SO I'm a bit late to the game but I just finished watching The Killing and WOW what an amazing show. Now this is how TV should be. Its a dark, gritty, intelligent, slow burning drama. Re-running on AMC now but you really need to watch it in order and from the beginning.
Its a slowly unfolding character study, showing all sides of the murder especially the family of the victim and the two detectives trying to solve the case.With a new suspect every week and more red herrings then I could stand in the end I had no clue who-done-it and with its cliff hanger season ending...jeez, didn't see that coming I can't wait for season 2.
Here's a link to AMC's The Killing Page, its got tons of fun info
About the Show:
From writer, executive producer and series showrunner Veena Sud (Cold Case), The Killing is based on the wildly successful Danish television series Forbrydelsen and tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. The Killing ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victim's grieving family, and the suspects. Set in Seattle, the story also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the case. 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.
The Killing stars Mireille Enos(Big Love) as Sarah Linden, the lead homicide detective that investigates the death of Rosie Larsen; Billy Campbell (Once and Again) as Darren Richmond, Seattle's City Council President and now running for Mayor; Joel Kinnaman (Snabba Cash) as Stephen Holder, an ex-narc cop who joins the homicide division in the investigation to find Rosie's killer; Michelle Forbes (True Blood) as Rosie's mother, Mitch Larsen; and Brent Sexton (W., In the Valley of Elah) as Rosie's father, Stan Larsen. Filmed in Vancouver.