Killing Eve Review

Holy moly. I’ve just finished the last episode of BBC’s Killing Eve and I LOVED it. Despite yanoo it being a tad disturbing. But.

W-O-W.

So many people had recommended the show to me and after I saw Phoebe Waller Bridge produced it I was already sold, as I thought Fleabag was genius. Just hilarious.

Killing Eve has the same style of direct comedy and borderline unwatchable moments, and that’s what made it so gripping for me.

Lil summary for those of you not familiar, it’s based on Luke Jenning’s novella series Codename Villanelle in which an MI5 officer Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) begins to suspect there is a female assassin leaving a trail of high profile murders across several European countries, and she tracks down Villanelle (Jodie Comer). In the process both women become fixated with each other.

Villanelle and Eve’s relationship underpins the whole series and their fascination and obsession with each other is unpredictable even until the final moments of the series. It ends on a cliff hanger, and I’m sort of glad it does – at the time it was v annoying though, I 10/10 thought they’d start making out and elope but nope. Soz, spoiler. Anyhoo, that means that there could be another series, so cross everythinggg. I would even watch a spin off series just about Villanelle, if it explained her back story and life with Anna etc. 

I liked that everyone kinda had psychopathic tendencies too; no one was really without fault, or weird dialogue or suspicion. Jodie Comer kinda made it for me – Sandra Oh is great (obviously) – but Jodie’s portrayal of a psychopath is so mesmerising it almost makes you slightly psychopathic. You become as obsessed with the story and her as Sandra does, as you have no bloody clue what is going to happen next. 

It’s definitely on par with the Bodyguard, and again not for the squeamish or prude. It’s also deffo not gonna be everyone’s cup of tea. Similar to Fleabag some people just won’t like it, or get the humour, which I personally think is tragic as the world needs more witty one liners. Especially about periods, relationships, female sexuality and also just honest to god thoughts that humans have. 

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