For some viewers, particularly parents, AMC's "The Killing" may be too much to take. A cross between "Twin Peaks" and "Murder One," the show promos ask, "Who killed Rosie Larsen?" Detectives delve into the Seattle teen's mysterious death, bringing "The Killing" to life.
American TV viewers consume murders without hesitation in weekly procedural crime dramas like the "CSI" and "Law & Order" franchises. But even on the rare occasions when those shows tell stories involving a child's death, they're almost never as raw, palpable and grim as "The Killing," an engrossing, well-made drama series that viewers should embrace despite its tough subject matter.