What do you get when you create a show that merges "Law and Order" with "Murder One", ABC's mid-90's Daniel Benzali vehicle that rocketed absolutely no one to stardom? A flaming pile of sh-t that will defile Tivos nationwide this September.
AMC wishes to introduce you to "The Killing", their dramatic hope-to-nab-some-Emmy-nominations caja de mierda for the fall 2010 season. "The Killing", as its unpluralized name implies, will follow the police investigation of a young girl's murder in the Pacific Northwest, tying together three interlocking stories as investigators chase a variety of leads.
Yup, one case. The same case, every week. Like OJ's trial coverage, or the aforementioned Murder One, which became drudgery to watch after S01e02.
Expect to see a lot of dramatic stares, snappy gallow's humor from the detectives, and Law and Order-like interviews with suspects that we soon learn have nothing to do with the case.
The same case, every damned week.
UPDATE: Speaking of Law and Order, this is the script for every scene with a suspect that turns out to be a dead-end.
DETECTIVE: Here's one. David Lambropoulos. He did 5 years in Ossining for assault.
"STIEN AND SONS SHIPPING"
"AVENUE J AND 96th"
"FRIDAY, MAY 11"
DETECTIVE: Is David Lambropoulos working today? We need to talk to him.
BOSS: He's busy.
DETECTIVE: Really? Well, I'll just call the DA and get a search warrant.
DETECTIVE #2: And our search will tie your whole operation up for a few days, at least.
BOSS: Fine, he's loading that truck over there.
(Crosses to Suspect leading truck.)
DETECTIVE: David Lambropoulos?
SUSPECT: Maybe. Who's askin'?
DETECTIVE: (Shows badge) NYPD, that's who's asking.
SUSPECT: What do you guys want?
DETECTIVE: Oh, we were just wondering if you've talked to your friend Nicole lately.
SUSPECT: No. Why?
DETECTIVE: Because her body just washed up from the East River. So, I'll ask it another way; where were you last night between 8 and 11.
SUSPECT: Having dinner.
SUSPECT: No. With my mother in Bridgewater.
DETECTIVE: And I'm sure if we call her she'll lie for her son, right?
SUSPECT: She wouldn't be lying.
DETECTIVE: Yeah, right.
SUSPECT: Yeah, that is right. And I can prove it. I got a ticket on the way home. (Produces ticket.) See? 10:14PM. OK?! (Slams truck door, drives away.)
DETECTIVE: Well, that was useless. Let's go back and talk to Nicole's roommate. Maybe she knows why Nicole would've taken a long walk off a short pier."