Was dissapointed with the 2nd, errr... rather the 3rd episode. It was more of a setup to get Holder back into the fold. And I don't care about the lunatic wife. It seems they may be doing the same thing with the red herrings this year. Looks like the tattoo guy will just end up being involved with the prostitute ring, but I'm sure thats as far as that will go. That being said I still really like the show, and the actors are awesome.
so i am still in, but highly dissapointed with this ep.
the fact that she secretly worked as an escort
the casino (wasn't it also on an island) she worked at
it all takes place in the Pacific Northwest
the crazy parents
both shows start after the girls have died
they both died in water (I believe thats true)
they both made movies
the element of organized crime
the only thing missing is a dancing midget
I think it started off as an homage, but now with the mirror stuff they are just ripping off.
Really still do love this show. I know its had its faults but it really is good. Who doesn't love Holder, he's real PO'lice. Looks like things are starting to wrap up and each episode is adding to the last. I am preparing to be dissapointed for it to be cancelled after this season but I am holding out hope!!
I am still watching an enjoying it, but it is a little further down my list of shows compared to last season. I think I would love it if I had a dvd of the series after the fact and could watch it in one sitting or over a short time, but it seems like every week right before I turn it on I'm trying my damnedest to remember what the hell happened the week before.
I really was expecting to know who the killer was this far into the second season, but they have done a decent job of adding depth to the plot without just stringing it alone unnecessarily. There are so many details which they have integrated perfectly but the problem I see is that it has taken so long to resolve so many things that there aren't as many climatic moments.
For example, last week Linden met with the young Native American girl who explained how the casino makes the maids use cheap chemicals which explained why Rosie's body had traces of that cleaning solution. At that point I had a small "Oh Yea" moment remembering how she had that chemical on her, which was later found in the teacher's apartment that incriminated him even though it was just a coincidence. There seems to be a lot of puzzle pieces falling into place, but when over a year has passed since they last mentioned it they are mostly forgotten or don't have that great feel for me of "Oh that explains it I was wondering forever what was going on there". That's just my opinion though.
I think some of the side-plot (for lack of a better word) has been done brilliantly. The way they handled Richmond's paralyzation and fall from grace was some heavy ****.
Also, I'm so glad the kid got shipped off to live with his father I was sick of the motherly struggles angle taking up too much time in episodes.
Alot of people have complained about Red Herrings, but is that really that unrealistic. Cases in real life have twist and turns before the correct person is found (if they ever are). Plus remember each ep is one day, so its not like the case has been going on forever.
Id say its good because after each ep ends i hate having to wait another week.
As for the Red Herrings and bad leads I too am confused when someone is turned off by a supposedly believable case not panning out perfectly the first try. If you want that there are an excess of cop procedural dramas waiting on CBS for you every night of the week. This was actually one of my favorite characteristics of "Homeland". The realism of how the story unfolded with dead ends and the FBI not always pulling a needle out of a haystack was incredibly well done. If you have not seen it and enjoy shows relatively similar in style to The Killing I highly recommend.