March 30, 2012 11:00 AM

After vexing fans, can ‘The Killing’ regain its footing?

April Fools’ Day is the perfect date for AMC to bring back “The Killing.” The first season was supposed to be a gripping murder mystery, and it ended up feeling like a practical joke. After a strong start, the show never quite managed to develop its characters while moving the plot forward.

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