The Killing Series 1 and 2
Guardian Shorts - The best of the blog
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It's not something that happens very often any more. A new drama begins on a digital channel with very little hype, turns out to be brilliant, and quickly becomes a phenomenon. But such was the success of Forbrydelsen, or The Killing. This is the best of the Guardian's wildly popular blog from series 1 and 2, with additional articles by the Guardian's finest TV critics and journalists.
Very disappointed I thought it was going to be a book of the best of all the comments from both series which by now run into thousands.Instead it was more an episode by episode guide to the characters,plot and red herrings.The reason why the blog was almost as entertaining as the show itself was the analysis by the fans themselves of the unravelling stories and there was a wealth of funny,stupid,intelligent and at times outrageous theories to draw on which I feel would have made a more interesting book and would have been a more fitting tribute to all the devoted fans who took part in the blogs.
This is just a collection of pieces by Guardian journalists. Nothing wrong with that, but the "Best of the Blog" title implies (to me, anyway) that it would contain viewers comments, speculations, etc, from the blog. It doesn't. Since that aspect WAS the best of the blog from my point of view, this is a very poor substitute.