(Warning: No spoilers, but this post might ruin "The Killing" for you)
I was watching "The Killing" last week, and I thought, "is this supposed to be 1992?" The reason was that one of the characters, that girl on the boat who takes care of Linden's son, had racks and racks of CDs. And then Rosie's family had an old fashioned answering machine. Plus, it's set in Seattle, and nothing screams early '90's like Seattle.
I was half joking, but then I watched last night's episode. The Detectives are trying to figure out who Rosie was going out with, who she might have been seeing when she died. And I thought, based on years of television watching, specifically "The Wire", "check the phone records!"
What 17 year old girl doesn't have a cell phone? And what teenager doesn't text with her friends? So she just set out after the dance, on a bus, without calling the person she was meeting first? It makes no sense! The answer is in the cell phone, Linden!
So I was getting very upset about this, and then the end of the episode happened. Letters? Who writes letters?
What about the internet? Check that computer!
You're telling me a 17 year old girl hasn't been facebooking with a guy she likes? I would be poring over every email she ever wrote or received. I have to believe that her computer would be a treasure trove of information. God Dammit, Linden, how are you missing this?
The point is, this show cannot happen in present day! It's impossible. It just doesn't work.
So now I'm gonna be a little disappointed if it's not set in the past. I keep expecting a character to go, "did you hear? 2pac got shot!". Or, "Biggie's dead and it's the same people who got Pac and Rosie!" Something.
I guess, basically, my theory is that Suge Knight is the murderer.