Killing Eve: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Killing Eve

Critics Consensus

Seductive and surprising, Killing Eves' twist on the spy vs. spy conceit rewards viewers with an audaciously entertaining show that finally makes good use of Sandra Oh's talents.



Critic Ratings: 96


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User Ratings: 1743
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Air date: Apr 8, 2018
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Air date: May 27, 2018
Air date: Apr 3, 2019
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Eve (Sandra Oh) is a bored low-level MI5 security employee, working a simple desk-job that don't come close to fulfilling her secret desire of being a spy. Meanwhile, Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is a dangerous, capricious and dangerous assassin who enjoys a life of luxury afforded by her violent job. When Eve connects a string of murders all across Europe to Villanelle, she's hired to track the killer. The two end up obsessed with each other and enter into an epic and dangerous game of cat and mouse.

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Critic Reviews for Killing Eve Season 1

All Critics (96) | Top Critics (30)

Executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge subverts every male-centered trope of espionage thrillers as Eve and the assassin play a deadly cat-and-mouse game fueled by their mutual fascination with each other.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

With style and verve, Phoebe Waller-Bridge has adapted Luke Jennings' Codename Villanelle novellas about the co-dependent joust between a spook and an assassin.

Sep 17, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Fiona Shaw is excellent as the gimlet-eyed head of MI6's Russia division.

Sep 14, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[Jodie Comer] plays Villanelle, a gorgeous, magnetic, sociopathic serial killer, all gleeful brutality and spite, in Killing Eve, 2018's best TV show... It's a piercing jolt of a performance that hits you like a hairpin to the eyeball.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Killing Eve is completely delightful, and I think now that Waller-Bridge really might, after all, be the best thing to happen to women and TV since Sarah Jane Smith snuck aboard the Tardis in 1973.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The story hurtles along at a fast pace, shedding characters along the way. You'll think, oh man, they can't do that. And then they do. And the show just gets better.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

[A] perfect puzzle. [Full review in Spanish]

May 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Addictive, entertaining and full of suspense, Killing Eve is television at its thrilling best.

Jul 13, 2018 | Full Review…

The British-made drama is intriguingly strange, brilliantly cast, darkly humorous, and rivetingly suspenseful.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

By the time Killing Eve found what passed for a heart, way late in the day, mine had virtually stopped beating.

Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Killing Eve: Season 1

  • Aug 11, 2019
    It was an OK season, but a little slow at times. Saved because of the actress who plays Oxana.
  • Jul 07, 2019
    Great story of two very strong women. Fantastic pictures and music. Likable characters. I love Jodie Comer and Villanelle :)
  • Jun 28, 2019
    At first the show was actually pretty good, but after counting all thie silly ways the protagonist should have died or been killed, I got bored. It's like if children were doing CIA ops, what could go wrong.... In Russia, while chasing an assassin?!?
  • Jun 27, 2019
    Of course it is good! Phoebe was deeply involved, so it was meant to be good. Common sense.
  • Jun 12, 2019
    shows remarkable high-quality throughout its eight episodes.
  • Jun 05, 2019
    Killing Eve introduces us to Eve Polastri, a detective working for a company called MI6, the show follows Eve trying to find an assassin named Villanelle. Villanelle is more enjoyable than Eve, because she isn't stupid and she doesn't make the pacing have terrible issues.
  • Jun 02, 2019
    An absolutely blast from start to end.
  • Jun 01, 2019
    I'm in love with Killing Eve.
  • May 31, 2019
    /*SPOILER ALERT*/ Interesting and intriguing. I enjoyed it all through the season except for episode 3, where it begins with the death of the creepy-looking "Chinese spy" with a special hobby. As a mandarin speaker myself, I have to say that the few lines that actor spoke in Chinese in the show were completely horrible. That was nowhere near close to the actual language, and totally incomprehensible (not until I saw the subtitles and then realized he was actually speaking "mandarin"). It was so bad and sloppy and offensive at the same time (a "Chinese spy" who can't even speak Chinese right?!). It seems to me that the producers did not even care how ridiculous it sounds since they weren't expecting anyone to be able to understand it? I was really shocked and disappointed at how little care/respect they gave for this scene, as long as this guy looks like an Asian, speaks some crap-sounding incomprehensible syllables that they told the audience are "mandarin", so that he could be defined as a "bad Chinese spy". This cheap and sloppy setup might work decades ago if this show was only for a small set of English-speaking-only audience who has never seen the outside world before and enjoys the stereotypes of an imaginary"Chinese villain" from the western world point of view. But now with a broader audience across the world including many mandarin speakers such as me who liked this show originally, this part of the show really grossed me out. One important aspect of a good show is the careful attention to details. Do a good and honest job on every second of your show just to respect your own work, and also respect your audience. Unfortunately this show has not qualified for this standard yet. It is still enjoyable, but huge distasteful flaw here.
  • May 31, 2019
    This is the most exciting series that I've watched. Well made and perfect casting! Jodie Comer IS Villanelle!

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