• [Article 3670]Mireille Enos is headed to Shondaland and so are we! Join us

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  • [Article 3666]Joel Kinnaman in movie Run All Night


    RELEASE DATE: March 13, 2015

    Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Neeson), once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. Lately, it seems Jimmy’s only solace can be found at the bottom of a whiskey glass. But when Jimmy’s estranged son, Mike (Kinnaman), becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. With Mike on the run, Jimmy’s only penance for his past mistakes may be to keep his son from the same fate Jimmy is certain he’ll face himself…at the wrong end of a gun. Now, with nowhere safe to turn, Jimmy just has one night to figure out exactly where his loyalties lie and to see if he can finally make things right.

  • [Article 3660]Mireille Enos to Star in ABC’s Shondaland Drama ‘The Catch’


    There’s a new leading lady coming to Shondaland: Mireille Enos.

    TV Pilots 2015: The Complete Guide
    The Killing alum is returning to the small screen with the starring role in ABC drama pilot The Catch, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
    The Catch is described as a thriller about a woman about to get married and about to get conned. Unbeknownst to her slippery fiance, the heroine — who investigates fraud for a living — is not all she claims to be. And when the fiance’s expertly planned con collides with her perfectly constructed lies, they plunge into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. The show is based on the novel by Kate Atkinson.

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    Enos will star as Alice, a feisty woman with a nervy spirit. Alice is getting married to Kieran, yet feels uneasy about whether she should be
 marrying him. She is clean and a minimalist. She is also a tough, competent woman who is run over by worry and exhaustion. Her entire life is dedicated to work as a forensic accountant in Chicago.
    Hannibal’s Jennifer Schur will pen the script for ABC Studios and executive produce alongside Shondaland’s Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Helen Gregory and Atkinson will co-executive produce. JulieAnne Robinson will also exec produce and direct the pilot.


  • [Article 3646]A Message From Veena Sud


    Hi Lauren — Veena Sud here from “The Killing”. I wanted to reach out to you and The Killing Fan Group to thank you for your beyond beautiful books. Your poetry of words and tapestry of images touched us so deeply. We laughed, we cried, we marveled. Most meaningful for me was the collage of TV screens in your different living rooms … thank you for welcoming us into your homes every week, for your passionate support of the show, for loving Linden and Holder. It is all so appreciated, more than you could know.


  • [Article 3637]Joel Kinnaman ECPATs Ambassador

    “‘I was exposed to sexual assault for the first time when I was five-years-old. Until I turned 10, every rape were videotaped. Today, there’s still sitting perpetrators behind computers all over the world who pay for being able to watch the horrible thing that I’ve gone through. Therefore, for me, the sexual assaults never end. The few people that have been arrested have only been sentenced to paying a fine.’ This letter is from Carl, 14-years-old. How can you only be sentenced to paying a fine after you’ve distributed pictures and movies of sexual assaults against children? Exactly, it’s a damn crappy penalty scale. Share this movie and you become an ECPAT supporter. Support our demand that no one who have assaulted children will get away with only a fine. #crappypenaltyscale”. Joel Kinnaman

    Translation: Märta Sjöström

  • [Article 3633]Oh Snap! Why Fans of The Killing Will Love Bosch


    Even though I am an absolutely avid reader, I must admit I was a virgin when it came to Michael Connelly’s novels (seventeen so far in the series) about wiry Los Angeles Homicide Detective Hieronymus (“Harry”) Bosch, but after learning that Mikkel Bondesen (Executive Producer of The Killing) produced the new Amazon Pilot “Bosch,” a free download on Amazon (Find it here: http://www.amazon.com/Pilot-HD/dp/B00I3MPDP4 ), I decided to trust my instinct that people associated with The Killing always make a good product.  After viewing Bosch, I can honestly say I was not disappointed, and I gladly ranked it 5 stars on Amazon and IMDB.  I even went to Barnes & Noble and grabbed the first Bosch novel, “The Black Echo,” and at about 100 pages in, I confess I have found a new book series to enjoy this spring.  Much like The Killing where almost every gray, rainy shot reminds you that this is a Seattle story,  setting matters here, and you need only watch about two minutes of the Pilot to feel how important that L.A. noir feel will be to this story.  If you are fan of AMC programming (and yes, I understand many of you have mixed feelings on the network after how it treated our favorite show), you will find a few familiar faces in Bosch, namely, Eric Ladin, Jamie Wright from the first two seasons of The Killing” and Scott Wilson, Herschel Wilson (thankfully, with his head, God rest his soul) from The Walking Dead.  Fans of The Good Wife will immediately recognize Titus Welliver, playing Harry Bosch, his performance understated but commanding and very Bogart-esque in his gritty shades of secret sensitivity.  HBO fans will be thrilled to see Jamie Hector, formerly of The Wire, as Jerry Edgar, Bosch’s partner, Lance Reddick, formerly of True Blood as Bosch’s Deputy Chief of Police, and tough-as-nails, Amy Aquino, formerly of Big Love, as Bosch’s exasperated Lieutenant.  For those of you who prefer your heroines redheaded and fierce, you will be happy to know that apparently Harry Bosch does as well as the Pilot features the lovely redheads, Amy Price-Francis as Honey “Money” Chandler, the ruthless prosecutor after Bosch for his allegedly excessive force, and Annie Wersching as Julia Brasher, the patrol officer eager to work her way up to the Homicide Division learning from Bosch.  Further, Michael Connelly, the creator of the character, Harry Bosch, in his best-selling novels, authored the Pilot himself.


    In short, Bosch is a compelling, well-structured Pilot created by absolutely quality players at every position, a Pilot that would easily compete with other offerings on networks like AMC (Hell on Who Cares?), Showtime (Harry Bosch is far more intriguing than Ray Donovan any day), and yes, even Netflix with its powerful palate of The Killing, Orange is the New Black, and House of Cards.  The theory is that Amazon is interested in really jumping into the original programming game with rising giant, Netflix, and the Bosch Pilot is a first foray into that endeavor.  Although I am admittedly loyal to Netflix for its support of my very favorite show, The Killing, I am always supportive of quality programming, the type of programming it is virtually impossible to find on network television now, and if Amazon can offer consumers that very thing, I am willing to pay for, say, a full season of Bosch, (Fingers crossed!) in addition to my Netflix subscription.  With players from The Killing and best-selling author, Michael Connelly, intimately involved in its creation, the decision to help push for a full season of Bosch is an even easier call for me.  So, if you have not already viewed the Pilot, go now (http://www.amazon.com/Pilot-HD/dp/B00I3MPDP4), and after viewing the Pilot, please rate it 5 stars on Amazon and IMDB.  You still have a little time before Season 4 of The Killing, so you are without excuse!  If you still need convincing, I wanted to share a few reasons why I think fans of The Killing will appreciate Harry Bosch:


    • Both Sarah Linden and Harry Bosch have mastered the thousand-yard stare with a cigarette hanging from their surprisingly attractive lips.  You may object to smoking in general, but there is simply no argument that these two do their best thinking, almost in slow motion with lovely music (perhaps some Coltrane for Bosch, the creepy beats of They Fell to Earth for Linden), with their blazing blue eyes, masking years of personal pain, peering at a crime scene from behind a cloud of white-gray smoke. 
    • Speaking of masked personal pain, both Bosch and Linden are former foster kids.  I only learned of Bosch’s status as a former foster kid after reading the beginning of Connelly’s first novel, but I certainly suspected this might be the case after viewing the Pilot.  We know that Linden was a self-professed “runner,” taking off from her foster homes without explanation after being abandoned by her mother in a dark apartment for three days.  I do not want spoil the Pilot much for fans that have yet to view Bosch, but it is safe to say that Harry Bosch’s childhood was every bit as tragic as Sarah Linden’s upbringing.  Both detectives were abandoned, left to be raised by the system, and both seem equally haunted by the ghosts of their past.


    • Both Bosch and Linden never seem to want for anyone to, uh, sleep next to them when they are lonely, but neither seem equipped for any sort of long-lasting relationship.  In the Pilot, we meet Dr. Theresa Corazon, an ambitious, quick-witted crime scene analyst portrayed by Valerie Cruz, and learn from Bosch’s partner that the two used to have “an arrangement” before she, as Bosch put it, “upgraded.”  The sharp banter between Corazon and Bosch certainly suggests that the two might eventually revisit that relationship, at least for a night or two, later in the season.  Likewise, Linden spent two seasons on The Killing trying to make it work with her own doctor, Rick Felder, before finally abandoning that effort to chase Rosie Larsen’s killer.  Linden and Bosch also seem to like to look for companionship close to home.  By the looks exchanged between Bosch and defense attorney, Honey Chandler, and Bosch and patrol cop, Julia Brasher, over an impromptu dinner, I would say either or both ladies may soon know how Bosch takes his coffee in the morning as the story progresses.  Pay close attention to Bosch’s actions near the trunk of his car before borrowing a flashlight from patrol cop, Julia Brasher, in the Pilot, and that should tell you all you need to know about how very smooth Harry Bosch can be when he is interested in seeing a woman again.  Sarah Linden carries on a steamy affair with her very married partner, James Skinner, later beds her younger co-worker, “Boatman Cody,” and concludes with a (hopefully) to-be-continued but aborted kiss with her current partner, Stephen Holder at the end of Season 3.  Oh, and I almost forgot the Fed from Season 1!  Remember, “Oh snap, Linden rocked the booty call!”  She definitely did not deny it.  From the first hundred or so pages of the first Bosch novel, I am fairly certain Harry Bosch will bag himself a Fed too.  Clearly, nobody ever told these two not to shit where they eat.





















    • Harry Bosch and Sarah Linden are never the type that is going to play exactly by the rules.  Both take police files and hoard them in their homes without permission when they are bird-dogging a case.  No, Detective Holder, the Trisha Seward file is not in storage, but it is actually in Sarah Linden’s backseat and spread out all of her dining room table every night.  Oh, Lieutenant, pay no attention to all of the police files spread out on Bosch’s desk at home when he is on paid suspension and out-of-rotation.  Nothing you could bust him on there, right?  Without giving away too much, I will say Harry Bosch plays a little fast and loose at crime scenes.  Much like Sarah Linden parading on to the Native American reservation after her partner in Season 2, lying about back-up she has no reason to believe will actually show up, or picking the lock to the old Seward apartment in Season 3, neither seem to believe in concepts like waiting on a warrant or the coroner when there is a crime to be solved.  Frankly, we love them so much, even this lawyer is willing to overlook the rules of criminal procedure and evidence if it means our hero or heroine will get the bad guy. 




    • Sarah Linden and Harry Bosch are deeply motivated to solve crimes involving children, particularly those children with pasts as tragic as their own.  Linden identifies with Adrian Seward, left in a closet for days after witnessing the murder of his mother, a former prostitute, in an abusive relationship with her husband, Ray, who is ultimately convicted of her murder.  Convinced she and then partner, James Skinner, helped convict the wrong man, Linden works the Seward case and later, the Larsen case, at the expense of her own sanity, spending two stints in a psychiatric hospital.  When a dog discovers the buried bones of a child in the Pilot, Harry Bosch fights his Lieutenant, demanding to keep what would otherwise likely be considered a cold case even though he is on suspension and off rotation at the Homicide Division.  If you watch the Pilot, you will understand a little bit about why this particular apparent child murder hits so close to home for Harry Bosch.  It is not at all dissimilar to the reason that Linden, abandoned for three days by her mother in a dark apartment, bonded with Adrian Seward.


    • There is one more GLARING similarity between Harry Bosch and Sarah Linden.  If you watch the first five minutes of the Bosch Pilot, you will know exactly what I am talking about….and I hate to give away too many spoilers….so, let’s just say they both respond to serial killers the very same way.  What?  Was it something I said? LindenBangBang4


    The best argument I can make to encourage fans of The Killing that they will love Bosch is to say simply: Watch it yourself.  Quality material, frankly, should not require any further sales pitch than that, but in this instance, you, the viewer, have the opportunity to influence whether Amazon elects to offer a full season of Bosch.  In order to make certain that happens, we ask you do the following things:


    1. Watch the Bosch Pilot on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Pilot-HD/dp/B00I3MPDP4) and rank it 5 stars.
    2. Log in to IMDB.com (Create a free account if you do not have one already like I did) and rank Bosch 5 stars.
    3. Vote for Bosch after logging into IMDB.com: http://www.imdb.com/poll/j2kFJ9_is1w/
    4. Tell your friends and family to do the same (much like many of you are already telling friends and family to catch up on The Killing on Netflix).
    5. Talk up Bosch using the hashtag #Bosch or #BoschTV on Twitter.  Tweet @AmazonVideo and tell them to give us a full season of Bosch.  You may also want to thank members of the Bosch team for contributing their respective talents to the Bosch project, so here are a few notables:
      1. Writer, Michael Connelly: @connellybooks
      2. Executive Producer Mikkel Bondesen: @mbondesen
      3. Executive Producer Henrik Bastin: @HenrikBastin
      4. Titus Welliver (Harry Bosch): @welliver_titus
      5. Jamie Hector (Jerry Edgar): @JamieHector
      6. Amy Aquino (Lieutenant): @aquino_amy
      7.  Annie Wersching (Julia Brasher): @wersching
      8. Lance Reddick (Deputy Chief Irving): @lancereddick
      9. Valerie Cruz (Dr. Theresa Corazon): @TheValerieCruz
      10. Eric Ladin (Nate Tyler): @EricLadin
      11. Rodney Belk (Abraham Benrubi): @AbrahamBenrubi

    Check out BoschTvFanGroup.com



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    With a mere FOUR days before Season 4 of “The Killing” debuts exclusively on Netflix, we figured it was just about time to do the usual: Predict what will happen with many of the burning questions left unanswered after Season 3 and then see how many episodes we make it before we have to eat our words.  As you know, our fan group correctly predicted almost everything in the Season 3 finale, except the killer, which was, admittedly, quite a big miss.  We wish we could reassure you that these answers will be slightly more accurate, but with a creative team like we have on “The Killing,” trying to read their minds is always a foolhardy endeavor.  Regardless, we hope that our (likely wrong) suppositions will, at least, get you thinking, guessing, surmising about all things “The Killing” between now and Friday.  We would love to hear your thoughts as well, so please feel free to tell us how wrong we are by tweeting us at @TheKillingNFLX.  Without further ado, here are a few things we think we think about “The Killing” (we think):




    • Our guess: Almost Certainly
    • Rationale: Previews can certainly be deceiving, but Linden’s voice saying, “There’s got to be another way,” suggests she will not be calmly sitting on the knowledge that all of the Piper’s victims, including victims we may or may not even know, are likely at the bottom of the lake by Skinner’s property.  There is no way that Sarah Linden finds any peace whatsoever with the knowledge that those victims’ families do not have closure about what happened to their loved ones.  In TV Guide, Mireille Enos commented that Veena Sud managed to write Linden’s ending that brought her character to “a place of peace” that made her cry.  We do not think that is possible without those victims being unearthed from their watery graves.  Whether Linden turns herself in or finds “another way” to alert Carl Reddick or another member of SPD about the location of the remains, we are virtually certainly SPD will, in fact, find all of the victims that are, well, findable.




    • Our Guess: Turning herself in or death, presumably while saving someone else like Holder as a sacrifice to atone for her act in Season 3, seem the most viable options.  We do not believe she will run.
    • Rationale: Yes, our fan group has been actively discussing the likelihood Sarah Linden will meet an untimely end in Season 4 since literally thirty seconds after Season 3 ended, and even though we absolutely abhor it, it is utterly impossible to think this is beyond the realm of possibility.  From a literary perspective, it is not hard to imagine the idea of giving your life to atone for the sin of taking someone else’s life.  For Sarah Linden, although she understood some ambiguity about who the actual “bad guy” is since the beginning of Season 1, we think she always viewed herself in a much more black and white manner.  She may understand the limitations of her own ability to, say, be a mother, but we do not ever think that Sarah Linden thought of herself as anything other than one of the “good guys.”  That shifted radically for Linden in the final moments of the Season 3 finale, and we suspect she will spend much of Season 4 wondering if she is a monster in much the same way as those we have seen her put in handcuffs.  Even though Skinner was certainly not an innocent, does that automatically make her execution without due process of law any more, well, lawful?  Justifiable?  While a few among the group seem fairly keen on the idea of Linden turning herself in, our resident lawyer (while always advocating, in a general sense, that you personally abstain from violating the law and that if you do so, call her immediately), @ResIpsa422 maintains that she will only surrender if she can do so without endangering (and immediately telling) her best friend, Stephen Holder, and said best friend will never knowingly allow her to sacrifice herself in that way to protect him.  Even if we cannot entirely agree on precisely how she meets justice, we all agree that running, even though it is something she has done in the past, will, in all likelihood, not be an option.  Holder did tell her in “Six Minutes” that all of this running only means that, in the end, she “loses everything.”  We think Sarah Linden will ultimately “lose everything,” but when she does so, we think she will do so to serve a purpose, to right a wrong.   If she makes peace with her mother (Frances Fisher) and son, Jack, she will be all the more prepared for that purpose.

    LindenSeason4HeadshotFAN CAVEAT: Although we think this makes sense logically, as fans of this show, this character, we absolutely HATE this prospective ending.  It will shatter our hearts…not to mention the heart of a certain character that Entertainment Weekly called Linden’s “soul mate.”  Is it possible for Holder to have a happy ending without her?




    • Our Guess: Likely No
    • Rationale: Even though Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos have palpable chemistry, an underlying subtext that makes many of the interactions between their characters even more intriguing, the two characters have definitive obstacles to any sort of sexual intimacy.  First, Holder is in a relationship with Caroline Swift, one that will likely become even more serious when he discovers that she is pregnant in Season 4.  Second, Linden killed the only person we ever really thought she loved in the season finale of Season 3, shortly after spurning, albeit appropriately, Holder’s attempt to kiss her.  Need we say more?  Well, Season 4 is only six episodes in length, and those episodes include presumably resolution of the Pied Piper case and an entirely new murder case for our dynamic duo.  Oh, and for all of you “shippers” out there which may or may not include some of us here among our leadership team, Mireille Enos was filming Season 4 while she was very pregnant, so we think it is relatively unlikely you’ll be getting any wild “True Blood”-style romp.  We offer that final disclaimer with the same amount of understatement as the writers used when Jennifer Skinner referred to James Skinner as a man that keeps secrets.  For our eternal optimists, allow us to offer the following morsels of hope for at least a “romantic encounter” between these two partners.  Holder promised he would not kiss her again in “Six Minutes,” and promises are made to be broken.  We also understand that “When Harry Met Sally” logic that two attractive people cannot work in such close proximity without the sex or the lack thereof becoming at least a momentary obstacle for one or both of them at some point.  Did we see a flicker of that in “Reckoning” in the dark on Holder’s leather couch or was that merely alcohol and grief?  Sarah Linden surely cannot be completely daft about Holder’s feelings for her in Season 4, particularly if he risks his own freedom, his very life, to protect her after watching her execute a man presumed innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.  Still, she has never been a woman to go very long without a man or, uh, boatman, in her bed, so perhaps the mood will strike her.  We also absolutely know and admire what Netflix can do with a pair laden with tension (See: The last minute of “F*cksgiving,” Orange is the New Black, Season 1, Episode 9), so we understand the temptation here.  The best answer we ever got on this particular issue came from one of our favorite guys in The Killing Fan Group, and frankly, his logic is the clearest we have heard on this issue.  We asked him, “Do you think Holder will keep his promise not to kiss Linden in Season 4?”  He immediately replied no.  When we laughed and asked why, he said, “Just look at her.”  How could you possibly argue with that?  Just look at her.





    • Our Guess: Doubt it.
    • Rationale: Yes, for those of you who missed TV Guide this week, Stephen Holder’s girlfriend, Caroline Swift, is pregnant.  As much as we love the rare moments on screen when Holder is interacting with children, it still seems impossible to view this as little more than a gimmick to play on Holder’s guilt about concealing Linden’s actions from the authorities. Further, his relationship with Sarah Linden, whether romantic or platonic, remains the most significant relationship in his world.  Sharing the ultimate secret with her, while it may chafe this pair at times, will also create moments of intimacy between the two we have yet to see on screen.  Is it possible to have that type of relationship with another beautiful woman, spend more time with her than your significant other or your family, investigating the most emotionally grueling work under the, er, rainclouds, and not have it interfere with your romantic relationship in some way?  We could probably ask Jennifer Skinner. Do you have any idea what the divorce rate is for cops?  If we had to guess, we would imagine it is probably second only to, well, lawyers, and we know what Caroline Swift does for a living.  Plus, even though we adore Holder and believe taking the lead and covering for Sarah Linden is the only thing he could do and maintain the respect of the audience in Season 4, it does not negate the fact that his actions are criminal.  Is it fair that he rides off into the sunset with his lawyer girlfriend while the partner he risked everything for takes the fall?  Moreover, would he be able to do such a thing even if Linden did so entirely to spare him?  Do you see Holder buying diapers, planning a wedding while Linden rots in a prison cell?  We shudder to even consider the alternative because we know how he responded to the loss of Bullet, an absolute angel but still only a criminal informant he knew for a matter of days: How will Holder survive if Sarah Linden does not?





    • Our Guess: Hell Yes!
    • Rationale: Our most avid readers know that we accused dear Carl Reddick of being the Pied Piper, and we have spent the past year apologizing to Gregg Henry.  This time, we are not taking the bait.  We know Bethany Skinner approaches Carl Reddick, presumably about her missing father, and it is impossible for us to keep from picturing the moment when he finally notices Kallie’s ring on her finger, an item of jewelry only the Pied Piper would have and she would not know to hide in Reddick’s presence.  Reddick knows that Holder went after Linden the night that Skinner went missing and should easily confirm Holder approached Jennifer Skinner about the location of the lake house after she told him that Skinner left with his “girlfriend.”  If there are any bodies in the water near Skinner’s lake house (and that was the implication), it cannot take too long for Carl Reddick to find them.  Please note that we are not necessarily saying that Reddick will find the body of James Skinner, because we suspect even the audience may be in the dark about what precisely Linden and Holder did with our infamous serial killer.  If Reddick suspects Linden and Holder of involvement in the disappearance of James Skinner, what will he do?  It cannot possibly be good for the department to have the man leading the manhunt for the Pied Piper actually turn out to be the man himself, evading detection in plain sight surrounded by seasoned detectives like Carl Reddick.  He also did look the other way when Holder, the former partner he groomed to climb the political ladder at SPD before “the one with the hair” came between them, stormed into his house and slugged him in front of his family.  Overlooking a mild assault, even offering Linden and Holder the opportunity to take a few pot shots at Joe Mills in the interrogation room, does not necessarily mean he would turn a blind eye to the involvement of two police officers in the disappearance of a third police officer. Still, he said it himself: “Cops don’t rat on cops.”  Will that be his creed in Season 4 or will Sarah Linden’s words to him ring true: “All you are is in the way?”

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     Written by Lauren Lester Allison (@ResIpsa422) with the outstanding assistance of Melissa Maxey (@msmaxey) and Elizabeth Baez (@Lizlovinn)