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OK. The Killing USA. Anyone going to be watching or is it, you know,

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culturemulcher Tue 28-Jun-11 21:03:17

being unfaithful?

I miss Lund. I miss Troels. I miss copenhagen.

But I just might watch blush

You?

nulgirl Tue 28-Jun-11 21:05:49

I might give it a go. Loved the original though so am apprehensive about an American remake. It surely can't be better so it may spoil my fond memories of Sarah and troels.

Do you know what channel it will be on and when it is due to start?

nulgirl Tue 28-Jun-11 21:09:27

Just after typing that I saw an advert for the series on channel 4. It starts on the 7th July. Will give it a go. Can't be any worse than most of the UK crime dramas (except Scott and Bailey which is my guilty pleasure at the mo)

mammamoomin Tue 28-Jun-11 21:09:36

Isn't it on Channel 4? Not sure when its due to start though....

I don't think I could watch it... no one could match up to Troels and Lund - or indeed her jumper... what the bobbins do you think they'll put Lund in???

peggotty Tue 28-Jun-11 21:09:43

Noooo you can't!! It would be traitorous! Is it just exactly the same story line? I'm wondering if I'll be able to treat it as a completely separate entity to the original. Does anyone know when the second series of the original one is going to be shown?

nulgirl Tue 28-Jun-11 21:10:51

I thought I read somewhere that series 2 would start in the autumn but that might just be wishful thinking.

mammamoomin Tue 28-Jun-11 21:11:14

Autumn is the rumour peggotty... but when in the Autumn we are not to know.

Wallander is a 14 part series I think so maybe after that??

peggotty Tue 28-Jun-11 21:15:47

Thanks! Will look out for that. Although presumably Troels won't be in it sad

culturemulcher Tue 28-Jun-11 21:16:12

peggotty I think it's going to be the same storyline at the start, but then take off in a different direction, ending up with a different killer.

I feel like a traitor, but I also feel like an addict needing a fix. I think I'm about to give in to my habit.

mammamoomin I'm worried they're going to put her in one of those michelin man style padded sleeveless anoraks. Then they'll catch on and everyone will be wearing them.

culturemulcher Tue 28-Jun-11 21:19:27

peggotty Troels was so dodgy, but I still have bad thoughts about lovely memories of him taking off his shirt.

mammamoomin Tue 28-Jun-11 21:20:34

noooooooooooooooooooooo they can't... its american she'll look 'great' and her teeth will be really white, she won't get bags under her eyes from not sleeping, she'll have full make up on all the time will have heels - which she will be able to run in without breaking her ankle.

Hair will be the obligatory shiney long, gorgeous locks - not shoved up into a pony tail....

I think I'll have to watch it if only to cuss it for its badness... alternatively it could surprise and be good.... shock

culturemulcher Tue 28-Jun-11 21:23:19

See you back here next Thursday? I think I may need to MN as I watch to assuage the guilt.

peggotty Tue 28-Jun-11 21:25:30

Culture, when I first started watching it, I thought Troels was pretty weird looking. But then he grew on me. I would rather have a saucy dream about him than Martin bloody Kemp like I did last night angryangry
I agree that Anerican Lund will be too swishy and shiny.

mammamoomin Tue 28-Jun-11 21:27:33

I won't be able to be here next week as I'm moving in with the mother while I have some work done on the house... hopefully I'll get to watch it though... so maybe after episode 3?!

muminlondon Mon 04-Jul-11 18:59:05

I'm quite curious and think I probably will watch the first episode at least... but of course it WON'T be as good as the original grin

daimbardiva Tue 05-Jul-11 21:18:19

info here...

daimbardiva Tue 05-Jul-11 21:19:51

Looks like it will be a retelling of the original story - names have been kept similar - Sarah Linden, the Larsen family...

I'll probably watch the first one just out of curiosity, but doubt I'll stick out the whole series. Doens't seem much point when the Danish one was so great.

Oh, and the jumper in the publicity shot is no match for Lund's!!!

culturemulcher Wed 06-Jul-11 10:28:56

One day to go... going to try to watch it 'straight' and not sit there thinking 'this isn't as good, this isn't as good' but I bet I will grin

PedigreeChump Thu 07-Jul-11 16:33:56

I'm fairly excited about the American version, it does feel a bit like cheating on Lund and Troels (noooo! I would never cehat on him swoon )

It get decent reviews and I suspect those who haven't seen the original will think it is pretty good. One review I read just said "Excellent use of knitwear" grin

Why must Americans remake European stuff - The Killing, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.... Just lie back and bask in the glory of the originals!

KnitterNotTwitter Thu 07-Jul-11 16:41:11

oooh - excited for tonight. Apparently it's a different murderer so I'll be looking out for the person with the unexplained plaster in the first episode that turns out to be the only clue to the murderer...

peggotty Thu 07-Jul-11 20:22:20

Ooh hello folks, we're on the countdown now. It can't possibly match the original but I'll give it a whirl. I too will miss sarah's jumpers. Part of me is just watching it to see what her American counterpart will wear grin

Wolfgirl Thu 07-Jul-11 20:35:30

Yep, I'll be watching it too. Be interesting if nothing else.

lulu05 Thu 07-Jul-11 21:01:34

I think the american Lund wears the jumper!

peggotty Thu 07-Jul-11 21:14:41

Ok so far....
Jumper - check
Gum chewing - check
Suitably unconcerned with appearance and glum - check

But noone does glum like the scandanvians.

Finbar Thu 07-Jul-11 21:15:44

The music is the same as before non?

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