The season finale of “The Killing” left fans and critics stunned, and not in a good way. Many people were outraged by the ending, an ending most say was the most unsatisfying ending they’ve seen in a while.

Tim Goodman at The Hollywood Reporter gave his review, citing his initial stance on the show.
“[A]s someone who has defended ‘The Killing’…there is really no defending the show after the finale. I liked the acting performances of Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, the detectives trying to figure out who killed Rosie, and Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton, who played Rosie’s grieving parents. I also liked the atmospheric bleakness of Seattle…But ultimately a series comes down to its storytelling and, given the conclusion (or lack thereof) in the season finale, it’s just impossible to prop up the weaknesses if there was no final saving grace. And there wasn’t. ‘The Killing’ relied entirely too much on red herrings, a gambit that grows increasingly ineffectual the more it’s used.”

Tom and Lorenzo, the team behind the the fashion/entertainment blog also named Tom and Lorenzo eviscerated the show, stating, “We have never encountered such a blatant disregard for the audience than last night’s sloppy, unsatisfying wrapup to this sloppy, unsatisfying show.”

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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