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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

May 30, 2013 at 11:58 AM

‘The Killing’ returns Sunday, yet again

Now that “Smash” is over (and, please, will someone explain to me why Jimmy spent five years assuming some girl was dead who wasn’t? Doesn’t he know anybody on Facebook? And, if he was in hiding, why was he doing so many press interviews and displaying his photo outside the theater? Anyway.), I’m in need of another guilty pleasure, and I’m very much afraid it might have to be “The Killing,” which I have officially stopped watching twice now. Defying all odds, Season 3 of the previously cancelled show returns Sunday on AMC, in an interesting deal whereby the proceeds are split with Fox (the studio that makes “The Killing”) and Netflix, which will debut the show outside the U.S. But here’s why I’m intrigued: Peter Sarsgaard joins the cast, playing a death row inmate who has, apparently, murdered his wife. Sarsgaard’s awfully good at playing bad guys, and show creator Veena Sud’s comment that the character was inspired by a viewing of Werner Herzog’s “Into the Abyss” intrigues me.  So, even though I have no memory of who killed Rosie Larson, I’ll be tuning in again, hoping that by now Linden has learned how to open email attachments, and that the “Seattle rain” might be toned down just a bit. We shall see.

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