Killing Eve: Season 1 Reviews

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July 15, 2020
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is loved because she writes characters and she writes stories that you don't often see on TV. What this drama does, is [that it] goes against all the conventions of a drama that you'd normally expect.
April 15, 2020
It manages this wonderful blend of wit, humor, and smarts while also being terrifying and engaging.
January 11, 2020
Sandra Oh finally has a role worthy of her acting chops.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 10, 2019
What distinguishes Killing Eve isn't just that Villanelle is a categorically transgressive female character; it's also that she's interesting.
May 14, 2019
[A] perfect puzzle. [Full review in Spanish]
April 12, 2019
The British-made drama is intriguingly strange, brilliantly cast, darkly humorous, and rivetingly suspenseful.
March 8, 2019
By the time Killing Eve found what passed for a heart, way late in the day, mine had virtually stopped beating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 31, 2019
Watching the slow-motion collision of these two women, trapped in male-dominated professions that continuously underestimate their abilities and their passions for their work is one of the most fun and feminized cat-and-mouse games of the last few years.
January 25, 2019
The characters are unsympathetic and detached from reality. Most of all, it lacks heart.
January 23, 2019
Killing Eve is not only one of the most wildly unpredictable shows around right now, it's also a much-needed dive into the stories of women in espionage.
January 20, 2019
Killing Eve is a show that's easy to become obsessed with
January 11, 2019
As elsewhere in Killing Eve, things are more nuanced than they first appear.
Top Critic
December 17, 2018
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.
November 25, 2018
With two strong leads and an enthralling premise, this BBC drama stands out as one of the year's best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/4
November 6, 2018
Reversing the usual gender roles does a good deal, and Killing Eve makes the most of it.
October 17, 2018
Killing Eve has a wryness that gives it an edge against traditional espionage stories.
October 9, 2018
Killing Eve's triumph lies in Waller-Bridge's deft ability to realise two genuinely transgressive and multifaceted roles for women.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 21, 2018
What makes Killing Eve so good, though, is Waller-Bridge's instinctive feel for a very human sort of comedy.
September 21, 2018
Jodie Comer as Villanelle, utterly lovable, utterly unforgivable and, when she and Oh's Eve Polastri lock horns across continents it's going to be a love-hate duel, stoicism and fury and mutual attraction, and sea-fresh wit and pulse-fresh gore.
September 20, 2018
[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.
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