DVD: The Killing II (15)
Alice Jolly is an author, playwrite and teaches creative writing at Oxford University. She is crowd-funding her own memoir of infertility and surrogacy with the publisher Unbound. 50 per cent of the proceeds of the book will be donated to SANDS (The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Foundation).
Friday 16 December 2011
She's back, sporting a new red jumper and tasked with solving another gruesome crime.
This time, there are only ten episodes to draw the plot out – so there are fewer of the red herrings, twists and turns that characterised Sarah Lund's last investigation. In this series, a woman has been horribly mutilated, filmed, then executed. All the evidence points to a fringe group of Islamic extremists. But this is The Killing, so things are never that simple. Lund is called back from her dull job at the border agency to work her magic, as victims drop like flies. Compulsive, dark, confusing – it's exactly what fans of the first series will want. An ideal Christmas gift.
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