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Killing Eve: Season 1 Reviews

July 19, 2018
It's a heady mixture, difficult to cook to perfection but here that is achieved.
June 28, 2018
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.
June 14, 2018
The show moves fast, but there's a lot to stop and notice, including how effortlessly it focuses on strong female characters.
May 30, 2018
The show assays two very different types of female power, and does so with both edge and heart.
May 24, 2018
Ms. Comer is good in the showier part of Villanelle, but it's Ms. Oh who makes sure that the series is more than a cute gloss on the glamorous international caper.
May 24, 2018
Killing Eve is relentlessly engaging and surprising where it's least expected, making for the next must-see show of 2018.
May 23, 2018
Jumps back and forth between Eve's quotidian bureaucrat's job and Villanelle's jet-setting murder-fun lifestyle... Both sides are a blast to watch.
May 14, 2018
It's a TV show that undermines every rule of TV, Prestige/Peak or otherwise - sauntering when we expect it to gallop and snickering when we expect it to posture.
April 30, 2018
The triumph of Waller-Bridge's style is in its reconciliation of the outlandish and the intimate. The Jason Bourne-style escapism of the bare premise, inflected by the assertively odd tone, yields fresh depictions of fear and grief.
April 11, 2018
Killing Eve is subversive at its most basic level, taking the classic good-guy-chases-villain template and placing two women in the primary roles.
April 10, 2018
Killing Eve shows sisterhood's might and peril; it is powerful, but it's also complicated and devoid of guarantees.
April 10, 2018
Killing Eve is a funny, witty, bright show about a hilarious, soulless maniac who waxes people to pop music. It feels like an upper, but somehow, it didn't trigger my conscience.
April 9, 2018
Killing Eve is a helluva good time, it's already more interesting than many of its genre peers, and the first season illustrates a self-awareness essential for its survival. The show may follow a formula, but there's nothing routine about it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 9, 2018
[Sandra] Oh brings the same blend of determination and exasperation that made her Dr. Christina Yang the heart and soul of "Grey's." Waller-Bridge's killer dialogue serves Oh and her opponent, Jodie Comer, well.
April 9, 2018
It's a witty and lively show, fast-paced and suspenseful when it needs to be but not afraid to slow down and let people talk, or to bumble amusingly.
April 9, 2018
The show is both following a few pop culture tropes and also overturning them.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
April 6, 2018
This seductive thriller with a murderous heart has a great cast and brutal antihero. What's not to like?
April 6, 2018
Killing Eve works pretty well as a simple serialized thriller and cat-and-mouse game stripped of the Russian context, which doesn't even begin coming into focus until several episodes into its run.
April 6, 2018
Killing Eve is attempting something rare, wild and risky. It may not always hit its chosen targets, but it's usually entertaining to watch it try.
April 6, 2018
Eve gives [Sandra Oh], often relegated to supporting roles, the opportunity to shine as a lead, and the mix of intelligence and mania she gives Eve is magnetic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 6, 2018
Like the audacious and seductive contract killer at its center, Killing Eve immediately grabs your attention and pulls out all the stops to make sure it doesn't lose it.
April 6, 2018
What makes Killing Eve so compelling is the same thing that makes it an unmistakable Phoebe Waller-Bridge production; both women are deviant, brilliant troublemakers, both women are terribly uninterested in pedestrian life.
April 5, 2018
The troubling part is that you'll be smiling too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 5, 2018
A spy thriller for the #MeToo era, Killing Eve centers on two extraordinarily focused women.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 5, 2018
An auspicious start to a terrifically surprising series...Killing Eve's technique is well-thought-through and executed, with daring choices made at each step.