TV Recommendation: Killing Eve (2018-)

Quote from Killing Eve by Villanelle: “Letting yourself into my apartment and drinking from a tiny cup doesn’t make you intimidating, by the way.  It’s just rude.”

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Creator: Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Writers: Luke Jennings, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell, George Kay, Vicky Jones, and Rob Williams

Directors: Damon Thomas, Jon East, Harry Bradbeer, and Lisa Brühlmann 

Cast: Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, Jodie Comer as Villanelle, Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens, Darren Boyd as Frank Haleton, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Elena Felton, Owen McDonnell as Niko Polastri, Sean Delaney as Kenny Stowton, David Haig as Bill Pargrave, and Kim Bodnia as Konstantin Vasiliev

Rating: TV-14 for Sex & Nudity, Violence & Gore, and Profanity

Episode Number: Eight

Episode Length: 42 minutes

Killing Eve is an BBC America adaptation from Luke Jennings novella series called Codename Villanelle.  This show is about a cat and mouse game played out beautifully between Eve Polastri (Oh) and Villanelle (Comer).  It begins with Eve and her superior, Bill, being recruited by Carolyn Martens to find the assassin going by the name of Villanelle.  As more bodies pile up, Eve and Bill feels the pressure but more desire to get closer to this assassin in order to stop her.  Villanelle seems to be a few paces ahead of Eve whether in a spacious apartment, sprawling grassy fields, or Russian prison grounds.  While things may seem to come a little too easily for Villanelle, it is the way Comer portrays her that makes it believable.  She is the type of character where it is a fool to call her “crazy” or “psycho.”  She is methodical and her tenacity is what drives Eve on her quest to destroy Villanelle.  Oh’s performance as Eve is the other strong point of this show.  Their need to play mind games with each other is the dysfunctional relationship they crave.  The necessary questions are answered by the final episode to bring you back for season 2 (coming out in Spring of 2019), but whether the puddle of blood on the floor will lead to something Eve can’t even predict remains to be seen.

Pisaries Creator rates Killing Eve at 98%

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