Tuesday, May 29, 2018

So Who Watched Killing Eve?

As my last post highlighted I am always talking on here about the shows I mean to watch but haven't gotten around to yet - welcome to life in 2018! - but I never talk about the shows I am actually watching, that I have actually gotten around to, so let's so that just once! I spent eight hours of this just-passed holiday weekend watching the first season of Killing Eve, and man did it get me.

It's kind of like somebody remade that American Psycho sequel starring Mila Kunis, but good! Anyway I'm now going to go spend the afternoon reading what's been written about the show (it wasn't planned but its finale timed perfectly with my binge, thank goodness) and I'd love to have that reading being broken up by y'all sharing your opinions in the comments! Tell me! The power of show's resident twink Seán Delaney compels you...


Anonymous said...

I tried watching, but couldn't stand it. Was hoping someone would kill all of them. Seriously.

Chris said...

I binged the entire season yesterday. I couldn't stop watching it. It's so weird and fun. Great performances and even better writing. I look forward to season 2.

Anonymous said...

I loved the kind of humour in it. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is one of my faves.

JB said...

Argh!! This isn’t available in the UK for months yet and it’s killing me!!

Bill Carter said...

It seems like every year, some show from an unlikely source pops up out of nowhere and blows away everything else on TV/cable/streaming/whatever. In late 2016, it was the third series of the Norwegian teen show Skam, with its beautiful and realistic story of two boys in love. Last year, it was NBC's The Good Place, the freshest TV comedy in years. And this year it's the wildly entertaining Killing Eve, on BBC America.

Sandra Oh has the best role of her career as Eve Polastri, and Jodie Comer as Villanelle is the most charming psychopath since Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

No, I take that back. She's even more charming than Lecter, and infinitely funnier.

These were two great performances by two brilliant actors.

And the script! Wonderful writing!

The whole package was a treat.