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For 'The Killing,' closure is less than thrilling
For 'The Killing,' closure is less than thrilling

Form trumps function in the final six episodes of the critically divisive "The Killing," which lands on Netflix on Friday. Many less beset and troubled shows have been canceled without benefit of conclusion or coda over the years, but shifts in viewer expectation, coupled with the recent rise of streaming services and platform migration, make all things possible. Just as it resurrected fan favorite "Arrested Development," Netflix is testing the Just to Wrap Up waters. Unfortunately, whatever satisfaction might be derived from seeing "The Killing" intentionally concluded (Netflix made only four episodes available, so the nature or quality of that conclusion...

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