Killing Eve

Killing Eve

Season 1

DVD - 2018
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Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose deskbound job doesn't fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Follow these two women, equally obsessed with each other, as they go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
Publisher: [United States] : BBC Worldwide, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (338 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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WritingChick65
Jan 30, 2021

This series lives up to the hype. A dark satire about a woman hunting an international assassin and the strange, twisted relationship that develops. Plenty of tense moments and plot twists and turns broken up by random bouts of hilarity. A must see.

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knighted
Jan 20, 2021

The first season is full of spy tropes , but is also stylish, clever ,pleasing for the eyes and it doesn’t take itself seriously. The plot holes or the nonsense logic is compensated by somewhat interesting love story between the two leads . Its a fun cat - mouse game that keeps you entertained. The second season was getting annoying with beating you with the same plot and even dialogue, but still interesting enough. The third one is a cash crab obviously. The tone shifted to more serious without fixing the plot holes. Villanelle became a caricature of herself . I recommend the first season and maybe the second if you can ignore the plot holes.

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readyrisa
Sep 15, 2020

Awesome crime show. INTRIGUING! Eve (Sandra Oh) is a MI5 investigator but she longs for more in her life, something trilling and something that gets her heart thumping. She secretly loves psychopaths, she wants to know how they work and why. It's a hobby of hers. Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is the psychopath. She has sociopathic tendencies. She mimics emotions because she has no empathy and we see her continuing to adapt to her surroundings (smiling with the child in the ice cream shop, laughing like the lady on the radio). That's what is odd and interesting about her character. Her drive is to kill people because she easily becomes bored with every day mundane tasks. They will become each others next obsession! Wow, extremely fun and innovative. It got me hooked!

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milindind
Sep 02, 2020

Amateurish, lacks logic, waste of time...

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reading_31
Jan 28, 2020

I started out liking this, but as it went on and on not so much. It didn't hold my attention. I won't go for the next Season. Don't want to say too much so I don't spoil it for others.

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ScorchingSun
Nov 22, 2019

Mostly entertaining dark comedy. Farfetched and far-out ruthless assassin.
Then the whole thing crashes with a thud in the last climactic scene when Eve slips off her rocker.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 17, 2019

There are definitely other crime drama and drama series from the UK that are better than this one, so I am disappointed by what the fuss was about. It is watchable, but not great.

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brownie1_1
Oct 12, 2019

Had been wondering what all the fuss is about and was especially looking forward to Sandra Oh's work in the wake of her award recognition for this role. Season 1 started off pretty well but ended so badly. I kept watching in the hope that I would begin to like any of the characters. This didn't happen; in fact, the two leads especially rub me the wrong way. There's just nothing to latch on to. It's all so trite. And, there are so many other really great series out there to enjoy. Will be giving Season 2 a miss.

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JLMason
Oct 09, 2019

Killing Eve does not live up to the hype. It's a mildly entertaining detective/spy show that attempts to be sophisticated by juxtaposing black humour with offhand, brutal violence. The basis for the story is preposterous; the carnage left behind by the assassin would draw the attention of more than just a minor MI5 operative. The plot lines of each episode are equally unbelievable. So suspend your reality-meter and enjoy the performances by the two leads, the dogged, bloodhound Eve chasing the crazed sociopath Villanelle across exotic locations around the world.

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steve1111
Sep 23, 2019

Sad to say that after an interesting beginning Killing Eve deteriorates to the point of being almost laughable. Perhaps an example of a British series lowering its standards to match those from the US. The two adversaries have to be seen to be believed as both seem to have the emotional capacity of juvenile delinquents. Comparing the character of Villanelle to that of Alice in the series Luther would be similar to comparing shit-house poetry to Shakespeare with sad Villanelle as one of those nasty vindictive children whose main source of pleasure is pulling the wings off flies. I suspect that the fixed visage of Eve is not for the consumption of coulrophobics!

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jimg2000
Jun 28, 2019

Finish watching Season 2 and just find this site with extensive quotes for both S1 & S2, thanks to the contributors. S1 quotes are between pages 10 to 15 posted during 2018:

https://www.tvfanatic.com/quotes/shows/killing-eve/

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jimg2000
Dec 04, 2018

(Spoiler Alert) Conversation between two women:
I have lost two jobs, a husband and a best friend because of you.
-... So, what are you going to do with that?
I'm gonna kill you.
- No, you're not.
I am.
- You're not.
I am.
- You like me too much. So what now, Eve? I'm gonna tell you something. Sit down. I think about you all the time. I think about what you're wearing and what you're doing and who you're doing it with. I think about what friends you have. I think about what you eat before you work and what shampoo you use and what happened in your family. ... you have for breakfast. I just want to know everything.
I think about you too.
-I mean, I masturbate about you a lot.
Okay, that
- Too much?
No, it's just I wasn't expecting that. So you trash my apartment because you like me so much?
-I I know it's not conventional.
What do you want?
-Honestly. Don't be a dick. Normal stuff. A nice life. Cool flat. Fun job. Someone to watch movies with.

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RedLeaf
Apr 21, 2019

RedLeaf thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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