Killing Eve: Season 3 Reviews

June 10, 2020
It's dizzying and intoxicating to watch this relationship, and even when Killing Eve sometimes gets bogged down in its thriller plotting, it always has this going for it... Watching these two watch each other is a true pleasure.
May 18, 2020
Killing Eve may have floundered in its sophomore year, but there's great hope this seductive thriller with a wicked sense of humour can find its form again.
April 20, 2020
Most interestingly, the focus has shifted more on to Fiona Shaw's character, MI6 spy boss Carolyn, and already we are seeing something that both earlier series never really bothered with: depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 20, 2020
Killing Eve is a pop opera, and while it's tempting to mention David Lynch or Quentin Tarantino in this context, it may be more accurate to draw a line between the films of Kenneth Anger and the blurred imagination of Serge Gainsbourg.
April 16, 2020
I'm feeling a bit meh about it all. The problem with brilliant, original characters, I suppose, is that the harder they hit, the more familiar they become.
April 14, 2020
So many of us watched it first time around with mouths agape, not quite believing what we were seeing. Since then it's settled into a darkly comedic groove but the battle between Villanelle and Eve is never less than entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 14, 2020
It's the rare bit of ambiguity in this season that feels productive, rather than neglectful. And like the rest of the third season, it's hardly necessary, but boy, is it real fun.
April 14, 2020
It takes it quite a few episodes to get off the floor, into the shower, and back in the fold - and no matter how good Oh and Comer still are (and they are), it feels like a slog.
April 14, 2020
"Killing Eve" isn't a bad show now, but it's a different show, in depressing ways - less vital, more ordinary. It is still shocking here and there but largely devoid of surprise.
April 13, 2020
Even when it's not at the top of its game, Killing Eve is still compulsively watchable, and that's largely down to its excellent central performances.
April 13, 2020
Comer is compelling, and with Eve in the aftermath of trauma, Oh gets the chance to add some depth to the detective. But there are fewer glorious flourishes so far, aesthetically, verbally or narratively.
April 13, 2020
It feels like a sense of imagination has been replaced with one of shock... Killing Eve still knows how to startle us, and for some that may be plenty. But I wish it could still astonish.
April 10, 2020
What's interesting about Killing Eve is those two characters together - yet repeatedly, the show refuses to put the two lead characters close enough, long enough, to transform each other. The show, like Eve, is a little afraid of what might happen next.
April 10, 2020
You will know immediately if you're going to persevere with the third series if you enjoy watching Villanelle demolish her own nuptials in a cake-hurling, glass-smashing frenzy. Bad behaviour in divine locations is the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2020
It still sizzles, this warped thriller, loaded with dry wit and featuring two brilliant performances.
April 8, 2020
The writer Suzanne Heathcote keeps the dialogue fresh, lean and zippy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 8, 2020
It's perfectly fine entertainment, supported by two excellent performances. But if the series wants its edge back, it will have to go in for the kill.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 8, 2020
It may not be as balanced as it was in that first magical outing, and some of the plot points may feel a little recycled, but Killing Eve ultimately remains a devilish delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.2/10
April 7, 2020
It's juicy and entertaining and shocking and stylish as always. But the Honeymoon phase is over.
April 7, 2020
Once fresh and thrilling, Killing Eve has grown stale and predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5