Those Who Kill
We admit that we were dubious about Chloe Sevigny starring in the A&E remake of the Dutch program, Those Who Kill. Don’t we already have Hannibal, Bates Motel, The Following, The Killing, True Detective (and to a lesser extent) Law & Order: SVU to fill that serial killer-sized hole left by Dexter? Much like the cult/occult leaders who populate this genre, the problem with these serial killer shows is that every time you get rid of one, another ten seem to pop up in their place.
It turns out we were right to be skeptical about this one.
Last night, before checking out Duck Dynasty for the first time–which is actually about rich people, who knew??– we had A&E on in the background and happened to hear the most amazing line of dialogue, ever. No, it wasn’t from #Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, but I know how we’d all love another trend-think piece on that topic. It was simply, this:
“To me, this restaurant is a lot more than just capitalizing on the coincidence of our name working with the word hamburger.”
Stop if you’ve heard this one before: A forensic detective solves heinous crimes, but pays the ultimate price…her own humanity.
If this plot sounds familiar, you may have turned on your television in the past two years. Recently, there’s been a surge in shows that flirt with cultish tendencies: Just tune in to Nic Pizzolatto’s new HBO feature True Detective (which is not a spin-off on Alan Ball’s HBO vampire show, though we could see how that would be super confusing), NBC’s Hannibal, Fox’s The Following, AMC’s The Killing or Sundance’s Top of the Lake. All of the above feature schizoid leaders trying to rule their own corner of the world, while one lawmaker plays a cat-and-mouse game that drags them deeper down into the brackish water of insanity.
So it makes sense that New York indie superstar Chloe Sevigny would be dipping her toes into this rating pool with a new A&E remake of a Danish TV show Den som dræber, or Those Who Kill, especially since Denmark is the home of the hottest dark drama source material outside of Britain.
But what’s Those Who Kill actually about?
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