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Killing Eve: Season 1 Reviews

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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.
September 20, 2018
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.
September 18, 2018
It's the perfect example of the brilliant place TV is in now, where insane ideas can, if made by good people, be confident of finding an audience. This show would be unimaginable ten years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 17, 2018
This is emotionally complex, funny, vertiginously surprising drama, a playground for characters whose motivations are prone to sudden swerves and pinballing bounces.
September 17, 2018
This is a totally different kind of black comedy, ably assisted by the deadpan delivery of Sandra Oh as Eve.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2018
You will be laughing while on the edge of your seat, which is a hard act to pull off, but Ms Waller-Bridge does so, in spades.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2018
Killing Eve subverts our expectations without compromise.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 17, 2018
It has all the international glamour of a Bond movie, while also making us laugh with hyper-normal scenes, like Eve and her husband discussing if they're "too knackered" for sex, or MI5 staff being horribly hungover.
September 17, 2018
At its best, Killing Eve is Murder Most Fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 14, 2018
Fiona Shaw is excellent as the gimlet-eyed head of MI6's Russia division.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2018
When the initial shock of the horrors being inflicted by our smirking killer have eased somewhat (though the penile massacre simply never lets up), the drama rather dips into a fairly humdrum cat-and-mouse escapade.
September 7, 2018
It's really interesting... Just psychotic.
September 4, 2018
Despite all the bloodletting, there's a jaunty tone to Killing Eve that's very winning, along with a fondness for quirky characters.
August 27, 2018
Comer's performance as Villanelle is one of the best on current TV. It's a profoundly physical performance, built on subtle facial changes, eye movements, and posture.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 24, 2018
In Killing Eve, all of the female characters are complex, which is unusual for an espionage thriller, and the entire show is masterfully executed and highly stylized.
August 20, 2018
Season 1 was everything that I didn't know that I wanted it to be with compelling performances by Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, and a plot that left much to be uncovered in the coming seasons.
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