TVLine's 2013 in Review, Part 1: Best and Worst Series, Episodes, Newcomers and More! Plus: Most Improved & Underrated -- 30 Titles Total!

The bulk of 2013 may already be in the rear-view, but at least in television terms, it’s been an unforgettable trip.

To celebrate a banner 12 months that strained our DVRs to the breaking point, left us clutching our couches in suspense and had us laughing loudly enough to occasionally alarm the neighbors, TVLine presents Part 1 of our Year in Review — including …READ MORE & VIEW PHOTOS

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The Killing: Season 4 Promises Military-School Mystery, Plus Linden's… Mother?

Get ready for How We Met Linden’s Mother — laugh track not included.

Yes indeed, The Killing — which was canceled by AMC, but got a second lease on life last when Netflix ordered a six-episode final season — is looking to cast the role of its lead detective’s mother, a woman described as …READ MORE

The Killing Season 3 Finale Recap: The Killer Is...

Warning: If you have yet to watch the Season 3 finale of The Killing, hop on over to another TVLine URL. Everyone else, jump on in!

To me, The Killing has always been more about the journey (of Linden and Holder methodically working and charmingly vibing) than the destination (of solving the titular homicide). READ MORE

The Killing Post-Mortem: Peter Sarsgaard on Ray's 'Cosmic' Guilt, 'Flawed' Sense of Heroism -- Plus: The Scene That Made Him 'Black Out'

WARNING: If you have yet to watch tonight’s installment of The Killing, back away from this URL and head to a different TVLine story. Everybody else, proceed freely!

Just when you think The Killing can’t get any more harrowing, along comes “Six Minutes,” a stark, meditative episode focusing on …READ MORE