New BBC show based on the Villanelle books by Luke Jennings. After all the hype died down over this show, I finally decided to watch it. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO WATCH? It was amazing. Twenty minutes into the first episode and I was hooked, absorbed into this MI5 life.
The two main characters are magnificent. They are both complicated, yet so interesting, women: Eve (Sandra Oh) and Villanelle (Jodie Comer). Both actresses play their characters phenomenally, you become absorbed into their lives, wanting to know more and more about each character. So to begin with, Villanelle, the psychopath. She’s brilliant, unpredictable and ruthless. But somehow she becomes a character to adore watching. You want to know more and more about her, her past is a mystery. She has no emotions, or that’s what she wants us to think. Her comments and outrageous behaviour are brilliantly portrayed, even funny at times. Even the hilarity in her bluntness of honesty.
Secondly, Eve, the woman tracking her. Eve feels very real and relatable, rather than relating to the psychopath on screen. At her job in MI5, she is the only one that believes a string of murders are done by the same person, a woman, which is one thing she is clear on. Eve, with an obsession with female psychopaths, becomes addicted to knowing more about this supposed woman. A woman we’ve already met and know, Villanelle.
The show is serious, thrilling at times, and deathly frightening for all characters. You become worried for every character, especially with the unpredictability of Villanelle. However, it’s also amusing, there are times I found myself actually giggling which in a show such as this I didn’t expect. ‘Killing Eve’ feels very human, relatable in some way, it just feels realistic. We travel around the world, flipping from Eve’s life to Villanelle’s. We seem to know most on screen in that moment, but at the same time we know so little to everything in the background. There are also some other characters to love on screen from each life, new characters to delve into.
It was a great new binge-watch and I can’t wait for season two. It’ll definitely be top on my list to watch when it is released. If you haven’t watched it, I would definitely give a watch!
Season two has now been released, find my review on it here!