Hello again, boys and girls! It’s your old pal Christina! Hope you’ve all been having a good summer. What have you been watching? I’ve been watching a lot of Top Gear on Netflix. It’s pretty great, you should check it out, but it’s not the kind of show I come here to talk about.
Summer’s pretty great for a number of reasons. Sun. Beaches. Summer storms. World Cup soccer (hooray for Deutschland!). But also? Binge watching shows you’ve missed over the past year(s).
In the Spring of 2013, I started watching The Killing because I’d heard such great things about it, despite the fact that it had been cancelled and uncancelled. But I only made it through the first season, and maybe like two episodes of the second before I lost interest to other things in my life. But a few months later, I re-acquired my taste for binging (The Sopranos, The Shield, The Wire, Season 1 of Deadwood, etc.), and about a week ago, decided to give The Killing another whirl, this time with boyfriend in for extra commentary enjoyment.
The big difference this time around is that The Killing was cancelled again last year, but this time picked up by Netflix. Netflix is a hell of a drug an animal. The online network (I think we can pretty much call it that now, or at least we should considering it now has at least four shows under its belt—I’m counting the last season of Arrested Development and The Killing here) helped produce the season 3, the last one that aired on television, and then took over the helm when AMC decided to cancel the show again, this time for good. Read the rest of this entry »