Killing Eve TV Show Review
Killing Eve is a British television series produced in the United Kingdom by Sid Gentle Films. It is a spy thriller and airs on BBC America and BBC iPlayer. The show is based on the Villanelle novel series by Luke Jennings, and there are currently three seasons available on BBC iPlayer.
It debuted in 2018, and the fourth and final season is set to premiere in 2022. The show has been highly successful in both the United States and United Kingdom, particularly receiving critical acclaim for its writing and lead actresses’ performance.
The cast includes Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw (as Carolyn Martens), Kim Bodnia (as Konstantin Vasiliev), Owen McDonnell (as Niko Polastri), Sean Delaney (as Kenneth “Kenny” Stowton), and others.
The series follows Eve Polastri, played by actress Sandra Oh, a British intelligence investigator tasked with capturing psychopathic assassin Villanelle, played by actress Jodie Comer. As the chase progresses, the two develop a mutual obsession.
The TV series became one of my personal favourites very fast, catching my attention as soon as I started the first episode of season one. From then on, it only got better and better as the episodes went by. The suspense and the flow of each episode was satisfactory, which is usually my main concern.
Most excitingly, the relationship between Eve and Villanelle was extraordinary, as they had a lot of push and pull moments. Every episode they would either take one step towards each other, or take a step back, or even take a step towards while the other steps back, as if it was a waltz between them.
Each season ended on a cliff-hanger and a plot twist, leaving me excited for the new season and not getting disappointed so far. Some characters who sadly had to die in the series really broke my heart, however, I was happy to know that the show continued with a good flow and a great story.
Bored with her protection role within the British intelligence agencies, Eve Polastri is overly interested in female assassins, their psychologies, and their methods of killing. After brashly investigating behind the scenes in relation to a witness she is handling, she is fired from MI5. To her delight, she is recruited by a secret division within MI6 chasing an international assassin who calls herself Villanelle. Eve crosses paths with Villanelle and discovers that members within both of their secret circles may be more interconnected than she is comfortable with. However, she forms an obsession with Villanelle that is more than enthusiastically reciprocated. Both women begin to focus less on their initial missions to desperately learn more about the other.