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83

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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 114 Ratings

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  • Summary: Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the adaptions of the novellas by Luke Jennings follows the cat-and-mouse chase by MI5 security officer Eve (Sandra Oh) for the international assassin, who goes by the codename Villanelle (Jodie Comer).
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Apr 5, 2018
    100
    Killing Eve is a spy story, a murder mystery, a spellbinding character drama, and a gloriously wicked comedy. It all comes together to make one of the year’s most delightful and captivating series that will hopefully play on for many seasons to come (Serendipitously, the series was renewed for Season 2 just before this review published).
  2. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Apr 7, 2018
    90
    Alternating effortlessly between weirdly funny and chillingly tense, Killing Eve is the utterly endearing love child of oddball British novelist Luke Jennings and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who writes and stars in the eccentric Brit television comedy Fleabag.
  3. Reviewed by: Sophie Gilbert
    Apr 11, 2018
    90
    Killing Eve, which like Fleabag is mostly set in London, has the same irreverent sense of humor and the same intense exploration of the psychology of its lead characters. Here, those qualities don’t always come together with the conventions of the spy story in perfect harmony. But they do make something new, gratifying, and--in its finest moments--thrilling.
  4. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Apr 6, 2018
    80
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Apr 10, 2018
    80
    Killing Eve is an escapist show, but it demands you take your brain with you.
  6. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Apr 9, 2018
    80
    Enjoying Killing Eve for the wickedness of its narrative, its tart and caustic humor and the exciting run-down is a simple enough proposition. All of those components are satisfying, and both Oh and Comer turn in substantial performances, making the most of their screen time both separately and together--particularly together.
  7. Reviewed by: Julia Selinger
    Apr 4, 2018
    75
    The series combines a dry comedy's affection for the mundane with the slick look and tone of a psychosexual thriller, and the result is something wholly original, suspenseful, and caustically funny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Apr 21, 2018
    10
    Ridiculous black comedy the lead is excellent Ms Oh lifts it above the average. I'm actually looking forward to the third episode so it mustRidiculous black comedy the lead is excellent Ms Oh lifts it above the average. I'm actually looking forward to the third episode so it must be doing something right, for me anyway. Expand
  2. May 29, 2018
    10
    Perfect, brilliant, awesome.
    A TV show that captivates you more and more and don't lose the quality. Sandra, Jodie and Fiona are sooo great
    Perfect, brilliant, awesome.
    A TV show that captivates you more and more and don't lose the quality. Sandra, Jodie and Fiona are sooo great and I'm really excited to see what will come in season 2.
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  3. Apr 9, 2018
    9
    Very good bit of intrigue, subterfuge and macabre. I will continue to watch.
  4. Jul 6, 2018
    8
    Convincing, intelligent dialogues, authentic and not over-styled characters.
  5. Jun 19, 2018
    7
    Uma grata surpresa com uma season finale fraquíssima. Personagens carismáticos e uma vilã maravilhosa
  6. May 29, 2018
    5
    The first few episodes had me hooked. But I found the last three episodes venturing too far into the gratuitous and ridiculous. So the wholeThe first few episodes had me hooked. But I found the last three episodes venturing too far into the gratuitous and ridiculous. So the whole thing is just a lesbian love fantasy? Disappointing. Expand
  7. Aug 13, 2018
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. 4 episodes in and wondering when I'm supposed to care about any of it. It doesn't even go for the most perfunctory believability, none of it even remotely makes sense.

    Eve is supposed to be this genius, except that nothing she does is particularly genius-like, and each time she's under stress she turns into a gibbering nitwit. These are supposed to be MI5 agents and they talk and act like hysterical idiots. Like probably no spy ever, the Bill character, a 61-year old man, goes after the assassin by himself, unarmed, walking into a crowded dance club hoping to do who knows what and, big surprise, is promptly killed.

    And the assassin character is too silly and childish to take seriously for even a single second. This show is billed as a drama when it's actually a cartoon, except without the laughs, an Austin Powers movie has more credibility than this drivel. BO-ring.
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