Season 1 rating: 97/100
Season 2 rating: 96/100
TV Series Info
Starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, Killing Eve centers on two women: Eve (Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn?t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle (Comer) is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Penned by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and based on the novellas by Luke Jennings, Killing Eve will follow these two women, equally obsessed with each other, as they go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
|Sandra Oh||Eve Polastri||Season 1 and 2|
|Jodie Comer||Villanelle||Season 1 and 2|
|Fiona Shaw||Carolyn Martens||Season 1 and 2|
|Kim Bodnia||Konstantin||Season 1 and 2|
|Owen McDonnell||Niko Polastri||Season 1 and 2|
|Sean Delaney||Kenny Stowton||Season 1 and 2|
|Kirby Howell-Baptiste||Elena Felton||Season 2|
|Edward Bluemel||Hugo||Season 2|
The series does so well to show what made the novel so good, focussing on the 2 women was a great idea. Just learning about the secret assassin organisation was interesting, anything more than that was awesome. Having established character rather than doing an origin story was a good move, which allowed for easy world building.
Fun, thrilling and such a joy to watch. Following the story of a female assassin that makes fun of her job is definitely going to be a joyride indeed. At most moments I was entertained or amazed at the twists and turns this narrative made. I loved the chemistry the 2 main characters had and how the watcher felt that they should be together even though it was wrong.
Smart and enticing, this had me wanting more at most moments. With every new kill that Villanelle made, the camera shots got more creative of how to show them and the way they were killed was even more so. Even intimate scenes felt passionate and raw, they really thought this through.
The one and only Jodie Comer, she is such a talented actress and made this series what it is. Her ability to adapt to any character helped her make her assassin persona possible. Of course they needed another character that was the polar opposite and that character was Sandra Oh. She was brilliant also, having a more humanised performance and giving us such an emotional performance.
Another great series that gives us more information and depth into the assassin and secret service world. However, I felt it lacked something that the previous season had, it was only something minor but thats all it can take.
This series continues to surprise me and I’m craving more. I liked how they flipped the narrative and instead of Villanelle working against MI6, she worked with them. It allowed us to see a different side. It was another interesting narrative which I enjoyed every second.
The quality has stayed the same, its so good to watch scenes like when the 2 main characters interact because it creates a tense or exciting atmosphere that makes their relationship seem so real. The lighting and pacing they use for scenes helps with the thriller aspect of the series, when it switches to the dark atmosphere of scenes, you can really feel tense.
Fiona Shaw has been a strong character throughout both seasons and has brought the fire when it comes to brutal characters. Her character creates boundaries for Eve Polastri which makes the story move in the right direction, you need characters to ground others so that it doesn’t get out of hand. I’m just very impressed by the cast and think they should keep the formula they have.