Blu-ray Review: THE KILLING Season 1 Is Must-Watch TV
The Killing Season 1 arrived on Blu-ray and DVD on March 13, and the second season airs tonight on AMC. For fans of the show, these are must have discs because of their bonus features, which includes an extended season finale, unaired deleted and extended scenes, a gag reel, featurettes, as well as director and cast commentaries.
There are certain shows on TV that have fans buzzing from the moment an episode airs until the following weeks episode. The Killing is one of those shows because of it's compelling characters and edge-of-your-seat mystery. The first season did so well that it garnered six Primetime Emmy nominations and one Golden Globe nomination. AMC knows how to produce and market a show, and they did that with The Killing. The solitary picture of a girl with the words "Who Killed Rosie Larsen?" scrawled out in red lettering is so profound and in your face.
There are some really great features on this disc, which are pretty cool. Commentaries are a great way to re-watch the season with some extra insight into what was going on. I often enjoy doing that on my movie discs as well, so that I can see things from a new perspective. The Killing has a commentary track that for the extended season finale with Enos and writer Nicole Yorkin. I am not sure why the director was not included, since that is common on many commentaries. One of the coolest parts of the disc is the ability to watch all episodes in "Season" mode, which loads the next episode immediately. Netflix are you listening, this would be a great feature for streaming content!