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Although the show had trouble staying alive, we're ranking the best seasons of The Killing, with the help of your votes. AMC had canceled the show after its second season, but ended up renegotiating for a third season. Later that year AMC cancelled the show again, and good guy Netflix stepped in, airing a final season on their streaming service. It's hard to argue that The Killing isn't an amazing show, but which season is your favorite? Whether you liked the earlier seasons, or the final season on Netflix, vote up the top The Killing seasons and downvote any that you felt were a little dry.

The Killing stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman as Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder, and also features a fantastic background cast. If you haven't seen every season of The Killing then please be aware that there are spoilers below.
The Killing Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of The Killing
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The Killing Season 2


The second season of The Killing premiered on April 1, 2012 and contains 13 episodes. This season follows Linden and Holder as they continue to investigate Rosie's death, until they finally find her killers.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "My Lucky Day," "72 Hours," and "What I Know."

Memorable moments include:
- Rosie's backpack is returned
- Linden spends time in the psych ward
- Rosie's murderers get what's coming to them
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The Killing Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of The Killing
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The Killing Season 1


The first season of The Killing premiered on April 3, 2011 and contains 13 episodes. This season introduces viewers to Detective Sarah Linden and Detective Stephen Holder as they attempt to discover who murdered a local teenager.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Pilot," "I'll Let You Know When I Get There," and "Orpheus Descending."

Memorable moments include:
- Linden and Holder find an interesting video on Rosie's phone
- Linden goes too far and gets taken off the case
- Richmond drops out of the mayoral race after new evidence comes to light
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The Killing Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of The Killing
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The Killing Season 3


The third season of The Killing premiered on June 2, 2013 and contains 12 episodes. This season follows Linden and Holder as they investigate a string of unsolved murders involving young girls.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Jungle," "Six Minutes," and "The Road to Hamelin."

Memorable moments include:
- Linden returns to the force
- Ray Seward's sentence is carried out
- An unlikely suspect reveals himself
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The Killing Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of The Killing
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The Killing Season 4


The fourth season of The Killing premiered on August 1, 2014 and contains six episodes. This season aired on Netflix, which picked up the series after it was cancelled by AMC.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Blood in the Water," "Dream Baby Dream," and "Eden."

Memorable moments include:
- Linden and Holder receive the cold shoulder at a military school
- Skinner's car is found in the lake
- Linden calls Holder her "one true friend"
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