Looking at this summer’s lineup is a little like arriving at your favorite vacation spot and noticing that the shave-ice shack burned down over the winter. In any event, most of us are just here so we can get a good spot for the real fireworks: “Breaking Bad” starts its last season Aug. 11. Here’s my annual quick-hit guide to what looks interesting.
The Killing The show’s stars look just as shocked as you are that this moody, elongated crime series is back for another season. The engaging and corrective return episode set Linden and Holder (the superb Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman) off on a grisly new serial-killer case, in which a death-row inmate (rejoice, pirates — it’s Peter Saaaaarrrrrsgaaaaard) might not be the one responsible for beheading his wife. I’m half-happy the show is back and hope it doesn’t violate parole. Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC. Frank Ockenfels/AMC Buy Photo