shows: There's a certain pleasure in soaking up the pitch-dark murder mystery and the troubled characters the same way the streets of Seattle soak up the rain and wash out the color.

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First episode impressions: ‘The Killing’

"The Killing" (9 p.m. Central Sundays on AMC), which instantly became the best show on TV with its two-hour premiere last Sunday despite the fact that it's technically a cop show, exposes how we as TV viewers have become jaded by murder.

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