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Review of "Killing
airs Sundays on HBO
Amy Adams stars in a non-glamourous role as a messed-up
reporter investigating the murder of teenage girls in her
small town. It's a dark, moody show with many layers and
Honestly, though, I've had enough
of these shows, after watching "Broadchurch," "The Killing,"
"The Bridge," "The Sinner" and "Mr. Mercedes." There are so
many of these types of shows where the
detective/cop/reporter is trying to solve the crime of
murdered young boys or girls, even though they're
self-destructive and have so many horrible problems of their
own. It makes me numb after awhile.
If you're going
to choose one to watch, though, than this is probably one of
the better ones. Created by super-storyteller Marti Noxon,
it's based on a 2006 Gillian Flynn best-selling novel. It's
also a "limited series," so there may not be more than the 8
Based on the book of the same name by The New York Times
bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Dark Places),
this eight-episode series tells the story of reporter
Camille Preaker (Adams) who returns to her small hometown to
cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put
together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds
herself identifying with the young victims a bit too
Amy Adams stars, along with co-stars Patricia Clarkson,
Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins and Matt
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from scripts by Marti Noxon
and Gillian Flynn.
Executive producers are Jason Blum, Charles Layton and
Jessica Rhoades, as well as Amy Adams, Gillian Flynn, Marti
Noxon, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross and Gregg Fienberg.
Additional writers include co-executive producer Vince
Calandra, co-producer Scott Brown, consulting producer Alex
Metcalf, and Ariella Blejer & Dawn Kamoche.An Entertainment
One (eOne) and Blumhouse Television production.
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