Cry­ing no game for Seth John­son: The Killing’s 10- year- old star

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The abil­ity to cry on cue is a good skill to have, es­pe­cially when you’re in the TV se­ries The Killing, cast in the role of 10-year-old boy whose older sis­ter has been bru­tally mur­dered.

“ I think of some­thing sad,” says Seth John­son sim­ply. It’s some­thing he’s al­ways been able to do, even when he was seven years old and made his acting de­but in Ed­mon­ton as the tini­est of Tiny Tims in the Ci­tadel’s an­nual pro­duc­tion of A Christ­mas Carol. Then, he would fo­cus on a spot in the dark­ness be­yond the foot­lights of the stage un­til his eyes be­gan to wa­ter.

It’s an acting trick he has al­ready honed to per­fec­tion, and one he uses of­ten in The Killing. Ear­lier this week, the show – which airs Sun­days on AMC – was nom­i­nated for three Crit­ics’ Choice TV Awards, in­clud­ing best drama, best ac­tress ( Mireille Enos) and best sup­port­ing ac­tress ( Michelle Forbes).

Re­lent­lessly bleak and in­tense, the se­ries – there are two more episodes left in Sea­son 1 – fol­lows the day-by­day in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mur­der of a 17-year-old girl. It weaves to­gether three dis­tinct sto­ry­lines: the de­tec­tives han­dling the case, the sus­pects, and the griev­ing fam­ily on the verge of col­lapse.

Three to see

More ev­i­dence that the record­ing in­dus­try is stuck on pause: The Voice, fea­tur­ing vir­tual un­knowns vy­ing for a shot at singing star­dom, is such a big hit that par­ent net­work NBC has ex­panded the weekly live shows to two hours. Tonight, Ma­roon 5 front­man Adam Levine and rap­per Cee Lo Green present per­for­mances by their cho­sen pro­teges. ( CTV, NBC) There’s only one way to look at some of the truly as­ton­ish­ing acts that have been au­di­tion­ing for Amer­ica’s

Got Tal­ent this sea­son, which con­tin­ues its pa­rade of city au­di­tions tonight: Just sit back, marvel at the undis­cov­ered tal­ent and en­joy the show. And try to ig­nore Piers Mor­gan.

( Ci­tytv, NBC) In a 22 Min­utes re­peat from last sea­son, Mark Critch brings a taste of Swiss Chalet to the Cana­dian em­bassy in Wash­ing­ton and cel­e­brates Amer­i­can Thanks­giv­ing at the White House. In June. Look, it’s a com­edy; it’s meant to be funny. ( CBC)

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